Ian (lovingboth) wrote,

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Once more into the upgrade, once more

I have been resisting doing the upgrade to Linux Mint 11 (which reckons it's the world's fourth most popular OS, behind a security risk from Microsoft, a pretty BSD/Mach, and Ubuntu) because, like the Ubuntu 11.04 it's based on, it uses Firefox 4.

And BarTab - the add-on that lets you keep several hundred tabs open, because it only opens one per window when you restart Firefox - doesn't work with that version yet. FF 4 does only load a few tabs at a time, rather than attempting to load all of them at once, but it would still take forever as well as the memory issues.

But there's a tiny addon, Load Tabs Progressively, that does work (it claims to work up to version 6!) and which allows you to say 'I want you to load n tabs at once, opening up to a maximum of m'. So to duplicate BarTab, you'd set both of those to one.

So, here we go... let's see if the upgrade works.

This entry was originally posted at http://lovingboth.dreamwidth.org/430117.html, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - have and if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.

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