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Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey
A computer user group (club) based in Scotch Plains, NJ

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Firefox/Web Browser Calendar -- http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/acgnj/index.htm

This SIG was started Monday, January 15th, 2007 to be an open forum for ALL Firefox and Mozilla techniques and technologies, to encourage the study and development of web sites of all kinds. All the browsers will be considered and examined.  Anyone interested please contact the Chairperson in charge.  Anyone interested in discussing problems and issues, come to the meeting and announce / explain. Provide as much detail as possible.  One can also send all discussions to the ACGNJ Newsletter editor for inclusion in the next volume.

Where:  Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Building (second floor), directions to SPRS, 1916 Bartle Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
or use the driving directions, Map, and Satellite view at Google Maps.

When:  Third Monday of each month at 8:00PM (new time).  You should see this page listed in both the ACGNJ Calendar and on the main ACGNJ page.

Guests:  are alway welcome.  We have WiFi, tables, and chairs, so bring your laptops, tablets, etc.  Guests who frequently use the facilities are strongly encouraged to join ACGNJ as members and also to attend other meetings of interest.

Contact:  Firefox Chairperson:  E-Mail David McRitchie.

Also check the ACGNJ's website for updates regarding all ACGNJ meetings and contact information


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Web Browsers meeting, 3rd Monday at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad, 2nd floor, 8pm.  August 20th, 2018

I will be able to demonstrate use of the Amazon Firestick using the club projector instead of a TV.  I had tried at home before and failed, but the problem was using a cellphone power adapter instead of the Amazon power adapter.

I am using the Firestick to watch TV shows and movies with just an internet connection, no cable subscription.  Generally, I can watch the 5 episodes of a current show before the latest episode in the current season.  One trick you have to learn with Amazon is to turn on parental controls so that Amazon will not bill you for anything unexpected like Amazon Prime for movies, music, and other things like Netflix and premium channels that they install on your Firestick. 

The Firestick can take Alexa commands and display as well as voice replies (but not make phone calls).  Unfortunately the remote and software do not allow you to copy and paste.

The following notes are all in my ACGNJ folder in Evernote. the folder itself can be found in
  https://www.evernote.com/pub/dmcritchie/acgnj/

Free TV and Movies ★, I purchased a Firestick, this is how I set it up to avoid charges for Prime and payments to watch movies on my TV which is not connected to cable.  TV is connected to internet with an Amazon Firestick ($39.99).  I updated how to avoid Prime, and what apps I installed, including a Firestick app so I could use a tablet for keyboard entry.

Additional notes for the Aug 20th, 2018 meeting


I have a lot of information on these pages
http://dmcritchie.mvps.org/firefox/kws.htm,   goes over many of bookmarklets
http://dmcritchie.mvps.org/firefox/lessons/intro/k.html,   bookmarks that can be imported with caution
http://dmcritchie.mvps.org/dolphin/dolphin_newtab.htm,   my personal homepage, for my own use.
http://dmcritchie.mvps.org/android/bookmarklets_for_tablet.html, bookmarklets for tablets
https://www.evernote.com/pub/dmcritchie/acgnj,   notes in Evernote may be of interest

On Android, I use a much smaller set where I can use gestures to invoke them.  Dolphin is the only decent browser (on Android) to support them.  Bookmarklets for use on Android other than Firefox have to be written a little differently.

We meet every third Monday of each month unless marked cancelled.  (Google Voice Number)

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qrcode Guests are always welcome, we have Wi-Fi connection and tables for laptops, tablets, or whatever you want to carry in.

Priorities are always for those that have questions.  My main interests are browser usage.  Dolphin on Android tablets, and Firefox on desktops.  If you have a specific question you can always email me.

Web Browser SIG meetings are third Monday of each Month at 7:30 PM

Rain or shine.  Notes for some individual meetings may or may not appear above.

ACGNJ articles in Evernote

Some articles of General Interest

Some MozillaZine Reference articles of interest for Firefox

Some Extensions of interest

Some Styles of interest

Learning content of Menus

One place to start learning what is available in an application is through its menus.  The important thing to know is that something can be done and is available, it's a lot easier to find something if you know what you are looking for.  Some pages to help.

Possible Future Topics


To report errors on this page or to email a question for a Firefox meeting, contact: David McRitchie,

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