Whenever you download files using Mozilla Firefox’s default download manager, the browser forces files to be scanned for malware and viruses after downloading. If you only download files from legitimate sources, you can disable this scan to speed up your Firefox experience.
If you have been using your computer for a few years and constantly saving all of your bookmarks on Firefox, then you probably want to move them when you upgrade. This exporting and importing process works even from a different computer or another user’s account.
Certain types of media files I just always want downloaded. Other files types I would like opened directly in my preferred media players. Through Firefox you can directly assign how the browser handles the various file types.
In FireFox, clearing the autocomplete drop-down entries (also known as the typed URL history) is not difficult once you know how to do it. Here is a brief tutorial.
Firefox wants to remember all your browsing history, downloaded files list, searched keywords, cookies and active login information. Although this is a typically useful feature, it is not suitable when you are on a public computer. The best way to make sure your personal information is safe is to configure Firefox to clear all personal […]
By default, Firefox keeps a history of everything that you have downloaded. While you could constantly maintain this list to keep it tidy, it is much easier to disable the download history completely. All of the files you download will usually be in your Downloads library under your User folder, unless you’ve manually changed your […]
A Firefox Sync account can contain personal information like passwords, browsing history, and bookmarks. Since all these information is stored online, there is a theoretical risk the data could be compromised. Therefore, if you do not use your Firefox sync account anymore, you should delete it to eliminate this risk.
If you usually have to search for information in a particular website, it is quite handy to do the search directly from the address bar of your browser instead of going to the site and typing in the search box. This tutorial will show you how to do this in Firefox.
By default, Firefox 7 hides the http:// in the address bar. Some people don’t like having the protocol trimmed from the URL, so here’s a quick tip to put it back where it belongs.
Firefox 4’s infamous orange button can be a real eyesore to an otherwise awesome looking screen. By changing the color to better match your theme, you can improve its looks dramatically. You can also customize it further by changing the text displayed from “Firefox” to something more personal.