One of my favorite features inside of Firefox is the find toolbar. Just by hitting Ctrl and F at the same time unlocks an ability to find anything one a Web page no matter where it might try to hide. Sure, other browsers have done the find bar before, but none are as good in my opinion.
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Want to tweak on your tabs? No I am not talking about doing anything filthy with your browser, I just want to share with you a great guide I found on and out getting the most out of customizing your tabs inside of Firefox 2.
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.
Am I the only person out there that has not ever really noticed a big speed increase when using Fasterfox? The newest version of the extension is out, and it now works with Firefox 2. If you can, leave me a comment if you have really noticed a difference using this extension – because I am confused why I have not.
Fasterfox allows you to tweak many network and rendering settings such as simultaneous connections, pipelining, cache, DNS cache, and initial paint delay.
Dynamic speed increases can be obtained with the unique prefetching mechanism, which recycles idle bandwidth by silently loading and caching all of the links on the page you are browsing.
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.
Do you need a general tweak and usability guide for the new Firefox 2 browser? Well I would argue that not too much has changed, but having a handy reference is never a bad thing. The folks over at TweakGuides.com have written up a pretty long and in-depth helper for the newest member of the Mozilla family.
Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox for short, is just a free Internet browser. It’s not a cure for cancer. It doesn’t wash your car or make you a frothy coffee. So why all the fuss and hype over Firefox? In a nutshell, the reason is simple: Firefox is a true open source competitor to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
Are you upset with the way Digg looks now at version 3? Well, with a little scripting and some CSS skills you can roll yourself back to a more pleasing version. Personally I like the new look, but I have seen others that do not. Here is the fix for your problem.
Sure we all love Google.com, but wouldn’t it be better with a tweak here and there?
+ Google Thumbnails
This adds screenshot thumbnails to google search results.
+ Google Results Counter
This script adds an ordinal number at the left side of each search result on Google results pages.
To use any of these useful scripts, you will have to have the Greasemonkey Firefox extension installed.
Need Help? Be sure to check out the Beginner’s Guide to Greasemonkey!
Now this tip is an old one, but a good one. Do you want to open up multiple start pages when you launch Firefox? Personally I like to open Hosting Hoopla and Yahoo! Mail. All you need to do to get this done is add a pipe “|” between the URLs in the options menu. To get a better idea of what I am talking about, click the image on your right.
This can save you loads of time in the morning when you want to check up on all the latest from your favorite Web sites.
Do you often find yourself becoming frustrated at Web sites when they will not remember your passwords? The folks over at Cybernet News must feel that way as well. They have offered up a solution in the form of a bookmarklet. That is right, no extension needed for this fix.