Config Area of Firefox

Want to know a little more about some of the “hidden” parts of Firefox’s configuration? Well, over at JiggedyJoo (I just typing that) they have gone through just about all of them very quickly. This would be a good spot for a beginner to learn about such things as “about:config”.

Quite a few people know about the about:config page of Firefox, but there are more options than that under the hood of everyone’s favorite browser.

To peruse the contents of the cache, you can enter about:cache into the address bar, hit and look through. This has the advantages of being able to look at content stored locally, great if the connection breaks, or if the material on the site gets taken down / removed.

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Stop Automatic Image Resizing

Alright, so it is not the biggest Firefox annoyance, I will give you that. Sometimes though I don’t want to have my photos resized to fit inside of the browser window. Call me crazy, but I think it distorts the picture in most cases and I still have to end up resizing it to full view to fully enjoy it. Well here is how you can get rid of that auto resizing “feature” in Firefox.

First thing you need to do is type in about:config inside of your address bar. Once you have made it there, you need to look for:

browser.enable_automatic_image_resizing

If you can’t find it, just enter that into your filter box and you should be good to go. Now here is where the magic happens! Double click that entry in about:config to set it to false. Now every time you see a picture on the Web you will be enjoying it in full view. No more resizing for you!

Extension List Dumper

You are on your favorite set of forums on the Web and everybody is sharing their favorite Firefox extensions. Being the Firefox lover you are, you want to join in on the fun. How can you share your full list of extension goodness though without a lot of typing? You need the Extension List Dumper to do all the heavy lifting for you.

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Text Complete

I like being organized and having multiple things available to me at a moment’s notice. When you also add into the equation that I do a lot of tech support, then there is only one extension I should be looking at. The Text Complete Firefox extension makes quick and easy work out of saving text to use at a later time and date.

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Trim Down Firefox

By default, Firefox’s toolbar layout is a little bulky. Time to take it to the gym and get it turned into a sleek mean browsing machine!

Everyone loves Firefox, it’s the browser of browsers. I need not explain why, one would think the reasons for switching were obvious. However, the default interface for it is rather, lets say, bulky. I’m a minimalistic person; I like everything on my computer to be organized and simple. My desktop consists of three icons, my music is located in one folder. In fact, you could say my whole hard drive is like a carefully sorted filing cabinet. It’s not OCD, I hope, I just like it that way.

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About This Site

We all want a way to get more information about the Web sites we know and love, right? Even if you don’t run one yourself, it is always nice to go out and find out something you did not know. That is where the About This Site Firefox extension comes in. It will hand you a plethora of details all in one context menu.

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Google Reader Optimized

If you use either the Greasemonkey or Stylish Firefox extensions, I have the perfect extension for you when it comes to getting a little more browsing room while using Google Reader.

Just load this bad boy up via either one of those extensions and you should be good to go.

So where does it save you the room? Well for the most part it looks like it just cuts off the Google stuff from the top and gives you the “full view” of the reader. This is nice if you just hate seeing that Google Reader logo at the top every time you login.

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Mozilla Winning Anti-Phishing War

It looks like the folks at Mozilla are taking a bite out of crime phishing. Personally I don’t care too much for phish. I am a bigger fan of phicken.

The Washington Post announced today the availability of a new report by consulting firm SmartWare on Firefox 2 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 anti-phishing features comparison. The bottom line: “Firefox 2 Phishing Protection is more effective than the Microsoft Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer 7.” Numbers are shown below and based on 1040 tested known phishing web sites.

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