Use Internet Explorer in Firefox

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.

Add IE Tab to 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

Mozilla Firefox Shortcuts

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.

Firefox URL codes

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.

Shutdown Shortcut

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

Find MAC Address of your Windows computer

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.