The ‘Mozilla Firefox’ Archives
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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Posted October 5, 2008 by

Firefox 3: Disable Installation Delay of Extensions

If you install Firefox extensions (and who doesn’t?), then you are very familiar with the ghosted Install button with the countdown that requires your to wait for it to say Install Now. You can disable this and have immediate access to the Install Now button by altering the default configuration of your Firefox browser.

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Posted June 30, 2008 by

Firefox 3: Access Your Gmail Inbox from the Bookmarks Toolbar via Live Bookmarks

Use Firefox’ 3’s Live Bookmarks and the RSS feed for your Gmail Inbox to get easy access to your incoming email from the Bookmarks Toolbar.

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Posted June 30, 2008 by

Firefox 3: Allow Windows to Swap Memory When Application is Minimized

If you keep having problems with Firefox eating up too much memory, you can add a preference that will allow Windows to swap out memory when the application is minimized.

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Posted June 30, 2008 by

Firefox 3: Change the Automatic Update Rate of Live Bookmarks

By default, Firefox reloads Live Bookmarks every 60 minutes. If this is not frequent enough for your needs, you can change the update rate by adding an unlisted preference to about:config.

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Posted June 24, 2008 by

Firefox 3: Honor System Settings for Anti-Aliasing Smaller Text (OS X only)

By default, Firefox 3 uses anti-aliasing on all rendered text, regardless of the text size. However, you may want Firefox to follow the OS X system preference of turning off the anti-aliasing of smaller sized text to improve how it is displayed on your screen.

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Posted June 24, 2008 by

Firefox 3: Shrink the Over-sized Back Button

One thing I dislike about Firefox 3 is that the specialized themes for Windows XP and Vista both leave you with a Back button that is out of proportion with the other buttons on the toolbar. You can tame the oversized button by following this Tech-Recipe.

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