September 15th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Want to learn things about your copy of Firefox from how often it has crashed to how many hours you’ve spent using it? Just enter about:healthreport into the address bar.

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March 31st, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Just in case you didn’t notice that new paper airplane icon that appeared in Firefox a few weeks ago, it’s their new “Share this page” feature. At first it does nothing, but as you conntect it to your social networking accounts, it will give you the ability to post the pager you’re currently viewing to various social networks such as Facebook, G+, Twitter, delicious, Tumblr, and more. Just click the icon to check it out. If it’s not there, customize your toolbar accordingly.

Firefox Share this page

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November 25th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Firefox S+RightClickTake a second to hold down the “S” key and right-click on any image on the web. Whoa, right?

The results vary by browser:

  • Chrome: This immediately initiates a reverse image search (i.e., searches Google for that image) in a new tab, which can come in pretty handy. It’s faster than right-clicking on an image and selecting the search option. (I found this in an infographic about cool browser shortcuts over at Eukhost, but then found that it doesn’t work the same in other browsers.)
  • Firefox: Opens the set image as desktop background window(as shown in the image above at left).

Read the full post @ Lifehacker.

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September 25th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

On 25 September 2006 I learned that I’d have an article printed in the very first issue of the Journal of Web Librarianship.

Acceptance Letter

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September 10th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Firefox 32 right clickI’ve been using Firefox 32 all day and it’s just now that I noticed some new buttons at the top of the right-click popup menu: back, forward, reload & bookmark. That reload one’s going to come in handy since I hate how much they shrunk the one up in the toolbar.

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July 15th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

IE logoFirefox LogoChrome iconFrom today forward, gone is the need to move your mouse to enter a URL into your browser’s address. Next time, just press F6 and start typing.

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May 13th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

GNotifierAs a user of Firefox on my Ubuntu boxes, it always annoyed me that Firefox notifications such as “download complete” were not integrated into the native notification system. Turns out that installing the GNotifier Firefox add-on solves this problem.

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January 28th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Firefox LogoTry these:

  • Type a keyword into Firefox’s URL bar then press CTRL-Enter. You’ll end up @
  • Type a keyword into Firefox’s URL bar then press SHIFT-Enter. You’ll end up @
  • Type a keyword into Firefox’s URL bar then press CTRL-SHIFT-Enter. You’ll end up @

With testing, I’ve found that the first works in Chrome, but the other two don’t.

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December 10th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Firefox Paste & GoIf you’re a Fiefox user and you have a URL in your clipboard that you like to go to, just right-click in the address bar and select “Paste& Go”. Your URL will be pasted and you’ll be sent there, saving you a press of the Enter key.

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November 19th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Any long-time Firefox users are aware of the about:config command. But how about about:support? Just type that into your address bad and press Enter. You’ll be presented with a lot of behind-the-scenes information about your install along with a button to open your profile directory, an update history, and a Reset button on the off chance that your current install is really messed up and you don’t have the time or ability to do a complete reinstall.

Firefox about:support

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