Now, by default – Firefox will check for updates automatically. However, here are the steps you need to take to make sure Firefox is running the latest and greatest version. It is very important that Firefox is running the latest version for a number of reasons. The biggest one is security.
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Want to know how to manually backup your bookmarks? Automatic systems aside, there is nothing better than diving in and manually backing your content up file by file. This way you know it is taken care of for sure. Also, many people say you don’t really have a file backed up unless you have two backups for a file. So, I thought I would take a minute to walk you through the steps of backing up your bookmarks.
It is always a good idea to clear your browser’s cache. This is the location that all the files, scripts, and other assorted parts of a webpage are stored. By doing so, you can make sure you are viewing the latest and greatest versions of any website you are browsing. So, how can you do all of this automatically?
Here are the steps you need to take.
The cache in Firefox is a place where images, scripts, and other parts of a website are stored while you are browsing. Sometimes, clearing the cache in Firefox can help speed up the browser or help make sure you are viewing the latest version of the file or website you are looking at. Here are the simple steps to take to clear the cache in Firefox:
Need to disable some Firefox Add-ons? Personally speaking, I would consider add-ons to be themes, plugins and extensions you add to Firefox. If you need to troubleshoot a problem with the browser, disabling the Firefox add-ons you have added can sometimes be the quickest way to find the problem.
Ever wanted to know how to start Firefox in Safe Mode? The Safe Mode in Firefox is a special mode that is usually used to help troubleshoot or fix problems with the browser. It resets some settings and disabled any extra things you have downloaded – like add-ons and themes.
After seeing friend after friend never changing the homepage in their browser, I felt like this obvious tip was worth pointing out. You can easily change the page that pops up when Firefox loads. This is called your homepage. Here is a quick and easy way you can setup your homepage (in 3 simple steps!).
Hey you, yes you over there. You are being tracked! From web analytics to ad serving, you get tracked when you visit just about any website out there. If you are paranoid concerned about such things, then you should pick up the Firefox add-on called, DoNotTrackMe.
Notice something acting a little weird with Firefox? Might be about time you did a plugin check. Depending on what version of Firefox and the various plugins you are running, you could run into problems. Thankfully though, Mozilla gives us access to a great resource to use to make sure you are using the latest and greatest versions of all the plugins you have in your browser.
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