Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty - Feedback

As always, when you upgrade your system to the latest version, some things work better, others worse.
Here's a list of things that I found (in general, I recommend installing Jaunty):
  • wallpaper-tray disappeared
    Hm, well, not exactly, it just changed to be an integrated panel applet, so just add it with Add to panel... on your top-panel.
  • OpenOffice 3.x is so much faster now!
    But, all my installed extensions disappeared and I have to reinstall all of them.
    Moreover I got the error "Could not create Java implementation loader" when installing some extensions. To solve this problem just install the "openoffice.org-java-common" package.
  • At the moment there are no hardware drivers for your video card, so 3D animations will likely not work at the beginning.
    Update on 12/5/2009: compiz still is unstable, on two of my laptops, moreover, I can't create a dual-monitor setup with more than 2048x2048 like before.
  • mail-notification suddenly opens sticky message boxes for each e-mail arrived. It doesn't use Ubuntu's new notification mechanism.
    You can enable avant-window-managers notification area, so that problem is gone, but also the mentioned notification mechanism which is more beautiful.
  • Synaptic now offers to show you a screenshot of an application before you install it, but there aren't so much available yet.
  • Video playback of totem got a big boost! Now I can play HDTV movies on my laptop which wasn't possible before without stuttering.

Automatic paging on Firefox

AutoPager Homepage
Once upon a time, there existed a great extension for Firefox called repagination.
It gave you the possibility to right click on the Next link of a forum and load the next linked pages at the end of the current page. This was so useful, because you could read almost all post. Or load a bunch of Google results right into the current page. Cute.
But when Firefox upgraded to version 2.1+ this extension stopped working.
Since then, I had it always installed waiting that some day it got updated for the latest Firefox.

Since yesterday.

Finally, I found a decent replacement, eh, what I'm saying, ..., a so much better replacement: AutoPager.
And this extension really rocks!
It automatically loads the next page of a site inline when you reach the end of the current page for infinite scrolling of content. You don't even have to click anywhere. AutoPager works with a ton of sites, including Lifehacker, of course, Google .......
Just try it on this blog, endless scrolling through all my posts automatically.
And it offers a Wizard for creating next-link detections for new sites.

Example for EurobillTracker Rankings:

URL Pattern: http://en.eurobilltracker.com/rankings/*
Link XPath: //a[contains(text(),'Next >>')]
Content XPath: //body/table/tbody/tr/td/table/tbody/tr/td/table[1]