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Tip: Speed Up Firefox January 7, 2007

Posted by powerfirefox in Firefox, Tweak.
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–Windows Only–

Have you been running the same version of Firefox since the 1.0 release (like me) and never bothered to change anything. Well, I’ve been noticing that since upgrading to 2.0 my web browsing is getting so slow. There might be a way to fix this using RegCleaner… version after version overlapping seems to be causing Firefox to slow down.

First; backup your bookmarks.html file my exporting it from the Organize Bookmarks… window. Then backup your firefox profile, if you need help click here.

Second; Download RegCleaner from the link above, I recommend this program for safely removing registry entries. (If you want you can remove the entries manually, although this isn’t recommended)

Third; Uninstall Firefox 2.0.0.1 from Add or Remove Programs

Forth; Go to Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla and delete the /Firefox directory.

Fifth; Open up RegCleaner and delete all MOZILLA FIREFOX related entries, if you use Thunderbird do not delete Thunderbird entries. For you do-it-yourselfers here are the entries to delete (not using RegCleaner)-

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Applications\firefox.exe]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MozillaPlugins]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\mozilla.org]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins]

Sixth; Re-Install Firefox from getfirefox.com

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about:config tweaks December 8, 2006

Posted by powerfirefox in Firefox, Tweak, Web.
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Today I have a couple of about:config tweaks!
There are many more out there from doing a google search but I like these! 😛

Close Buttons like FF1.5-

Firefox 1.5 Close Button

TWEAK: browser.tabs.closeButtons
Type: Integer
Values: 0, 1, 2 or 3
Default: 1
Description: A value of “0″ removes close buttons from all but the currently selected tab. A value of “1″ will enable close buttons for ALL tabs, while a value of “2″ removes all close buttons completely. A value of “3″ will display a close button on the far right within the tabs pane similar to previous versions.

Install Button on Addons Window-

Firefox ‘Install’ Button

TWEAK: extensions.hideInstallButton
Boolean: True/False
Default: True
Description: After disabling this option, you’ll find an “install” button next to “find updates” in your Add-ons window. This is helpful if you’re working on themes or extensions and don’t enjoy dragging and dropping files across windows repeatedly. (RECOMMENDED MY ME!)