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Archive for the ‘Firefox’ Category

How to prepare your IdentityServer for Chrome’s SameSite cookie changes – and how to deal with Safari, nevertheless – Thinktecture

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/15

For my link archive:



Posted in .NET, .NET Core, ASP.NET, C#, Chrome, Chrome, Development, Firefox, Google, Power User, Safari, Software Development, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

Firefox: disable DNS over HTTPS (which they call TTR)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/03

There are many reasons to disable DNS over HTTPS (DoH), of which enough are discussed in the links below.

Disabling DoH always talks about setting TTR (the abbreviation Mozilla uses for it) to 5 (like [WayBack] Thread by @isotopp: “Firefox is about to break DNS by enabling DNS-over-HTTP by default […]”), but hardly ever explains the meaning of 5, or any other potential values.

After some searching, I found [WayBack] Firefox disable trr | Knowledge Base:

  • 0: Off by default
  • 1: Firefox chooses faster
  • 2: TRR default w/DNS fallback
  • 3: TRR only mode
  • 5: Disabled

I imagine the setting we’re all looking for is: user_pref(“network.trr.mode”, 5); (emphasis mine)

It pointed me to [WayBack] Trusted Recursive Resolver – MozillaWiki:

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Posted in Communications Development, Development, DNS, Firefox, Internet protocol suite, Power User, TCP, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

How do i get the old CTRL + TAB function back

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/07/19

I hate those updates (this time around FireFox 65) where suddenly the UX changes without an obvious way to switch back to the old behaviour. [WayBack] How do i get the old CTRL + TAB function back? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support led me to the proper name (“browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder”), and a confirmation of the below steps in:

I by now know this is only for new user profiles, but since I do not sync profiles (as almost all of my equipment servers different use cases), but still have the same physical user (me), I want consistent behaviour. See [WayBack/] Enable “Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order” feature by default in new profiles

Script needed

Too bad I could not find a way to script this: my [WayBack] Mozilla Bugzilla “browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder” “script” – Google Search turned no useful results.

If you have a scripting workaround, please let me know.

Resetting to the old tab behaviour

For me, the easiest way is to

  1. browse to about:config,
  2. confirm “I accept the risk!”,
  3. type “tab” in the “Search” pane,
  4. select browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder,
  5. double click on the “browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder” entry to switch from non-bold true (default value; wrong) to false (actual value; correct).

No need for any save button: the change is immediate.

These might help me script it:

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Posted in Firefox, Power User, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

google chrome – How can I selectively disable paste blockers – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/16

For my link archive: [WayBack] google chrome – How can I selectively disable paste blockers – Super User.

Preliminary testing shows that Chrome Extension [] “Don’t Fuck with Paste” works with


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A choco install list

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/03

Sometimes I forget the choco install mnemonics for various tools, so here is a small list below.

Of course you have to start with an administrative command prompt, and have a basic Chocolatey Installation in place.

If you want to clean cruft:

choco install --yes choco-cleaner

Basic install:

choco install --yes 7zip
choco install --yes everything
choco install --yes notepadplusplus
choco install --yes beyondcompare
choco install --yes git.install --params "/GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /NoGitLfs /SChannel /NoAutoCrlf /WindowsTerminal"
choco install --yes hg
choco install --yes sourcetree
choco install --yes sysinternals

For VMs (pic one):

choco install --yes vmware-tools
choco install --yes virtio-drivers

For browsing (not sure yet about Chrome as that one has a non-admin installer as well):

choco install --yes firefox

For file transfer (though be aware that some versions of Filezilla contained adware):

choco install --yes filezilla
choco install --yes winscp

For coding:

choco install --yes vscode
choco install --yes atom

For SQL server:

choco install --yes sql-server-management-studio

For web development / power user:

choco install --yes fiddler

For SOAP and REST:

choco install --yes soapui

If you don’t like manually downloading SequoiaView at (

choco install --yes windirstat

For drawing, image manipulation ( last, as it needs a UI action):

choco install --yes gimp
choco install --yes imagemagick
choco install --yes

For ISO image mounting in pre Windows 10:

choco install --yes wincdemu

For hard disk management:

choco install --yes hdtune
choco install --yes seatools
choco install --yes speedfan

For Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners (not sure yet this includes PDF support):

choco install --yes scansnapmanager


Posted in .NET, 7zip, Atom, Beyond Compare, Chocolatey, Compression, Database Development, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Everything by VoidTools, Fiddler, Firefox, Fujitsu ScanSnap, git, Hardware, Mercurial/Hg, Power User, Scanners, SOAP/WebServices, Software Development, Source Code Management, SQL Server, SSMS SQL Server Management Studio, SysInternals, Text Editors, Versioning, Virtualization, Visual Studio and tools, Visual Studio Code, VMware, VMware ESXi, Web Browsers, Web Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

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