Archive for the ‘Firefox’ Category

Configure Firefox to respect local host file domain name entries

The scenario You’ve added ‘mynasbox¬† 192.168.1.50’ to your hosts file, you want to be able to type mynasbox in the Firefox URL bar and get to its web-based config UI, but instead you’re seeing a ‘There seems to be a problem with this URL’ error message. tl;dr In Firefox about:config, set browser.fixup.dns_first_for_single_words to true to […]

Which Firefox tab is eating my computer’s performance?

Firefox is once again the leading web browser, now that they’ve caught up with Chrome’s multi-threaded approach for tab management. Where Chrome still has an edge though is its built in Task Manager window, showing you the resource usage of each individual tab. Yes, Firefox has the about:performance page, but in my experience it isn’t […]