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  • 21 About:Config Hacks(Tweaks) For Firefox 3BY SANDIP DEDHIA ON JUNE 22, 2008

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    Firefox 3 one of the maximum downloaded opensource browser which has set a Guinness worldrecord. Their were Over 8,000,000 downloads in 24hours!. Along with Firefox 3 Spreadfirefox also gotnew cool look.

    Firefox 3 about:config file is the core configuration file of Firefox. By editing about:configfile we can get amazing hacks for Firefox 3. Firefox allows the users to change manypreferences in the about:config file so its totally ethical to do it.Here is list of 21 Firefox 3hacks & tweaks.

    To get the Firefox 3 configuration file type about:config at address bar.

    Here is List of about:config hacks for Firefox 3

    1) Disable Extension Compatibility Checksextensions.checkCompatibility = Falseextensions.checkUpdateSecurity = False

    2) Location Bar (Set number Auto Complete URL at Address Bar)

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  • layout.spellcheckDefault = 2Change Value from 1 to 2

    6) Disable Blinking Text

    browser.blink_allowed = False

    7) Speed Tweaks

    network.http.pipelining false to ttrruueenetwork.http.pipelining.maxrequests 30 to 88network.http.max-connections 30 to 9966network.http.max-connections-per-server 15 to 3322network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server 6 to 88network.http.pipelining.ssl false to ttrruueenetwork.http.proxy.pipelining false to ttrruuee

    8 ) Disable Annoying Browser Behavior

    dom.disable_window_open_feature.menubardom.disable_window_move_resizedom.disable_window_open_feature.titlebardom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar

    Set all of above to value False

    9) Remove Tab Close Button from all Tab and set A single Close Button at Right

    browser.tabs.closeButtons = 3

    Single Close Button to control all Firefox Opened Tabs. (value should be 3 and not 2Thanks Andreas )

    10) Disabler Browser Toolbar Tip

    browser.chrome.toolbar_tips = False

    11) Show More Tabs on Single Firefox Window before Scrolling

    browser.tabs.tabMinWidth = 75

    Setting lesser value with reduce Tab width

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  • 12) Past Copy Content with Middlemouse Click

    middlemouse.paste = True

    13) Scroll webpage in One Go

    mousewheel.withaltkey.action=1

    14) Disable Delay Time While Installing Firefox Add-on

    security.dialog_enable_delay = 0

    (Zero is number of seconds Firefox should wait while installing Add-on)

    15) Increase History Undo Close Tab Limit ( Recently Closed Tabs )

    browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo=15

    By default you can undo 10 recently closed tabs inorder to increase your history closedtabs. Change number 13 to as per your choice.

    16) Open Firefox Default Search Bar Result in New Tab

    browser.search.openintab=True

    17) Right Click View Source in Your Favorite Editor

    view_source.editor.external=Trueview_source.editor.path= Path of Editor

    (e.g. path C:\Program Files\npp.4.8.2.bin\notepad++.exe)

    18) Enable/Disable Single Click to Select Whole URL in Address bar

    To Enable Single Click Select URL of address bar use the below about:config Tweak

    browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll = True

    To disable Single Click Select

    browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll = False

    19) Emule/ed2k link association (Linux users)

    network.protocol-handler.app.ed2k= /usr/bin/ed2k

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  • network.protocol-handler.external.ed2k = true

    20) Fast Scrolling Across Tabs

    toolkit.scrollbox.scrollIncrement =75

    ( 75 is number of pixels to scroll at a time when scrolling the tab strips scrollbox. (Default:20)

    21) Auto Complete URL while You type at address Bar

    browser.urlbar.autoFill=True

    Many of above about:config hacks are available in Older Firefox Version, at the end ifsome thing goes wrong then feel free to restore your about:config to older setting see thebelow image of how to restore about:config

    Hope you guys like this Firefox 3 hacks, If you have any tips or hacks related to Firefox 3about:config, hacks, tweaks do let me know I will include it in above list.

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    Sandip DedhiaSandip Dedhia is the founder of Blogsdna.com, he loves to write ontechnology, gadgets & web services. At Blogsdna you can read hisWindows tutorials, free and useful software related articles. He is ontwitter too @sandipnd View author profile

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    Heylo 3 years agoyou promised to firefox that you are going to be careful... now you shouldbe punished...

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    bootnecksbs 7 years agoHave tried to reset about:config using suggested restore about:config but Iam taken to Google!!! I hope I haven't messed-up my FF3 by making allthe above changes.

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    chaim 7 years agoWhat is the difference if browser.urlbar.autoFill is on or not?

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    Sandip 7 years ago@Andreas Thanks for notifying That mistake.

    @abhishek Thanks for Stumble, Tweaking Daily32 Theme isn't difficult.Incase you need this modified theme let me know.its just simple font andheader changes.

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    youssef mohamed 2 years agothank you=like

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