Firefox 18.0 crashes on Solaris

Update: fixed in v19.0beta (at least v19.0b1 build3 looks good):
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/ (19b1 does not save sessions, though ;-)

Firefox 18 (all betas and 18.0) crashes on Solaris 11 and OpenSolaris. The workaround is to set the following variables to “false”:

browser.cache.disk.enable
browser.cache.memory.enable
browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl

See bug 827971.

Useful firefox settings

The default settings are in bold.

  • media.autoplay.enabled (true|false)
  • image.animation_mode (normal|once|none)
  • security.enable_java (true|false)
  • browser.sessionstore.interval (10000 in msecs, equivalent to 10secs)
  • gfx.color_management.enabled (true|false)
  • browser.tabs.closeButtons 1 ( 0 – on the active tab only, 1- all tabs, 2- no close button, 3- at the end of the tab strip)
  • dom.max_script_run_time (10 sec)
  • layout.spellcheckDefault (0 – disable the spell checker, 1 – spell checker for multi-lines text boxes only, 2 – enable the spell checker for all text boxes)
  • network.http.pipelining (true|false)
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining (true|false)
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests (4, 4-8)
  • network.http.max-connections (30)
  • network.http.max-connections-per-server (15)
  • extensions.checkCompatibility ( New -> Boolean)
  • security.dialog_enable_delay (2000 in msec, 0 – start installation immediately)
  • nglayout.initialpaint.delay (New -> Integer)
  • browser.blink_allowed (true|false)
  • middlemouse.paste (true|false)
  • ui.submenuDelay (New -> Integer)
  • network.prefetch-next (true|false)
  • browser. cache.check_doc_frequency (0 – check once per browser session, 1 – Check every time I view the page, 2 – Never check (always use cached page), 3 – Check when the page is out of date)

Documentation

Firefox and places.sqlite tricks

Sometimes you need to remotely get your bookmarks, history or check the top-10 sites, etc. Here’s some neat tricks to get the info from the Firefox Places file called places.sqlite, which is an SQLite database with the following tables (see also the picture):
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Firefox 3.0 and Solaris

Just a brain dump.