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Turn Off Automatic Firefox Updates

Turn Off Firefox UpdatesFirefox will automatically update itself when there is a new version to try.  However, some people might not want to have Firefox update itself.  Now, I will say this is definitely going to be a security risk, eventually.  However, if you want to turn off automatic Firefox updates – these are the steps you need to take.

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Check for Firefox Updates

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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Advanced JavaScript Settings in Firefox

JavaScript TweaksFirefox allows for you to specify a few things that JavaScript can and can not do, but you must edit it under the advanced JavaScript settings. The steps to get there are pretty simple, but for those of you who don’t know – here is another way you can get a little more control over Firefox and how the browser handles JavaScript commands.

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Manually Backup Firefox Bookmarks

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.

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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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