Firefox 4 How To And Solution

Firefox 4 already released and some of you may not familiar with it caused the layout and design is totally different Firefox almost 50% visitors are Firefox users and now i try to summarize some problem and solution as starting use Firefox 4.

1.’Do you want Firefox to save your tabs for the next time it starts?’ prompt disappear

As exit Firefox 3.6 a prompt ‘Do you want Firefox to save your tabs for the next time it starts?’ appear,click ‘Save and Quit’ then all the tabs will open automatically as Firefox 3.6 launching again.

Firefox 4 already remove this feature and you can enable with this.

Click Firefox icon > Option > General ,Select ‘Show my windows and tabs from last time’ in startup option.

2.Tab Groups button ?

Right right on tab toolbar and select ‘customize’,drag tab groups button to the place that you like use use Ctrl+Shift+E keyboard button.

3.Firefox 4 add-on automatic updated and not inform you.

You may notice Firefox 4 will pop up a message with add-on already update as you restart the Firefox 4.There are not notification for you as a add-on ready for updated.If you don’t want Firefox 4 update add-on automatically,Go to Firefox icon > Add-ons >uncheck ‘Update add-ons automatically’ from the list.

4.Fonts show not clear in Firefox 4

Some web page fonts may not clear show in Firefox 4.Need to update your PC graphics card driver.If not,go to ‘options’ > ‘advanced’ > ‘General’,uncheck ‘Use hardware acceleration when available’ option.

You may try type ‘about:config’ in address bar,then type ‘gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled’ in filter column,change to ‘False’ value.

5.Change back to Firefox 3.6 layout.No problem

Firefox icon > ‘Options’ > put a check on ‘Menu bar’ and uncheck on ‘Taps on top’.

6.Why Firefox 4 can’t remember all my history record ?

Firefox 4 based on your PC memory size, adjust browser history storage automatically.Type ‘about:support’ in address bar,find ‘places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages’ preference,it show up maximum history storage ( don’t change the setting ).


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