In the spirit of my Firefox extensions, and since I
just went through this exercise today, here are the Firefox preferences
customizations that I currently use. At least some of these are only
present in relatively bleeding edge Firefox builds, and you will need
about:config to enable at least some of them.
(I have not put everything in here, just the stuff that I always forget
and that irritates me when it's missing.)
||Scroll the page up on backspace. This matches the traditional
Unix behavior of Netscape 4, which I am very very used to by now.
(This is only present in recent Firefox builds; before that Backspace
always went back in the history. As a result, my own personal Firefox
build has this chainsawed out via more direct methods.)
||I do not want
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|browser. download. manager. retention
||'Do not remember my downloads', ie 'do not clutter the download
dialog with stuff I have already deleted'. I always have to remember
that this setting is in the Privacy section of Preferences, unlike
the other download settings.
||I do not want my images to be resized into illegibility in order
to fit in my current browser window, thanks.
|browser. formfill. enable
||Also in the Privacy settings, although I consider it to be
another 'do not annoy me thanks bye' setting.
||See here for
|browser. urlbar. matchOnlyTyped
||Ideally I would be able to turn off URL bar autocompletion
entirely; however, this does not seem possible in current Firefox
builds. Making it only autocomplete things I've explicitly entered
into the URL bar is the best I can do.
||This is necessary to install several of my Firefox extensions
in current Firefox trunk builds, even with the Nightly Tester
In general, the MozillaZine Knowledge Base has a very large set of pages giving
lots of information about Firefox preferences; you can start here and then follow their