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Firefox#

  • To set Firefox Developer Edition as sensible-browser on Linux:

    First, add Firefox Developer Edition to update-alternatives:

    sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/x-www-browser x-www-browser /opt/firefox_dev/firefox/firefox 200

    (assuming the given executable path: /opt/firefox_dev/firefox/firefox)

    Then, set it as sensible-browser:

    sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
  • about:config settings#

    • browser.bookmarks.openInTabClosesMenu - true -> false

    • browser.bookmarks.showMobileBookmarks - true -> false

    • browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs - false -> true

    • browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML - false -> true

    • browser.tabs.tabMinWidth - 76 -> 100

    • browser.tabs.closeTabByDblclick - false -> true

    • browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab - true -> false

    • browser.privatebrowsing.autostart - false -> true

    • geo.enabled - true -> false

    • extensions.pocket.enabled - true -> false

    • Other interesting settings:

      • browser.urlbar.openintab

Useful shortcuts#

Shortcuts: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly

  • Home - move to the top of the page. I recommend using Vimium.
  • <C-l> - highlight the url bar.
  • <C-Shift-o> - open bookmark manager.
  • <C-Shift-b> - toggle bookmarks toolbar.
  • <C-b> - toggle bookmarks sidebar.
  • <C-Shift-a> - open addons manager.
  • <C-Shift-Del> - clear recent history.
  • <C-Shift-d> - bookmark all open tabs in a folder.
  • <C-Shift-r> / <C-F5> - reload the tab and clear the cache.
  • <C-Shift-t - undo close tab.