The ‘Mozilla Firefox’ Archives
Posted June 29, 2010 by

OS X: Install and Run Firefox 3 and Firefox 4 on the Same Computer

Are you dying to try out firefox 4 but not ready to give up firefox 3? You can run them both safely on your apple os x system. Here is how to do it. Updated for latest versions of firefox.

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Posted June 19, 2010 by

Install Firefox in XP, Vista, or Windows 7 without Administrative Priviledges

Within many computer environments, users do not have admin privileges to install software packages. This becomes very frustrating when that same user is locked into a substandard browser like IE6. This tutorial demonstrates how to install and run firefox without administrative rights.

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Posted November 16, 2009 by

Firefox: How to Make Google Reader the Default RSS Reader for Subscribing to Feeds

If you are a Firefox user and Google Reader is your RSS feed reader, you normally have to take an extra step of choosing how you want the feed displayed, either on your Google homepage or in Google Reader. By making a couple of simple changes in the about:config settings, you can click on an RSS feed and preview it directly in Google Reader, one step away from subscribing to the feed.

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Posted November 3, 2009 by

Firefox: Enable AutoFill in URL (Address) Bar

By default Firefox has AutoFill disabled for the address bar, but if you like this functionality, you can enable it by following these steps.

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Posted November 3, 2009 by

Firefox: Enable Case Sensitive Searches When Using Find (Ctrl+F)

If you use Firefox’s Find (Ctrl+F) to find a term or name on a web page, you might try using case sensitive searches to make things easier. This is disabled by default but can easily be changed by taking the following steps.

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Posted November 2, 2009 by

Firefox 3.6: Enable Visual Previews When Using Ctrl+Tab (Windows Only)

By default, Ctrl+Tab will switch between open tabs in Firefox. But if you are running Windows 7, you should enable Visual Previews for a sexier way of navigating your open tabs.

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Posted August 4, 2009 by

Firefox: Automatically Open Result Page from Search Box in New Tab

Firefox’s search box is a helpful feature, but by default it opens the result set in the open tab. If you want to keep your current tab unchanged, you can set Firefox to open the search box’s result set in a new tab.

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Posted July 15, 2009 by

Firefox 3.5: Stop the Location Bar from Suggesting Bookmarks and/or History

By default, Firefox’s location bar suggests existing bookmarks and previous browsing history. If you find this to be more than you want to deal with, you can disable the suggesting of bookmarks, browsing history, or both.

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Posted July 8, 2009 by

Firefox 3.5: Set Gmail as the Default Email Client

If you use Gmail as your primary email client, Firefox 3.5 makes it easy to associate any mailto links that you might encounter to us Gmail as the default email client. While this has been possible with previous versions, you don’t need to jump through any hoops or use any add-ons with Firefox 3.5.

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Posted July 4, 2009 by

Firefox 3.5: How to Disable Location-Aware Browsing

If you are concerned about your privacy and don’t wish for Firefox’s new Location-Aware Browsing feature, you have probably noticed that there is no setting to turn it off in the Preferences screen. You can disable this feature though, you just have to use about:config.

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Posted November 26, 2008 by

Firefox 3.1: Automatically Start in Private Browsing Mode

Private Browsing allows you to surf the web without recording a history of the sites visited and without saving any information about the session. If Firefox is to be installed on a public computer, then starting it in Private Browsing mode is a must.

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Posted October 14, 2008 by

Firefox 3.1: How to Enable the TraceMonkey JavaScript Engine

TraceMonkey is the magic pill that makes the new Firefox much quicker. Unfortunately, the beta version has this feature disabled. By changing the value of a couple of configuration settings, you can easily enable TraceMonkey and enjoy its speedy goodness.

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