Stats on Browsers, Operating Systems, used in browsers

I found some nice information on which browsers are being used, which resolutions and operating systems are running them, what desktop resolutions they have, etc. Very nice. See how fast Vista is losing usership…

Info courtesy W3Schools

Posted under Browsers, Network, Operating System, WebDev

This post was written by Content Curator on February 2, 2010

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Adobe Download: Adobe Reader 9.1

The redistributable package of Adobe Reader 9.1, without Adobe AIR or Download Manager bundled. This is the simple Reader-only package installer, no Internet connection needed once it is downloaded.

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Adobe Download: Adobe Reader 9.1

If there is ever a problem when a PDF document is viewed, such as an error generated by Adobe or a failure to print the PDF file, then reinstalling the program is the best option. To do this, simply:

  1. Uninstall any currently installed “Adobe Acrobat Reader” programs in the Control Panel’s Add/Remove programs (in Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is called “Programs and Features”).
  2. If there are problems uninstalling Acrobat, such as an error such as “THE PATCH PACKAGE COULD NOT BE OPENED. Verify the patch package exists and you can access it, or contact the application vendor.” then do the following sub-routine:
    1. Download Microsoft’s Clean Up Utility.
    2. Run it to install the Clean Up program.
    3. Now run the Clean Up Utility program by clicking Start > All Programs > Windows Install Clean Up
    4. In the list of program that the utility offers fins Acrobat Reader, click once on it to select its line, then click the Remove button.
    5. Download and install Acrobat Reader from the link provided above.
    6. Once it is installed, now uninstall it in the Control Panel’s Add/Remove programs (in Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is called “Programs and Features”).
  3. Install the Acrobat program after downloading it from the link above. The program has been “reinstalled” now. This reinstallation takes care of most problems that can occur in Reader, and it’s plugin / add-on for Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

There have been some mentions of an Adobe Cleanup Tool or Adobe Uninstall Tool made to uninstall Reader manually, but these are still unavailable from the Adobe website to the public. Perhaps their technical support staff can provide the utility if a customer contacts them, as one blogger stated.

Posted under Browsers, Downloads, Freeware, Microsoft

Problem: unprivileged scripts cannot invoke the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands in the Mozilla Firefox rich text editor

I had a problem pasting text into a rich text editor using Firefox 3.0 on Windows Vista. I found a way to allow it to work.

This may help, however I’m not sure about the security implications involved in changing this setting:

Open a new tab, and go the URL “about:config”
Find the setting “noscript.allowClipboard” and set it to “true”

This worked for me, hopefully it helps for you.

( I posted this originally at )

Posted under Browsers

This post was written by Content Curator on December 31, 2008

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Firefox tip: Moving tabs between Firefox windows

So, you have two or more Firefox main windows open, and you need to close Firefox, but you’ll lose Firefox’s memory of all tabs in windows that are not the last one closed. Bummer.

This process assumes that you have Firefox set to “show my tabs from last time”.
Well, there are two ways to fox this. One is easy and requires no plugins. Here is the process:

  1. Pick one firefox window to be the recipient of all tabs. Maximize that window, or at least make it so you can see the tab bar, and it is near the top of your screen.
  2. By clicking on its icon on the Windows taskbar, open the other window that has tabs you want to save.
  3. Make sure that this second Firefox window is not maximized, and is small enough so that you can see the original Firefox window’s tab bar.
  4. Now, drag tabs from the second, smaller Firefox window, and drop them above on the original, bigger Firefox’s tab bar. NOTE: Read the next step too.
  5. If the original Firefox’s tab bar is full, or if it fills up as you drop tabs on it, then you can continue dropping tabs on the right-arrow button at the extreme right of the Firefox tab bar.
  6. Repeat step 4 for all tabs that you want to keep.
  7. Close the second, smaller Firefox window.
  8. Repeat steps 2 through 7 for any other Firefox windows that you want to retrieve tabs from.
  9. Make sure that only your one main Firefox window is open. Now close it. It will remember all those tabs you put into it now.

The second way to make this happen in the future is to download the Session Manager plugin for Firefox.

Posted under Browsers, Freeware

This post was written by Content Curator on October 17, 2007

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How to Update Firefox on Fedora Core Linux

Using the yum command line usility:

yum -y –enablerepo=development update firefox

(there are two dashes preceding “enablerepo”)

When I used this line I got some transaction check failures thet looked something like:

file /usr/share/pkgconfig/gnome-doc-utils.pc from install of gnome-doc-utils-stylesheets-0.12.0-1.fc8 conflicts with file from package gnome-doc-utils-0.8.0-2.fc6

To fix this, I did the following:

yum -y –enablerepo=development update gnome-doc-utils

This updated the necessary packages, then I re-ran:

yum -y –enablerepo=development update firefox


Posted under Browsers, Freeware, Linux

This post was written by Content Curator on October 9, 2007

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