Have your HTML editor open and set up to display your FTP or local working directory panel, giving you access to your WordPress installation files. Also, have a couple of browser windows open with your WordPress home page loaded into one as well as the WordPress Administration panel available.
Use them. They're one of those neat built-in Firefox features we were talking about (Yes, I know. Every decent browser has them now). Keep all your WordPress development and admin views in one window. Each tab within a Firefox window is accessible via keystrokes such as Ctrl + 1, Ctrl + 2, and so on. It makes for a much cleaner work space, especially as we'll already be in constant Alt + Tab flip mode. Flipping to the wrong browser window gets annoying and slows you down. You'll quickly get in the habit of Alt + Tab, Ctrl + ? to jump right to the WordPress theme view or administration page you need.
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