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Firefox 1.5 configuration
 
 
Configuration
Configure the general options,
Tools > Options
General / home page: <your prefered home page>
Tabs / force links that open new windows to open in: a new tab
Downloads / close the download manager
Advanced / General / Edit Languages
select language to add: French (fr) -- Add
select language to add: French/France (fr-fr) -- Add
Advanced / Update / uncheck firefox
Advanced / Update / uncheck installed extensions and themes
Advanced / Update / uncheck search engines
 
 
Firefox 1.5 extensions
- Adblock Plus 0.7.5.5 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/versions/)
- Download Statusbar 0.9.4.5 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-statusbar/versions/)
- Speak It 0.2.0.2 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/speak-it/versions/),
Ctrl-Alt-V to speech selected text
Ctrl-Alt-B to speech all page
Ctrl-Alt-C to pause/resume
Ctrl-Alt-E to stop
- Tabs Open Relative (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tabs-open-relative/)
Next Tab (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/next-tab/)
 
Note. other old extensions
- SwitchProxy Tool
- QuickProxy
- ProxyTex
 
 
Make Firefox 1.5 and Firefox 3 live togeather
Here's the procedure:
- install FF1 into "c:\program files\Mozilla FF1" (with developer tools)
- install FF3 into "c:\program files\Mozilla FF3"
- here are some sample batch scripts:
http://pbraun.nethence.com/code/www/FF1.bat
http://pbraun.nethence.com/code/www/FF1_manager.bat
http://pbraun.nethence.com/code/www/FF3.bat
http://pbraun.nethence.com/code/www/FF3_manager.bat
- execute FF1_manager.bat,
create an 'FF1' profile and quit
- execute FF3_manager.bat,
create an 'FF3' profile and quit
Note. always use HTML as bookmark export/import format (FF1 only supports HTML)
 
 
Additional notes
Eventually prevent the url storm in the address bar,
about:config
browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped : true
 

(obsolete, see the new doc)