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Bookmarklets 101

Learn About BookmarkletsBookmarklets are small applets that are stored as the URL of a bookmark in a web browser.  They are in no way unique to Firefox (you can use most with any other browser out there). When clicked, rather than taking you just to a specific page – they might perform another function that you need to do.  Most of the time, these are written in JavaScript.  Now, you don’t need to be any type of programmer to use them and I have found  a great resource for you to use to find a lot more.

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Disable the New Tab Page

Disable New Tab Page in about:configWant to totally remove the new tab page feature in Firefox? With a  simple about:config tweak you can get it done. Why would you want to disable the new tab page? For some people, it could be a privacy concern – and I am really happy that the Mozilla guys left in a trigger in about:config to get this done.

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Pinned Tabs 101

Firefox comes with the ability to pin tabs to the browser.  What exactly does this do?  Well, you can keep some websites (like Facebook or Twitter) a click away.  This makes it a lot easier to prevent accidentally closing them and they will also start when you start the browser up. 

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Remove a Website from Browser History

Remove Single Website from Browser History

Can you make Firefox forget about you visiting one website, without clearing out the rest of your saved browser history?  Yes, you can – and it is fairly simple to do.  This is one great Firefox feature that most do not know about it – so this is why I share it with you today.

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Auto Clear History in Firefox

Auto Clear History in FirefoxYour browsing history in Firefox can very easily be cleared automatically.  This can save you a lot of time, because there are a lot of things that it grabs and keeps that you might not need for it to.  So, this is a very quick and easy guide to get this done within Firefox.

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How to Clear Your History in Firefox

Clear Browser History

Clearing your Firefox history is a pretty easy thing to do,  but just in case you have not ever done it – here is a quick crash course on how you can get this done.  Why would you want to make sure you clear your browser history?  Well, it comes in handy to make sure you are seeing the most recent version of any webpage you frequently visit.  Also, having too much information saved in the browser can slow it down.

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What is in the History?

Firefox HistoryFirefox saves a lot of different information, but when it comes to cleaning your browser history up – how do you know what to keep and what to save?  I figured I would take a minute or two to go through each thing that is saved in your Firefox history so you’ll know what exactly you are saving.

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New AdBlock Feature: Not Helpful?

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It seems there are a number of people upset about some of the recent changes to the AdBlock extension for Firefox.  Are you one of these users?  Personally – I’d rather you not use it here because that means I get no revenue for my hard work on Firefox Facts, but those are the breaks.

Check out this Reddit post to learn more about the new AdBlock feature that is bugging some folks.