Fire fox browser tips

How to Open Accidentally Closed Browser Tabs

The biggest problem with tabbed user interface of Firefox browser is accidentally closing the tabs. Most of users close the tabs accidentally when they switch between them.

Luckily Firefox has a nice feature which provides solution to this problem. You can re-open the recently closed tabs by navigating through the
menu-----> History-->Recently Closed Tabs.

Stop Firefox from Pre-Fetching Web Pages And Reduce Your Bandwidth

Firefox browser has a little bandwidth hungry feature which downloads the pages which it thinks you may view. When a webpage hints Firefox that certain pages are likely to be visited, it automatically downloads them so that they can be displayed immediately when the user requests.

For example when you search Google for iMac, Google Search results webpage hints browsers to pre-fetch http://www.apple.com/imac/ webpage.

If you are highly concerned about the bandwidth usage and resources (like CPU and Memory) you can stop Firefox from pre-fetching the pages.Follow these steps to stop Firefox pre-fetching the pages

Type about:config in the address bar
Locate the configuration key network.prefetch-next (you can use filter to easily locate keys)
Right click on the configuration key network.prefetch-next and select Toggle to change the value to false
That's it done. From now onwards your Firefox browser will not download any pages unnecessarily

Spped up firefox

These are few steps to make your firefox run at lightining speed.

1. First in the URL bar, Type about:config. This will bring up a list of commands and variables you can edit.

2. The second step is to put network.http.pipelining in the filter and change the value to true.

3. After that you will want to put network.http.proxy.pipelining in the filter.
Like the last one, make that value set to true also.

4. Next, locate network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and change the value to some number higher, say 10,20 or even 30, it would make up to 10,20 or 30 requests at once.

5. The last step is to right click anywhere and select New then Integer. Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and make its value "0″(make value ZeRo). This will make the browser respond faster on the information of the websites it receives.

6. Close. (restart mozilla firefox)