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  1. abarbarian

    Bionic Reading?

    What Is Bionic Reading? Came across this technique and thought I would give it a go as me eyesight is not as good as it once was. The article recommends " Bionic Reading " for Chrome but gives no suggestion for FireFox. However I did find " Bionic Reader " which although offered by a different developer seems to be an exact copy of 'Bionic Reading'. Bionic Reading for Chrome Bionic Reader for FireFox I gave 'Bionic Reader' a try out on FireFox but found that there were too many customisation options for me. I did try fiddling around with the settings and could see how useful it may be if you were up to spending time customising it to fit yourself. Putting me off keeping it installed was the fact that I could find no way to place a icon on the toolbar. Poking around the FireFox add-on site I found " Smart Reader " which as far as I can see does not have any customisation settings. It does almost have the same fault as ' Bionic Reading ', there is an icon for the tool bar but when the tool is turned off you can hardly see it, turned on and you can see the icon. ' Smart Reader ' only highlights the first letter of every word apart from words with two or less letters. Smart Reader for FireFox Smart Reader for Chrome I found that 'Smart Reader' does seem to make reading somewhat easier. FireFox has an inbuilt reader view accessed through (Ctrl+Alt+R) which I find very useful along with the zoom controls using either or both of those makes reading web pages much more pleasant and easier on the eye. A combination of 'reader view' and 'Smart Reader' is very acceptable for me. You have to start 'Smart Reader' before starting 'reader view' for it to work. One thing to take note of. When using 'Smart Reader' or 'Bionic Reading' in Chrome or Fire Fox the tool has the ability to record every web page and all the information you use on web pages. Like passwords and usernames etc. Both developers state that they do not collect any information or sell it or pass it on to third parties. So it may be best to just use the tool with caution. For instance I only switch them on when I have found a long article to read and switch it of again when finished reading.
  2. abarbarian

    Firejail .....

    This looks very interesting and has a Arch package in the AUR.I am typing this from a firejail firefox. https://l3net.wordpr...jects/firejail/ https://l3net.wordpr...ozilla-firefox/ https://l3net.wordpr...bilities-guide/ There are quite a few pages of stuff to read and some of the comments are worth a read aswell.Of interest is the fact that you can run VLC-without internet access (or similar program) and also isolate programs like the TorBrowser and Dropbox. I ran a quick comparison opening up FF with a page with video running and it does not seem to use up any more cpu or ram than a normal FF.
  3. Hi all, This may be a strange question, but where does Chrome (for Windows) keep its list of cookies that have been laid. I want to block specific cookies (which is a standard browser function with Chrome and Firefox) but I do not want to continually open the list of all cookies, close that dialog box and then open the Manage Exceptions dialog and close that after entering as many as I can remember, repeating the steps until the list has been transferred. In Firefox, at least, when you delete a cookie, it is automatically added to the Manage Exceptions list as a blocked cookie/site. But, Chrome does not seem to have this option. If I am mistaken, I would love to know how to build a list of blocked cookies/sites. Thanks in advance as always, -Mac-
  4. Adware vendors buy Chrome Extensions to send ad- and malware-filled updates Once in control, they can silently push new ad-filled "updates" to those users. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/01/malware-vendors-buy-chrome-extensions-to-send-adware-filled-updates/ Something to watch for if you are a Chrome user.
  5. I have been very happy with Google Sync for the most part. I only use it for bookmarks and extensions, but I have used it across OS and devices with great success. But it is a good thing that I keep a back up of my Bookmarks file, the bookmarks.bak and do an export of the Bookmarks to an html file. I was clearing cache set individually in Google Chrome on my iPhone and accidentally clicked delete Bookmarks. Of course the NO Bookmarks was synced across all my devices giving me NO bookmarks anywhere. Sadly Google Chrome has no versioning available for bookmarks in case of accidental deletion. They only have a single bookmarks file (no extension) and a bookmarks.bak file. And whatever session and sync data it has for those two files. After it did that, I tried to import my backed up Bookmarks and it would bring them in, and then they would disappear! So I had to stop syncing on my iPhone and replace the bookmarks file (no extension) with my backed up version. No matter what I did, it would keep going back to NO bookmarks or maybe the older version I tried to restore in place of the current Bookmarks (no extension) file when I thought there was something wrong with the current Bookmarks file. My Sync for my bookmarks just wouldn't accept the newer/current version I was trying to put in there. It woudn't repopulate the Mac, iPhone, Linux Google Chrome with the current version. Next, I closed Google Chrome again on my Mac. (I has also previously made a copy of my Google Chrome Bookmarks files from the profile on Debian Linux too while Google Chrome was still closed. Just in case I might need them too). I finally went into the Google Chrome profile area again on my Mac under Library >> Application Support >> Google >> Google Chrome, and then under Default, I removed both Bookmarks and Bookmarks.bak files and replaced them with just the single Bookmarks file -- the one with no extension. Next I went down to the Session Storage folder and deleted all the files there and under Sync Data folder deleted the two files there. Then I opened Google Chrome on the Mac again, and it correctly updated the Dashboard on the Google sync server with my current correct Bookmarks on my Mac. I then restarted syncing on my iPhone and after a few minutes my current Bookmarks were there, and it also repopulated my Linux computer's Google Chrome as well. All fixed but man what a pain!
  6. I have been having terrible performance issues with Flash plugin for a very long time. It crashed almost every time I try to play something. This was happening in Firefox, Chrome, Chromium, Konqueror, pretty much every browser. I tried uninstalling, reinstalling, downgrade to older version, compile my own from source, and just about anything else that was recommended by the experts at Google search results. I now have it "fixed". It only crashes about 50% of the time, unless I am playing an embedded video where it crashes over 75% of the time. How did I accomplish this, you ask? I installed Mozilla's experimental browser Aurora, and keep it up to date with nightly builds. Who knew bleeding edge would be more stable than "stable"?
  7. Gmail in widespread outage, also caused Chrome browser crashes - ZDNet It locked up my email client. Really annoying!
  8. Add Secret “Purge Memory” Button in Google Chrome’s Task Manager (Thanks to AskVG) (As you can see, I've got mine. )
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