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Firefox 29 and up: “The connection has timed out”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/24

A few years ago, Firefox changed the default “network.http.response.timeout” value from zero to 300 seconds (5 minutes).

Display style systems that show refreshing web pages, this can be a problem as when the connection to the web-server is unavailable for more than 5 minutes, then the page will show “The connection has timed out” and stop refreshing.

The solution – apart from fixing each and every connection problem – is to either restore the value or make it very long:

  • network.http.response.timeout=0
  • network.http.response.timeout=30000

Changing this works similarly like in A way to skip the Firefox “Well, this is embarrassing” during a sudden reboot « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff:

  • Open Firefox
  • Type about:config in the addressbar
  • Confirm the
    This might void your warranty!
    by clicking
    I accept the risk!
  • Search for network.http.response.timeout
  • Double click it so the value changes from the default value 0 to the user set value 0

–jeroen

Via:

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AlessandroZ/LaZagne: Credentials recovery project

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/15

Just when I thought I made a note of a password I hardly ever use, I didn’t, luckily this open source tools understands how to recover many kinds of passwords: AlessandroZ/LaZagne: Credentials recovery project.

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Chrome, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Firefox, git, Internet Explorer, Office, Opera, Outlook, Power User, Python, Scripting, Skype, Software Development, Source Code Management, Web Browsers, WiFi, Windows | Leave a Comment »

A way to skip the Firefox “Well, this is embarrassing” during a sudden reboot

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/04

A while ago, I asked about [WayBack] “Is there a way to skip the Firefox “Well, this is embarrassing” during a sudden reboot and just continue with the loading of the default pages? – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Later I found the workaround at both and [WayBackWell this is embarrassing message | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support with more elaboration at [WayBackDon’t give Chance for Firefox to Show ‘Well, this is embarrassing” message next time again | Techdows:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Type about:config in the addressbar
  3. Confirm the
    This might void your warranty!
    by clicking
    I accept the risk!
  4. Search for browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash
  5. Double click it so the value changes from the default value true to the user set value false

Now after a sudden reboot of the machine, a start of Firefox just loads the default page.

–jeroen

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

Privacy badger: blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. Not just for Facebook, but for every site.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/29

[WayBackPrivacy Badger | Electronic Frontier Foundation: Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.

Chrome first run settings are at

chrome-extension://pkehgijcmpdhfbdbbnkijodmdjhbjlgp/skin/firstRun.html

Via: [WayBack] Arjen Lentz on Twitter: “EFF’s Privacy Badger does this for any site. Also available for Chrome/Chromium.… “

There is a really interesting Y-combinator thread at [WayBack] Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked | Hacker News which goes way deeper in how various browsers and extension combinations can help you getting more hold of your privacy.

A few links via that hacker news link:

–jeroen

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Chrome Store Foxified: Enables the Google Chrome Store and Opera Addons Website for Firefox.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/27

Most of my browser life is in Chrome, but the memory consumption and CPU usage has increased so much over time so it, err, become less than optimal.

Given the new FireFox is supposed to use far less memory and CPU than previous FireFox versions, I want to try it, but since so much of my Chrome life is about Chrome Extensions, I was glad to discover [WayBackChrome Store Foxified

by Nicolas AragoneNoitidart
Enables the Google Chrome Store and Opera Addons Website for Firefox. Point and click to install Opera/Chrome extensions straight into Firefox.

via:

–jeroen

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