By default, Firefox 7 hides the http:// in the address bar. Some people don’t like having the protocol trimmed from the URL, so here’s a quick tip to put it back where it belongs.
Firefox 4′s infamous orange button can be a real eyesore to an otherwise awesome looking screen. By changing the color to better match your theme, you can improve its looks dramatically. You can also customize it further by changing the text displayed from “Firefox” to something more personal.
Mozilla Firefox 4 enables us to share pages to Twitter and Facebook with a single keystroke, here’s how.
Tab animations gives Firefox some additional eye candy. However, this can also slow down or degrade overall system performance on slower computer systems. Here is how to disable tab animation if you need to run Firefox as lean as possible.
A lot of websites track their users behavior and then sell or give that info to advertisers. Firefox 4′s Do not track feature tells websites the you don’t want your browsing tracked.
By default, Firefox has hardware acceleration enbabled. If you are using a low end video card in your system, this can cause performance issues. By disabling hardware acceleration and relying on the software, you can actually increase the performance on your computer. Instruction are now updated for Windows and Mac versions of FF4.
You can add another level of security in the new Firefox 4 using the Master Password feature. If you tell Firefox to remember all your passwords, then anybody using your computer can access them. With a Master Password, one would have to enter a password before being able to view your saved passwords.
Prior versions of Firefox would ask “Do you want Firefox to save your tabs for the next time it starts?” when exiting the program. FF4 no longer has this feature enabled by default. Here is how to turn it back on.
By default, Firefox has location aware browsing enabled, allowing sites to request your geographical location and display content accordingly. If you do not want your physical location set to any site, you easily disable this functionality by following these steps.
Firefox will attempt to resize images automatically. I don’t particularly like it, so here is how to revert to the previous style of image handling. Post is updated as this continues to work in Firefox 2, Firefox 3, and Firefox version 4.