Adding RSS Subscribe Button in Firefox 4+

Firefox logo

One of the most useful functionality in Firefox is a button to subscribe to RSS, if the website we visits has a RSS feed. The button is always in the right-most of address bar. But, since Firefox 4.0 the button is missing from the address bar. I though this functionality is deprecated, but luckily it’s not. The button is shown on the toolbar by default anymore.

In order to show the RSS Subscribe button you have to click on Firefox menu -> Preferences -> Toolbar Layout. From here a Customize Toolbar window will be shown, like shown below. Find the RSS Subscribe button and then drag the button to the toolbar. You can choose the place in the toolbar as you like. For example, I put the button at the right side of the address bar, just besides Home button.

Firefox-Customize Toolbar

Firefox-Customize Toolbar

Firefox-RSS Subscribe

Firefox-RSS Subscribe

Upgrade Firefox without Upgrading Ubuntu

Firefox_logo

Firefox_logo

Ubuntu always sticks to a version for every software that delivered in an Ubuntu version. Like Ubuntu 10.04 always sticks to Firefox 3.6. Its only update the Firefox if there is an update for Firefox 3.6. It’s applicable to all of the software in Ubuntu.

Firefox 5 has been released for quite sometimes. And, Firefox 5 is way better than Firefox 3.6, such as simplicity, speed, and overall appearance. Staying with Firefox 3.6 is like torturing yourself, while the Firefox 5 is sitting in the shop, waiting for us to take it home. On the other hand, I have no intention to upgrade my Ubuntu to the latest version.

Fortunately, there are 2 ways to upgrade our Firefox. First, download Firefox (tar.bz2 file) from Mozilla website, and install it manually. Second, install it using Ubuntu Software Center. I prefer the second method, because it has been tested by Ubuntu team.

In order to do this, you have to add PPA for Firefox into software repository list. There are 2 ways to do this:

  • By using GUI, open up the Ubuntu Software Center, click menu Edit > Software Sources and click the ‘Other Software’ tab. Click ‘Add’ and then paste ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable into the APT Line input box. Once done you can click on menu System > Administration > Update Manager to perform an upgrade.

Ubuntu Software Center

Ubuntu Software Center

Software Sources

Software Sources

  • By using terminal, you just need to run these command in the terminal window:
    • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
    • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

The Ubuntu Update Manager will upgrade your Firefox to the latest version according to its PPA, including automatically upgrade to Firefox 6 by the time it released. Have fun. :)

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Facebook Problem in Firefox

In the past few days I had problem with facebook display in my Firefox. The top and the bottom bars were become transparent. The content of the facebook could be seen through those bars. Looks like it has problem with it’s Javascript. Both of my Linux and Windows system had this problem.

In the first day I thought the problem was because a problem in Facebook. After a few days I noticed that some of my friends didn’t have problem with Facebook, even though I didn’t know what browser that they used.

Yesterday I fixed the problem. Looks like it because the offline website data in my notebook cause the problem. Yesterday I cleared all the caches, cookies, and offline website data, and then my facebook’s look backs to normal.

Screenshot-Clear Private Data

Articles Collection of May’09

These are the collection of useful articles about Linux/Open source, that I collected in May 2009:

