Firefox offers an add-on called IE Tab. This add-on allows you to use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a tab within Firefox.
- Some sites can only be displayed in IE, and with this add-on you can surf those sites without leaving Firefox.
- Great for web developers who want to test their work in IE
- For users who use sites which have ActiveX controls
- For users who want to use the explorer view for local files
How to Use:
- Install the add-on IE Tab to Firefox
- Simply open the web page in firefox
- Right-click anywhere on the page and select View page in IE Tab
Given below is a list of keyboard shortcuts that will help you surf efficiently in Mozilla Firefox
- Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PageDown: Cycle through tabs.
- Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PageUp: Cycle through tabs in reverse.
- Ctrl + (1-9): Switch to tab corresponding to number.
- Ctrl + N: New window.
- Ctrl + T: New tab.
- F6 or Ctrl + L or Alt + D: Switch focus to location bar.
- Ctrl + Enter: Open location in new tab.
- Shift + Enter: Open location in new window.
- Ctrl + K or Ctrl + E: Switch focus to search bar.
- Ctrl + O: Open a local file.
- Ctrl + W: Close tab, or window if there’s only one tab open.
- Ctrl + Shift + W: Close window.
- Ctrl + S: Save page as a local file.
- Ctrl + P: Print page.
- Ctrl + F or F3: Open find toolbar.
- Ctrl + G or F3: Find next…
- Ctrl + Shift + G or Shift + F3: Find previous…
- Ctrl + I or Ctrl + B: Open Bookmarks sidebar.
- Ctrl + H: Open History sidebar.
- Esc: Stop loading page.
- Ctrl + R or F5: Reload current page.
- Ctrl + Shift + R or Ctrl + F5: Reload current page; bypass cache.
- Ctrl + U: View page source.
- Ctrl + D: Bookmark current page.
- Ctrl + NumpadPlus or Ctrl + Equals (+/=): Increase text size.
- Ctrl + NumpadMinus or Ctrl + Minus: Decrease text size.
- Ctrl + Numpad0 or Ctrl + 0: Set text size to default.
- Alt + Left or Backspace: Back.
- Alt + Right or Shift + Backspace: Forward.
- Alt + Home: Open home page.
- Ctrl + M: Open new message in integrated mail client.
- Ctrl + J: Open Downloads dialog box.
These are a few special URLs, which begin with about:
Just type them into the address Bar of Mozilla Firefox.
- about: — displays info about your Firefox.
- about:about — Lists all these about: URLs (Mozilla Suite only).
- about:blank — A blank page. Useful for setting a blank page as your homepage.
- about:buildconfig — Reveals details about your Mozilla build options.
- about:cache — Displays cache stats.
- about:cache?device=memory — Lists memory cache entries.
- about:cache?device=disk — Lists disk cache entries.
- about:cache-entry — Shows info about a cache entry. Used in about:cache links. Also requires parameters.
- about:config — GUI for modifying user preferences (prefs.js).
- about:credits — The list of contributors to the Mozilla projects.
- about:logo — Displays the Mozilla logo (Mozilla Suite only).
- about:license — shows the Mozilla Public License and the Netscape Public License for the piece of software. ( Only in products based on Gecko 1.8 ).
- about:mozilla — The Book of Mozilla.
- about:plugins — Lists all your plugins.
So do you want to amaze your friends by shutting down their computer with a couple of keystrokes? Try this out:
On your keyboard press the windows key, now press ‘u’, then press ‘u’ again!
and lo! The Windows computer will shut down!
Note: Do not press all the 3 keys together.
Alternate: press ctrl+esc (together), now press u, then u again.
A Great Alternate
You can even create a file that will shutdown your computer as soon as you open that file. You can keep it on your desktop for easy and instant shut down.
- Paste the following code into Notepad
SHUTDOWN -s -t 00
- Save the notepad file as shutdown.exe
- Whenever you click on that file now, your computer will shutdown
Tip: You can even mail this file to a friend (only friends please), saying that it’s a magic file or something & persuade them to download and run this file.
They will be startled when they see their screen go blank and windows shut down..!!!
But please do NOT spam
Note: This trick works only on Windows XP
Follow the steps below to find the MAC Address of your Windows Computer
- Click on Start>Run
- type cmd and press enter
- In the command prompt black window, type ipconfig /all (space between g and /)
- Alternatively, if using Windows XP, you can use the command getmac
- Your MAC Address is listed under ‘Physical Address’ as a series of 6 groups of two digits, letters and numbers, separated by dashes.
- Example: 00-3d-63-44-21-84
Make sure you get the physical address of the correct network adapter – usually there are several listed.