Firefox Config

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In my quest to move from closed source to open source, I decided to move my web browsing from Chrome to Firefox. Here are the steps I used:

To Resolve:

  1. After installation, first thing is Hamburger menu (top right) - Customize - Themes - Dark

  2. Download, install, configure Extensions (as of 2019-06):
    • uBlock Origin
    • Bitwarden - Free Password Manager
    • Black New Tab
    • Close Right Tabs Button
    • Download History Cleaner (Eraser)
    • Greasemonkey
    • HTTPS Everywhere
    • Notifier for Gmail™
    • Print to PDF
    • Stylus
  3. Now we configure Firefox itself, open a new tab and type about:config and select yes, I agree

    • In the Search field box at the top, type browser.tabs.warn and set the first 3 to false (warnOnClose, warnOnCloseOtherTabs, warnOnOpen)
    • I think these sync now by the following settings, but verify:
    • services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.tabs.warnOnClose = True
    • services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.tabs.warnOnOpen = True
  4. Customize:

    • Set the address bar from Left to right as follows:

    • Back, forward, reload, home, => Clear tabs Right (extension) => Address bar => Downloads (but check the auto-hide option), uBlock, Bitwarden, Notifier for Gmail

    • All other extensions go to Overflow menu

  5. Finally, Add Download history cleaner as the very last item on the overflow menu. Click that button every time I download something to hide the download icon on main taskbar.