The download manager was dramatically improved for Firefox 3: a progress indicator in the status bar, automatic antivirus scans, a streamlined interface with filtering capabilities, and most notably, download resuming across sessions.
As usual, you can use all these enhancements without touching anything, or go the customization way and tweak a preference or two.
This tip will help you to resume a download (especially large size) in the following cases.
Accidentally removed transfer from the transfers tab.
Closed Opera with an intention to resume download next day but transfer is missing when Opera is started.
Resume download using another mirror.
1. Rename the downloaded part Continue Reading
This one sounds good. Logan Kugler posted about 8 things which you probably didn’t knew about Firefox 3, such as:
Duplicate tabs with drag-and-drop.
Minimize the toolbar.
Use smart bookmarks.
Send e-mail via Yahoo! Mail or Gmail by default.
Change the behavior of the Awesome Bar.
And bit more…
Here is a great tip from shashank on how to make Firefox 10 times faster.
1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit enter. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true” Continue Reading
Are you having issues viewing various web pages from time to time where css style sheets don’t load?
Solution might be simpler than you thought. One of the reasons why it can happen is due to AdBlock. In case you are blocking ads on the web page, unblock them all and try now.
It worked for me.
Are you receiving an annoying “This download has been blocked by your Security Zone Policy” error? According to a quote from FirefoxFacts:
Starting in Firefox 3, downloads of executable files (e.g., .exe or .msi) may fail and the Firefox Downloads window will contain this message, under the filename: This download has been blocked by your Security Zone Policy. Continue Reading
Since there was a tip on changing Firefox 3 color scheme, this one is for Opera users.
If you are using Opera 9.5 and don’t know this trick yet, you can easily change skin color scheme by following those steps:
Tools > Appearance
Find “Color Scheme” setting in the bottom and play with it.
Are you tired of your current Firefox skin? It’s so well made that you just don’t want to change it with any other one? How about a small modification?
With Firefox add-on AnyColor 0.2.0 you can change Firefox 3 theme color scheme.
As it says:
A dynamic theme that lets you customize its appearance on the fly.
Haavard yet again posted a great tip. This one tells you how you can change the maximum opened tabs limit in Opera Mobile 9.5. As he writes:
To increase the number of allowed tabs, go to opera:config, and set “Maximum Allowed Tabs” to the number of your choice (you may have to restart Opera).
Time for some tips and tricks. Percy Cabello wrote a great article on how you can tweak your location bar. For example: make autocomplete menu show only typed addresses and not visited or bookmarked, how to change the number of suggestions displayed in the autocomplete menu and more.
If you want to play with Firefox 3 location bar a bit, this can help you a lot.