AWS Vault login on Windows

I’ve since evolved this script a bit and have published it on GitHub: To log in into AWS I prefer to use small function which calls aws-vault utility and gets URL to login to specific AWS account and then opens that AWS account in its own container tab in Firefox. Reason for this is that my natural habitat is terminal, or textual interface in general, so invoking thing from there instead of doing 20 clicks through interface somehow feels better to me....

April 9, 2020 · 2 min · Ivan Tomica

Firefox Widevine CDM crashing on Fedora

I had this problem with playing Netflix videos in Firefox on Fedora where even at video preview-s I would constantly get yellow bar with the message that Widevine Content Decryption Module, required for playing DRM content Netflix serves, has in fact crashed. Videos worked fine in Chrome, but I’d like to use Firefox. After some digging through, mainly by following Journal logs and triggering error in parallel I’ve came across following error...

November 18, 2019 · 2 min · Ivan Tomica

Hide Tab-Bar in Firefox Quantum

When Firefox decided to change the shell of the browser and move to WebExtensions (same format of extensions as used by Chrome) you have not been able to change the interface as you wished anymore via browser extension. I was using TabMix Plus, and later one Tree Style Tab extensions in order to fit many open tabs and have them all visible at the same time. Before, extensions could automatically disable tab bar for example and minimize vertical space usage....

December 24, 2018 · 1 min · Ivan Tomica

Disable “Recently bookmarked” section in Firefox bookmarks menu

So recently Firefox added section “Recently bookmarked” on top of the list of your bookmarks. It displays 5 most recent bookmarks you’ve added. I pretty much hate it and wanted to disable it. To disable it navigate to about:config and set: browser.bookmarks.showRecentlyBookmarked to false.

April 4, 2017 · 1 min · Ivan Tomica

My Firefox setup

This post is intended to share list of Firefox extensions I use. Maybe you get use of some. It was inspired by this article. Anyhow, my current list goes like: Better reader Helps me adjust behavior of Reader View that is built in into firefox. I can change color scheme, padding, width and much more. It comes really handy when reading long articles. Ctrl + Shift + Q Quit As I try to use keyboard in browser navigation as much as it is feasible I had this issue with constantly closing my browser completely when trying to close one tab only (Ctrl + W and Ctrl + Q are too close on QWERTZ layout ;-) ) This extension resolves that issue for me....

March 28, 2017 · 2 min · Ivan Tomica

Firefox 52 Gnome shell integration on Fedora 25

After update to newest Firefox version on Fedora 25 my gnome shell integration stopped working. When visiting website I was greeted with following message: To control GNOME Shell extensions using this site you must install GNOME Shell integration that consists of two parts: browser extension and native host messaging application. When I followed the link and installed gnome shell integration Firefox plugin I was getting following error:...

March 10, 2017 · 1 min · Ivan Tomica