Fixing Abduction! to work with Firefox 36+

Abduction is a great little Firefox extensions that lets you take image captures of websites. Unfortunately, changes added in Firefox 36 made the extension stop working and it now throws out an exception instead: “Not enough arguments [nsIWebBrowserPersist.saveURI]” nsresult: “0x80570001 (NS_ERROR_XPC_NOT_ENOUGH_ARGS)”

The good news is that there is a dirty fix for this problem by editing the extension itself.

KB2670838 and the font rendering issue in Firefox

Three months after installing KB2670838 and updating my graphics drivers from Catalyst Mobility 13.12 to 14.4 the font rendering issue popped up. Except I didn’t get issues with text rendered in pages, but in Firefox’s menu /tabs / titlebar itself.

Nobody would think an update installed that long ago could be the culprit. Everyone would think the newly installed driver is (and it definitely has something do to with the issue).

Localization-free IMDB Search Engine for Firefox

IMDB’s automatic language detection has bugged me since it was introduced (more than a year ago).

I’ve recently encountered a solution to skip the automatic language detection while browsing IMDB – by using akas.imdb.com instead of www.imdb.com, but unfortunately this does not work when using the integrated Firefox search engine (which searches automatically on the www domain).