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Shrink Your Icons

Add Icons to the toolbar

Change Default Font Size

Setup multiple Home Pages

Move or remove the close tab button

Limit RAM usage

Reduce RAM usage further for when Firefox is minimized

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Shrink Your Icons

You can change how Firefox’s toolbar icons are displayed to give you a little more screen space. This is useful when every pixel counts (as on a netbook screen), or simply to achieve a more minimalist look.

Simply go to the “View” menu, select “Toolbars,” hit the “Customize” option and then tick the “Use Small Icons” box.

If you want to lose the icons altogether, you can follow the same steps, but hit the drop-down menu next to “Use Small Icons” and select “Text” for a graphics-free toolbar.

 


 

Add Icons to the toolbar

If you carry out the same actions often, such as printing, viewing your history, or managing downloads, there’s a way to add more functionality to your toolbar.

Go to the “View” menu, then “Toolbars,” then the “Customize” option, and you can drag and drop a number of extra icons to the top of your browser for easy access.

 


 

Change Default Font Size

If you carry out the same actions often, such as printing, viewing your history, or managing downloads, there’s a way to add more functionality to your toolbar.

Go to the “View” menu, then “Toolbars,” then the “Customize” option, and you can drag and drop a number of extra icons to the top of your browser for easy access.

 


 

Setup multiple Home Pages

It’s true, you can have more than one website as a homepage. You can configure Firefox to load your webmail, favorite news site and social network of choice as it starts.

To set this up, simply load up the sites you want as your homepages, go to “Options,” then “General,” and then hit the “Use Current Pages” button.

 


 

Move or remove the close tab button.

Do you accidentally click on the close button of Firefox’s tabs? You can move them or remove them, again through About:config. Edit the preference for “browser.tabs.closeButtons”. In Firefox, type about:config in the address bar. Then click the button that says "I'll be carefull, I promise".  Here are the meanings of each value:0: Display a close button on the active tab only

  • 0: Display a close button on the active tab only
  • 1:(Default) Display close buttons on all tabs
  • 2:Don’t display any close buttons
  • 3:Display a single close button at the end of the tab bar (Firefox 1.x behavior).

Limit RAM usage

If Firefox takes up too much memory on your computer, you can limit the amount of RAM it is allowed to us. Again, go to about:config, filter “browser.cache” and select “browser.cache.disk.capacity”. It’s set to 50000, but you can lower it, depending on how much memory you have. Try 15000 if you have between 512MB and 1GB ram.

 


 

Reduce RAM usage further for when Firefox is minimized.

This setting will move Firefox to your hard drive when you minimize it, taking up much less memory. And there is no noticeable difference in speed when you restore Firefox, so it’s definitely worth a go. Again, go to about:config, right-click anywhere and select New-> Boolean. Name it “config.trim_on_minimize” and set it to TRUE. You have to restart Firefox for these settings to take effect.

 


 

Add-ons, Add-ons and more Add-ons

You must have be running Firefox to go to these download links

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IE Tab

IE Tab for Firefox is a browser extension that allows you to use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a tab. This is useful in many cases where a web page requires Internet Explorer features.

FoxyTunes

FoxyTunes lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser.

Download Statusbar

View and manage downloads from a  statusbar - without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing.

All-In-One-Sidebar

AiOS lets you open various windows as sidebar panels, and quickly switch between them.  In addition to bookmarks and history it opens dialogues such as downloads, add-ons and more in the sidebar.

DragDropUpload

Drop files into attachment boxes instead of browse for them or type in the filename. Drop multiple files and fill all the entries. In some websites it allows to add new upload files

FireBug

Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.

 


 

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