Rather than resetting your entire browser to be in Private Browsing Mode, why not just set it to one tab? The Private Tab extension for Firefox adds private tabs to Firefox. This way, you can use the private browsing mode of Firefox in a single tab – while the rest of the browser stays un-private.
Firefox 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.
Public Fox is a nice add-on for Firefox that lets you lock down the browser.
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.
If you do a lot of website development or graphic art work, you might find yourself looking for specific shades of colors. The Rainbow Color Tools add-on for Firefox will make that job easier. It extracts the color scheme from any website so you can get a closer look.
Collusion is a very interesting add-on for Firefox, if you are interested in seeing how your data is tracked. Privacy fans will love this extension because it allows you to see third-party cookies and how they track your movement as you browse from website to website.
Need an easier way to find locations? Quick Maps will let you find locations on Google Maps in just a second.
Were you upset when Firefox changed the way it started to show regular images in the browser? I don’t mean on a webpage, but when you look at a single image after typing it’s location into the address bar. Bug 376997 added a stylesheet to top-level images that forces the background to black and centers the image. This extension removes the stylesheet, returning the background to your configured default and removing the centering.
Switching tabs in a hurry? Tab Wheel Scroll is a great add-on for Firefox that allows you to use the mouse’s scroll wheel to switch between open tabs in Firefox. It would be really nice if there was an option for switching tab groups when cycling over the Tab Groups button. Aside from that, this extension is perfect.
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