Firefox might be your chosen browser for its speed, useful add-ons, and open-source culture, it’s also packed with many useful built-in features.
Here is one of them in which you can open multiple web sites at launch on Firefox.
You know that you can set one home page when browser launch. Now in Firefox you can set multiple websites as home page when Firefox launch. For example you may like Facebbok and Twitter to launch every time you open your browser.
In Firefox, go to Options > General. In the home page field, enter URLs separated by pipes. For example “http://www.facebook.com | http://www.twitter.com | http://….” and so on. Then, hit “OK” and relaunch your browser to see the magic happen. Read more…
The next version of Mozilla’s web browser, Firefox 6, will be officially released on Tuesday, August 16. There are no major UI changes; most of the other changes are under the hood. That’s a welcome upgrade as Firefox 6 is reportedly 20% faster than Firefox 5. Also, while Firefox 6 does offer full screen support, it’s not Lion-native fullscreen support, which is somewhat of a disappointment.
For those of you who don’t want to wait till Tuesday, you can actually download the final release of Firefox 6.0 here from Mozilla’s FTP servers.
Windows/Mac/Linux: Firefox Tab Candy is a new tab management feature for Firefox that organizes tabs into groups to help you keep your tabs grouped by task. Not only does it offer incredibly handy features, but it looks beautiful.
Watch the video down, by Mozilla’s excellent interface designer Aza Raskin, for a quick overview. The idea is sort of like the new app folders in iOS 4, or like a better version of OS X’s Exposé—except for it’s all about your browser tabs. You can drag and drop to re-arrange all your tabs into groups, create new groups by simply dragging a web page outside an existing group and dragging another item on top of it, and name all your groups based on what task they’re related to. Read more…
There are many people out there complaining about the Firefox RAM Memory Bug. Lets get it straight. It’s not a bug. It’s part of the cache feature. This ‘feature’ is how
the pages are cached in a tabbed environment.
To improve performance when navigating (studies show that 39% of all page navigations are renavigations to pages visited less than 10 pages ago, usually using the back button), Firefox implements a Back-Forward cache that retains the rendered document for the last five session history entries for each tab.
This is a lot of data. If you have a lot of tabs, Firefox’s RAM memory usage can climb dramatically. It’s a trade-off. What you get out of it is faster performance as you navigate the web.
Now a lot of us have found the ’secrets’ on how to manipulate settings in “about:config” to drop the memory usage as long as possible and to increase the speed at which Firefox loads sites. Read on to find out how to do this.
Remember: Firefox (download it here
) is the best internet browser available (in my opinion), and these tweaks below will make it even greater and faster. So enjoy! Read more…
You may have installed countless add-on in Firefox to enhance your using experience, but if you want to get the most out of Firefox, you really have to hack your way into the about:config.
The about:config page contains most (if not, all) of Firefox configuration options. It is so far the most effective, and the most powerful way to tweak and enhance your Firefox performance. Here are 28 of the popular tweaks.
Accessing your about:config page
In your Firefox, type about:config in the address bar.
Few days ago Mozilla launched special site where you can find special FireFox addons. Special because they were written in JetPack. It’s a new technology that allows to write FireFox extensions not only in XUL, but in HTML, CSS and AJAX.
Next grat future that developers will find very useful is that new JetPack addons can be debugged using FireBug, without restartin web browser, that is not the case for XUL based extension. Read more…