Showing posts with label browser. Show all posts
Showing posts with label browser. 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.

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.