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Firefox Quick Tip – Close it without losing any windows and tabs!

Posted in Browser, Computer, Methods, Workflow with tags , , , , , on November 14, 2014 by Sirusdark

Here’s a nifty trick when you’re in a hurry and need to close Firefox and/or shut down your computer but have several windows opened with plenny of tabs in each windows you don’t wanna lose. Usually, there would only be a few ways to save your browsing session:

Friggin too long methods

1. The PITA method: you manually bookmark each individual pages of each windows in your Bookmarks in folders. Have fun with that.

2. The monk method: You manually move/transfer all tabs one by one in a single windows, then exit, which will save the session and re-open all the tabs the next time you launch Firefox. Have fun with that too.

3. The pro method: you install a session manager add-on, then save the session and windows. You’re awesome.

Now, even I who DO use a session manager in Firefox, there’s often times I need to close Firefox quickly AND keep all my browsing sessions. The aforementioned methods just don’t cut it.

KISS method

Here’s my ultra-fast-lazy-simple method: kill Firefox from the Task Manager:

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del > Click End task

There ya go. Let it handle the crash. Firefox is so awesome it’ll prompt you to “restore” your “lost” session. I do it all the time. :D



How to manually transfer bookmarks in Firefox from IE

Posted in Browser, Windows with tags , , , , on October 17, 2013 by Sirusdark

Here’s a nifty trick when Firefox‘s import system doesn’t import all Internet Explorer‘s favorites.

You could copy & paste each favorites one by one, but the only efficient and fast way to do it is actually drag’n’drop! (I tried many things before getting this conclusion)


Open Firefox’s bookmark manager (Library, with Ctrl+Shift+B), then open IE favorites folder (Usually in the User folder), put the windows side-by-side and drag away!



Firefox v24 – JavaScript settings are gone?

Posted in Browser, Bug, How to with tags , , , , , , , on October 2, 2013 by Sirusdark

I recently noticed that the latest Firefox version was missing a very useful feature: the ability to control which behaviour of the browser JavaScript can and can’t change:


So here’s the Firefox extension that brings back the missing JavaScript options:

SettingSanity by RealityRipple