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Firefox Mouse Tips

Middle Click
Note: Two-button mouse

For those without middle mouse buttons or mouse wheels, ctrl-click will also open new tabs for links, bookmarks, bookmark folders, history items, and toolbar buttons.

Many Laptops mimic the Middle Click/Mouse Wheel Click function if you click both right/left pads at the same time.

Clicking both mouse buttons at the same time also mimics the Middle Click/Mouse Wheel Click function.


Middle Click/Mouse Wheel Click on a Tab will close that Tab.

Personal Toolbar

Middle click/Mouse Wheel Click on a Bookmark on your Personal Toolbar will open it up in a New Tab


Middle Click/Mouse Wheel Click on a folder will open all the bookmarks in the folder in a new Tab(s)


Middle Click/Mouse Wheel Click on a History item will open the page in a new Tab.

Back and Forward buttons

Middle Click/Mouse Wheel Click on the Back and Forward buttons will open the last/next page in a new Tab.

Home button

Middle Click/Mouse Wheel Click on the Home button will open your homepage in a new Tab(s).


Middle Click/Mouse Wheel Click on a link will open that link in a new tab.


Middle Click/Mouse Wheel Click on the Throbber (the 'busy' icon at the top-right) will open the Firefox homepage in a new Tab.


Middle click/Mouse Wheel Click on "View Image" or "View Background Image" will open the image in a New Tab.

Double Click
Download Manager

Double Clicking a file entry in the Downloads Manager will open/launch the file (provided you haven't moved it yet)

Tab Bar

Double Clicking empty space on the Tab Bar will open a 'New Tab'

Right Click
Customize Toolbar

You can adjust your toolbars to your liking. Right click on any toolbar, and select 'Customize'. While this dialogue is up, you can move buttons around on your toolbars by click-and-drag to the new location. The window that pops up when you do this is a holding area for unused icons. You can drag any item from it onto your toolbars to have it made available, and you can drag any icon from your toolbars onto this box to hide that icon completely.

Tip: Some toolbar items, such as the Location bar, will expand to take up all available space.

Keyword Bookmark

Right clicking in a search box (such as the 'search mozillazine, powered by Google', on the left of this page) and selecting 'add a keyword for this search' lets you make an interactive keyword bookmark.

Here is how it works:

Give it a name, such as 'Mozillazine search'
now, assign a keyword to it, such as 'moz'
click 'ok'

From now on, you can search mozillazine (or any other search box you used for this) from your address bar like this:

Enter 'moz search topic' in your address bar and click Go!

Drag n Drop
Moving bookmarks and folders

You can change a bookmark's position in a folder or move it from one folder to another or move it to another position on the toolbar by highlighting it & clicking on it (WITHOUT LETTING GO) and dragging it to your desired position.

A folder can be moved the same way as above tip but u MUST hold down the SHIFT - while dragging.


You can bookmark the current page by dragging the icon from the location bar to your Bookmarks folder. You can also drag it to the desktop to make an icon for that page.

Drag a text file, a link, a picture, etcetera... from your folders or your desktop to Firefox and it will open in Firefox!


"Click-and-drag" a bookmark to the main content window (which is the biggest on the Firefox user interface),so you can open it in a new tab !

Dragging a link onto a new tab will open the link in the new tab.

Downloading links

Drag any link to the Download Manager Window to add & download the link.

You can also directly download anything from a page by drag and dropping it onto the 'download' icon in your toolbar (provided you put it there in 'right-click > customize')

Mouse and Keyboard

Holding down the Shift or Ctrl - when you Right Click to "View Image" or "View Background Image" will open the image in a New Tab or New Window.

Selecting text

If you hold down the CTRL - and left click on part of a web page, that section of the page will be highlighted. If you right click on the selection and choose 'View selection source', the source code for that part of the page will be displayed.

To quickly highlight text, especially long text fields. Left-click once in the window where you want the selection to start; and then shift-click in the spot where you want the selection to end (selection range). *this is a lot easier than click-selection-dragging, especially where there is a lot of text to highlight.

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Quick Google search from Address Bar

1. Go to the "Bookmarks" drop-down menu and select "Manage Bookmarks..."
2. Select "New Bookmark..."
3. A Properties for New Bookmark will appear
4. Under Name, give it a name like, "Google search"
5. Under location, put this address, "ttp://" but with out the quotation marks and put a "h" in front of the "ttp"
6. Under Keyword, put something very simple like the letter "g" (without quotes)
7. Hit OK then you are done.

once you have done this go to the address bar, type the letter "g" (without quotes), hit the space bar and type any word you want to search for like "after dawn", hit enter and you have done a quick search. For example type, "g after dawn". press enter and a Google search for after dawn will turn up. Very Easy and Cool. Have Fun!

How to back up Bookmarks
1: from menu bar Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks...
it will open bookmarks manager window
from bookmarks manager bar File -> Export...
and save the file

Sure Way to Block ALL Ads from Firefox
There is a Extension Called Ad-block] that most people use, but there is a second extension that goes with it called Ad-block Filter Set G that pretty much disables all third party ads, but still keeps the browser functional without disabling the banners that come from the host site.
Both extension can be found here:
Ad-block -> You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
Filter Set G -> You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.

Both are 1.5 ready.

What makes these two so great is that there is no set up involved. Just install Ad-block then filter Set G and you are done.

Google Suggests
This is just a simple extension for the Google search bar. It is just an auto complete for the search bar.
find it here-> You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.

IE Tab
This is an awesome extension for those web pages that will not load in Firefox. It does what it's name suggest it will open an internet explorer tab within fire fox and you can switch
back and forth with a single click by clicking on either the fire fox or IE icon that is located on the status bar
find it here -> You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
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