A couple of Firefox fixes
Jul 23, 2005 | Computers | By Shawn Parker
This is more a note to myself than it is a tip. I’ve lost this info several times so I’m just leaving myself a note here since this gets backed up regularly. Both of these tips can be performed by entering Firefox and entering ‘about:config’ in the address bar and searching for part of the strings to bring up the lines that need editing.
The side scrolling isse
Two fingered scrolling on the new Powerbooks causes Firefox to go forward and backwards when a horizontal scroll is performed on the trackpad. This can happen inadvertantly so it is easier just to turn the feature off.
mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action to 0 mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.numlines to 1
This allows vertical and side scrolling to act as it should.
When using Firefox on a broadband connection pipelining can help speed up the browser.
network.http.pipelining to true network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 50 network.http.proxy.pipelining to true
Tagged as: config, firefox, fix, pipelining, preferences, scrolling