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Author Topic: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide  (Read 9443 times)

tinjaw

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TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« on: October 11, 2007, 10:11:17 AM »
I just found this site while looking for a particular configuration setting for Firefox. I haven't read through the site yet, but it looks very good.


Has anybody seen any reviews/critiques of this guide? Often the information on sites like this is less than accurate. I have no experience with the website, so I do not know their reputation for accuracy. Can anybody enlighten me?

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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 12:55:24 PM »
nice find -- i never knew about that site.  :up:

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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 02:00:30 PM »
-- i never knew about that site. 

April the 24'th.  DC Supporting Member  AdIyhc  inspried me to buy the de luxe version of Mr. Koroush Ghazi's   Guide for XP   [most recommended!], and I am glad to see this new version for the Firefox browser. I am certainly going to download the free version and consider purchasing any future de luxe version as well.

You can download the tweak guide for XP at this site: http://www.tweakguides.com/

Edit: Oh, one cannot download this guide:

TweaksFirefox.gif
« Last Edit: October 11, 2007, 02:24:09 PM by Curt »

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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2007, 04:29:14 PM »
The tabs behaviour is a thing that I definitely liked more in Firefox 1 than in Firefox 2. These options are mentioned on the page that tinjaw has posted, but here's how to change to somethink like Firefox 1 behaviour:
Go to page about:config, and change:
browser.tabs.closeButtons to 3 (single closing button on the right of the tab bar)
browser.tabs.tabClipWidth to 1
browser.tabs.tabMinWidth to 1 (with this setting, tabs can become so narrow that just the icon appears on them; makes switching between a lot of tabs easier - you don't have to scroll the tab bar)
The page looks interesting, I'm sure I'll find some more useful optimisations.

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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007, 06:52:44 PM »
I still have TweakGuides Tweaking Companion for Windows XP (Version 3.5, July 2007) but I read distribution is prohibited... Maybe DC can ask to host it?

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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2007, 02:20:03 AM »
I still have TweakGuides Tweaking Companion for Windows XP (Version 3.5, July 2007) but I read distribution is prohibited... Maybe DC can ask to host it?

if I understand correctly thats available here:
http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html
I think it's the other guides (apart from XP/Vista ones) that arent downloadable.


It's not very clear on the site - is there actually a difference between paid & free version of say XP one
If there is he should really make it more obvious so more buy!
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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2007, 08:24:16 AM »
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It has several enhancements including pictures, higher DPI text and full bookmarks but really the main reason to buy it is if you want to support my work in creating and maintaining these guides.

Those are the differences :)

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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2007, 08:50:48 AM »
The new gratis (absolutely not "FREE") Guide version 3.6 for XP is 172 pages and 2.1 MB PDF,
and my "old" (March 2007) premium verson 3.4 for XP is 211 pages and 11.6 MB PDF.

- but I really didn't bother to further compare the two versions. [Edit: See prev. post from Lashiec]

Contents, gratis version 3.6 (645 x 5523 pixels, 376 KB):
XPFreeTweaks.gifTweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide



Contents, "old" premium version 3.4 (645 x 5525 pixels, 351 KB):
XPPremiumTweaks.gifTweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Last Edit: October 12, 2007, 08:52:43 AM by Curt »

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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 09:40:21 PM »
I ran on to this site yesterday and wanted to pass it along.......I was rather impressed by the content.
http://mashable.com/...7/08/29/firefox-god/

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This article from Webware "Five must-have security/privacy extensions for Firefox" is excellent.
There are two Firefox extensions I hadn't heard of, Safe Cache and Safe History.

http://www.webware.c...eed&subj=Webware

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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008, 11:47:02 AM »
What I really like in Firefox (and Opera) are keyword searches: whenever you see a search form, right-click on the input field and select "Add a Keyword for this Search":

keysearch.pngTweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide

Then you give it a name and a keyword: name_search.png


After this you can enter "dc whatever" in the address bar of the browser to search the forum for whatever. I use it mostly for google, domain lookups, and translations via dict.cc

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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 11:54:10 AM »
thats a nice one to know housetier - dict.cc too! I was just looking for help in that direction

tell us, is that a FireFox theme or is it how the world looks outside (of) windows :-*
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Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2008, 03:40:54 PM »
It is a theme for firefox, named littlefox; the dark colors come from my gtk-theme. I like littlefox because it is ery complete, it themes all the dialog windows and even stumbleupon.

There is also a similar theme for thunderbird, called minibird.