In 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.
Tired of getting suggestions through the search box in Firefox? There is a really easy way you can disable that feature of the browser. These suggestions are data pulled in from the search engines themselves. Firefox merely retrieves the search suggestions from the search engines, and displays the list to assist you in selecting a search phrase that has been used by many other users throughout the world before.
By using smart keywords, you can search specific websites right from the Firefox location bar. Rather than going to that website, finding the search box and typing in your thing you want to search – you can type the keyword and your search quarry right in the location bar.
Would you like to zoom in on a webpage with tiny text? Maybe you need to make a website with huge text a little smaller? Thankfully, Firefox makes it really easy to zoom in and out of a webpage to make it more readable. You can do it with the keyboard, your mouse, the menu or via the toolbar menus.
Miss the menu toolbar? Personally, I like that Firefox dumped all that information in and under the Firefox button, however I could see where some people might want it back. Thankfully, Mozilla has made adding it back a fairly simple process.
I have always kind of wondered, how much of my information am I sending to Mozilla when I sent in a crash report? Firefox goes down, just like any other browser, but do you know what information you pass along to Mozilla to help them fix the problem?
With most modern browsers, the idea of having pop-up advertisements is a thing of the past. However, sometimes you do need to see a pop-up window. Most often I see this with websites that have old membership areas that haven’t been updated in a long time. I also have this problem on my bank’s website too. So how can you tell Firefox to let certain domains show pop-up windows?
Tried Google’s Chrome browser and now you want to come back to Firefox? Mozilla makes it really easy to take your bookmarks from Chrome and import them into Firefox. Here is a quick step by step guide on how to get all your Chrome to Firefox bookmark importing done.
A few Firefox versions ago, you used to be able to have your tabs under the location bar rather than on top of it. If anybody is feeling nostalgic or simply preferred this way of browsing in Firefox, it is fairly easy to put tabs back on the bottom (rather than the top) of Firefox.
I always see a lot of confusion when it comes to website cookies. What are they for? What do they store? Are they delicious? So I thought I would take today’s post as a chance to describe what a website cookie does and why you need it (or may not need it).