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Sort Bookmarks by Name

Need to do a little spring cleaning of your bookmarks? You can start by sorting your bookmarks by name.  This is an often used trick of mine that I do a lot but don’t think I have discussed here yet. Get control of your bookmarks by making them easier to proverbially scroll through.

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How to Clear Cache in Firefox

The cache in Firefox is a place where images, scripts, and other parts of a website are stored while you are browsing.  Sometimes, clearing the cache in Firefox can help speed up the browser or help make sure you are viewing the latest version of the file or website you are looking at.  Here are the simple steps to take to clear the cache in Firefox:

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode

Ever wanted to know how to start Firefox in Safe Mode? The Safe Mode in Firefox is a special mode that is usually used to help troubleshoot or fix problems with the browser.  It resets some settings and disabled any extra things you have downloaded – like add-ons and themes.

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Unblock YouTube with ProxTube

Unblock YouTube

Tired of seeing YouTube blocked? In some countries – I am told – YouTube videos are totally blocked.  That is not exactly fair, is it?  Thankfully though, if you find yourself in one of these places – you have ProxTube to help save the day.  This add-on will unblock YouTube videos.

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Having Problems? Plugin Check Time!

Check for Plugin UpdatesNotice something acting a little weird with Firefox? Might be about time you did a plugin check.  Depending on what version of Firefox and the various plugins you are running, you could run into problems.  Thankfully though, Mozilla gives us access to a great resource to use to make sure you are using the latest and greatest versions of all the plugins you have in your browser.

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Reset Your Master Password

Reset Master Password in FirefoxThe master password feature in Firefox is great for protecting all your locally stored passwords, but what do you do when you forget the one password that controls them all? Firefox can save usernames and passwords that you use to access online services, such as banking and email websites. If you share a computer with anyone, it is recommended that you use a master password. 

If you have set one up and forgotten it – here is how you can reset it. 

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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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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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