From The Tips Box: Firefox Back Button, Nail Biting

Readers offer their best tips for moving through your recent history in Firefox, avoiding a nail biting habit, and setting up bookmarks.About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in—the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Email it to tips at

Right-Click Firefox’s Back Button for Your Recent History

Dustin lets us know of another change in Firefox 4:

Here’s one I had to look up. Maybe I can save someone else the trouble.

One of the changes in Firefox 4 was to ditch the drop-down on the back/forward button. To access the back/forward history, you can now just right-click the button or left-click and hold down until the menu appears.

[via Mozilla]

Carry Nail Clippers Around With You to Avoid Nail Biting

Ben Mordecai shares his nail biting solution:

I have bitten my nails since I was a child and could never quit even though I wanted to, but I found a trick that seems to work pretty well.

I realised at one point that once my nails are short enough, I stop biting them. That way I don’t bite them in the “quick” where it would be painful, but most of the time when I do bite them it is when I am sitting still for a long period of time.

So I started keeping nail clippers in my pocket everywhere that I go, and if I see a nail that is long enough to bite, I can just clip it right there. As a result, my fingers are no longer “eligible” to be bitten.

Photo by Simon Law.

Create New Bookmarks by Dragging Tabs to the Bookmark Bar

PrairieMoon shares a quick bookmarking tip for Firefox:

Some interesting things, especially to me who hasn’t seen them before.

Select all of an URL in the location bar, choose copy from the right-click menu, right-click on bookmarks toolbar, choose paste. It only adds the link, not the name, but interesting.

Also noticed that a tab can be dragged to the bookmarks toolbar and get placed there as a .. well as a bookmark. A bookmark can be right-dragged or click-dragged to the tab bar. Everybody guessed the rest, if they didn’t know it before.

I’d be drunk on power, but it’s only a browser.

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