Reading my RSS I find an interesting article in Engadget where they show us 10 tricks or functionalities that we can activate in Firefox from the about: config. In this case I put the ones that I found most interesting:
Show thumbnails with Ctrl + Tab:
It has been something very similar to what we have on our desktop when we use the keys Alt + Tab. To activate it we change the value
Show / hide buttons to close tabs:
I close my tabs by pressing the mouse scroll, so I don't need to have close buttons on the tabs, or at least not on all of them. Accessing the parameter
browser.tabs.closeButtons and changing the values we can have the following values:
- 0 (shows the close button only on the active tab).
- 1 (by default, it shows the close button in all).
- 2 (does not show the button in any tab).
- 4 (shows a single button at the bottom of the tabs).
Avoid going back with the backspace key:
We already saw this trick in FromLinux, But doing just the opposite. If we want to put everything by default we can deactivate it by changing the parameter
Show "http: //" in all directions:
Well, if you want to see the http: // again in the address bar, you just have to put the parameter
Disable timeout before installing a plugin:
Every time we want to install a new add-on, it shows us by default a countdown before we can click the "Install" button. We can change this by putting the parameter
security.dialog_enable_delay in 0.
Enable "Save and close" when closing Firefox:
Actually when we close Firefox with open tabs, we can reopen them if we put in the URL bar
about:home and click on the button: Restore previous session, or something like that. However, if you want to make sure that Firefox saves what we have open, we change the parameter
Show search results in a new tab:
To do this we change the parameter
You can see other tricks in the original article of Engadget.