Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Free webtools: Speed up Mozilla firefox

Every Firefox user must have got irritated when your browser just hangs on clicking a pdf link.

But, thanks, this Firefox add-on makes life simpler by opening the pdf file in your pdf viewer application instead of the browser itself.

Just install the pdf extension from here.
go to Tools > Add-ons > Select PDF Download > Click Options > Click ‘General’ tab > Check ‘Open PDF box’ button > Navigate to ‘PDF opening’ tab > Check ‘Use OS default viewer’ box button > OK.

You might also be interested in Lifehacker's great compilation of top Firefox configuration tweaks about

  • How to modify Firefox's configuration (about:config)

  • Session restore

  • Tab width before scrolling kicks in

  • Tab close buttons

  • Fetch only what you click

  • Limit RAM usage

  • Turn off chrome tooltips

A few other tips for speed-up of Mozilla firefox are available on this blog here, here and here.

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