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[TechRepublic] Firefox hacks that can speed up and customize your browser

July 14, 2009

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

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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.

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