March 15, 2005 11:07 PM
Firefox is becoming a truly popular browser. Below are some useful extensions and tips.
- The web developer extension provides a collection of nifty tools.
- The html validator extension is extremely useful especially to the obsessive ones picky about standards and validity.
- The Page rank status extension displays the current url's google pagerank.
- The single window extension traps links that would open in a new
window and opens them in a tab instead. It can be configured to make
window.openlinks to open in a new tab. This is a must have for those who want a proper tabbed browsing experience.
- The swift tab extension lets you move to the previous or next tab with a keyboard key you specify.
All customizations have to be done by typing
about:config in the
address bar and changing the value of the appropriate "Preference
This tip is from Linux Journal:
If you dislike how firefox displays a message box whenever an error is
encountered, you can change this behavior and make the error messages
appear in a page like in Internet Explorer. This can be done by
For more information regarding the configurable settings in about:config see kb.mozillazine.org.
Emacs addicts, see Using Firefox in Emacs as well.