  1. 3 Ways to Record Your Linux Desktop
  2. How to set the date in Linux
  3. How to securely clean up data on a hard disk on Linux
  4. 20 Ubuntu Derivatives You Should Know About
  5. Store passwords with pwsafe
  6. Beyond Firefox: 10 Other Great Linux Browsers
  7. 7 E17 Linux & BSD Distributions
  8. 8 Beautiful Conky Desktop Monitor Setup
  9. 10 handy Firefox about:config hacks
  10. 10 Steps for Basic Linux Desktop Security
  11. 10 Free Linux Ebooks For Beginners
  12. Best Linux distros for power users, gamers, newbies and more
  13. 10 Awesome Icon Sets for Ubuntu/GNOME Desktop
  14. 10 Games That Will Turn your Linux into a WarMachine
  15. 5 Easy Wine Front-ends for Linux
  16. Nixie’s Linux Haxor Quickie: Setting up File Sharing in Linux with Samba!
  17. 12 Worthy Alternative Browsers for Linux
  18. Using the Bash complete Command
  19. 10 Free Apps that Turn your Ubuntu into Video Studio
  20. Ubuntu Softwares – Not Just Another Top 5 List
  21. How To Convert Any Video File Format Under Linux
  22. 8 Essential OpenOffice Extensions
  23. 9 Ways to Make Linux More Secure
  24. 15+ programs you don’t have to miss when you switch to Linux
  25. 100 open source gems – part 1
  26. 100 open source gems – part 2
  27. Access Remote GUI Programs Using SSH Forwarding
  28. EarCandy 0.4 rules !
  29. Install Windows Games in Linux with PlayOnLinux …
  30. Project that should be integrated into the Gnome Desktop
  31. How to Import Data From Spreadsheet into OpenOffice.org Database
  32. Portable VirtualBox
  33. Install any linux on USB flash drive
  34. Gnome desktop overhaul guide
  35. How to Create a Multi Part Tar File with Linux
  36. Use an ISO as if it were a real CD
  37. How to: add features to Firefox with Mozilla’s new Jetpack
  38. Getting to know Gnote
  39. 15 Beautiful KDM Themes
  40. Introduction to fstab
  41. Another superb collection of Linux games
  42. Top 10 Apps that Boosts Ubuntu’s User Experience

Articles Collection of Apr’09

These are the collection of useful articles about Linux/Open source, that I collected in April 2009:

  1. small tip – How to squeeze blank lines using cat or less
  2. 14 Most Popular Text Editors for Linux
  3. 5 Useful Desktop Managers for Linux
  4. 5 Best Applications to Rip and Transcode DVDs in Linux
  5. 25 Cool and Geeky BSD Wallpapers
  6. 12 Popular Audio Players for Linux – An Overview
  7. 8 Power Docks For Your Linux Machine
  8. 5 Essential Add-ons for Firefox 3
  9. Linux Format wallpapers
  10. LaTeX made easy
  11. ManiaDrive – an arcade car game for Ubuntu
  12. Get To Know Linux: The /etc/init.d Directory
  13. 8 Image Viewers for Ubuntu
  14. All the Best Linux Cheat Sheets
  15. Tutorial: An Introduction to Linux CLI
  16. Howto: Create launchers using easy bash scripts
  17. File Synchronization with Rsync over SSH
  18. 10 Special Purpose Linux Distributions
  19. small tip – Find and delete files with a given extension from a directory and subdirectories
  20. Dropbox for Linux
  21. Overview: 5 BitTorrent Clients for Linux
  22. 10 Best Audio Editors for Linux
  23. Run Windows applications on top of Linux desktop with Seamless Mode in VirtualBox
  24. 10 Awesome Themes For Ubuntu
  25. Back In Time Does Full Linux Backups in One Click
  26. The List: The Top 5 Media Center Programs for Linux
  27. 12 Open Source Games that Don’t Suck
  28. The best Linux media players
  29. Six Linux softphone’s list
  30. Top 10 Firefox Add-ons for Linux Users
  31. 5 Free Backup Tools for Linux
  32. Back In Time – a simple backup system for Linux
  33. Linux Commands You Need To Know
  34. Coolest Firefox About:Config Tricks
  35. Several powerful console music players for Linux
  36. How to rip DVD movies in Linux with Handbrake
  37. Ten Expert Ubuntu Tricks

Articles Collection of Mar’09

These are the collection of useful articles about Linux/Open source, that I collected in March 2009:

