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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

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Firefox – Right-click search in the background

Posted in Browser, Tweaking with tags , , , on January 21, 2014 by Sirusdark

Firefox LogoHere’s another life-saving tweak for your favorite web browser Firefox!

Whatever your preferred search provider is, you can always right-click a selection and search it. This opens a new tab with the selection queried and by default, Firefox will switch focus to it, thus leaving the page you were on. That’s not efficient.

Here’s how to load that search in the background (no page abduction)!

about:config

Firefox is awesome and what’s even more awesome is that you can customize almost every aspect using the about:config page. It’s were you can edit all your browser’s settings. Unlike Microsoft’s RegEdit that can truly mess your Windows OS, the about:config is user-friendly and will even tell if a setting is by default or user set!

Now, search for this entry:

browser.search.context.loadInBackground

and simply double-click it to change it’s value from false to:

true

That’s it! You can now search stuff without leaving the page you’re on!

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca