Alternative to Tab Mix Plus in Firefox 57 (Firefox Quantum).

So, the much anticipated Firefox Quantum is among us and amazes us with its lightning speed but also make many many people so sad because of the definitive loss of legacy (XUL – XML User Interface Language) extensions support in favor of the new Web extensions. Among the most useful “legacy” plugins I am now missing, Tab Mix Plus is definitely the first on the list.

I can’t believe there’s no way to have multi-row tabs in the new Firefox, i.e. tabs that arrange on multiple rows when their number grows. I think that is an essential feature to many tab-addicted people around here.

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Teamviewer? No, thanks.

If you are going to buy teamviewer, think twice! I will explain you how they owned me and maybe save yourself a disappointment.

They allure you with a free for personal use, almost full featured version, which works indeed very well: set up is easy, remote connections are quick, sessions are stable and the video stream is fast with any decent internet connection.

They propose you a pay-once license starting from € 500 (minus 1€) and up to € 2.000 (minus 1€), saying that they will grant you at last 10 years of operativity.

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Vim Installation

Vim is text editor for Linux. Its name stands for “Vi improved”, Vi being an older editor, of course. Every serious Linux geek will edit and navigate text documents, write notes and code using Vim.


To install Vim on your CentOS or Redhat Linux type this in your terminal:

yum install vim-common vim-minimal vim-enhanced

The above will install Vim with a good set of features.

Setting Vim as the default editor

The EDITOR environmental variable specifies the default editor, i.e. the application used by programs for viewing / editing files when there’s no pre-defined editor. To make Vim your default editor, se the EDITOR variable by editing your .bashrc file:

echo export EDITOR=”/usr/bin/vim” >> ~/.bashrc

remember to log out and log back in to make the changes take effect.

Vim how-to

Vim is identical to vi editor in basic usage, while advanced functions will be explained in a future article