Showing posts with label Firefox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Firefox. Show all posts

Sunday, October 30, 2011

How to make Firefox to Open Popup as a New Tab

The following procedure will make Firefox to open popup as a new tab.

  1. Launch Firefox, type

    into the location bar, and hit the Enter key.

  2. Click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button.

  3. Type

    into the filter bar.

  4. Right click on the result, choose "Modify". Change the integer value to 0. The default is 2. Click OK.

  5. Finally, restart Firefox.

Now, all popup will open as a new tab.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Firefox 3.6 keyboard shortcuts

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (codename Namoroka) was released yesterday. Mozilla claims that Firefox 3.6, which was built on Mozilla's Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, is faster and more responsive than the previous version.

Table 1 listed the Firefox keyboard shortcuts that will help you use Firefox expeditiously.

Table 1: List of Firefox keyboard shortcuts.
Keyboard shortcutFunction
ctrl + TOpen a new empty tab
ctrl + WClose a tab
ctrl + shift + TReopen a closed tab
ctrl + +Zoom in
ctrl + -Zoom out
ctrl + 0Zoom reset
ctrl + LMove cursor to the location bar
ctrl + KMove cursor to the search box
space barScroll down the page
shift + space barScroll up the page
ctrl + RRefresh the page
alt + left arrowBack
alt + right arrowForward
ctrl + 1Switch to the first tab
ctrl + 2Switch to the second tab
ctrl + 3Switch to the third tab
ctrl + 4Switch to the forth tab
ctrl + 5Switch to the fifth tab
ctrl + 6Switch to the sixth tab
ctrl + 7Switch to the seventh tab
ctrl + 8Switch to the eight tab
ctrl + 9Switch to the last tab

As an addition, the mouse middle button is also useful. Click the middle mouse button on a tab will close it. Click the middle mouse button on a link will open the link in a new window.

You can also make the middle mouse button to paste copied text, as in Linux. However, you need to tweak Firefox a bit.

This are the steps to enable the middle mouse button as a paste command.

  1. Move the cursor to the location bar by using your mouse or ctrl + L shortcut key.

  2. Type about:config in the location bar and press Enter.

  3. Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!”.

  4. Type middlemouse in the Filter bar. A list of commands will appear.

  5. Double click command middlemouse.paste. Note that it’s value will now turns to True.

I have listed some useful Firefox keyboard shortcuts that help me browse the Web efficiently. If you know other keyboard shortcuts that I have missed, please leave a comment.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Orbit Downloader hijacks 404 error pages

Orbit Downloader is a free download manager for Windows operating system without ads. Besides, it can also be used to download video/music/streaming media from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora, and Rapidshare.

However, in spite of being an ads free download manager, by default it will hijack all 404 error pages in your browser, by redirecting the pages to search page.

Maybe it is a good feature that you might like, but it is not for me.

Fortunately, Orbit Downloader allow you to disable this feature, as depicted in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Disable Orbit Downloader 404 pages hijack

To disable this feature,
  1. Open Orbit Downloader windows, from the Start Menu, or by double clicking its icon in the system tray.
  2. Click on Tools > Preferences > Monitoring.
  3. Untick "Let Orbit suggestions on browser navigation error".
  4. Click OK.
  5. Restart your browser.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

How to change Shiretoko codename to Firefox

Shiretoko is the development codename for Firefox 3.5.x.

To change the User-Agent identification to Firefox,

  1. Enter about:config in the address bar.

  2. Enter general.useragent.extra.firefox in the field at the top.

  3. Change its value from Shiretoko/3.5.4pre to Firefox.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

How to install Java on Ubuntu 9.04

To install Java support on Ubuntu, run this command in a Terminal:
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
You can also click here to test whether the JVM is working fine in your browser.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

How to reopen the last closed tab in Firefox or IE8

The last closed tab in Firefox or Internet Explorer 8 can be reopened using a keyboard shortcut.

If Ctrl+T will open a new tab, to reopen the last closed tab, use Ctrl+Shift+T.

To reopen the second last closed tab, hit Ctrl+Shift+T twice, and so on.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Customize Firefox print margins, header and footer

To customize the margin, header or footer of Firefox print, click on File > Page Setup. Then click on the "Margins & Header/Footer" tab.

Choose "--blank--" to remove any item. To add your own text, choose "Custom". A box will pop up waiting for the you to add your own text.

Click on OK when you are done.

Firefox tab keyboard shortcut

Ctrl+T: opens a new tab
Ctrl+1: Switch to the first tab
Ctrl+2: Switch to the second tab
Ctrl+3: Switch to the third tab
Ctrl+4: Switch to the fourth tab
Ctrl+5: Switch to the fifth tab
Ctrl+6: Switch to the sixth tab
Ctrl+7: Switch to the seventh tab
Ctrl+8: Switch to the eighth tab
Ctrl+9: Switch to the LAST tab
Ctrl+=: Zoom in
Ctrl+-: Zoom out
Ctrl+0: Reset the zoom to normal

Friday, March 27, 2009

Flash Player Complete Standalone Installer

Standalone Flash plug-in installer version for browsers on Windows.

Flash Player for non-IE browsers like Firefox, Opera and Safari.

Flash Player for Internet Explorer.

Download and run the Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller to remove all versions of Adobe Flash Player from all browsers on your machine.

Last updated on Mar 17, 2015.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Adobe Shockwave Player offline installer

Shockwave Player is the web standard for powerful multimedia playback. The Shockwave Player allows you to view interactive web content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and advertisements from your web browser.

Click here to download Shockwave Player version

Last updated on August 14, 2012.