Firefox customizations and extensions - Wireball preferences
Just some notes on my preferred settings for future reference. If someone else finds them useful, so much the better. This is just a bare framework; I may flesh it out if I find the article useful.
about:config changes of notice
(no more hitting backspace without a text field selected and accidentally going back a page! Yay!)
(just experimenting with this one - I haven't noticed any particular performance impact from Firefox saving my tab states as frequently as 15 seconds (15,000 ms) - but I could probably live with 30 seconds)
(naturally - I realize that every time I tweak the config file, I could break things - I don't need to be warned about it anymore)
(experimental - slightly lower than the 250ms default)
(experimental - significantly shorter than the 10 sec default)
I decided against increasing the max connections per server, and max persistent connections per server - that strikes me as the sort of thing that could be prohibited or blocked by certain servers, and I don't really need to be debugging things as I'm surfing the web - enough websites don't load naturally without me having to wonder if it owes to config overrides that might get me banned.
References for about:config
A straight copy and paste from my bookmarks: Firefox extensions: best (preferred) directory. Note to self: explanations of why I like using these may be helpful to those who do not know what I'm thinking.
- Go Parent Folder :: Add-ons for Firefox
- Show Parent Folder :: Add-ons for Firefox
- Adblock Plus: Installation
- Add Bookmark Here ² :: Add-ons for Firefox
- Screengrab! :: Firefox Add-ons
- DownloadHelper - Media download Firefox extension
- Tab Mix Plus
- Top 10 Sites for Firefox Add-Ons | Xmarks
- Web Developer :: Add-ons for Firefox
- Xmarks | Bookmark Sync and Search