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Video: Firefox about:config hacks that can speed up and customize your browser

Unbeknownst to many users, Firefox has a whole host of hidden settings that can fine-tune and potentially speed up your browsing experience. Bill Detwiler shows you how to access and modify Firefox's preferences using the browser's about:config feature.

Unbeknownst to many users, Firefox has a whole host of application settings (called preferences) that aren't found under the regular Options or Preferences interface. These preferences, both hidden and not, are stored in a prefs.js file. Prefs.js is a plain text file located in the Firefox profile folder. You could edit the file using a text editor, but there's an easier and somewhat safer way. In this IT Dojo video, I'll show you how to access and modify Firefox's hidden preferences using the browser's about:config feature.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or you can also read Jack Wallen's article, "10 handy Firefox about:config hacks," on which this video is based.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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