6 Cool Firefox Tricks

As all of us know that firefox is the best Browser with lost of awesome extensions and Themes. It ha s lots of features like Live Bookmarks, Pop-up Blocker, Streamlined Interface, Protection from Spyware, Spell Checking, Improved Tabbed Browsing and Open Source, More Secure. Download Firefox free Fom here. But you can enjoy lot of things in Firefox, here are some Tricks that i want to share with you:


1. Tab navigation. Instead of using the mouse to select different tabs that you have open, use the keyboard. Here are the shortcuts:

* Ctrl+Tab (rotate forward among tabs)
* Ctrl+Shft+Tab (rotate to the previous tab)
* Ctrl+1-9 (choose a number to jump to a specific tab)

2. Mouse shortcuts.

* Middle click on link (opens in new tab)
* Shift-scroll down (previous page)
* Shift-scroll up (next page)
* Ctrl-scroll up (decrease text size)
* Ctrl-scroll down (increase text size)
* Middle click on a tab (closes tab)

3. Speed up Firefox. If you have a broadband connection (and most of us do), you can use pipelining to speed up your page loads. This allows Firefox to load multiple things on a page at once, instead of one at a time (by default, it’s optimized for dialup connections). Here’s how:

* Type “about:config� into the address bar and hit return. Type “network.http� in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
* Set “network.http.pipelining� to “true�
* Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining� to “true�
* Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests� to a number like 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at once.
* Also, right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay� and set its value to “0?. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

4. Keyboard shortcuts.

* Spacebar (page down)
* Shift-Spacebar (page up)
* Ctrl+F (find)
* Alt-N (find next)
* Ctrl+D (bookmark page)
* Ctrl+T (new tab)
* Ctrl+K (go to search box)
* Ctrl+L (go to address bar)
* Ctrl+= (increase text size)
* Ctrl+- (decrease text size)
* Ctrl-W (close tab)
* F5 (reload)
* Alt-Home (go to home page)

5. About:config. The true power user’s tool, about.config isn’t something to mess with if you don’t know what a setting does. You can get to the main configuration screen by putting about:config in the browser’s address bar. Clck here for more Mozillazine’s about:config tips and screenshots.

6. Remove the close tab button. Sometime you accidentally click on the close button of Firefox’s tabs? But with this trick you can move them or remove them, again through about:config. Edit the preference for “browser.tabs.closeButtons�.

* 0: Display a close button on the active tab only
* 1:(Default) Display close buttons on all tabs
* 2:Don’t display any close buttons
* 3:Display a single close button at the end of the tab bar (Firefox 1.x behavior)