1. Delete items from address bar history

While it’s very handy to have your recently visited pages autocompleted as you type, it’s not always desirable. Go to the address bar (Ctrl-L), start typing an address, and the drop-down menu will appear with the URLs of pages you’ve visited. You can highlight and delete these at will, for maximum privacy.

2. Protect your PC from malware

You don’t have to visit the seedy side of the web to pick up a virus – even the best social networking sites regularly host all kinds of malware. But you can reduce the chance of infection by installing NoScript. This handy add-on blocks Javascript, Java, Flash and other executable content from running unless you explicitly allow it, and is a great way to keep yourself safe online.
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1. Enable pipelining

Browsers are normally very polite, sending a request to a server then waiting for a response before continuing. Pipelining is a more aggressive technique that lets them send multiple requests before any responses are received, often reducing page download times.

To enable it, type about:config in the address bar, double-click network.http.pipelining and network.http.proxy.pipelining so their values are set to true, then double-click network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and set this to 8.

Keep in mind that some servers don’t support pipelining, though, and if you regularly visit a lot of these then the tweak can actually reduce performance. Set network.http.pipelining and network.http.proxy.pipelining to false again if you have any problems. More »

1. Change the refresh for live bookmarks

Type about:config, create a new integer value browser.bookmarks.livemark_refresh_seconds and enter the number of seconds for the update interval (default:3600).

2. Change the way Firefox handles keywords typed in the address bar. If you don’t type a URL, Firefox sends you to the first result for your query.

Type about:config, write keyword.URL in the Filter, and change the value to

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

If your query has a clear match (like [slashdot], [stanford]), the functionality will remain. If you enter a general query (like [pizza recipes]), you’re sent to the results page.
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Mozilla Firefox has become the most used browser these days. It stands as the most used browser around the world even beating out the IE. The main advantage of the Firefox is the millions of addons the browser have. I have heard loads of people saying that the Mozilla browser is not getting started quickly for the first time and even few say it is slow all the time. I do accept that the browser is pretty slow when the browser is started for the first time. There are certain ways which can make your Mozilla start faster than before. Here are some simple tricks can help you.

Clear all the History:

Storing your history and cookies can make your Firefox dumb so it is highly advised to clear all your History and Cookies when closing the browser. There is an option to do that automatically as well. More »

This tips is dedicated to all the firefox lovers out there who are struggling with slow speed firefox and crashing issues. Firefox is one such browser who has been my favourite since the time I first tried to use Firefox 1.5 from that I have moved to firefox and it is the primary browser for me till this date, there are several improvements that have been done now the latest version of firefox is Firefox 3.5 which I using right now.

With time there are lot more things that have been changed in firefox which has made it a better and secure browser than before to use, but with new cool browser from google called google chrome which is far more faster than firefox in operation people has started moving towards google chrome because it is faster and easier to understand and use.

But as we all know google chrome is in development stage so it cannot provide some good features which are there in firefox like and it does not support much more extensions which provide great functions in firefox.

But new version of firefox 3.5.x crashes so often and does not even closes when you shutdown the firefox window as reported by some users it keeps running in the background and does not allow you to launch new firefox session. More »