Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Firefox Interface Customization - How to maximize screen real estate without sacrificing functionality

If you want to have as much space for websites in your browser, without using a fullscreen mode - then choose Firefox. It's the most customizable browser in the market and my personal favorite. I do use Chrome though for when sheer speed is most important.

There are a few tricks to cramming as much interface as possible in the smallest space. I've come to a point that I can't really compact it anymore ;) The whole visible interface consists of a menu bar and a tab bar. The whole interface has a height of 41 pixels ;]


The extensions I use to achieve such a compact interface are:


Classic Compact (theme)
and its companion extension Classic Compact Options

Download Statusbar (downloads on a bar, like in Chrome)

FireGestures (any mouse gestures extension will replace the arrow buttons)

Hide Caption Titlebar Plus

Omnibar (combine URL and Search fields)

And a couple custom Stylish userstyles

I'll update the post will additional details and tips later.

10 comments:

  1. that's almost the thing i like... but i love the way chrome is done. only tabs and adress bar.. but you too much icons ) but that is mine thought

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  2. Icons are there for the easiest and quickest access. I've got loads of other bookmarks in those folders on the left.

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  3. nice man, but i'll stick with my chrome :)

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  4. Another reason why Firefox is the best.

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  5. Indeed, firefox is truly the best browser!

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  6. Nice tip man, gotta try it sometime..

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  7. Chrome is a bitch about plugins, Mozilla ftw.
    But i don't like fullscreen mode :c

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