Tag Archives | firefox-2

Q and A With Mozilla Folks

Over at Slashdot they have an interview with Chris Beard of Mozilla. Out of all the Firefox 2 hype interviews and articles, this one might be one of the best. Here is just one example:

How was the cake from MS?

Chris: It was a nice surprise actually, and we think it’s great that Microsoft is taking an interest in browser development again. Of course there wasn’t nearly enough of it to go around since there are thousands of people worldwide working together to make Firefox possible, but those of us at the Mountain View office made sure to enjoy it for everybody :) .

+ Read the Entire Interview With Chris Beard of Firefox!

Users Guide to the Firefox 2

Another great Firefox 2 guide has been released. This time around Kyle’s Cove gives you the best rundown about the newest member of the Mozilla family.

An overwhelming share of the web browser market has been held by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for close to a decade now, but for the past two years their market share has been steadily declining in favor of the upstart web browser Firefox. This guide is designed to give you everything you need to know to get the most out of the Firefox 2.0 web browser.

+ Check Out the Firefox 2 Users Guide!

Change Tab Close Buttons

Firefox 2 handles closing tabs a little differently than the old 1.5 version of Firefox does. With Firefox 2 you are given a close “x” on each tab – instead of having it all the way over at the right hand side of the browser. If this really bugs you or you want to edit around with it – I have found the perfect tweak for you.

+ Change the Tab Close Buttons!

Shrink Your Toolbar Area

Want to have more room for browsing, and less for all those extensions and toolbars you have been installing for Firefox? Here is a good start at getting your browser a little neater.

You’re a power web surfer, so of course you use Firefox. But while the Firefox team has done a great job of creating an interface that accommodates most web surfers, you’re not most surfers. There are bunch of unnecessary buttons, menus and doodads in the Firefox control area (the “chrome”) that you don’t need, taking up space you could be using to see and do more with your web pages and tabs.

+ Read More About Consolidating Firefox’s Chrome!

Top Firefox 2 Tweaks

Want to tweak Firefox 2 and make it your own? Now you could search here and there for everything you need – or you could find it all at the same spot. Here is a great guide when it comes to jumping in Firefox 2 and making it your own.

The Firefox homepage calls the web browser “fully customizable to your online life,” and that’s not just marketing claptrap. Beyond the extensive options available in its menus and dialogs, there’s a lengthy set of advanced Firefox preferences that can customize the browser to your specific needs. Sure, your brother-in-law’s not likely to edit Firefox’s default configuration, but you? You’re a power surfer and you want your web browser your way.

+ Read More About Firefox 2 Tweaks!

Firefox 2 Tweaks

I have only seen a handful of Firefox 2 tweak guides, but I have a feeling over time there might be more. One that caught my eye as I was going through my feeds this morning was CyberNet’s Updated Guide On Firefox 2 Tweaks. The folks over at CyberNet have pretty much covered all the well known tweaks as well as a few I had not seen before. If you want to do a little more customization to your Firefox browser, it is worth checking out.

Remove Firefox 2 Go Button

There is nothing wrong with the Go button and there is nothing wrong with those who like it. Hey, if I had a reason to use it – I would. Thankfully though, I have an enter key, which in turn does pretty much the same thing. Banish the Go button from your installation of Firefox 2!

What do you need to do? Well just type “about:config” and scroll down till you see this:

browser.urlbar.hideGoButton

Then change it from false to true. That’s right, get Firefox your way with just a few clicks.

Planet Mir

Here is another theme ready for Firefox 2! Planet Mir looks more like the traditional Firefox 1.5 theme, but it has a few new quirks and styles that makes it fit in perfectly with the new Firefox 2 features. If the goal of the theme was to go for a cleaner, crisper looking theme than the default theme for Firefox – I think they did it.

+ Download the Planet Mir Theme for Firefox!

Update! Looks like I goofed, because Planet Mir isn’t exactly ready for Firefox 2 just yet. Hopefully it will be soon though, because it is a great minimalistic theme!