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14 December 2009 @ 09:32 am
My brain is too full of trivia  
Two faculty members just walked by, in the midst of a conversation. All I heard was, "...wore it to Grandma's, and she said, 'What's wrong with the other one?'"

I know the joke she was telling. *sigh*



In unrelated matters, Firefox seems to have changed a behavior and I can't figure out how to go back to the behavior I prefer. Until recently, if I used CTRL-click to open a link in a new tab, my current tab retained focus. Now, when I do that, Firefox jumps to the new tab. This is annoying.

I've checked Tools | Options | Tabs and "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately" is NOT checked.

Any suggestions?
 
 
 
Pernicious the Musquodoboit Harbour Farm Catpernishus on December 14th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
Here's to the ties that bind...
aedifica: Girl at computeraedifica on December 14th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
Do you have any add-ons like TabMixPlus installed? If so, at least for TabMixPlus, you'll need to go into that add-on's options (Firefox's Tools menu -> TabMixPlus Options) and poke at it there.

Good luck!

Yesterday I discovered my dad's Firefox has its own strange behavior: I can use ctrl-tab and ctrl-shift-tab to move forward and backward through the open tabs UNLESS I'm at the first or last tab, in which case I can't move off it without using the mouse. Weird! But I won't be trying to fix that one, since it doesn't bother him and he's back home again.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 14th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
I have four add-ons:

Del.icio.us Bookmarks
GoodSearch toolbar
Java Quick Starter
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
aedifica: Girl at computeraedifica on December 14th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Probably not any of those. In that case I don't know!
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 14th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, well. I've gotten used to it; I just don't like it! :-)
Jon Reidcrossfire on December 14th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Possibly your user preferences have gotten corrupted? A fresh install will undoubtedly fix the problem.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 14th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Hm. That might do it -- you mean uninstall and reinstall, right?
Jon Reidcrossfire on December 14th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that sort of a thing. That may not be an option if you rely heavily on stuff like stored passwords and such, as all of that will go away too. (There are ways to copy over the relevant files...but those are the files that probably contain the corruption.)
The Mad One: ChCatmadfedor on December 14th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Part of it -- extent unknowable -- is that the websites being opened have code that force the issue. An example of that is the websites that automatically open a new browser instance (or tab) even if you don't ctrl- or shift-tab when you click on their links.

An uninstall-reinstall is a good suggestion, but something that you can easily do with much less tedium is to clear your cache files. To be sure the clearing takes effect, close all instances of Firefox after clearing, then open new ones.
zemhitchhiker on December 14th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
if it's any consolation, i know the joke too :)
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 14th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
It is, thank you!
Tom the Alien Cattomtac on December 15th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
Oh, gosh, me too! That one is so old it was on TV way back when.