How to Make Firefox Smarter by Removing Line Breaks
As most of us know, copying and pasting a URL can sometimes be a frustrating experience. For example, when you try to paste a URL that is wrapped over multiple lines in Firefox, only the first line of the URL is pasted. This can be a tedious and time-consuming task that requires manually deleting the line breaks to get the entire URL.
However, there is a way to make Firefox smarter and eliminate this annoyance. Andrei Zmievski, a developer and author of several popular PHP extensions and tools, recently shared a tip on how to remove line breaks when pasting URLs in Firefox.
The first step is to open Firefox’s about:config page by typing “about:config” in the address bar and hitting enter. This will open a list of Firefox settings that can be modified. Next, scroll down to the “editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines” setting.
By default, this setting is set to “2,” which means Firefox will retain line breaks when pasting text. To eliminate line breaks when pasting URLs, change the value of this setting to “3.” Alternatively, you can add the following line to your user.js file: “user_pref(“editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines”, 3);” This will modify the setting in Firefox’s configuration file.
Once you have modified the setting, try copying a URL that contains multiple line breaks and paste it into the address bar. You should now see that all line breaks have been removed, and the entire URL is pasted into the address bar.
This simple trick can save you time and frustration when copying and pasting URLs in Firefox. With this setting enabled, you can copy and paste URLs with ease, without having to manually delete line breaks.
In addition to this tip, Firefox has several other features and settings that can be customized to enhance your browsing experience. For example, Firefox’s “Tab Groups” feature allows you to organize your tabs into separate groups, making it easier to manage multiple tabs at once.
Overall, Firefox is a powerful and customizable browser that has many built-in features and the ability to add extensions to further enhance your browsing experience. Give it a try if you haven’t already, and see how it can improve your internet experience.