Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Foxy tips

Here are some tips for Firefox which will make your browsing a little more snappier. For this you have to launch Firefox and type "about:config" in the addressbar which brings you to your personalized configuration list.

  1. Restore your session when you repoen your browser (not when crashed)
    1. browser.startup.page = 3
  2. Address bar auto completion
    1. browser.urlbar.autoFill = true
  3. Disabling IPv6
    1. network.dns.disableIPv6 = true
  4. Download only what your specifically click (by default Firefox downloads links which it thinks you want)
    1. network.prefetch-next = false
  5. Stop that RAM hogging
    1. RAM size 128MB - 512MB : browser.cache.memory.capacity = 5000
    2. RAM size 512MB - 1GB : browser.cache.memory.capacity = 15000
Those are some of the more interesting tips from "about:config".

Here's another extremely cool feature to have. It basically lets you create keywords for sites your frequently visit i.e. g for searching through google or wiki for searching through wikipedia and you can create as many as you wish. I've been using this feature for some time and I hope this benefits someone else out there. So here's how you do it (using google as an example).
  1. Right click on the search box.
  2. Click 'Add a keyword for this search'.
  3. Enter a Name, your desired keyword and a location for your bookmark.
  4. Click OK
And now you're done. Go to your address bar, type in the keyword with your search query and watch as the magic unfolds. Experiment with other sites and see how can make this wonderful feature suit your needs.

Stay foxy ;)...

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