Mozilla Firefox is the world’s third most used open source web browser. It comes with a wide range of enriched features, and fastest browsing and downloading speed. Moreover, it is renowned for its personalization options and incredible security features, which protects users from security loopholes, virus, and malware.
However, with a few tips and tricks you can further enhance your browsing performance and access myriad of hidden features as well. Let’s look at some of them:
Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Using keyboard shortcuts is the simplest yet most effective way to work faster. There are various advantages of using keyboard shortcuts such as efficiency and multitasking. However, it is not possible to remember all the shortcuts that can make your life easier. So, here are some the most useful shortcuts for Mozilla Firefox that you need in day to day lives.
- Press Ctrl + D, to add your current opened page as a bookmark.
- Press Ctrl + N, to open a new window.
- Press Ctrl + H, to view your browsing history.
- Press Ctrl + L, to move your cursor to the address box.
- Press Ctrl + I, to access available bookmarks.
- Press Ctrl + O, to open a file in Firefox browser.
- Press Ctrl + T, to open a new tab.
- Press, Ctrl + Shift + T, to reopen the closed window.
- Press Ctrl + P, to print your opened page.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + P, to open a new Private Browsing window.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + W, to close your Firefox browser window.
- Press Alt + Left Arrow, to back a page.
- Press Alt + Right Arrow, to forward a page.
- Press F11, to full screen the content & press F11 to exit the same.
Use Master Password to Keep Other Passwords Safe
Mozilla Firefox is a secure browser that is devoted to securing from virus and other common exploits. It has a feature that allows to protect entire data with a master password. You can save all the login IDs and passwords, credit card passwords on the browser.
To take the advantage of the given facility all you need to do is, go to the Firefox menu. Choose ‘Options’ and select ‘Security and Privacy’ tab. Check-mark on ‘Use Master Password’ and once the new window appears on your computer screen, you can add the desired password. You can use a password with special characters to give strong security to it. Using a master password will certainly protect your other passwords but keep in mind you need to remember the password that you have chosen. Otherwise, you won’t be able to access the shielded information.
Create Your Own Shortcuts
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It is possible to create your own shortcuts in Mozilla Firefox by using Customizable Shortcuts Extension. No matter whether you’re a Windows or Mac user, as long as you’ve Firefox downloaded in your computer, you can create your commands with shortcuts. Isn’t it exciting? But, for that you first need to download the ‘customizable shortcuts extension’ to make it work.
Use Smart Keyword
Sometimes it is difficult to search the content you’re looking for on the website, be it a fancy word to improve your vocabulary or an ingredient. Checking the entire information is a time-consuming process. However, you can create a search keyword on the website to get desired results with an easy hack in the Firefox browser.
To do the same, all you need to do is, open the website (in which you want to search something) in Firefox browser < right click on the search box < Add a keyword for the search. Now, type your keyword for the search in the new window. That’s it, you’re good to go now.
Customize Control Panel
It is always fun to customize your computer or browser. Moreover, most of the times you end up learning about new features when you personalize it. In Mozilla Firefox browser, you can customize the control panel to enhance your browsing experience.
Step 1: Go to Firefox menu (three horizontal lines) available at the top right corner of the window.
Step 2: Select ‘Customize’ button, which you can locate at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Now, a new window will appear on your screen and there you can customize the control panel by adding and removing the items available on the control panel.
Step 4: You can easily drag and drop the features and tools from the Left panel to the window on right (vice-versa).
In fact, you can change the theme of your Firefox browser from here. You can change the theme by clicking on theme button from the bottom. Choose the theme scheme you want to give a shot. Once you are done, select ‘Exit Customize’.
Get Some Extra Screen Space
You can make more screen space to view the content properly and clearly on your computer screen. To get the extra-large display you need to make your icons small. In order to do that, go to View < Toolbars < Customize and check the “Use small icons” box.
So, these are the Mozilla Firefox tips and tricks for your better browsing experience. All the hacks are very effective to give fast and accurate results and surely enhance your browsing.