Firefox 0.9 out

The standalone browser firefox was released last week. Of course I updatedan I must say that I am quite happy, untill today.

I updated someones Windows installation of firefox, and it was much easier there, than on my linux box.

Overall: the surfspeed is faster, pages load quicker and the browser runs more efficient and on a slow box this makes a lot of difference!

However, the biggest problem I ran into on my local box is the fact that my mozffremote script did not work anymore.

If you load a url, the script looks for an existing firefox window. and if found: it opens a new tab with the requested page in it using the -remote options . This worked perfectly for me in firefox 0.8. But not 0.9.
Luckily the mozilla forums offered a solution.So I ended up with a nice working little bash script:, that does all the magic.

#! /bin/bash#if pgrep -u id -un "firefox-bin" > /dev/null ; then    if [ -z "$1" ]; then        /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-0.8/firefox -a firefox -remote "xfeDoCommand (openBrowser)" &    else        /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-0.8/firefox -a firefox -remote "openURL($1, new-tab)" &    fielse    /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-0.8/firefox $1fi

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Over de auteur: Bèr Kessels is een ervaren webdeveloper met een grote passie voor techniek en Open Source. Een gouden combinatie om de techniek goed en efficiënt toe te passen. Volg op Mastodon. Of lees meer over Bèr.