June 29, 2011

Oh Joy! Yet Another WordPress Update

While I really like working with WordPress, especially with the Weaver Theme engine, it gets to be a major PITA when there are updates to not only plugins, but the core WordPress as well. May not be so bad for someone who has a couple WordPress sites, but I have nearly a dozen: Firefox Extension Guru (3) – Main Site, Blog, Wiki The Email Mafia (3) – Main Site, Blog, Wiki El Guru (2) – Main Site and Blog 3 more misc sites However, PITA or not it is important to keep WordPress updated, so I am off to update.

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Fix Blurry Fonts Thunderbird 5.0

Like Firefox 5.0, Thunderbird 5.0 takes advantage of video hardware acceleration to improve performance. Unfortunately, like in Firefox 5.0, this can lead to blurry fonts. A quick change of a couple values in about:config should clear this issue up for most users: In Thunderbird go Tools > Options… Click Advanced Tab Click the Config Editor… button at the lower right If needed, click the I’ll Be Careful, I Promise! button Filter for each of the below values and double click to change the setting from false to true gfx.direct2d.disabled layers.acceleration.disabled

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Change Google’s Nav Bar Color

Quickest change I’ve ever made. 🙂Installed the script before I ever used Google for search though I did see the black nav bar briefly and could hardly read it. Change Google Navigation Bar (the bar at the top of Google page) to a light (white) classic style, or colorize it as you like. “ Script Google Light Navbar for Greasemonkey Found @ GHacks.net Go get it.

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Clean Toolbar Buttons

Part of the User Interface (UI) redesign in Firefox 4 for Windows was new buttons with borders around them to make them look like well, buttons. Below you can see what the default toolbar buttons look like in Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 4 (and newer). Toolbar Buttons Firefox 3.6 Toolbar Buttons Firefox 4.0 (and newer) Some people prefer the cleaner look without the borders as was the case with the Firefox 3.6 UI.  Add the following lines to your userChrome.css file (directions) and restart Firefox: /*Removes toolbar button Shadows*/ toolbar .toolbarbutton-1 { border:0!important; box-shadow:none!important; background:none!important;} Upon restart your Firefox toolbar…

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