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 javascript's links 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 Name."

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 setting browser.xul.error_pages.enabled to true.

For more information regarding the configurable settings in about:config see

Emacs addicts, see Using Firefox in Emacs as well.

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