These are some of the settings I've changed to make the most out of Firefox.
It started as a personal guide, but I thought it'd be better to share it.
Moving Quickly Through Tabs
tab for cycling through tabs
tab for reverse cycling through tabs
Moving To A Direct Tab
Go to Tab 1 to 8
Removing Extensions From Top Bar
Firefox Menu > Customize
Drag the add ons from top far into overflow menu.
Removing URL Suggestions Bar
I don't like the links suggestions. I rather use bookmark shortcut keywords.
This is a personal choice, without setting up keywords shortcuts, it might be difficult to navigate.
To URL suggestions disable write
about:preferences#privacy in the address bar. uncheck the checkboxes you wish to disable.
Remove Firefox Messages
- search in address bar for
about:preferences#generalsearch for "Firefox Home Content"
- unchech "Snippets"
tRestore Closed Tab
NRestore Close Window
↓Go to Bottom of Page
↑Go to Top of Page
write something in the address bar: If you want to switch it to Wikipedia or Amazon for example press:
This makes a "Switch Search Engine"
This will search it in your default search engine e.g Google.
Restoring Tabs After Closing Firefox
There's a way to make this automatic, so that when you re-open Firefox it loads all the previous sessions.
General > "When Firefox Starts" > click "Show your windows and tabs from last time."
This can be found in "Make sure the General screen is active". Under "When Firefox starts", click "Show your windows and tabs from last time".
How Not To Restore By Default
I don't like having all my windows restore every time, but if I ever need to I go to:
Firefox menu (hamburger menu / 3 lines menu)> Restore Previous Session.
Stop Firefox From Quitting When You Close The Last Tab
type about:config in the address bar. if you get a warning message, click Accept Risk (At your own risk, just don't play around with things there).
search for "browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab"
double click to change from "true" to "false"
When you close the last tab, Firefox doesn't close anymore.
Find Out Which Tab Is Consuming High CPU
type about:performance in the address bar. Now you can see which tabs are consuming the most CPU.
This helps you decide which tabs to close if your computer starts having performance issues.
Multiple Rows of Tabs
This one is for cases where you need to rows of tags. Solution implies CSS.
I havn't tried this out yet, but I know it's possible. Look into the resources below.
Things To Add
I make heavy use of keyword shortcuts for opening bookmarks. This feature is amazing. I'd like to write about it.
How to hide Firefox add-ons in the overflow menu (this seems outdated)