Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Mozilla Firefox Tips And Tricks



Firefox Tips And Tricks
Mozilla Firefox is one of the best open source browsers. To use Mozilla Firefox more efficiently here are some useful tips.
1. Keyboard Short Cuts:

• Reload->F5
• Find ->Ctrl+F
• New tab -> Ctrl+T
• Increase text size->Ctrl+=
• Decrease text size->Ctrl+-
• Go to address bar->Ctrl+L OR Alt+d
• Go to search box->Ctrl+K
• Bookmark page->Ctrl+D
 • Go to home page->Alt-Home
• Close current tab->Ctrl-W
• page up->Shift Spacebar
• page down->Space bar
• find next->Alt-N
• when it is a .net domain->Shift+Enter
• when it is a .org domain->Ctrl+Shift+Enter

2. Mouse Short Cuts:

• To open in new tab->Middle click on link
• To close a tab->Middle click on a tab
• To Increase page size->Ctrl-scroll down
• To Decrease page size->Ctrl-scroll up
• To go to Previous page->Shift-scroll down
• To go to Next page->Shift-scroll up

Other Tips and Tricks:

1. To Speed up Mozilla Firefox:

Type about:config in the address bar and hit Enter button, it will show you message “This might void your warranty!” Click on the button: I’ll be careful, I promise! then in the filter field type network.http , and change the following settings (Double-click on them to change them)

change network.http.pipelining and network.http.proxy.pipelining to true

Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to a number like 8.

Now, right-click and select New -> Integer.

Name itnglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to zero.

This is the time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

2. Handling Multiple Tabs with Keyboard:

Mozilla Firefox provides feature that you can handle multiple tabs by keyboard. Here are some tips to use multiple tabs by using keyboard.

Ctrl+Tab ->Rotate forward among tabs)

Ctrl+Shft+Tab -> Rotate to the previous tab)

Ctrl+1-9->Jump to a specific tab

3. Changing the behaviour of close button:

Sometimes by mistake you click on close button . Here is a trick to remove or close tab button.In the address bar Type about:config and press Enter button, then in filter field search for browser.tabs.closeButton. When you find it double-click on the given result. This inturn will show you a prompt with default value 1. Change the value to different values for different behaviours.

Enter 0 ->displays close button on the active tab only.
Enter 1 -> displays close button to all tabs.
Enter 2 ->avoids displaying any close buttons.
Enter 3 ->displays single close button at the end of the tab bar.

4. Opening multiple websites when you start Firefox:

In menu bar, click on ‘Tools’ option. Then click on ‘Options’ button .
Open multiple websites in Firefox

Under main tab, Look for ’startup’. Then type the website address/URL in ‘Homepage’ box separated by | symbol.

For example, if you want to open Google and Yahoo at the same time, then type – www.google.com | www.yahoo.com in Homepage box. Then Restart Firefox and you will see Firefox loading all 3 websites.

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