Useful Firefox tips and tricks
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Firefox is one of the most popular web browser in world today. It's not just because of the fact that it's open source and free to download and use but also its a great piece of software that enhances your web surfing experience. Its not only fast as compared to its competitors but also it has tons of add-ons, plug-ins and other customizable options that makes it the favourite of many. In this article, we will focus some of the useful tips and tricks of Firefox that can make your web surfing experience better.
Firefox tips and tricks
1. Get more web page space by making the icons smaller.
Even if you are using a minimum set of bars at the head of Firefox browser, still you can increase the web page area by making the icon size smaller.
Here is what you have to do :
Go to view
A customization Toolbar will open up. Click the Use Small Icons button
2. Increase/Decrease the size of text using ctrl+ and ctrl- key combinations.
While surfing a web page, if you press the ctrl+ key combination, the size of the text at that web page becomes larger and when ctrl- is pressed, the size decreases.
A web page :
So we see that the text size increased.
Now press ctrl- once.
So we see that the size of the text decreased.
3. Keep the close button only on active tab.
Have you ever accidentally clicked the close button of a tab while switching tabs? If yes, then follow this trick to avoid this kind of accidental clicks on close button.
Go to about:config
Search for the item brow
Now double click on this field and change its value to 0
Observe that the close button appear only on the active tab now.
So this way you can customize the display of close buttons on tabs.
Firefox provides the ability to save a book mark with just one click.
Click the star icon on the right hand side of location bar.
This will book mark the current page in 'Unsorted bookmarks'.
Now, Click on the star again and you will get a window where you can do further settings for this book mark.
So this way bookmarks can be done easily.
5. Have a search short cut
This is an extremely useful feature where-in any search box can be accessed through a Keyword followed by the search string.
Go to any search box(like google search box)
Right click and select the "Add a Keyword for this Search.."
Write the keyword
Now go to location bar and write the keyword followed by a search string
So you see that without opening the google home page a search was done through the keyword.
6. Some other useful keyboard short-cuts
These are few of the Firefox short cuts that I use.
I would appreciate If you share other short cuts that you use.