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Find Your Firefox Profile Folder!

Navigate to your Firefox Profile Folder

Every so often, you might need to find your Firefox profile folder to do some tweaking or maintenance of your own.  In the past, this has lead to diving through your operating system’s folders and after twenty clicks, finding the information you need.  Since Firefox 3.6 there is a much easier way to open your profile folder, with no additional extensions installed.

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Bring KDE Style to Firefox

Oxygen KDE Theme for Firefox

Want to bring the clean and classic look of the KDE graphical desktop environment to Firefox?  The Oxygen KDE theme for Firefox does it with style.  Giving you an alternative modern theme to browse the web in, this theme for Firefox is sure to become a favorite.

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Firefox’s Navigation Bar Keyboard Combo Cheat Sheet (for Linux)

180px-TuxOut of user demand, I have decided to re-visit the Firefox navigation bar keyboard combo cheat sheet for some of the other operating systems out there.  Here are all the keyboard shortcuts for the standard navigation bar for the various Linux distros out there.  Hopefully all the most useful ones have made it onto the list, but if there is one I missed, please feel free to add it to the comments.

Navigation Bar Keyboard Shortcuts

Choose Your OS: Windows | Linux | Mac OS

back Alt + Left Arrow or Ctrl + [ = Go Back a Page

forward Alt + Right Arrow or Ctrl + ] = Go Forward a Page

home Alt + Home = Go to your Homepage

reload F5 or Ctrl + R = Reload a Page

stop Esc = Stop a Page from Loading

print Ctrl + P = Bring up the Print Options

downloads Ctrl + Y = Launch the Download Window

history Ctrl + H = Open Your History in the Sidebar

bookmarks Ctrl + B = Open Your Bookmarks in the Sidebar

new-tab Ctrl + T = New Tab

new-window Ctrl + N = New Browser Window

cut Ctrl + X = Cut

copy Ctrl + C = Copy

paste Ctrl + V = Paste

As a bonus, here are a few of my other favorite keyboard combos that you might want to memorize.

  • Ctrl + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + R = Reload the Page (overriding the cache)
  • Ctrl + F = Find (then use F3 to find again)
  • Alt + (1-8) = Select a Specific Tab (if you have eight or less open)

Have a favorite that didn’t make it onto the list?  Leave a comment and share it with the rest of us.

Firefox in Wine Faster Than Native

Firefox Linux/Wine Benchmarks For those of you out there that love to learn more about stats in the browser wars – here is a great post that may interest you. 

After some benchmarking, it appears Firefox running in Wine is faster than the native Firefox install.  To get even more geeky, they took Windows Firefox and then, “ran it on Fedora Linux using Wine 1.1.12 as provided by Fedora”.

Now how could this happen?  It seems like the most popular argument is that video driver support is not as good on Linux (in comparison with Windows).  You can check out the details here:

Check out the full results and let me know what you think!

Camifox Theme for Firefox Rocks!

As soon as I say I like this theme, somebody is going to pop out of the wood work and say how awful my choice in themes really is.  To keep those people at bay I will only say… oh forget them.  Camifox is a unique new look for Firefox, yet doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel.

Here is a little more about the theme from the designer:

Firefox 3, in living color. Camifox replaces Firefox’s monolithic toolbar buttons on Mac OS X (and the icons on Windows and Linux) with the bright, colorful icons from the Mozilla Camino browser, and it also makes the tab bar easier to read with higher contrast.

How does it look?  Camifox, if I dare to say is a great looking theme in my opinion.  Here is how it looks on Mac, Vista, XP and Linux:

Camifox on Vista Camifox on LinuxCamifox on Mac Camifox on Vista

You can pick Camifox up for yourself on the Firefox Add-ons web site.  How do you feel about it, love it or hate it? (Having Problems?  Try the Alternative Download Link!)

Where is my Firefox Profile Folder?

This is a question we get time and time again, so I thought I would post the full listing for where your profile folder is for Mozilla Firefox based on your operating system of choice…

Windows 95 (without Desktop Update)
C:WindowsMozilla

Windows 95 (with Desktop Update)/98/Me
C:WindowsApplication DataMozilla

C:WindowsProfiles<Windows login/user name>Application DataMozilla

Windows NT 4.x
C:WinntProfiles<Windows login/user name>Application DataMozilla

Windows 2000 and XP
C:Documents and Settings<Windows login/user name>Application DataMozilla

Windows Vista
C:Users<Windows login/user name>AppDataRoamingMozilla

Unix
~/.mozilla/

Mac OS X
~/Library/Mozilla/

~/Library/Application Support/

Looking for an easier way to access your profile folder?  You can do so right from the menu bar, if you know where to look for it.  Make sure you check out this tutorial for an even easier way to find your profile folder:

Find Your Firefox Profile Folder, The Easy Way!

Hope that helps you locate your Firefox profile folder.  If there is a location I missed, be sure to let me know and I will get it added.

Ubuntu Doesn’t Follow Debian

It seems like the Debian folks aren’t starting any sort of trend when it comes to not using the Firefox name.

While the Debian community has decided that Mozilla’s restrictions on its logo and name are unacceptable for its free software community, Mark Shuttleworth — founder of Ubuntu and its commercial brother Canonical Ltd. — doesn’t see it that way.

To keep a long story short, Ubuntu keeps the Firefox name and logo.

Swiftfox Experience

For those of you who don’t know, Swiftfox is an optimized build of Mozilla Firefox. Swiftfox has builds for both AMD and Intel processors. The 1.5.0.6 release is based on Firefox 1.5.0.6. Here is just one person’s story on using it.

When I first tried Firefox on Linux, I thought to myself “Things simply don’t get better than this”. I had never used a quicker browser; it seemed to be making the most of my broadband connection. Never before had the internet seemed so accessible.

+ Read More About the Swiftfox Experience!
+ Go Download Swiftfox for Yourself!