Settings, plugins, etc.
If you are looking for a specific type of result, like a bookmark or tag, you can speed up the process of finding it by typing in special characters after each search term in the location bar separated by spaces:
If you have a broadband connection (and most of us do), you can use pipelining to speed up your page loads. This allows Firefox to load multiple things on a page at once, instead of one at a time (by default, it's optimized for dialup connections). Here's how:
Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Type "network.http" in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
network.http.pipelining.maxrequeststo a number like 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at once.
nglayout.initialpaint.delayand set its value to
0. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.
Bring-up previews of all open tabs to select.
When you press
Ctrl-Tab a preview of thumbnails will open as long as you hold the
Ctrl key. While holding the
Ctrl key, tap the
Tab key to move between previews. Release the
Ctrl key to go to the current highlighted preview.
Does closing the last tab close the window?
Researching (8/22/2017): how to stop zooming while page is loading on scroll wheel action…
Original Setting: mousewheel.with_control.action;3
Disable Setting: mousewheel.with_control.action;0
Saving, exporting and/or transferring data/files.
Most of your important items can be found in your user profile directory.
The files are located in:
The above directory can be found quickly by clicking:
Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Folder and clicking the Open Folder button.
Note: this changes slightly between versions, but is close enough you should be able to figure it out.
OR you can type
about:support in the location bar.
To "export" saved logon information requires copying two files:
You have to manually hunt-down the above files, and copy to a safe place.
To "import" password/logon data, there's a nice, convenient button in your Tools → Options → Saved Logins" dialog.
Can you guess which file in your profile directory contains your user preferences?
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