How to make Firefox/Iceweasel bearable

Firefox/Iceweasel TABs

After a recent apt-get dist-upgrade I noticed that I'm using Firefox/Iceweasel 2.0 now.

Which is nice and all, but it doesn't really fit my way of browsing and TAB-handling. I always have lots of TABs open simultaneously. And by lots I mean 100-600. I'm not kidding. Firefox 2.0 changed TAB sizes and behaviour which makes it completely unusable for me.

A quickfix to make it at least bearable:

  1. Type about:config in the URL bar.
  2. Search for browser.tabs.tabMinWidth default integer 100
  3. Change 100 to 8.
  4. Restart the browser.

A lot better now...

Now I need an extention which provides me with a scrollbar for the TAB-bar, I cannot click 200 times just to move to a TAB which is 200 TABs away from the current one...

Vim 7 released!

A new major version of our favorite text editor vim [1] has been released!

Yes, that's that awesome text-mode editor your geeky friends keep telling you about, the one that many people use since many years and still haven't explored more than 20% of its features [2]. I'm well aware that if you're a vim user you probably have already heard about it, but I'm blogging the news here one more time, just in case ;-)

I think the most interesting new features for me will be tabs, omni-completion, and "browsing remote directories, zip and tar archives" from within vim (no need to fire up mc anymore). A more complete list of new features is available in the release announcement.

[1] Emacs users are allowed to start flaming now...
[2] Now, this may sound like I'm talking about Emacs here, but I'm actually not ;-)

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