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FireFox tips and tweaks

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  1. hewee

    hewee Thread Starter

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    Post your FireFox tips and tweaks here.

    I have always use Netscape but now got firefox but one thing that was missing was the check box so that a animation could loop just once.
    Well I found a fix you can do if you like to have the option for a gif to play once only.
    With firefox close open your prefs file from your firefox profile.
    Now add the line here...

    user_pref("image.animation_mode", "once");

    Now save the file.
    Open firefox and your see the images load still but animation in them will play only once and stop.
     
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  3. game freak

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    well i just love firefox
    i have been using it for ever, so have many of the peopel i have...bullied...no persuaded to use it.

    i have posted this at NJAF and they have found ti to be useful.

    buit heres the jist of it. firefox uses prefs.js to store your profile prefreneces. all the strings/bolleans etc in about:config.

    The only thing is that your able to change these, mess these up as well as not being able to edit them with FF open. User.js sorts this out. It copies over prefs.js so it keeps all your entries/hacks in one place.

    navigate to: C:\Documents and Settings\%User%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\########.default and create a new file called user.js. edit it with the following strings.

    Code:
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8);
    user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5);
    user_pref("plugin.expose_full_path", true);
    user_pref("ui.submenuDelay", 0);
    user_pref("content.interrupt.parsing", true);
    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 2250000);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 750000);
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 8);
    user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 65536);
    this is for a fast computer and connections. more details are at NJAF

    Any queries ask
     
  4. hewee

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    Not sure I understand what this does.
     
  5. Tuppence2

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    Hello Hewee and Everyone :)

    I only use Firefox, nothing else, and get on very well with it. I want to be able to right-click and have the option to choose a folder to send anything to, not sure which forum to ask about this. Hope your'e well. I'm busy growing roses, hope to retire next year, and helping at the local garden centre with the watering as we are so "dry".

    Penny :)
     
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    Hi Penny :)

    Good to see yea and hope your doing well. Sounds like your keeping busy and I do hope you can stop working next year. :D

    Don't know about a send to for firefox. I am new to it so there may be a add-on or Extension here.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/extensions/

    You can right click and pick save-as for images and it should remember the folder you picked. It forgets sometimes and points back the the firefox folder byt just save in the folder you want again.
    If there are other things on the page right click and click on page info. Then click on the media tab and high light things listed and click the save button.
     
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    Hi Penny.........good to see you back........:)

    Try here......... you may find what your looking for.......cu later, take care,

    Frank........pats for all the gang...

    http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/
     
  8. Tuppence2

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    Hello Hewee, Frank.

    Nice to talk to you. Ok, thanks a lot. I'll take a look at the links. I know I found a program that gave me the "Send To" function when I used Windows 2000.

    Put my latest rose into its big pot today, "Felicia", and planted the standard rose "Savoy Hotel".

    Take care and I might see you here again some time. :)
     
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    You can also get firefox reviews, tweaks and tips here

    I'm also a huge fan of the firefox browser, without firefox, i dont know where we could be now, probably in the farms growing cotton. ;)
     
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    Thabnks a lot, pooladict2. I'll go there now. :)

    Penny
     
  11. game freak

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    putting this simply makes firefox run soo much faster - pipelining enables more requests to any server.
     
  12. hewee

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    Yes but why in a new file?
     
  13. game freak

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    firefox is unable to overwrite it and so this means that you are able to edit the prefs.js file without having to restart.

    i cant say that i remember where i got it from - a google should show you with some ideas why.

    sorry i cant be any more help
     
  14. hewee

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    OK thanks game freak.
     
  15. pooladdict2

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    How to make firefox look like internet Explore.

    "We all know someone that is just a little too comfortable with that blue “e” but maybe there is something we can do about it. People love to use themes for Firefox and you will be able to use them to make it look like an entirely different browser. You can tell from the screenshots just how realistic it looks in both the Luna theme and the Classic Windows theme. I know plenty of people that would not be able to tell a difference". Read more at cybernet news.
     
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