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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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.
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.
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.
You know what I find as an annoyance? Looking through my bookmarks – each one with it’s own favicon except those three at the bottom! If you are as organized and seek balance as much as I do, I bet you have found yourself in the same boat. Thankfully, IdentFavIcon will automatically generate favicons for those websites out there that do not have one.
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- YSlow May/15
- Self-Destructing Cookies May/14
- RequestPolicy May/10
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