Friday, 27 February 2009

Fun Firefox Fact

Apparently, it is possible to close Firefox by double-clicking the firefox logo on the top left rather than the traditional X sign at the top right or simultaneously pressing ALT and F4. I will not go over the story of how I stumbled over this, nor will I elaborate on how this caused me to lose track of 5 interesting tabs I had opened in Firefox at the time. I guess this will teach me to configure my settings so that everything except cookies should be cleared when I exit Firefox.

Some may find it funny to tell their friends to double click on the Firefox logo as a joke, but I may not be held responsible if you do go ahead and double click on it now.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

about:mozilla

I was messing around with the Mozilla Firefox configuration, trying to make my setup faster and to fix the ever-lasting memory leak issues. The last time I checked the memory usage of Firefox, it was sailing high at roughly 160,000K. Just for the record, I use only a handful of extensions (namely AdBlock, Linkification, DownThemAll, CustomizeGoogle, and MR Tech Toolkit) and had only 3 tabs open when I checked my Firefox memory usage. Granted, I am currently using a rather old Dell Latitude D610 (which I will soon replace with a Macbook), but even then, I do feel Firefox should not be such a resource hog.

Anyway, this post is not about the performance of Firefox, but instead about the about:mozilla URL which I accidentally discovered while trying various commands. Unfortunately, it indeed turns out that about:lol does not achieve anything. As for the about:mozilla command, Mozilla should change the background color, which is extremely annoying.