Mozilla Firefox has proven to be the most successful challenger to Microsoft Internet Explorer and is fast closing in on the usage share of IE. The recently released Firefox 4 proved that this browser is indeed very popular with it crossing 10 million downloads in just 24 hours, beating the record recently set by IE9 by a huge margin. Today, we will show you how you can make this already popular browser even better by using some easy to do tips and tricks.
Save tabs on exit
There were quite a few changes made in this version of Firefox, and while some were good, a few were not. Users of earlier version of Firefox were shocked to find out that there is no longer any option to save tabs on exit, so that those tabs are restored the next time you start Firefox and continue from where you were last time. This was a very good feature and while it would have made sense to disable it when we had only slow dial-up internet, it just doesn't make sense removing it when almost everyone has decent internet connections. But it is not entirely true that this feature has been taken out. You can still enable it by diving into the advanced configuration settings of Firefox.
Type "about:config" (without the quotes), in the Firefox 4 address bar and hit ENTER.
Now you will see a warning, just click on "I'll be careful, I promise" button.
You will see a host of settings which can be changed to alter the way this browser behaves. Type browser.show in the Filter dialog box to narrow down to the setting you want to change.
You will now see that there is only one setting in the list below - browser.showQuitWarning, and it is set to false. Right-click on it and click on Toggle to set it to true. Firefox 4 will now ask you to save your tabs when you exit and will restore them automatically the next time you launch the browser.