Help Using Tor and Privoxy in Firefox

So you want to keep your browsing a little more secret and secure? Then I have the tutorial you need to check out and read for yourself.

Tor(The Onion Router) is a tool set to improve your anonymity online. My main purpose here, is to surf websites that are banned by my ISP, or websites that banned my ISP. Its concept might sound a lot complicated, but getting it to work was just easy on my Debian box.

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Drag Links to Tab Bar

Need another way to open your links? Sure you could left click on them or right click on them via your mouse. You can even middle click on them to open them in a new tab. Did you know though that you can left click on them – hold down the mouse button and release it on the tab bar? This will open the new link up there as well. Give it a shot next time you need to open up a link.

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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