Firefox tips and tricks

On this page:


1. Install language packs: use MX Package Installer > Language, and select and install what you need

2. Add the add-on: a small colored notice will appear in the upper right corner. Click on it and then click to add.

3. Enabling. Firefox 59 on:

  • Type about:config in the addres bar
  • Create a new string with this name:




A symlink (=symbolic link) is a special kind of file that points to another file, like a shortcut.

Custom action

Xfce provides a [[custom action]] for symlink that is supplied by default with MX Linux: right-click what you want to link to (the target) and select symlink; copy that symlink and paste it where you want to link from (the source).

An alternative has been developed by user kmathern that is simpler and more intuitive:

Time formats in scripts

This list was posted by ajgreeny on the Ubuntu forum, though the information can be found many places on the web. These codes can be very useful in deciphering conky texts.


Complete list of FORMAT control characters supported by date command, e. g. FORMAT controls the output and can be the combination of any one of the following:

MX Translations - Coordinator


The MX translations coordinator acts as an interface between the developers who originate the content and the translation team. The coordinator receives requests and instructions from the developers, prepares the work for the translators, monitors the progress of the translations, and sends the completed work back to the developers for incorporation into the applications.


MX Translations - Translator


The MX translator is a key member of the MX team. We welcome your participation and thank you for your efforts to bring MX Linux to a wider comunity.



Translation of MX applications is done through the facilities of Transifex -

MX and antiX are closely related projects, and work together on Transifex under the "antix-development" project name. To obtain an account and become a member of the translation team:


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