Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Firefox Hacks

Open the Firefox browser and type the following in the address bar.
Accept the a warning, and continue.

Backup prefs.js. If something goes wrong, we can restore it by replacing the corrupted file. In Windows XP you can find it under C:\Documents and Settings\{your username}\ApplicationData\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profilename-with-some-string}.default\prefs.js
If it is not getting restored via the backup prefs.js file, we can exit Firefox and issue the command firefox -safe-mode to bring up the Firefox Safe Mode screen. Select "Reset All User Preferences To Firefox Defaults".

Speed up firefox
Search for the following entries and give values as shown below:
network.http.max-connections = 96
network.http.max-connections-per-server =32
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy =16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server = 10
network.http.pipelining = true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 8 
network.http.proxy.pipelining = true
network.http.request.max-start-delay = 0
Experiment with other values too.
Now right click and Choose New->Integer. Give the name as below:
And set the Integer value as 0. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

Disable extension install delay
security.dialog_enable_delay = 0
Default is 2000.

Spell check in all fields
layout.spellcheckDefault = 2
By default, Firefox checks spelling only in multi-line text boxes.