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Firefox Tips And Tricks

I was faced with a annoying problem on Firefox for a couple of days now before my mighty brain discovered a fix.

The zoom size on some of the Firefox pages was getting reset to a value below normal and on every page load I had to hit ctrl+0 to get the page reset to its default size. I resolved this issue by making changes to my Firefox zoom limits.

HOW I DID THIS?

This was simple. I hit about:config in the URL bar and got the warning as illustrated through the above image.

Clicked on “I’ll be careful, I promise!”

Hit the config name in the ‘Filter’ field and modified the value as follows:

Config name: zoom.maxPercent
Default: 300 (percent)
Modified value: any value higher than 300

Config name: zoom.minPercent
Default: 30 (percent)
Value: any value

Some other tricks that can be achieved through the about:config feature.

1. INCREASING FIREFOX SPEED

Config name: network.http.pipelining
Default: False
Modified value: True

Config name: network.http.proxy.pipelining
Default: False
Modified value: True

Config name: network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Default: 4
Modified value: any value higher than 4, but not more than 8

Config name: network.http.max-connections
Default: 30
Modified value: 96

Config name: network.http.max-connections-per-server
Default: 15
Modified value: 32

2. INCREASING AND/OR DECREASING THE AMOUNT OF DISK CACHE

Before increasing the disk cache size, make sure that browser.cache.disk.enabledbrowser.cache.disk.enable is set to True.

Config name: browser.cache.disk.capacity
Default: 50000 (in KB)
Modified value:

0 – disable disk caching
any value lower than 50000 reduces the disk cache
any value higher than 50000 increases the disk cache.

3. AUTOFILL URL IN ADDRESS BAR

Config name: browser.urlbar.autofill
Default: False
Modified value: True (This would allow firefox to autofill the address as you type in the initial characters in the Address bar)

Disha is a freelance blogger and email marketer. She writes extensively about WordPress, SMEs, online marketing and nonprofits.