So, you’ve seen the many Google tricks available online, now check out five of the strangest Firefox tricks. Whether it be viewing the developer’s credits in a tab to quick access options, you’ll find them after the break — sent in by reader Mahalo. Be sure to run these snippets of code in a new window, as to not risk losing any important work.
1. Browser in Browser
If you ever wanted to see what would happen if you tried opening Firefox inside a tab, just enter this piece of code (without quotes) “chrome://browser/content/browser.xul” into the address bar. It’s not practical or aesthetically pleasing, but the trick does show Firefox in a whole different light.
2. Tabbed History
Don’t you just hate when you’re required to click History from the menu bar to find something? Well, thanks to this piece of code (without quotes) “chrome://browser/content/history/history-panel.xul”, it can now be viewed directly inside a tab.
3. Developer’s Credits
Sometimes, Firefox users get so caught up in using the browser that many don’t stop to think just how many developers it took to create this incredible piece of software. Now you can get a tabbed, scrolling view of the developer’s credits by typing”chrome://browser/content/credits.xhtml” directly into the address bar.
4. Quick Access Options
Ever wished you could access Firefox options a bit quicker” Wish no more, as there’s a simple piece of code that enables users to open the panel up inside a tab. Simply enter “chrome://browser/content/preferences/preferences.xul” into the address bar and you’re set to go.
5. Mac Browser Overlay
If you’re on a Mac computer, here’s a snippet of code that doesn’t do much, aside from overlaying the browser window with a bare menu bar. Type “chrome://browser/content/macBrowserOverlay.xul” into the address bar and see if Mozilla has hidden other Easter Eggs on the page.