  1. ClamAV – A Must Antivirus for Linux Systems
  2. VirtualBox, Virtual Networking
  3. Flegita: Gnome Scan – A Simple Scanning Alternative to XSane
  4. Play StarCraft in Linux
  5. The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux
  6. 4 Great Tools to Find Files Quickly in Ubuntu
  7. The Beginner’s Guide to Linux, Part 2: Installation
  8. 10 ways to go green with Linux
  9. Migrating to Linux in 5 Steps
  10. Important Linux File Directories That Users Should Know About
  11. Vim: master the basics
  12. Free Video Editors for Linux
  13. More Linux tips every geek should know
  14. Top Five Geek-Style Distros
  15. How To Transfer Files Easily Between Linux Machines
  16. Transparent GTK Themes
  17. Automate Linux with Cron and Anacron
  18. Quick fixes for common Linux problems
  19. Three Easy Steps to Set-up Anonymous Web Browsing on Linux
  20. 29 Music-making Apps for Linux
  21. Setting up SSHFS
  22. Move /home to It’s Own Partition
  23. Top 10 Linux Distros Reviewed
  24. gstreamer bug in Ubuntu and a temporary fix
  25. Xfig: a classic program for diagram editing
  26. How To Reset Any Linux Password
  27. How-To: Compile Programs From Source in Linux
  28. Burning Xbox 360 Games on Linux (Stealth!)
  29. Commandline 101: Getting a Grip on Grep
  30. Etymology of an Open Source App/Project
  31. andLinux – Run Linux natively inside Windows
  32. 10 Most important linux networking commands
  33. Run Levels in a Nutshell
  34. Compile source code – and solve problems
  35. 5 Compiz Effects That Are Actually Useful
  36. fwbuilder: Manage Firewalls Professionally
  37. Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On Debian Lenny (Initiator And Target)
  38. Reviewed and rated: the best Linux newsreaders
  39. Top 10 Projects To Revive
  40. Play Games Inside Your Linux Terminal
  41. Software Tip: Using Unetbootin
  42. The fastest way to disable PC speaker in Ubuntu
  43. Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier
  44. Ubuntu Package Management from Command line using apt (Advanced Packaging Tool)
  45. Configuring Printers Via The CUPS Web Interface
  46. Diagnose and fix network problems yourself
  47. Find files the easy way
  48. Linux Puzzle Games
  49. Top 10 Free Linux Games in 2009
  50. 100 tips to help you work smarter with Firefox
  51. How to write an interactive shell script
  52. A handful of Firefox tweaks that will double your browser speed
  53. Easily Mount ISO Files in Linux on Right Click
  54. My teenager top 8 Linux games
  55. 10 Cool Cursor Themes for Linux
  56. How To Configure A Firewall In Linux Using Firestarter
  57. 10 Must-Have Linux Applications
  58. Boot an ISO image from hard disk?
  59. Password-less SSH Connection
  60. Getting Started with Firewall Builder
  61. 4 Ways to Create CD/DVD ISO Images in Ubuntu
  62. 25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Inkscape
  63. 7 Free Mind Mapping Softwares

Articles Collection of Feb’09

These are the collection of useful articles about Linux/Open source, that I collected in Feb 2009:

  1. 10 Songbird add-ons for a better audio player
  2. 12 of the best games for your Linux netbook
  3. Linux layout for Windows users
  4. 6 Free Blogging Clients for Linux Users
  5. How To Create A Great Window Maker Desktop
  6. Installing Windows XP As A KVM Guest On Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop
  7. 17 Awesome Linux Applicaitons to Improve your Productivity
  8. 10 free RAW image tools for Linux
  9. Free and Open Source Finance/Accounting Software for Linux
  10. A Unix Utility You Should Know About: Netcat
  11. Automate Tasks With Cron
  12. The Perfect Server – Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) [ISPConfig 2]
  13. 25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Blender
  14. Easy Steps to Rip a DVD to ISO in Ubuntu 8.10
  15. Setting up UNIX file systems
  16. 10 iptables rules to help secure your Linux box
  17. How to Kill a Running Process in Ubuntu (or any Linux distro)
  18. Use netstat to See Internet Connections
  19. Connecting to Windows servers from GNU/Linux using pyNeighborhood
  20. Linux forensics – Part 1: Helix
  21. Linux forensics – Part 2: Protech
  22. Disable GNOME Automounting
  23. Eye Candy: Pimping the Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu
  24. Fictional Air Combat 0.1.3
  25. The Beginner’s Guide to Linux, Part 1: Finding the Right Distribution
  26. 15 Essential Ubuntu Productivity Apps
  27. The Adventures of Rick Rocket released for Linux!
  28. Giving kids a fresh start with Qimo Linux
  29. Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru
  30. 8 Beautiful Themes For Enlightenment WM
  31. Basic Linux Security for Beginners
  32. Installing A “Full” Linux Distro On A USB Stick [How-To]
  33. Prevent Firefox from Hogging Memory When Minimized

Articles Collection of Oct’08

These are the collection of useful articles about Linux/Open source, that I collected in October 2008:

