Open Firefox in Private Mode by Default
Opening a Firefox Private Window is oftentimes the first step persons who value privacy do when they open their browser. That made me think: can you configure Firefox to open in private mode by default? It turns out you can.
When you type
about:config in the address bar of Firefox, you are brought to a screen listing hundreds of options you can update to customize your Firefox experience.
about:config rightly comes with a warning that by modifying these options you may cause problems with your install; luckily the setting we want to update is simply a boolean.
browser.privatebrowsing.autostart setting, which defaults to
true. Updating this setting ensures that Firefox windows and tabs open in private mode. You will need to close and reopen your browser for the updated setting to kick in.
Client-side APIs on mobile and desktop devices are quickly providing the same APIs. Of course our mobile devices got access to some of these APIs first, but those APIs are slowly making their way to the desktop. One of those APIs is the getUserMedia API...
This post is a proof of concept post -- the functionality is yet to be perfected.
Picture this: you've found yourself on a website that uses horizontal scrolling instead of vertical scrolling. It's an artistic site so you accept that the site scrolls left to right.
The ability to place content into a user's clipboard can be extremely convenient for the user. Instead of clicking and dragging down what could be a lengthy document, the user can copy the contents of a specific area by a single click of a mouse.