Customizing Firefox through about:config

about:configFirefox is a highly customizable browser. You probably knew that. But there's a lot you can do to optimize your browsing experience beyond changing some options in the "Tools" dropdown menu. And in order make those changes, all you need to do is type about:config into your address bar.

We've shown you a few of the changes you can make before. But ComputerWorld has put together a great list of more than 20 ways to enhance Firefox through about:config. Here are a few highlights:

  • Tweaks that (may) speed up the way Firefox renders pages
  • Control the way the X button shows up on tabs (ie: make Firefox 2.0 look like Firefox 1.5)
  • Open search results in a new tab
  • Reduce the amount of memory Firefox uses for caching

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