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Ctrl+Tab Firefox Hack for Better Tab Switching

Ctrl+Tab-Firefox-Hack-for-Better-Tab-SwitchingJust like in Windows you can switch between Apps/Windows using ALT+TAB, you also switch between Tab in Firefox using Ctrl+Tab. The default setting of Firefox can be tweaked to have better usability. This is a about:config hack and thus make sure you follow this hack properly else you will end up crashing your browser.

You can watch below video screencast or follow instructions after this video.

Watch this video on YouTube.

 Part 1: Enabling the Ctrl+Tab preview feature.

  • Open a new tab and input about:config and hit enter.
  • Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.
  • Go to search box and enter browser.ctrlTab.previews
  • Change it to true by double clicking on it (or right click and select toggle).

Now when you press Ctrl+Tab you will see a new / better tab switching with previews.

 Part 2: Disable Animations for New Tabs, Tab Groups:

This new Tab preview feature (plus Tab Groups) can be resource intense if your system does not have enough RAM and computing power to spare. To make it work a little faster and lighter we have to do another about:config hack.

Just like in Part 1 of this tutorial go to about:config page and search below keywords and set new them to values.

  • browser.tabs.animate set to false
  • browser.panorama.animate_zoom set to false
  • browser.fullscreen.animateUp set to 0

After this hack, your Firefox will enable the Tab preview feature and disable all the unnecessary animation feature for tabs preview and groups.

If you have any problem or question regarding this hack or want to share any similar hack then please comment below.

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Learn How NOT to Get Hacked Your Yahoo Email Account

Recently I have seen few of my friend’s yahoo account getting hacked and continuously getting email from them which can get my account hacked too. So I thought let me write a small tutorial for you to fight back this kind of hacks. Following below are the 4 steps to do to safeguard from any possible hacks from websites:


  1. Use firefox browser it’s much speeder and safer than IE. Firefox is a free web browser available for all major operating systems. You can also download portable version of firefox if not able to install new software in your office systems.
  2. Use NoScript plugin (must install), for firefox, which block all the unauthorized JavaScript from running in your browser. This is the best thing you can do to remain unhackable from malacious internet website. Yes there are many website like twitter and facebook which are heavly depend on JavaScript to run, for such website your can simply allow these website to run JavaScript using simple NoScript plugin options.
  3. Use WOT (Web of Trust) suggestions for visiting new websites by installing WOT plugin for firefox. The WOT add-on shows you which websites you can trust based on millions of users’ experiences. Great tool available for free at your service.
  4. My Final advice to you is be smart and don’t click on any links coming from any emails including your know contacts which look phishy and unusual.

One extra universal advice is to use good, realiable and updated antivirus for your valuable system. Using above tips can help your account not getting hacked and you will remain safe from unwanted internet virus. I use them on my system.

These are just quick tips I wanted to share with you, please do share your comments and your trick to remain safe from internet viruses.