Mozilla Firefox: Customizing Your Browser

Mozilla Firefox is becoming quite popular among surfers today. Firefox is easy to navigate and you can do everything in one winodw instead of cluttering the taskbar. In this Guide I will show you how to customize firefox to suit you. We will cover the following:
  • How to Organize your Favorites in your Firefox browser
  • How to Bookmark Pages to a Special Folder
  • How to Change the Theme of your Firefox Browser
  • How to Set your Homepage to your Favorite Site in your Firefox Browser
  • How to Change the Size of the Text in your Firefox Browser
  • Most Common Used Shortcuts in Firefox

So Let’s Begin

How to Organize your Favorites in your Firefox Browser

To organize your Favorites in Mozilla Firefox, Click on Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks. The Bookmarks Manager will pop up. To create a New Folder, click the New Folder Icon in the top of the window. Name the Icon what you like. To place bookmarks in that folder simply to on the bookmark and drag it to that folder. You can create as many folders as you want or need. This is a great way to keep your Favorites organized.

How to Bookmark Pages to a Special Folder

Once you get your Favorites organized, you don’t want to start book marking sites and clutter your favorites folder again. So to bookmark a site to a particular folder, go to Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page. A small Add Bookmark Dialog Box will pop up. Drop down the Create In box and select what folder you want to place it in. You can also change the name of the bookmark by deleting the name in the Name Field and typing in the name of your choice. Once you are done click OK.

How to Change the Theme of your Firefox Browser

You can change the look of Firefox by changing the Theme in Firefox. To change the Theme, click on Tools > Themes. That will bring up the Themes Dialog Box. On the left you will see the Themes that are already installed. Click on the Themes on the left to get a preview in the right window. When you find a Theme you like, click Use Theme. You can add more Themes by clicking on the Get More Themes link at the bottom of the dialog box. It will carry you to a website where you can download more themes. It automatically installs them for you. You have to close Firefox out and reopen to see the changes.

How to Set your Homepage to your Favorite Site in your Firefox Browser

To set your favorite site as your Homepage, click on Tools > Options. In the Options Dialog Box click on the General Tab in the left. Under Homepage on the right, type in the URL of your favorite site in the address bar. Then click OK.

How to Change the Size of the Text in your Firefox Browser

To change the size of the text that Firefox displays click View > Text Size and increase it or decrease it.

Most Common Used Shortcuts in Firefox

Ctrl 0 Restores the Text Size
Ctrl + Increases the Text Size
Ctrl – Decreases the Text Size
Ctrl W Closes the tab
Ctrl P Print Page
Ctrl A Selects the whole page
Ctrl F Brings up the Find Dialog Box so you can search the page for something.
Ctrl R Reloads the page
Ctrl N Open a new window
Ctrl T Opens a new tab
Ctrl L Opens a new location
Ctrl F Opens a new file
Ctrl Shift W Closes the window
F11 Gives you the Full Screen View
Alt Left Arrow Takes you back a page
Alt Right Arrow Takes you forward a page
Alt Home Takes you to your homepage
Alt D Jumps to insertion point to address bar.
Ctrl Enter to type “www…com”
Ctrl Shift Enter to type “www….org”
Shift Enter to type “www….net”
Ctrl K Jumps to the Google bar to search

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