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More Firefox 3 Hacks & Must Have Add-Ons

Posted by conducivetechnology on July 1, 2008

Previously we covered how you can turn on Firefox’s advanced color profile support through the about:config settings page.  I’m sure you were tempted to take a look at what other “hacks” could be performed.  Here are some more options you may want to play with in the about:config settings page.  Also we have listed our top favorite Firefox 3 updated extensions.

Don’t remember how to get there?  Visit our previous post

  • To auto Complete URL while typing in the address Bar
    browser.urlbar.autoFill=True
  • To set the number of auto complete URL in the address bar
    browser.urlbar.maxRichResults = #
    (# indicates the number of auto complete URLs shown. The default is 12)
  • To disabler Browser Toolbar Tip
    browser.chrome.toolbar_tips = False
  • To paste copied content by clicking the center button on the mouse
    middlemouse.paste = True
  • To disable blinking text
    browser.blink_allowed = False
  • To create a single close button to for all Firefox Opened Tabs
    browser.tabs.closeButtons = 3
  • To increase number of recently closed tabs
    browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo=15
  • Right click view source in your editor
    view_source.editor.external=True
    view_source.editor.path= Path of Editor
  • To enable fast scrolling across tabs
    toolkit.scrollbox.scrollIncrement =75
  • To stop displaying website icon in address bar and on the tabs
    browser.chrome.site_icons = False
  • To enable spell check in text fields
    layout.spellcheckDefault = 2
  • To speed up the browser
    network.http.max-connections 30 to 96
    network.http.max-connections-per-server 15 to 32
    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server 6 to 8
    network.http.pipelining false to true
    network.http.proxy.pipelining false to true
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests 30 to 8
    network.http.pipelining.ssl false to true
    network.http.proxy.pipelining false to true
  • To disable annoying browser behavior
    Change the following values to ‘false’
    dom.disable_window_open_feature.titlebar
    dom.disable_window_open_feature.menubar
    dom.disable_window_move_resize
    dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar
  • To show more tabs on single window
    browser.tabs.tabMinWidth = 75

You can find more technical details about the about:config settings at Mozillazine

MUST HAVE FIREFOX ADD-ONS

Colorful Tabs
Makes Tab Viewing even simpler if that is possible.  Tabs will be displayed in different colors for your viewing pleasure.

Downthemall
One of the greatest download manager extensions available.

Better Gmail 2
Add useful extra features and skins to Gmail, like hierarchical labels, macros, signatures, file attachment icons, and more.

Fastdial
This is one of my favorite features ported over from Opera into Firefox with this great add-on.  Fast access to your favorite sites through thumbnails, like Opera Speed Dial.  Fast Dial replaces “about:blank” page with a panel of thumbnails of your favorite sites. Click on an empty cell, assign a site URL, click OK – a thumbnail will be generated for a site. You can also add sites opened in browser or existing bookmarks by right-clicking them and choosing “Add to Fast Dial” from context menu.

Flagfox
Flagfox shows a flag icon in the status bar indicating the current website’s server location.  Provides quick access to information about the country of origin, as well as the ability to lookup the site’s registrant via Whois.

Flashblock
Never be annoyed by a Flash animation again! Blocks Flash so it won’t get in your way, but if you want to see it, just click on…

Foxmarks
If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you’ll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it will keep your bookmarks synchronized. You can also log in to my.foxmarks.com to manage your bookmarks from any computer.

FoxyTunes
FoxyTunes lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser.

ForcastFox
Highly customizable weather forecasts from AccuWeather.com, displayed in any toolbar or statusbar.

Google Toolbar
Gives you the ability to search Google from a toolbar, access gmail, auto fill forms and several other features.

Greasemonkey
Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript.
Hundreds of scripts, for a wide variety of popular sites, are already available at http://userscripts.org.

Gspace
This extension allows you to use your Gmail Space (4.1 GB and growing) for file storage. It acts as an online drive, so you can upload files from your hard drive and access them from the internet.  It’s great for storing/sharing files with your friends. Also very good to backup photos and music files (as you can view/listen to them from Gspace).

PDF Download
PDF Download relieves the pain experienced when encountering PDF files on the Web. Whenever you click on a PDF file, PDF Download lets you know before trying to open it, and then offers you choices such as downloading, opening, or converting it straight to HTML.

Sxipper
Forget your passwords! Sxipper accurately fills in forms, manages passwords and your OpenIDs.

Webmail Notifier
WebMail Notifier checks your webmail accounts and notifies the number of unread emails…
Supports : gmail, yahoo, hotmail, daum, naver, empas, nate and mor

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