Search from address bar in Firefox

Posted on May 7, 2009. Filed under: Connect, Tips & Tricks | Tags: , , , , , , |

Is your Firefox looking bulky? [right click on menubar] > ‘Customize…’. Move all necessary buttons from Navigation toolbar to main menu bar. Remove unnecessary buttons. Remove the dedicated Google search box also. Move the address bar from Navigation bar to main menu bar. Now, un-check View > Toolbars > Navigation Toolbar. Thus, all the buttons and address bar is on main menu bar. And there is no navigation bar. Now you have more client area in Firefox.

The Firefox address bar accepts search queries like in Google Chrome, but the results you get is the result of ‘im feeling lucky’ from Google. I never use that button from Google. You can change ‘im feeling lucky’ to normal Google search results page.

Here is how to do it.

  • In address bar type in about:config.
  • Type in keyword in the filter box.
  • Double click on the item Keyword.URL.
  • In the dialog box, change the string to ‘http://www.google.com.my/search?q=
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Personal Firefox

Posted on October 29, 2008. Filed under: Connect, Tips & Tricks | Tags: , , |

I have wondered how to use “remember me on this computer” or “keep me signed in” in Firefox on a shared computer, like a home PC, without compromising my privacy.

And solution is not that obvious. Because, the ability to create and manage personal browsing profiles is not there in Firefox menus and options. But there is a way.

Mozilla explains how in the pages linked below.

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Profiles

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles

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Speed up Firefox

Posted on October 29, 2008. Filed under: Connect, Tips & Tricks | Tags: , , , , |

Ive been wondering what to post today. I remembered a tweak that i have been using since the day i came to know about Firefox(and that’s a long time ago). Here i will share it with you.

In the address bar, type in about:config and press enter.

You will find a long list of entries whose values can be modified by the user. Double clicking an entry brings up a dialog box for the user to input a custom value. If the entry is a Boolean(true or false) entry, double clicking toggles the current value.

Now find the entries specified in bold below and modify its’ values to tweak your browser.

  • set network.http.pipelining to true
  • set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true
  • set network.http.maxrequests to, say, 30
  • set network.http.request.max-start-delay to 0
  • Right-click anywhere and from the menu select New > Integer. Then enter the name nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set the value as 0.

Now close all instances of Firefox, and restart it. And enjoy a new turbo-charged Firefox.

Note to all Non-Firefox readers: The greatest tweak to your Internet browsing is to use Mozilla Firefox

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