19.08.2005 19:25

Hacking Firefox

Firefox has a large number of options, not of them accesible by menus. If you type 'about:config' in the address bar, you'll get a list of them. I fill show a number of interesting ones.

HTTP-related

network.http.pipelining - when set to true allows multiple requests in one connection. Makes things faster, but there are servers incompatibile with this feature (rare).

network.http.request.max-start-delay - name tells it all.

network.http.sendRefererHeader - default is true. If you change it to false, your browser stops sending HTTP Referer header. In simple words: you won't show which site you came from.

Security

You can enable/disable Java, SSL2, SSL3, TLS (security.enable_java etc). You can also say which ciphers you accept. If you don't know much about them, leave the options alone.

The list is much longer. You can find options related to the extensions you have installed and many others. Enjoy!


Posted by Mara | Categories: Security, Software