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Akkana's Musings on Open Source Computing and Technology, Science, and Nature.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021

E-Biking Fun with the Lectric XP

[Lectric XP above White Rock Canyon] Ever since a friend let us test-ride her electric bike at PEEC's annual Electric Vehicle Show two years ago, Dave's been stewing over the idea of getting an e-bike.

Why an e-bike?

One goal was to help us get into the back country. There are several remote places -- most notably, in Canyonlands' Needles and Maze districts -- that can only be accessed through trails that are beyond our Rav4's ability. Or at least beyond our risk tolerance.

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Mon, 19 Jul 2021

Hack to fix Firefox 90.0's new invisible menu

Yesterday I started up my browser and discovered that I had no menu.

[Invisible Firefox menubar]

I understand that Mozilla wants us not to use the menu ... because why would anyone want to use any of Firefox's zillions of useful features that aren't available through the hamburger menu? ... but they've always made it possible to show a menubar if you really want one. Right-click in the area where the tabs are, and there's an option for Menu Bar that you can turn on.

And that option was still there, and the space above the tabs where it should show up was still taking up space ... there just weren't any menu buttons to click on.

Except they were. I tried clicking near the left edge and a familiar File menu popped up. Aha! The menubar is still there; it's just invisible. (In the screenshot above, if you look hard you can actually see the menu items, barely; in the theme I was actually using, which got uninstalled while I flailed around trying to fix the problem, they were much less visible.)

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