There must be a bug in Firefox 3.5.7 that is keeping it from clearing you recent history. I was able to clear this data using CCleaner (mac users can do the same with Clean App). Just make sure to close down Firefox before running CCleaner. Then double check that the checkboxes in the ‘Application’ tab are set as follows:
Here is a quick list of shortcuts that I commonly use to speed up my browsing experience. Most of these shortcuts should work on other modern browsers such as Opera and Chrome, however I haven’t tested them all yet. Feedback is most certainly appreciated.
Middle clicking (scroll wheel) a link will open it in a new tab. It will also close a tab. Holding ctrl while middle clicking will open it in the foreground
F6 highlights the address bar. Ctrl + l does the same but it also will select all the text (if only a portion of the url is highlighted)
Ctrl+t to open a new tab with the focus on the address bar.
“/” opens quick find.
Ctrl+u to view the page’s source.
Ctrl+[tab] to switch between tabs, also holding shift reverses the direction.
An important part of writing html is making sure that what you’ve written is valid code. W3C provides an excellent resource for validating. I will show you how to utilize this service to validate any page directly from a Firefox bookmark.
First, click on the ‘Bookmarks’ menu, and then right-click on ‘New Bookmark…’
Note that ‘ftz0ce5v’ is randomly generated by Firefox so you will see something slightly different. Once in this directory you should see a file named ‘userChrome-example.css’. Make a copy of this file in the same directory and rename it to ‘userChrome.css’ (if it doesn’t already exist).
Open the file you have just created an add the following lines: