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Fixing Firefox 2.0
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This is mostly for my own reference, but I thought it worth posting in case anyone else finds it useful. Now that Firefox 2.0 is out, I've noticed a number of changes in the default UI and behaviour from 1.5 that one can no longer change through the options dialogue, and which I find awkward. This is a list of the hidden preferences (visible through about:config) and their settings.

Opening a group of bookmarks in tabs overwrites existing tabs
browser.tabs.loadFolderAndReplace should be set to false (open bookmark groups in new tabs)
Close buttons on each tab make it harder to close several tabs, and more likely that you'll close a tab accidentally when selecting it
browser.tabs.closeButtons should be set to 3 (single close button at the right end of the tab bar)
Firefox accepts all cookies, regardless of originating server
network.cookie.cookieBehavior should be set to 1 (only accept cookies from the originating server)
Go button on url bar takes up extra screen real estate
browser.urlbar.hideGoButton should be set to true (hides the Go button)
Keywords in the url bar go to Google I Feel Lucky or Google Browse by Name, rather than a basic Google search
keyword.URL should be set to http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q= (default for non-Firefox Mozilla products)
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Here's one I like:

browser.tabs.tabMinWidth - Set to 0 to give no minimum width for tabs (tabs behave as in 1.0-1.5, getting smaller and smaller as more tabs are added rather than the scroll buttons appearing).

I'd also quite like to get rid of the tab drop-down (next to the single tab close button), but I can't find any likely looking setting for that. I've got a feeling that might be a chrome editing job (which I'm not averse to, it just takes time and I'm too lazy at the moment).


In userChrome.css:

.tabs-alltabs-stack{
display: none !important;
}

Sorry, that should probably be .tabs-alltabs-button

No, I was right first time.


Ah yes, that works nicely! Thanks!

I forgot that the profiles thing has userChrome in it - last time I did something XUL-related I needed to unpack one of the jar files. I think perhaps that was something tricksy, though, like allowing user certification in Sunbird.

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