So after a clean windows install having finished my new computer build, I have finally fixed up my firefox with 3 key tweaks.
Top 3 about:config tweaks:
Just type "about:config" in the address bar in firefox to see all the possible tweaks in firefox.
- browser.search.openintab: set to true if you'd like the search box to open a new tab whenever you use it. (this is probably my favourite tweak.) This lets you search stuff that's open in your current tab without leaving the page.
- network.http.pipelining: set to true if you'd like to use firefox's ability to send out multiple data requests (and speed up your browsing). You can go further by changing the pipelining.maxrequests to a larger number (though this might put a bit more strain on websites...)
- browser.startup.page: set to 3 and whenever firefox opens, it goes straight to whatever site was open when you closed it. This is great whenever you accidentally close firefox. It would also let you disable firefox's warning when you try to exit with tabs open (set browser.tabs.warnOnClose to false)