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See All Your Books in iBooks

The iBooks app for iOS lets you assign your books to different collections, but does not have any obvious way for you to see all of your books, regardless of the collection you have put them in. There is, however, a workaround that can show you just about all of your books at once: reveal the search field at the top of any collection in iBooks and type a single space into that field.

With this search, iBooks lists all of the books that have a space either in the title of the book or in the author's name. Other than the rare book that has a one-word title and a single-name author, you end up with a list of all of your books.

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Firefox 14.0.1

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Adding a bit of confusion to its already inscrutable release pattern, Mozilla has released the latest update to Firefox as version 14.0.1 — even though there wasn’t a version 14.0. According to Ghacks.net, this was done to keep both the Mac desktop and Android mobile versions of the Web browser synchronized with the same release numbering. Offering a variety of security and privacy improvements, the desktop browser now uses HTTPS by default when searching Google to improve security and privacy and adds a “click-to-play” option that can block the automated display of a plug-in (such as Adobe Flash) until the content is specifically activated by a click. Additionally, it improves the way a Web site’s verified identity icon is displayed in the Awesome Bar (i.e., the address field) to indicate whether or not the site uses SSL encryption or has an Extended Validation certificate. Other additions include auto-completion for URLs typed into the Awesome Bar, a native full-screen mode in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and later, a new API to prevent your display from sleeping, text-transform and font-variant CSS improvements for Greek and Turkish localizations, and support for a Pointer Lock API that provides enhanced mouse control for applications (such as first-person games). (Free, 31 MB, release notes)

 

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Comments about Firefox 14.0.1
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Hello Agen

> adds a “click-to-play” option that can block the automated display of a plug-in

I've looked at the prefs and at

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/14.0.1/releasenotes/

- no luck. Where did you get this information from?
Curtis Wilcox  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2012-07-31 07:38
It's not a finalized feature yet, you can turn it on by going into preferences in about:config, it's plugins.click_to_play. It's definitely a work in progress and in particular may not be ready in the Mac version. I saw bug reports about it and when I went to youtube.com and nbc.com, tapping to activate the Flash plugin did not make anything happen.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Opt-in_activation_for_plugins
Thanks, Curtis, very much appreciated. I think I'll wait a bit, in that case, as I need something really functional. I discovered this feature in Camino, a bit by chance on a backup machine, and thought it was pretty neat.