Top 10 Firefox Secret Tricks For Fans Only
From obscure options to esoteric shortcuts to arcane add-ons, here are 10 hidden gems that will help you master Mozilla Firefox you use every day. Here are the tips:-
Make Gmail better: Grab Better Gmail 2, a suite of scripts and add-ons designed to fix some of Gmail’s niggling annoyances. With Better Gmail 2, your mouse will highlight the e-mail message that you hover it over, the Unread count in the Gmail window will appear first (so that it won’t get cut off if it’s located in a tab), and attachments will show up from the list view, among other useful improvements. Meanwhile, the first version of Better Gmail has become available to users as a Chrome extension.
Never lose another forum post: Use the Lazarus Firefox add-on to save everything you type in a form, just in case your PC crashes at an inopportune moment. Your blood pressure will thank you.
Deep-six the links: Copy Plain Text is another convenient Firefox add-on. It strips all of the nasty, unpredictable formatting out of text that you copy and paste.
Tips for Any Browser
Save eight keystrokes from every URL: You no longer need to type “www.” or “.com” in most URLs. Instead, merely type the unique part of the domain name that you want to visit–say, pcworld–into your browser’s navigation bar, and press Ctrl–Enter. Your browser will automatically fill in the “www.” and “.com” parts of the address.
Middle-click to open a link in a new tab: Middle-clicking a link (that is, clicking it with the scrollwheel) will cause it to open in a new tab. Middle-clicking a folder containing multiple bookmarks will cause all of them to open in new tabs.
Improve a site’s printer friendliness: At most Websites, the “printer-friendly” versions of the content are pretty awful. So head over to PrintWhatYouLike.com, and pick exactly which page elements you want to keep in your hard copy.
Capture a full-page screenshot: Ever need to snag a screenshot of an entire Web page? Three utilities designed for specific browsers–Screengrab for Firefox, IE Screenshot, and Talon for Google Chrome–are perfectly suited to the task.
Try IE-in-a-tab: Even if you typically don’t use Internet Explorer, you should have a copy of it handy for special situations. You might need to see how your site works in IE, for instance, or a site you use might not support other browsers. For maximum convenience, IE Tab for Firefox and IE Tab for Chrome let you keep the Microsoft browser in a tab so you don’t have to juggle multiple browsers at once.
Bring back the bookmark: If you got out of the habit of using the humble bookmark because synchronizing different sets of bookmarks was too much of a hassle, install Xmarks. It lets you sync your bookmarks across different PCs and across different browsers.