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 Gmailâ„¢
    • Print to PDF
    • Stylus
  3. Now we configure Firefox itself, open a new tab and type about:config and select yes, I agree

  4. In the Search field box at the top, type browser.tabs.warn and set the first 3 to false (warnOnClose, warnOnCloseOtherTabs, warnOnOpen)

  5. 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

  6. Customize:

  7. 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

  1. All other extensions go to Overflow menu

  2. 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.

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