Firefox and the Google Docs

I used to have Chrome as my primary browser and used to play around with Firefox once in a while to check out what’s new. I have always wanted to switch to ff want of better privacy setting but never did that because chrome was a lot better in terms of usability than ff in almost every way.

A few months back, Firefox released quantum (It is first named version in the long history of numbered firefox versions), tried it out and never went back to chrome. It was hands down better than chrome in terms of experience or so I thought.

A few days ago, I discovered that google docs copy/paste functionality did not work in firefox and google doc was unusable because of that. I was angry as well since I assumed it to be a deliberate attempt on Google’s part to make it unworkable with certain browsers. Turned out, I was wrong (and google did nothing wrong here) and there was a so-called “privacy protection” switch which was set to disallow clipboard reading by websites.

There is always an ongoing battle between convenience and privacy, I get that and I respect that. But if I do not think the above one was warranted protection since there is no way a not so technical person will be able to make it work and hence will switch back to chrome. By trying to go for 100% privacy protection, we lost the 99% protection that we were getting earlier (don’t get hung up on the numbers, made up).

In case you are trying to make google docs (or Gmail) copy/paste functionality work, here is how you can do it :

1. Go to about:config

2. Accept the warranty void warning.

3. Find the property : dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled and set it to true

If you haven’t tried the firefox out yet, I urge you to give it a try. It is as good as it is claimed to be.

Firefox and the Google Docs

2018 Reading list

Last year my score was 11 books but I am gonna aim a little higher this year (52: 1 per week). The first quarter of this year is quarter of books and running.

I generally divide the books into two categories – Fruits and Vegetables. I try to read them in equal proportions.

Followings books are the ones that I am gonna plan for next three months.

Vegetables :

  1. Zero to One
  2. Elon Musk: Inventing the Future
  3. The Innovators
  4. Einstein: His Life and Universe
  5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  7. The Design of Everyday Things

Fruits :

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey(Space Odyssey, #1)
  2. Zero Hour (Expeditionary Force Book, #5)
  3. The Count of Monte Cristo
  4. The Man Who Knew Too Much
  5. Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) 
  6. Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)
  7. Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)
  8. Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)

I have struck the ones that I have finished reading.

2018 Reading list