Mozilla Firefox tips

Below is a listing of various tips that can be used with Mozilla Firefox.

Internet browser bookmarks

Sort your Internet browser favorites or bookmarks in alphabetical name order by following the below steps.

Firefox: Click Bookmarks and within bookmarks click your right mouse button and select Sort by Name.

Bookmark search engines

Bookmark almost any search engine and have the capability of using it anywhere by following the below simple steps.

Right-click within the text box you wish to bookmark and click "Add a keyword for this Search.."
Enter a name for the bookmark and then a keyword you wish to use. For example, if you were doing this in computer hope you could type "ch" as your keyword and then click Ok to create the bookmark.
Once created in the URL bar type your keyword and what you wish to search for. For example, if you used "ch" as your keyword and wanted to search for Firefox you'd type: "ch firefox".

Get to the address bar using your keyboard

Quickly get to the address bar in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox by pressing the F6 key on the top of your keyboard. Opera users can press the F8 key to get to the address bar.

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Quickly save any media including embedded content to an alternate source by right-clicking on a page click "View Page Info", click the Media tab, locate the media file you wish to save and click the Save As button.

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Some quick tips for Mozilla Firefox users. First, quickly access the full configuration menu in Firefox by typing "about:config" in the address bar. In this window you can change a lot of different settings. Second, quickly open a new tab by pressing CTRL + T. Third, press and hold CTRL + # where # is 1 - 9 to switch between tabs in the open window. Finally, hold down CTRL while clicking a link to open that link in a tab or hold SHIFT while clicking a link to open that link in a new window.

Quickly scroll using the space bar

Quickly scroll one page at a time in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox by pressing the spacebar. Move backup a page at a time by pressing shift + spacebar.

Full screen Internet

Make your Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox the full screen without all the toolbars by pressing the F11 key. To restore the window back to how it was press F11 again.

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Open all your daily visited web pages in two clicks. First, create a folder in your bookmarks that contains the web pages you visit daily. Once created you can right click that folder and click "Open in Tabs" to get all your favorites in the folder opened in a new tab in the current window.

Where can I find Firefox plug-ins or add-ons?


Mozilla Firefox has thousands of add-ons, extensions and plug-ins that can be added to give the user several great features that will help enhance your overall browsing experience. To view available add-ons click here or follow the below steps.

Open Firefox
In Firefox click Tools and click Add-ons
In this window you can view all installed add-ons as well as customize them. However, to visit the add-ons page click the Get Extensions link in the bottom right corner.
To give users some ideas on what Add-ons to try below is a short list of some of our favorite Firefox add-ons. Each of these add-ons can be found through the Mozilla Firefox extension page

Adsense Notifier - If you maintain a website and use Adsense to generate revenue this great add-on will connect to Google Adsense and display your statistics in the toolbar.

ChromaTabs - Great add-on for users who take full advantage of tabbed browsing by changing the colors of the tabs based of the site being visited.

Download Statusbar - Another great add-on that will display the download status on the status bar instead of opening a new download window.

FoxyTunes - Great add-on that allows you to control several dozen media players from your browser.

Googlebar Lite - Users who use Google as their primary search should get this add-on. Adds additional Google search options in the toolbar as well as accessible through the right-click.

Session Manager - One of our favorite add-ons, session manager allows you to save your session so it can be restored the next time Firefox is opened. This is great for times you want to close Firefox but don't want to have to bookmark or remember each of the tabs you have open.

StumbleUpon - Great add-on that works with StumbleUpon.

TimeTracker - For those who dare to see how addicted they're are to the Internet this great add-on displays the total time you've been browsing on the Internet.

Tiny Menu - Shrink the File, Edit, View... menu to "Menu". Saves space and cleans up your tool bar section.

VideoDownloader - Great add-on that enables you to save video files to your computer from sites such as YouTube, Google, and several dozen others.


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