Ultimate control over Mobile Browser with Firefox
It is no secret that I love firefox. Even though sometimes, it can run a bit slower than
Chrome, Firefox has always provided me with better developer tools and better control
over all of my settings, even those which are usually unavailable via
However, it was only recently that I discovered, that
about:config works flawlessly
on the mobile version of the firefox browser too. That means, all of the features you'd
think that mobile browsers miss, like proxy settings, cache, pipelining settings, etc.
can be found just by typing
about:config on the URL.
Before you go off try, and fail - note that you need to understand how some of those
settings play together. For example, to set proxy settings, the URLs and the ports
themselves aren't enough. The
network.proxy.type needs to be set to 2 (which is the
equivalent of the menu option "Manual proxy configuration")