Iceweasel notes

From raju


  • Automatically restore previous session
Edit -> Preferences -> General -> When Iceweasel starts 
  -> select "Show my windows and tabs from last time" from the drop down menu

google hangouts

Enable plugins in the browser

Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins ->
  -> Google Talk Plugin -> Always Activate
  -> Google Talk Plugin Video Renderer -> Always Activate

Enable plugins for the website -> click the battery icon to the left of url bar
-> Allow to run "Google Talk"  -> click "Allow and Remember"

Without this, I am getting the following error while trying to access google hangouts from gmail.

Plugin blocked

Hangouts requires the Google Talk plugins to make calls. 
Click the unblock or allow button at the top of your browser to enable them.

System Information:

Debian Jessie

% dpkg -l iceweasel google-talkplugin
ii  google-talkplugin          amd64              Google Talk Plugin
ii  iceweasel                   38.4.0esr-1~deb8u1 amd64              Web browser based on Firefox

% uname -a
Linux hogwarts 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u6 (2015-11-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux

useful extensions

  • rename_tab_title - useful for changing the title of tabs. Used it with Iceweasel 38.5.0 .
 % dpkg -l iceweasel | grep ^ii
ii  iceweasel      38.5.0esr-1~deb8u2 amd64        Web browser based on Firefox