These Tips from the MozillaZine Forum:


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Double Clicking empty space on the Tab Bar will open a 'New Tab'

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Holding down the Shift or Ctrl key when you RightClick to "View Image" or "View Backround Image"will open the image in a New Tab or New Window.

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Unused menus or menu Items can be hidden by using the customizing your userChrome.css stylesheet (do a forum search for more info)

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Extensions can greatly add functionality to FireFox.
Browse extensions at http://update.mozilla.org and another excellent source: http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php

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Many Laptops mimic the MiddleClick/MouseWheelClick function if you click both right/left pads at the same time.

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Set mutliple Home pages : Tools | Options | General and separate each page with the pipe | symbol
e.g., http://forums.mozillazine.org/|http://www.google.com|http://www.yahoo.com

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Clear your Download history to make the download manager more responsive : Tools | Options | Privacy

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Rearrange add/remove Icons on Toolbars: View | ToolBars | Customize

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Drag any link to the Download Manager Window to add & download the link.

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If you accidentally delete a bookmark and want to recover it, open the "Bookmarks Manager" (Bookmarks | Manage Bookmarks) and use Ctrl+Z, or Edit | Undo.

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If you wish to remove an item from your Address Bar Drop down menu, Highlight it WITHOUT CLICKING and use Shift+Delete.

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A bookmarks's position Dragged & Dropped (ie. change position in a Folder or move from one folder to another or move to another position on the toolbar) by highlighting it & clicking on it (WITHOUT LETTING GO) and Dragging it to your desired position.

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A Folder can be move the same way as above tip but u MUST hold down the SHIFT key while Dragging.

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Type about:cache?device=disk in your address bar to view/save items that you have in your firefox disk cache (already on your Hard Drive).

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Type about:cache?device=memory in your address bar to view/save items that you have in your firefox memory cache (in FireFox's Memory but NOT on your Hard Drive).

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To prevent a website from replacing/changing your rightclick context menu go to Tools--->Options-->Web_Features then click the "advanced tab" and de-select "remove or replace context menus".

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AnonEmoose


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Ctrl+TAB you can navigate in the tabs to the right
Ctrl+Shift+Tab you can navigate in the tabs to the left

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darxoul


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If you hold down the CTRL key and left click on part of a web page, that section of the page will be highlighted. If you right click on the selection and choose 'View selection source', the source code for that part of the page will be displayed.

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jrzycrim


Tip:

You can work offline like in IE by clicking File | Work Offline. This means that you can browse your previously visited pages even when you're offline.

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ianalis


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Ctrl and a number key will go to the tab indicated by the number. (e.g. Ctrl+3 will go to the third tab from the left.)


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CTRL+ a digit will go to the tab indicated by the number.
E.G., CTRL+3 will go to the third tab from the left.

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Tim R


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You can bookmark the current page by dragging the icon from the location bar to your Bookmarks folder. You can also drag it to the desktop to make an icon for that page.

SallyK


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Drag a text file, a link, a picture, etc., from your folders or your desktop to Firefox and it will open in Firefox! Or drag it to your Firefox Desktop Icon, and it will open Firefox.

michaelvdorpe


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You can adjust your toolbars to your liking. Right click on any toolbar, and select 'Customize'. While this dialogue is up, you can move buttons around on your toolbars by click-and-drag to the new locatiion. The window that pops up when you do this is a holding area for unused icons. You can drag any item from it onto your toolbars to have it made available, and you can drag any icon from your toolbars onto this box to hide that icon completely.


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Some toolbar items, such as the Location bar, will expand to takeup all available space.

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Orions_Stardom


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If you have password manager and grow tired of being prompted for the "master password" for every passworded page:
Tools | Options | Saved Passwords | Change Password
leave "enter password" and "re-enter password" blank.
Use this only if you have a good memory, or your list of passwords nearby.

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GNTMN


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See it, Want it, Get it. Right-click the page you are viewing and click "View Page Info". You will see a Media tab. Browse through it until you find the file you want. If you want to save flash or shockwave their extensions are .swf and .dir, respectively. After you save them to your computer, just click on them and Widnows what program you want them to open up them up in. Just tell them FireFox, unless you have other Flash programs.

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PunkRock_Junky


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To stop animated gifs from moving, press the ESC key.

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NooBee


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I find it helpful to use profiles in Firefox, and I was getting annoyed at the profile manager popping up, so I wondered if there was a way To make desktop shortcuts that go straight into a specific profile. There is:

Create 2 or more profiles in the profile manager, for instance one called John, and another called Marsha - then create two shortcuts to Firefox and then right click on properties, and change the shortcut targets to the following command line parameters:

"[path to Firefox]\firefox.exe" -p "John"

"[path to Firefox]\firefox.exe" -p "Marsha"

(or whatever you've called the profiles....)
...and where path to Firefox is pretty self explanatory.

Then when you click on the appropriate shortcut, your chosen Firefox profile loads.

Oviously you have to install themes and extensions separately for each profile.

Phiil


Tip:
Locate text on the current page by typing slash ("/") then the desired text.

So, type /Jane to look for the characters "Jane" on that page.

Ctrl+G ("G" follows "F" which is "Find") to "Find Again". Notice the search bar at the bottom of the window.

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kmp


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ALT+D moves the focus on the address bar
CTRL+F5 refreshes the page without accessign the file cache

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pippolomeo


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"Click-and-drag" a bookmark to the main content window (which is the biggest on the firefox user interface) so you can open it in a new tab! Dragging a link onto a new tab will open the link in the new tab.

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Guest


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Drag any link to the Download Manager Window to add & download the link. You can also directly download anything from a page by drag and dropping it onto the 'download' icon in your toolbar (provided you put it there in 'right-click > customize')

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qda



More Tips available at the below listed sites:

Firefox Tips & Tricks
Firefox Mouse Tips
Firefox : Tips : Keyboard Tips
Mouse-Keyboard Combo Tips








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