firefox 3.6 & tablet use

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  1. king3853

    king3853 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The default implementation of the tablet input panel in Firefox 36 is spotty at best. To enable full support for tablet input do the following:

    Type in about:config in your address bar accept the warning, search for "intl.enable_tsf_support" and double click to change it to "true." Re-start your browser and you should find the input panel more responsive.

    (note, this only works in firefox 3.6 or higher)

    Some other cool addins to try:

    Grab and drag
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1250

    fire gestures
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6366

    auto copy
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/383

    linkification
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/190

    If anyone has any other Firefox tips, please share here!
     
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    zan5hin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I have found 3.6 to be noticeably faster than 3.5 on my tablet, probably because I only have an Atom Z520 1.3Ghz.

    It loads faster, and handles multiple tabs better.

    Some addons I like:

    Lastpass - best password manager with autofill of forms as well

    All in One Sidebar - prevents popup windows, puts everything on the side.

    Samfind Bookmarks Bar - loads of quick links to your favourite sites and ability to search them, all from one toolbar.

    Better GReader - some skins that make Google Reader easier to use when you don't have a lot of screen space, plus preview mode which is a must have.

    Hide Caption - hide the caption bar

    Personal Menu - Can get rid of menu bar and replace it with an icon that does the job

    Tab Mix Plus - enhanced tab functionality
     
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    I like MouseGestures Redux for gestures, but Close Tab by Double Click with FF3.6's tab previews would work well for tab management on any system.

    I love Spewboy and BoneyardBrew's FF themes on DeviantArt. They've relegated the menu bar to a chunky Office ribbon/FF4.0-inspired menu button. Along with Hide Caption Titlebar Plus, to shove everything into as few vertical pixels as possible. It's the only way I can browse on my WXGA screen, and it would certainly work wonders on WSVGA netbook screens.

    However, I would like an add-on akin to a Chrome plugin I used. I don't know its name, but it was a pie menu dial that appeared when a trigger button was pressed. You didn't have to draw gestures, but only point the cursor in the direction of any of the cardinal points to trigger the activity, so changing the activity mid-stroke or canceling the dial was easy. I would've wished for any customization of the dial at all, and extensions don't work in Chrome's configuration pages, so I ditched it for FF, but I still love Chrome's speed.
     
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    After the deadline is a must if you're crazy about English and sometimes make mistakes.
     
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