Okay, since I’ve officially switched from Opera to Firefox as my preferred browser, I’ve started looking into how to make Firefox cooler. And I’ve mostly succeeded.
First, I installed the All-In-One Gestures extension. That does all the stuff that the buttons at the top of the screen do, so I got rid of those.
I also liked how Mozilla would do a google search on anything I typed in the address bar, but was always annoyed that I had to go push the “Search” button instead of pushing enter. So, after some digging around in my /usr/lib/firefox, I found the configuration option to do it. So to make it do a google search on anything that doesn’t look like an address, go into your config directory (~/.mozilla/firefox/default.mdz) and edit user.js (which may not exist). Put this line in:
Now I don’t need the google search bar, so that’s gone too. And now I just have an address bar at the top of my screen. Pretty slick. I haven’t found a way to compress those darn menus yet, though. It might be somewhere in about:config (totally cool if you want to mess with things), but I don’t see anything.