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Firefox Tuneup

These are moderate touchs that help Firefox functionality towards more advanced usage.

Preferences

These edits are done in the configuration page, type about:config on a new tab/window to get to it.

Save session

browser.startup.page
3

Load all tabs on program start

browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand
false

Open new pages in tabs

middlemouse.openNewWindow
false

Load new tabs in background

browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground
true

Prevent accidental middle-click from opening a new tab

middlemouse.contentLoadURL
false

Enable spell-checking of all entry fields

layout.spellcheckDefault
2

Set DPI

Firefox assumes a DPI of 96 so if your monitor is different it is good to set this to get correct font sizes (the value is the ratio compared to 96 DPI: e.g. 102/96).

layout.css.devPixelsPerPx
X.X

Disable roll-over help text

browser.chrome.toolbar_tips
false

Disable preview on tab re-order

nglayout.enable_drag_images
false

Set mouse scroll speed

mousewheel.default.delta_multiplier_y
250

Define source code viewer

view_source.editor.external
true
view_source.editor.path
/usr/bin/gedit

Font type and size

Many sites define font size depended on CSS values. Using these values can be helpful in define font size: Firefox: Defining font type and size.

Add-ons

Avoid add-ons that are unnecessary; add-ons contribute to the potentiality of creating an un-stable browser experience. These add-ons give nice bonuses and have a good reputation:

  • Adblock Plus – blocks annoying buy keep unobtrusive ads.
  • Clear Fields – adds a clear text button for URL and search text entries.
  • Wired Marker – highlight text on a webpage and remember it.

References and tips

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6 comments on “Firefox Tuneup

  1. Thanks, for the tips :)

    I recently found another nice add-on: TACO – it consists of cca. a hundred opt-out cookies for various sites that profile their visitors for e.g. advertising.

  2. TACO, I like the name, and, yeah, no problem. TACO looks like a good thought, will have to check it out.

  3. I’m sure you wanted to say :

    middlemouse.contentLoadURL false

  4. Yes, I did Colar. Thanks for the heads up.

  5. Thank you for your suggestion of Highlight Focus. I personally do not use many Firefox extensions, but this one certainly deserves to be installed for me. I always loose my damn focus thing and have to hunt for it on the page or reselect it with my mouse when I sit for a moment and try to think about what I want to type/do/browse/etc.

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