Since Firefox 57 I’m using Tab Center Redux for showing my tabs on the left side. Because of that (and since screen space is precious) I didn’t need the default tab bar and so I disabled it with the hack I found in the wiki of Tab Center Redux:
I found this solution quite useful over the last months, but recently I got some web design to do and split my screen horizontally in half. In this mode the width of the sidebar used to much space. Disabling it with F1 also didn’t really help because then I had no tab list at all.
Today I got the idea of only showing the default tab bar, when necessary. Since I can’t capture keys with CSS (and I didn’t find a way to create a user JS file like userChrome.css) and pressing a key to show and hide would be too much work, I got the idea of showing the tabbar when hovering.
The trick is to show a small rest of the tab bar above the address bar by default (in this case 5px). Only when the mouse cursor hovers this area, the full tab bar is shown. The following CSS code does this:
Running a web app or a website on your desktop is nowadays much easier thanks to GitHub’s Electron.
Why would someone want this?
Well… This is a good question. For me there are only two reasons: you can start it from your launcher and it’s handled as its own application. But thats not why I’m writing this guide. My motvation is simple: It works.
Today I roll out a first version of the new marcel-kapfer.de. With this upload not everything is fully designed, but these missing pages will follow later this week or next week.
I decided to go in another direction using more subpages and the same design on every page, if it’s just a subpage or its own project.
pBlogVersion 1.0 (Sourcecode: https://github.com/mmk2410/pBlog)
Another new project entered the public state last week and saw today the Version 1.0. pBlog is a blogging engine based on PHP, XML and Markdown and it is completly independent from any database. It tries to be as simply as possible. At the moment there are not much features included but more will follow. Right now you’re visiting a page created with pBlog.
My Website (Sourcecode: https://github.com/mmk2410/mmk2410.github.io Web: http://marcel-kapfer.de)
My Website also saw a new release this week (to be exact: today). It is not just a small change – it is a completely new page. Less content and less subpage, simply reduced on the main content (programming). Also new: It is written in PHP to provide a few nice and handy features. Enjoy it!
I hope that I can continue such an amount of new stuff in the future even if I have not much time until middle of June this year.