I got this email today from one of my favorite subscriptions, the problem for you is that to read the article by Jack Wallen you have to register, but its free. Here is the link. http://downloads.tec...amp;tag=nl.e101
Here is the 10 tips for about:config so you aren't disappointed if you registered and come to find out you already knew about these. You reach this area by entering "about:config" (without the quotes) in FireFox's address bar, then press Enter. If you don't really know what you are doing, you can seriously screw up your browser, so please be careful...maybe don't even attempt.
1. Speed Up Firefox
2. Disable AntiVirus Scanning (I don't think I would recommend this to the regular user) They give the same recommendation.
4. Spell Check in all Fields (this is nice)
5. Open SearchBar Results in New Tab (this is my favorite one by far!)
6. AutoExport BookMarks
7. Disable Extension Install Delay
8. View Source Code in External Editor (I'm sure for some of you, you will absolutely love this)
9. Get More Add-On Search Results (Nice little tweak)
10. Redefine the Backspace Button (Lets you use the backspace button to page up instead of page back)
So what I'm going to do is just give you an example of the ones that seem to really stick out and that seem to be the most helpful.
Number 5, Open SearchBar Results in a New Tab
browser.search.openintab: Change this to True.
When you use the search bar, the results display in the current tab. This can be a nuisance because you navigate out of the page you are currently in. To make sure FireFox always opens search results in a new tab, search for openintab and you will see...
Number 8, View Source Code in an External Editor
view_source.editor.external Change this to True
When you need to view the source of the page, it opens in a browser popup. Most developers would probably like to have that open in their favorite editor instead of having to cut and paste. To do this, there are two entries to modify. Search for view_source.editor and you will see...
view_source.editor.path Change this to the explicit path to your editor of choice
Edited by Ferrari, 13 May 2009 - 12:26 PM.