Hidden Tweaks of Mozilla Firefox

Nowadays, every moment you get to hear about recent changes or introduction of the latest software, apps, etc. Likewise, browsers have also brought out many changes in them. Once you think that you are well aware of the features available in the browser, some exciting features come up. Here is the tutorial regarding some of the hidden tips and tricks in Firefox Browser.

Hidden Tweaks of Mozilla FirefoxYou can now open docx file using Firefox without Office 2007 by simply installing OpenXMLViewer which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users. This extension is useful for users who haven’t upgrade to Microsoft Office 2007. The extension converts docx documents into HTML format and thus the web browsers can render and display the documents to users

You can increase the screen space by making the icons small. To do so, go to View > Toolbars > Customize and check the “Use small icons” box.

firefox customize toolbar

Firefox allows some Mouse shortcuts to navigate the webpage, some mouse tricks are given below

Middle click on link to open the link in new tab
Shift-scroll down to get to the previous page
Shift-scroll up to get to the next page
Ctrl-scroll up reduces the font size
Ctrl-scroll down increases the font size
Middle click on a tab closes the tab

If you believe that Firefox is taking up much memory space on your computer, you can limit the amount of RAM, simply go to about:config, filter browser.cache and select browser.cache.disk.capacity. You can now set the RAM accordingly.


You can reduce RAM usage by minimizing your Firefox and you can notice difference in speed when you restore Firefox. Go to about:config, right-click anywhere and select New> Boolean. Assign it a name config.trim_on_minimize and set it to TRUE. After completion, restart Firefox to apply the changes.

Smart keyword provides an easy way to search specific websites directly from the Firefox Location bar. You can now search the website from the any website rather going to the targeted website and looking for the search function, and then executing the search. For instance, to search IMDB for information on William Shatner, simply enter imdb William Shatner in the Firefox Location bar.

So here is the tutorial describing some the hidden tricks in Mozilla Firefox Browser.


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