Welcome to Bo's Firefox Help Page
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Date Last Updated: Wednesday May 03, 2006
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Arguably one of the greatest differences between Firefox and MS Internet Explorer is Firefox's use of tabs to organize individual windows. For the good or for the bad, that's another debate. While you can use Alt + Tab to navigate between windows, in Firefox, you can use Control + Tab to navigate between tabs. Without the use of a plugin, all you have to do is hold down Ctrl and tap Tab as many times as needed to navigate between the tabs.
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Two Useful FireFox Extensions
If you ever get annoyed by power outages causing you to lose your place while web browsing or accidentally close a tab without thinking before you do, then these extensions may be for you. Undoclosetab allows you to open recently closed tabs in FireFox for those accidental situations. When it comes to a frozen computer or power outage, you are going to wish you had Sessionsaver installed. This extension restores all of the pages you had open just before FireFox was closed. Both of these utilities can be time saving and prevent a lot of frustration. Go download these files to make sure your web browsing is easily backed up. Note that in order to install the extensions, just drag the downloaded files into the open web browser and you're all ready to configure them.
Undoclosetab Link: Click
Sessionsaver Link: Click Here
Make Old Extensions Work in Firefox 1.5
Many of our readers have complained that sense downloading and installing Firefox 1.5, their old extentions do not work. Here is a trick to make Firefox 1.0 extensions work in Firefox 1.5 (of course, this is only a temporary solution before your extensions upgrade.)
- In the Address bar, enter:
This will show you a list of Firefox internal preferences.
- Right click on the list, select New | String
- At preference name enter
- Then, enter
(without quotes) as the value for
- Restart Firefox 1.5, then enable those disabled Firefox extensions.
- Restart Firefox 1.5 again to active the extensions.
Important Note: If the work-a-round fails and there are still extensions in your extensions folder which will not uninstall or show options properties, after this tweak you will need to completely uninstall Firefox, reboot the system, and then reinstall Firefox 1.5. Once this is done, uninstall the extensions one at a time closing Firefox and then re-opening it again after each one. After this is done, close Firefox 1.5 and reboot the system. you should now be able to go back to the extensions site again and install new extensions...but only one at a time.
If this work-a-round didn't work for you, take heart. Updates for your favorite extensions should be in the works right now and soon should be available.