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Offline Mark Austin

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Amazing Firefox Tips!
« on: August 05, 2008, 06:40:15 PM »
AMAZING FIREFOX TIPS!

#1 SEARCH SITES WITH KEYWORDS...

Go to any site with a search field, right click search box and select ADD a keyword for this search. The add book mark box will open. Give it a name and short keyword-'BAY' for eBay, for example. If you wanted to search for, say, CDs on eBay you can now do so buy typing 'bay CDs' into the firefox address bar.

#2 ASSIGN KEYWORDS TO BOOKMARKS...

To speed up locating a bookmark, go to bookmarks/manage bookmarks, right click the one you want and select properties. Enter a short text string in the keyword field ('warrior' for the warrior forum site  for example) and click OK. To access the site simply type the string ('warrior') into the address bar and hit enter.

#3 NAVIGATE TABS...

Press ctrl+tab to jump from tab to tab (left to right), or ctrl+shift+tab (right to left). When you get to the last tab it will jump back to the first one. Alternatively, you can press ctrl and a number that corresponds with the tab you want-so ctrl+3 will jump to the third tab.

#4 TYPE QUICKER URLs...

Type the name (not the address) of a site you want to visit in the address bar and press ctrl+enter. This will add http://www. before the text and .com after it and automatically load the site. Shift+enter adds http://www. and .net, and ctrl+shift+enter adds http://www. and .org. If you hold down ALT at the same time it will load the site in a new tab.

#5 QUICK WORD SEARCH...

If you want to search for a word or phrase you found on a website, select the text then drag and drop it into the Firefox address bar. Alternatively, you can highlight the phrase, right-click it, and select search web for. If you set the search bar for Amazon or eBay you can use this method to quickly look up products. Add uk-specific sites to the search bar at http://HTTP://MYCROFT.MOZDEV.ORG.

#6 DROP DOWN BOOKMARKS...

You can bookmark multiple open tabs in a single folder by going to bookmarks, then bookmark all tabs. If you save this folder to the bookmarks toolbar, clicking on the link will display all the bookmarks in a drop down list. You can do the same with a folder created from existing bookmarks.

#7 DELETE ADDRESSES...

Click on the down arrow in the address bar and you will see a list of recently accessed sites. To remove a particular site from the list, highlight it and press shift+delete.

#8 GET INSTANT DOWNLOADS…

Right-click the navigation toolbar (above the address bar) and select customize. This will bring up a box containing icons. Drag and drop the downloads icon to the toolbar. Now whenever you want to download something simply drag the link to the button to begin.

#9 LAUNCH MULTIPLE HOMEPAGES...

Firefox can be set to open multiple pages (in individual tabs) when it starts up, or if you click the home icon. Load all the pages you want the browser to open, go to tools/options and select use current pages.

#10 CARET BROWSING...

Press F7 to toggle caret browsing on or off. This places a cursor where you click, letting you select text from a website using your keyboard-So you can give the mouse a rest.

#11 SAVE AUDIO AND VIDEO CLIPS...

If you want to save a picture or a video/audio clip but cant because it protected, right-click the page you are viewing and select view page info. Click the media tab , find the file you want and click on save as.

#12 QUICK GOOGLE SEARCH...

If you type a search query directly into the firefox address bar ('warrior forum' for example ) and press enter, firefox will perform an 'I’m feeling lucky' search and take you straight to the first page found by Google.

#13 VIEWING IMAGES...

You can view a picture from a website on its own by right-clicking it and selecting view image. Hold down shift when you do this and the graphic will open in a new window. Hold down ctrl (or click the mouse wheel) and it will open in a new tab.

#14 SPEED UP FIREFOX...

There are various ways to tweak a programme to make it faster, but the easiest way is to use a programme to do everything for you. Try FIRETUNE from WWW.TOTALIDEA.COM/FREESTUFF4.HTM
Or FASTERFOX from http://HTTP://FASTERFOX.MOZDEV.ORG.

#15 MAKE A LIVE BOOKMARK...

Firefox makes use of RSS feeds to create live bookmarks, which change dynamically and show the latest links and stories. You can create a live bookmark from any site with an RSS feed by clicking the orange icon that appears in its address bar.

#16 STOP ANIMATION...

Some websites have animated GIF images on them-small pictures which loop the same animation endlessly.
To stop a GIF file from moving just press esc.

#17 OPEN NEW TABS...

There are lots of ways to open a new tab, you can go to file/new tab, press ctrl+t, click a link while holding down ctrl or right-click a link and select open link in new tab. You can also drag a link to the tab bar

#18 CLOSE TABS...

You can close any open tab by clicking on it with the mouse wheel. Ctrl+F4 will do the same thing, as will ctrl+w.

#19 CUSTOMIZE FIREFOX...

Type 'about:config' into the address bar and hit enter to bring up firefox's internal configuration options.
These can all be tweaked to change how the browser behaves. To find out more about this go to
http://HTTP://KB.MOZILLAZINE.ORG/ABOUT:CONFIG.

#20 FIND WORDS AND LINKS…

You probably know that pressing the / key brings up the find box in firefox-at the bottom left of the page.
Enter a word or words into this box and it will search as you type. If you press ' instead, it will open up the find box but only search for keywords in links.

So there you have it, a new concept of Firefox. I hope you have learned some new tricks and tips ... I bet you didn’t get to this last page without trying a tip first  : )


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Re: Amazing Firefox Tips!
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 12:52:16 AM »
WOW, those are some great firefox tips. I rarely use firefox but now that i know these tips ill start using it more. Now that i can use it much easier. Thanks alot for the tips.

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Re: Amazing Firefox Tips!
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 01:57:22 PM »
Hi Mark

Thanks for the in depth report on Firefox

There is a fairly new browser available based on firefox.

It has most of the features of firefox +

If you are a 'social animal' there are lots of cool extras.

Check it out.

Jim

edit my bad:  :o :o The browser is called Flock.

This post was like writing a salesletter without a product  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Amazing Firefox Tips!
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 12:04:52 PM »
Mark,

Just when I think you can't top one of your posts, you go and do it anyway!

Great stuff about FireFox.  I love, absolutely LOVE FireFox; I've used it for years. Well, at least I did love it until I upgraded to FF3. Now, we (FF3 and I) are having a few issues. 

But, all this new information gives me hope to set aside my differences with FF3 and at least give some of these a go.

So, thank you.

Karen

P.S. Ummm, Jim. Just for curiosity's sake. What's the new browser that's based on firefox? Not that I'm going to give up FF or anything.  :)

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Re: Amazing Firefox Tips!
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008, 11:05:30 AM »
Hi Mark

Just started using Firefox and found your tips very helpful.

Thanks

Stew

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Re: Amazing Firefox Tips!
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 02:54:35 PM »
I'm a long time user of Firefox and there's a few really good bits of info here I had no idea about.  Should come in handy.


Cheers o::)
-Ry