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Automatically Clear Cache in Firefox

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.

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How to Clear Cache in Firefox

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:

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How to Disable Firefox Add-ons

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.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode

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.

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Set Up Your Firefox Homepage

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!).

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Do Not Track Me

Do Not Track Me ReviewHey 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.

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Having Problems? Plugin Check Time!

Check for Plugin UpdatesNotice 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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Clear Recent Firefox Searches

Clear Search HistoryWant to hide what you were previously looking for? It doesn’t have to be a bad thing.  Maybe you just don’t want to see so many search suggestions? Firefox makes it fairly easy to clear one search entry from the search box in the upper-right corner of the browser or you can clear everything.  How so?

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Firefox Dictionary: How to Remove a Word

Don’t you hate it when you accidently add a word in Firefox’s dictionary? Most of us can let this go – well, they can let it go until they see that word pop up again.  Then it is a rage that builds up inside us because we don’t know how to remove that accidentally added word from the dictionary.  Don’t worry, I am here to help!

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How to Disable the Firefox PDF Viewer

Firefox PDF ViewerIn the latest versions of Firefox, you have the ability to use their free built-in PDF viewer, rather than using one that you have had to download to check out what PDF files have to say.  However, some people have emailed in and have requested a way to disable this new feature in Firefox.

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