  1. Keep tabs on your finances with HomeBank
  2. Four Easy Fun Useful Things You Can Do With Linux
  3. Audio Rippers and Encoders in Ubuntu Linux
  4. 5 Best Free/Open-source Turn-based Strategy Games for Linux
  5. 10 must-have Linux office applications
  6. Six Free Online Storage Services
  7. 5 GIMP Tricks Everyone Should Know!
  8. Auto-Mount Hard Drives on Ubuntu
  9. Watch TV with Linux
  10. 8 Ways to Maintain a Clean, Lean Ubuntu Machine
  11. Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Ubuntu 8.04
  12. Free software tools for designing productive community sites
  13. 10 questions to ask before migrating to Linux
  14. Linux games – First Person Shooters
  15. Linux games – First Person Shooters – Part Deux
  16. Krusader: one file manager to rule them all
  17. Stupid Firefox Tricks, Part I
  18. Three Cool 3D Car Racing Games for Linux
  19. 10 Fun Firefox Add-ons
  20. Top Graphical Text Editors
  21. 15 Tips For a Better Linux Experience
  22. The State of Linux Docks
  23. Distro Girl Wallpapers
  24. 15 Beautiful Ubuntu Wallpapers for a Sleeker Intrepid Ibex
  25. Four password lockers that can help you keep your Web logins secure
  26. Sharpen Your Mind and Have Fun With Tux
  27. Using Your Linux Computer As A Media Center (Part 1)
  28. Six Experimental Firefox Extensions We Love
  29. 10 Finger Licking Linux Desktop Themes
  30. 10 features Ubuntu should implement
  31. 3 Notes Taking Applications for Linux
  32. 9 Must-Have OpenOffice Extensions
  33. Ubuntu’s Live USB Disk Creator
  34. 3 Classic First Person Shooter Games
  35. 5 Wallpaper Changer Apps For Linux
  36. 10 Cool and Funny Firefox Video Ads
  37. Reference for Ubuntu Starters
  38. rdiff-backup: Easy incremental backups from the command line

Articles Collection of Sep’08

These are the collection of useful articles about Linux/Open source, that I collected in September 2008:

  1. Setting up an iPod MA978 on Linux
  2. 10 amazingly alternative operating systems and what they could mean for the future
  3. 100+ Beautiful Free Fonts for Ubuntu
  4. 20 Linux apps you can’t live without
  5. 21 of the Best Free Linux Productivity Tools
  6. Top 40 open source content management systems (CMS)
  7. 5 Best HTML Editors for Linux
  8. 10 Beautiful Themes for Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  9. Playdeb – The Gaming Repository for Ubuntu
  10. Best GNU/Linux Desktops of 2008
  11. How to Setup a LAMP Server on Ubuntu – Locally run and test WordPress on LAMP Server
  12. Tweak Your Ubuntu The Easy Way
  13. 5 Best Free and Open-source Real-time Strategy Games for Linux
  14. Installing Games On Ubuntu With Playdeb
  15. Managing wireless connections seamlessly with wicd
  16. Live.Linux-Gamers.Net
  17. Top 20 Linux websites
  18. How I Became A Happy Ubuntu User
  19. Installing Joomla 1.5.6 On A Lighttpd Web Server (Debian Etch)
  20. Installing Drupal 6.4 On A Lighttpd Web Server (Debian Etch)
  21. Save time at the command line with shell aliases and functions
  22. 5 Cool Apps to Make the Linux Terminal More Productive
  23. My New Best Friend: Unetbootin
  24. 5 best-practices of a successful Linux user
  25. 5 Great iTunes Replacements for Managing iPod in Linux
  26. Getting the Ugly out of Ubuntu
  27. 8 hacks to make Firefox ridiculously fast
  28. 9 tips for Ubuntu notebook users
  29. Installing Linux apps: A few good tips
  30. The 14 best Linux distros
  31. How to make Ubuntu extremely fast
  32. Firefox 3: 8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do
  33. The PC in a Console: Linux on the Sony PS3
  34. How Do Companies Make Money with Linux?
  35. Java Sound & Music Software for Linux, Part 1
  36. Java Sound & Music Software for Linux, Part 2
  37. Java Sound & Music Software for Linux, Part 3