Thursday, March 31, 2011

Firefox 4 Tips

Firefox 4: Disable Hardware Acceleration to Improve Performance on Low End Computers and Laptops

By default, Firefox has hardware acceleration enbabled. If you are using a low end video card in your system, this can cause performance issues. By disabling hardware acceleration and relying on the software, you can actually increase the performance on your computer.

1. Open Firefox.

2. Click the orange Firefox button in the upper-left corner.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Safemode in Firefox

Safe Mode is a special Firefox execution mode that can be used to troubleshoot issues in Firefox. In Safe Mode, you can reset some settings or disable add-ons that might be the source of the issue. By comparing Firefox behavior in normal mode to its behavior in Safe Mode with various items disabled, you may be able to diagnose issues.
Note: Windows users may be familiar with a Safe Mode for Windows. Firefox Safe Mode has no connection to Windows Safe Mode.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Firefox tips

How to Enable Cookies in Firefox

Many websites require cookies to function properly and will block you from entering if they can't set cookies. If websites report that cookies are disabled or if you are unable to log into websites, here is a tutorial for you.
Firefox and Mozilla Suite have settings to enable or disable cookies. Open the Cookie Manager and make sure your Mozilla application is set to allow cookies from the site, as follows:

Steps to Follow

  • Open "Tools -> Options -> Privacy". 

  • In Firefox 3.5 and above, select "Use custom settings for history" in the drop-down menu, if another option is shown. Make sure "Accept cookies from sites" is checked In Firefox 3.0 and above, make sure that "Accept third-party cookies" is also checked. 
  • Open the "Exceptions" list and remove any entries for the site, if found, with the status "Block".

Friday, March 25, 2011

Firefox tips

Know The File Size Before You Download It In Firefox

Knowing the file size before you could actually start downloading it is good practice as you can plan your work accordingly. For instance if you want to download a relatively bigger file, you might want to postpone it to later without interrupting your current work. Most of the sites especially download portals always show the information about the size of the file before the download. However it is not the same case always. There are times when you download a file and come to know about its size only after the actual downloading begins in Firefox.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Download Firefox 4.0

After releasing numerous minor beta releases of Firefox 4, Mozilla has now officially released the Firefox 4 first Release Candidate (RC1) version which is now available for download. Firefox 4 RC1 will have all the features that have been previously included in the beta releases of Firefox 4 like fresh new UI, Firefox button, app tabs, Firefox Sync, hardware accelerated graphics (Windows and Mac), multitouch support (Windows 7 only), J├ĄgerMonkey JavaScript engine etc.. Firefox 4 is said to be more than six times faster than the previous releases
While we wait for the official release notes for Firefox 4 RC, you may hit the following direct links to download the Firefox 4 Release Candidate 1 installer for your computer .

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Warning Unresponsive script

Firefox may give you a "Warning: Unresponsive script" prompt that says "A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete." This article describes why this could happen and possible solutions and workarounds.
This error is telling you that Firefox thinks that a script may be running out of control and would make Firefox hang if nothing is done. The script could be something on a web page you're accessing, in an extension you installed, or even Firefox itself.

Webroot Spy Sweeper

Webroot Spy Sweeper can cause this problem. Disabling Spy Sweeper's Tracking Cookies feature (or disabling Spy Sweeper altogether) can solve the issue.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Firefox tips

Prevent Automatic Image Resizing and View Actual Size

Firefox will attempt to resize images automatically. I don’t particularly like it, so here is how to revert to the previous style of image handling. Post is updated as this continues to work in Firefox 2, Firefox 3, and Firefox version 4. Here is how to disable Firefox’s automatic resizing of images.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Firefox tips

Change Default Feed Reader in Firefox

If you have set the default feed reader for Firefox, you no longer have an option to preview a feed before adding it to your feed reader of choice. This can be a little frustrating when trying to quickly look at a feed without actually adding it.When you click on RSS feed icon, you’ll be taken to a page previewing the feed.The checkbox for “Always use Google Reader to subscribe to feeds”. Firefox also supports bloglines and yahoo as well.Firefox also supports bloglines and yahoo as well.We can easily change the feed reader in Firefox.

Steps to Follow

  • Open Firefox
  • Go to tools>options
  • Select feed tab

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Disable Firefox Tab Scrolling

One of the features in Firefox which is very annoying is the tab scrolling buttons when you have a lot of tabs open. I’d prefer to just see all the tabs on the screen, even if they are small.This is tutorial to disable this feature

Monday, March 14, 2011

Disabling Close Buttons in Firefox

The close tab buttons on each tab in Firefox are really annoying. When you have a lot of tabs open, it becomes very difficult to click on the tab without accidentally clicking the close button instead.It’s a good thing that Firefox is customizable, because we can easily turn them off, or even revert back to the Firefox behavior of having a single close tab button on the right of the tab bar.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Websites say cookies are blocked

This article describes how to troubleshoot problems that involve websites reporting that cookies are blocked or disabled.We can check cookie settings Firefox can be set to not accept cookies. To turn on cookies:

Steps to Follow

  • At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and select Options...

