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Firefox tuneup

When I configure Firefox these are the settings that make my Firefox experience better. Preference edits in order of most important top to bottom.

Preferences

Note: These edits are done in the configuration page (typing about:config in a new tab/window).

Save previous session (the “Show my windows and tabs from last time option”):

browser.startup.page
3

Load all saved tabs on program start (Firefox by default loads only tab in focus):

browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand
false

New pages open in tabs:

middlemouse.openNewWindow
false

New tabs load in the background (i.e. Firefox will keep focused on the current tab):

browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground
true

Prevent accidental middle-click opening a new tab (with paste contents):

middlemouse.contentLoadURL
false

Spell check all entry-ables (one line text boxes too):

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 number is calculated by dividing current the DPI by 96 [i.e. 102/96]).

layout.css.devPixelsPerPx
NUM

Disable toolbar info roll-overs

browser.chrome.toolbar_tips
false

Tab re-ordering without preview:

nglayout.enable_drag_images
false

The number of lines to scroll and use smooth scrolling:

mousewheel.default.delta_multiplier_y
250

Default source code viewer:

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

Font Size(s)

I find it best to use the CSS font definition sizes to set the font size. I’ve created a font test that works well for this: Firefox: Defining font type and size.

Add-ons

I tend to avoid add-ons as the can sometimes deter the browser experience and stability. However, I do use these that are largely non-invasive:

Extrenui and Have a Good Day!!!

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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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