There’s a lot of cool stuff! Watch Mike Beltzner’s video to learn more.
Personas was launched a couple of weeks ago, and it’s been received well. On the Personas add-on page on addons.mozilla.org you can already see 1.3 million downloads with 922,000 of those coming in the last seven days. Wow!
The response to Personas is great, and I hope we can find more ways to get people excited about the extensibility of Firefox. I thought about some of the key factors to its success:
- Easy to install, fun to use
- Unique and personalized but not intrusive
- Easy to create your own
- Makes an obvious change to your browser
It’s awesome to see what’s going on with Personas — congrats to Mozilla Labs and the Personas team. Looking forward to what’s coming up next!
This weekend my laptop decided to die after the latest batch of Apple system updates. Not sure why, but on the first startup after the update, it wanted to randomly shut off (hard power-down) and could not get out of that cycle. Thanks, Apple.
So I did my first successful restore from a Time Machine backup. However, while I was waiting, I used a vanilla install of Firefox. I noticed that I couldn’t tab through form elements and it would jump straight from the page to the address bar. WTF?
Here is how you enable this tab behavior that you’re used to on Windows:
- Go to System Preferences… in the apple menu
- Open Keyboard & Mouse
- Go to the Keyboard Shortcuts tab
- Check All controls
This will let you tab through individual web elements normally. Screenshot below, in case it helps.
Update: Alex Faaborg noted that you can track Bug 437296 if you’d like to follow overriding OS keyboard settings to maintain a consistent user experience in the browser across platforms.
Update: Chris Ilias pointed out so kindly that this is already in the Mozilla Knoledge base.