One thing that sort of bugs me about Firefox is there is no real way to tell the difference between your active tab and your non-active tabs, other than a slight change in the background color. The User Style, FF3+ Increase active tab minimum width, will allow you to increase the minimum width of the active tab to make it stand out a little more.
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One of the biggest complaints I have read about Firefox 4 is that Mozilla has eliminated the status bar we have all grown to be accustom to. However, just to prove that Mozilla does listen to the fans – they have given us a replacement, sort of. The status bar might be gone – but now we have the add-on bar.
Need to tweak the Google search interface, and make it look the way you want it to look? Maybe you want a few more columns of results? Maybe you don’t like the related searches? One great tool to use to tweak your Google search interface is GoogleMonkeyR. This user script written for the Greasemonkey add-on will have you tweaking Google in just a few clicks.
Tabs are a feature in Firefox we all take for granted some times. It has become so normal for us to uses them, they just don’t seem that exciting anymore. Well, if you feel like your tab bar has lost some of it’s specialness – be sure to check out these ten terrific tab tweaking tips.
Want to make your misspelled words stand out a ‘bit more when composing a message in Firefox? It is easy to do with this quick about:config tweak. You can select no highlighting, a dotted line, long dots, a single straight line, a double underline or the default squiggly line.
Here is how you can make your spelling mistakes stand out more in Firefox.
Ever needed to see your Firefox status bar when browsing in full screen mode (you can get into full screen mode by hitting the F11 key on your keyboard). If you answered, “Yes, tell me more!” do I ever have that add-on of your dreams.
Simply called Full Screen Status Bar, this add-on for Firefox shows the status bar in full screen mode. It is a very simple tweak that should make many full screen web browser users very happy.
Pick it up for yourself, and give it a shot at the Mozilla add-ons web site.
There are many ways you can customize Firefox to make it fit your personal needs. Don’t like the fact that the tabs are just a little rounded, and wish they were more rounded? No need to try to find a theme that fits your needs. I have for you, four ways to round off your tabs in Firefox using the Stylish extension. You can round off all tabs, one tab corner, just the selected tab or forget about all this rounded stuff and make them all square.
Want to make all of your tabs more rounded inside of Firefox? This user style will help you get that look and feel inside of Firefox.
If you are not that crazy about the idea of having too many rounded edges, you could just round the upper-right of the tab, if needed.
Now, if you have absolute distain for the idea of rounding off your tabs, I have a user style for you too. With this one, you can make the tabs less rounded, and more square.
Last, but not least, you could also decide to round off only the selected tab. The reason for doing this is to help visually make it different from the others so that you can pick it out from the crowd of tabs in your tab toolbar.
You now have more than a few ways to make your tabs stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Seems like a few people thought I forgot a few favorite extensions with the 25 Tweaks for Your Firefox Status Bar. So, I thought why not revisit the idea and toss in some of the suggestions I received from all of you.
Flagfox – displays a country flag depicting the location of the current web site’s server
PingPong – start up a game of pong, anytime you feel the urge
FoxyMeter – how far have you surfed?
GA? – Is Google Analytics Installed – checks to see if Google Analytics is installed on any given page
Cookie Monster – gives you easy access to how cookies are used in your browser
infoRSS – displays RSS, Atom, parsed HTML and NNTP feed in a scrolling area in the status bar
Server Spy – indicates what brand of HTTP server (e.g. Apache, IIS, etc.) runs on the visited sites
Status-bar Scientific Calculator – a calculator that is very scientific!
Html Validator – adds HTML validation inside Firefox
Browse Images – browses all linked images of a page one after another or at once
MoneyQuake – displays your real-time earning statistics
whos.amung.us Users Online Counter – shows how many people are currently on your web site in accordance with the whos.amung.us widget
Converter – contextual unit and time zone conversion on any web page
QuickPageZoom – another quick page zoom add-on for the status bar
PhishTank SiteChecker – gives Firefox users a way to bring the community judgment of PhishTank
Forecastfox - get international weather forecasts from AccuWeather.com, and display it in any toolbar or statusbar
NoScript – allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and clickjacking attacks
Download Statusbar – view and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar – without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing
FoxyTunes – lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser
Stylish – customize the look of the application and of web sites with Stylish, a user styles manager
Gmail Manager – allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications
Turn it Off? – The last would be to turn the status bar off. To do so, go to View (in the menu bar) and then click on Status Bar. Doing so will turn it off. Repeat the same steps to turn it back on. So now, after doing 50 tips to tweak your status bar – which did I miss?
More of a pain than a savior, the toolbar the toolbar tip floating boxes of help and information in Firefox tend to hurt me more than help me. Yes, I know the reload button allows me to reload the current page, I got it!
If you want to disable this feature, follow these steps:
Step 1: In your address bar, type in about:config
Step 2: If given a warning, tell Firefox you promise to be nice. Now type this into your Filter search box at the top:
Step 3: Now only one result should be showing up. Right-click where it says “browser.chrome.toolbar_tips” and select “Toggle”. You want to turn this from True to False. (If you want them back, just toggle it again to turn this feature back on). Now you can go ahead and get back to your browsing.
There you have it, no more annoying popup tips coming your way getting in the way of your browser thanks to our good ol’ buddy, about:config.
Gotten use to the AwesomeBar yet? This is the new stylish name for the Firefox 3 address bar. Any ol’ browser can have an “address bar” only one can be awesome though. Here are a few tips and tweaks you can do to make your awesome bar even more awesome…er?
Hide Unvisited – You too can hide pages (bookmarks) that you haven’t visited (since deleting or clearing history) from showing in the AwesomeBar.
Enter Selects – This Extension allows you to press enter in the AwesomeBar to select the first result (without pressing down).
Hidden Places – Stop URLs from specified domains being added to places and the AwesomeBar.
Edit Middle – Show AwesomeBar results when editing in the middle (not just at the end).
For a bonus tip, be sure to head over to Mozilla Links. Over there they have nine more configuration tweaks you can do to configure you AwesomeBar till you get it just the way you want it.
- My Initial Firefox 4 Thoughts Jan/18
- RSS Feed Change, Please Read! Nov/05
- Goodbye Status Bar, Hello Add-on Bar Jan/19
- Optimized Firefox for Windows? Oct/20
- RIP Xmarks Sep/28
- Rapportive May/17
- YSlow May/15
- Self-Destructing Cookies May/14
- RequestPolicy May/10
- Tube Enhancer Plus May/09