Make English the Default Language for Mozilla Firefox Search

Last week, I wrote about how to make English the default language for Google Chrome Search. Well, Firefox has the same problem too, but I have never faced it because I use Firefox Bookmark Keywords to do all my searches. However for people living in countries where the default language is not English, all searches through the Firefox search bar will have non-English search results. Thankfully, its just a two step process to make English search results the default for Firefox. Continue reading

Google Gears for Firefox 3.6 (Linux)

I have been missing Google Gears since the time I upgraded to Firefox 3.6 on my Karmic Desktop. Google hasn’t been kind enough to release an update. Yesterday while searching through Google, I came across this bug report on Google Gears Page. I noticed that several people have been compiling Google Gears (Joys of Open Source!) for their platforms. In fact custom compiled version for Firefox 3.5 are available for download here. However I couldn’t find any compiled versions of Google Gears for Firefox 3.6. So I decided to give it a try. Continue reading

Firefox in linux too slow? I found a fix!

Is Firefox in Linux too slow for you? Does the new Places/URL/Location bar keep freezing every time you try writing something in it? I have had this issue consistently since I upgraded from Firefox 2.x to Firefox 3.0.

I tried googling the issue a zillion times and tried several solutions I found on various forums and blogs but all efforts amounted to naught. Damn, I felt defeated. I finally resigned and reverted to the old URL bar.

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