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.
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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.
With this add-on for Firefox, you can quickly and easily delete your browsing history, erase temporary internet files and much more. Click&Clean takes a lot of the history clearing settings and options for Firefox and puts them all in one place. That is not where they stop though. The neat thing about this extension is you can also set it up to use external tools like CCleaner too.
Your 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.
Picking a location for all of your downloaded files is an easy thing to do. All you have to do is go to Tools in the menu bar, then Options, then in the Main tab, pick your place to save your downloads. What if you want all your downloaded .zip files in a folder named “Archives” and files downloaded from Mozilla.org to go into a folder named, “Mozilla Downloads”? Then you need the Automatic Save Folder add-on for Firefox.
Firefox will find search engines for you!
One nice feature of Firefox 2 that i think gets overlooked by a lot of people, is the quick and easy way you can find new search engines via the browser. When a Web site has made a Firefox 2 compatible search, your search bar should glow or so something else (I think it changes from theme to theme). Not sure what to look for?
The folks over at Lifehacker have put together a video to watch just in case you are not sure. Worth watching – just to make sure!