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how to do technology in ten moves. (or less.) A Loose Wire production

How to Set Up TiddlyWiki

TiddlyWiki is a great note-taking application. I use it, one per story, for background, interviews etc.

Here’s how to set up TiddlyWiki (it works best on Firefox. The instructions below apply to Firefox):

  • Go to TiddlyWiki.com.
  • Click on the DownloadSoftware link on the left hand side of the page:








  • Go to the link this link to empty.html:


  • Right click anywhere on the link, and select Save Page As…:





  • Save the file.
  • Once it’s downloaded double-click on the saved file empty.html:


  • You now have a TiddlyWiki
  • For more instructions, check out TiddlyWiki.com
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How to Make Add-ons Work in Firefox 3

I’ve been resisting upgrading to Firefox 3 because my add-ons, plug-ins, extensions, whatever you want to call them, didn’t appear to be compatible.

I half expected all this to be fixed by the time the official browser came out. But it’s not. Rather than wait for the developers to come up with new versions, there is a work around, from Lifehacker. It comes with lots of caveats but it’s worked for me, so far.

Here’s how:

  • Type about:config into Firefox’s address bar and click the "I’ll be careful, I promise!" button.


  • Right-click anywhere. Choose New>Boolean.


  • Make the name of your new config value extensions.checkCompatibility and set it to false. (Copy this text and either drag or paste it into the window)


  • Make another new boolean pair called extensions.checkUpdateSecurity and set the value to false.
  • Restart Firefox. The extensions should now work
  • You may need to reinsert the icons into your navigation toolbar: to do this right click on the toolbar and select Customize:


  • Drag the icons you want from the Customize Toolbar window to where you’d like them to be on your Navigation toolbar:


  • Click Done when you’re done.

Firefox 3 Beta: Make Your Extensions Work with the Firefox 3 Beta

Filed under: hard

How To Save Google News Searches as RSS

Sometimes you’ll find that Google News searches can only be saved as News Alerts—emailed to your inbox. But you want to save them as RSS feeds. Here’s how.

If you see the left hand side of your browser looks like this:


Try changing the country domain of your search. Type news.google.com into the address bar:


and then hit enter.

Re-enter your search, and you should see the RSS/Atom feed option appear below:


I have no idea why it’s like this. I guess some country domains don’t yet have the RSS option. Go figure.

Filed under: easy

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