Sunday, October 16, 2016

How to enable JavaScript in Firefox

In Firefox, enabling or disabling JavaScript can be done through the Firefox config page.  When accessing the config page, always be careful not to make any unintended changes.

- In the address bar, type "about:config" and press <ENTER>
- Click on the "I'll be careful, I promise!" message
- In the config page search bar, type "javascript"
- Look for "javascript.enabled" in the search results. (It should be one of the first ones.)
- If JavaScript is enabled, "default" will be the status and "true" will be the value.  Double click that line to change the status to "user set" and the value to "false," which will disable JavaScript.
- Close the config tab

Thursday, October 6, 2016

How to check the drum life remaining for a Brother IntelliFax 4100e fax machine

Next to the toner cartridge, the drum is the main consumable that you'll have to replace on your Brother IntelliFax 4100e fax machine.  Some Brother fax machines show the drum life remaining on the user settings list that you can print out, but for the 4100e you can only view the drum life on-screen, by going through the menus.

- Press the Menu button.
- Press 2 on the number pad to bring up the fax menu.  "2. Fax" will be displayed, then the fax menu will load.
- Press 0 for "Miscellaneous."
- Press 3 for "Drum Life."

The drum life remaining percentage is only an estimate, and it may vary from the actual drum life left depending on various factors.

(Originally published on, January 2010)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

How to view the IP address for a Konica Minolta bizhub 224e / 284e / 364e / 454e / 554e copier

To see the IP address for a Konica Minolta bizhub 224e, 284e, 364e, 454e, or 554e multifunction printer that's connected to a network:

- Tap Utility on the home screen (near the bottom)
- Tap Device Information

The IP address will be displayed on-screen.