Friday, March 11, 2011 and Java pages don't work in Firefox is a site that offers online games. Unfortunately, many users experience problems playing the games due to the fact that many are designed only for Internet Explorer.A recent update to Firefox (version 3.6.14) causes and some other websites that use the Java plugin to stop working. The solution is to update to Firefox 3.6.15.
Note: This article does not apply to Firefox 4

Steps to follow

  • Open Firefox
  • At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Help menu,

How to Fix Passwords being automatically cleared

Firefox may be set to remove saved passwords when it is closed. This will make us to enter the Password every time we login. This turorial will help you to fix this

Steps to Follow
  • At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and select Options.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fix for "Firefox not saving Passwords"

Firefox will remember passwords by default. You may have disabled this feature, or told Firefox to never remember passwords for a particular site. For Example here Gmail is not giving a save Password Option.

Steps To Follow
  • At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and select Options.

No pictures on Firefox Browser

Some times the Firefox will not load the pictures in the webpage. Therefore we will get only a cached vie of that page. This Tutorial explain about how to fix this issue so that we can view webpages with its full glory.

Steps To Follow
  • Open Firefox.
  • In your Options/Preferences settings,
  • For Firefox, under the "Content" tab, make sure that "Load images automatically" and "Enable JavaScript" are both checked (both are checked by default) and that there are no exceptions.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a repackaged version of Mozilla Firefox . The application allows Firefox to be run from a USB flash drive, CD-ROM or other portable device on any computer. The program does not require Firefox to be installed on the computer, nor does it leave personal information on the computer or interfere with any installed versions of Firefox, though installation on a hard drive is possible.
The current stable release is version 3.6.13 It is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7 as well as Wine on UNIX-based systems. However, version 3 has serious compatibility issues with WinPE XP and BartPE XP. Nevertheless, version, which is still available, is compatible with Windows 98, Me, and PE XP.

Differences from Mozilla Firefox

Firefox Portable retains all of Mozilla Firefox's abilities such as extensions and automatic updating. Modifications to reduce the number of writes to the flash drive have also been added. The cache and browser history were previously disabled under the release of 2.0. Firefox Portable's ability to delete cookies and the download history on exit is not enabled by default, as per a licensing agreement with Mozilla.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

How to Disable Auto Scroll in Firefox

To scroll by dragging the mouse pointer beyond the edge of the current window or screen. It is used to move around in the webpage.So you try to middle click on a link on a page and miss the link. then the round “Auto Scroll” icon shows up and suddenly the page is moving around and scrolling all by itself. It may drive you crazy while browsing.Here is a tutorial to disable autoscroll.

To access a webpage when overloaded or offline

If you find difficulty to access a webpage only to find that it is either offline or overloaded from too much traffic.You can get access to the most recent cached version using the Resurrect Pages extension for Firefox.If you encounter a webpage that is offline or overloaded by sudden popularity then the Resurrect Pages extension can help you get access to the information that you need using a cached version.

Steps to Follow
  • Download and install the Resurrect Pages extension.To Download the add-on click here.
  • Resurrect Pages available in three ways:
    1. In the context (right-click) menu for the current page, and for all links.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Compact Toolbar Button in Firefox

 The absence of clutter gives off a neat look which results in us working better. This simple fact is not restricted to our physical work; it also applies to our computer and internet experience. Having more space to work with is just better.To download compact tool bar add-on click here
Firefox users can now improve their browser based on the above mentioned fact by using a great Firefox add-on titled Compact Toolbar Buttons. This little add-on decreases the in-between spaces of your toolbar buttons. Here by toolbar buttons, we mean the back, forward, stop, refresh, and home buttons.
Now have a look at the effect Compact Toolbar Buttons had:
The difference is quite noticeable.
Regular Size Icons Before & After

Once you have the extension installed the only decision that you will need to make is whether to use the regular or small size icons.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Add a Customized Toolbar

Tool bars are very useful while working with Firefox. They are very much useful when they are customized to our needs. We can add a new toolbar to Firefox with required buttons on it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How to Enable SSL2 in Firefox

The SSL 2 protocol enables channel security for online transmissions between a client (for example, a web browser) and a web server. The channel uses encryption to establish privacy, authentication to confirm the identity of participants and integrity checking features to ensure the reliability of messages

As of Firefox 2.0, SSL2 was disabled as a default. This is required for many sites when trying to login. If you notice that your entry of a username and password results the page being refreshed, your Firefox browser most likely has SSL2 disabled. Here is a quick article on enabling SSL2.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How to Enable Auto refresh in Firefox

Firefox isn't just a web browser. There are almost infinite hacks and tweaking to make your web browsing more pleasant and productive. One of this situations is auto refreshing a page. You may want to do this to refresh a page that doesn't automatically refresh, such as your favorite sport's team page. Or if you are looking to keep your web session active and having to log back in. There is an extension that does this.

Steps To Follow
  • We need to install an addon ReloadEvery. To download ReloadEvery Click here
  • Click on Add to Firefox

Enable AutoCopy in Firefox

Looking for an easy way to speed up copying and pasting in Firefox? Now you can reduce the amount of work that you have to do by half  with AutoCopy.

Setting AutoCopy Up

To download Autocopy click here
After installing AutoCopy, you should take a quick look at the options to see if there are any changes or adjustments that you would like to make. As you can see, there are multiple options for Auto Copy  and the ability to create keyboard shortcuts as well.