One practical, but sometimes annoying, feature in most browsers today, is the autocomplete functionality in the URL field. While it does save you time when you are used to it,…
My girlfriend recently got herself a shiny new MacBook Pro, and installed Firefox, as that’s her browser of preference. She kept having a problem that her tabs would not be saved when she closed Firefox, and asked me to look into it.
After a long run of anti-trust suits, Microsoft has finally come to an agreement with the EU about how to solve the internet browser problem. The problem is that Microsoft delivers Windows bundled with Internet Explorer, which competing software developers claim is a breach of anti-trust laws.
When searching for new Add-ons, you are by default shown five results. You might find it more efficient to increase this number.
When you want to view the source of a page, it opens up in browser popup. However, if you want, you can make it open in your favorite editor, instead of having to cut and paste. To achieve this: do the following:
In Firefox 3, bookmarks are automatically saved. The only problem is the way they are stored, as they are stored as places.sqlite, as opposed to saving them in HTML. You can change this easily however, by doing the following:
One of the pracctical functions in Firefox is the option to save passwords. This also has a backward function, in that you can find out what your saved password is. To do so, simply go to the login-page in question. Then right-click the site and select View Page Info. Go to the Security-tab and find the button View saved passwords. Then click the button View passwords to see all saved passwords.
Now, as I’m sure I’m not the only paranoid browser around, here’s how to set a master password to protect your saved passwords:
You’re sitting in front of your computer, surfing the web, and you find a website, let’s say this one, that has a nifty search function which you want to use. However, you don’t want to open the website every time you want to use the search. This is where keyword browsing comes in handy.
The “Awesome”-bar, otherwise known as the address bar, has a few nifty little things you can tweak. First off, you can turn it back into a boring old address-bar. To…