I’ve taken to using Google Chrome as my primary web browser lately because it’s super fast and its navigation area doesn’t take up very much screen real estate. That makes it ideal for use on netbooks, which have relatively small displays. But as I was reading through Mobile Computer Magazine’s Eight essential netbook utilities list, I was reminded of an oldie but goodie. Back in May, Mobile Computer wrote up an excellent 16 step tutorial for tweaking Firefox to work better with small screen displays.
In a nutshell, they recommend hiding the status bar and installing some third party addons to replace your menu bar with a drop down menu that you can put in the navigation toolbar. If you’re looking for ways to maximize your screen real estate, you should check out the article.
Liliputing Forum member slacy also created a Notebooks.com wiki entry with tips for tweaking Firefox for netbooks as part of the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 giveaway.