Configuration Mania: a better UI for Firefox ‘about:config’

Firefox has a lot of configuration settings to tweak and mod. Though, ‘about:config’ lands you to this screen first.

about-config
about-config

When was the last time you planned on changing some settings on your Firefox and got scared away by this screen?

Well, Firefox is a totally customizable browser and these options are there for a reason. The build available for download has many settings set to a basic level for all system types, but if your hardware can take it, I recommend tweaking Firefox.

about-config-settings
about-config-settings

However, Firefox tweaks and settings found on the ‘about:config’ make little or no-sense to first time visitors to the page unless of course, you are really smart.

Configuration Mania is a Firefox add-on to make things easy.

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configuration-mania

Configuration Mania allows us to change settings in an organized manner. The different settings from ‘about:config’ have been divided into five easy sections namely: Browser, Security, Network, UI and Debug. Each section has sub sections and drop-down menus to make almost all the ‘about:config’ settings self-explanatory.

Techie Buzz Verdict

ScreenFix-Techie-Buzz-RecommendedThe add-on makes configuring Firefox much easier and a lot more comprehensive than before. It does not override any ‘about:config’ behavior which is still completely accessible. With a wide range of settings to play around with, the add-on will let Firefox beginners tweak Firefox easily and in an enhanced way. This add-on will also enlighten the user about the changes being made to the browser, unlike changing settings with ‘about:config. Although, all those tutorials giving out ways to speed up Firefox will not be completely applicable through the add-on, it will always be possible through ‘about:config’.

Techie Buzz Rating : 4.5/5 ( Excellent )

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.