Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Ever feel like tweaking some of the inner workings of Firefox? Now you too can play Dr. Frankenstein with these simple steps.

Step one: Type about:config in the address bar and hit enter

Step two: Make the following modifications to the file by typing in the values on the respective fields to get the desired result (feel free to experiment)

1. To enable/disable Single Click Select URL of address bar browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll = True browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll = False

2. To auto Complete URL while typing in the address Bar browser.urlbar.autoFill=True

3. 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)

4. To disabler Browser Toolbar Tipbrowser.chrome.toolbar_tips = False

5. To paste copied content by clicking the center button on the mousemiddlemouse.paste = True

6. To disable blinking textbrowser.blink_allowed = False

7. To create a single close button to for all Firefox Opened Tabs.browser.tabs.closeButtons = 3

8. To increase number of recently closed tabs.browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo=15

9. Right click view source in your editorview_source.editor.external=Trueview_source.editor.path= Path of Editor

10. To enable fast scrolling across tabstoolkit.scrollbox.scrollIncrement =75

11. To stop displaying website icon in address bar and on the tabsbrowser.chrome.site_icons = False

12. To enable spell check in text fieldslayout.spellcheckDefault = 2

13. 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

14. To disable annoying browser behavior
Change the followowing values to 'false'dom.disable_window_open_feature.titlebar dom.disable_window_open_feature.menubar dom.disable_window_move_resizedom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar

15. To show more tabs on single windowbrowser.tabs.tabMinWidth = 75

16. To display search results in new tabbrowser.search.openintab=True.

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