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Want to clean up the mess that an extension leaves behind after it has been uninstalled? eCleaner is the add-on you need to download and install into Firefox. This add-on can be used to clear all those preferences left by extensions after uninstallation, all those garbage which some developers do not care on clearing themselves on their add-ons and which later or sooner will make Firefox to load slower.
Are you using Firefox’s built in Sync feature? This great addition to the Firefox browser will keep your addons, bookmarks, passwords, preferences, history and tabs in sync between multiple computers or machines. However, once you get it set up – it can be hard to find out where you need to go to access it or change your settings.
Not sure if you want a specific website gathering information about you via browser cookies? In Firefox it is very easy to specify website by website which ones are blocked from serving you up any cookies via the browser. I will let you know how to block cookies on a per site basis and see the websites that you have blocked cookie access from.
Looking for a tool that will help you find and edit all the little hidden Firefox advanced configurations? Configuration Mania is a powerful addon for both Firefox 2 and the Firefox 3 Beta 4 that does a lot for being such a little addition to the browser. I am really impressed by this little jewel of an extension because it has just about every hidden away and forgotten about edit and modification you an make the browsing experience all in one place.
Want the super tweaker that does a bit of everything? Configuration Mania is the extension for the job.
CookieSwap is an extension that enables you to maintain numerous sets or “profiles” of cookies that you can quickly swap between while browsing. if you have more than one person using your version of Firefox, this extension makes switching between folks almost painless.
After it is installed, you can select who’s cookies you would like to use in the bottom section of the Firefox browser window. If you design web sites, you can setup numerous cookie profiles to look like different types of users and swap between those users quickly and easily to test your site in numerous modes.
One of the best extensions to give your tabs a little more juice has just been updated for Firefox 2. The Tab Mix Plus extension has been one of my favorites since the first day I laid eyes on it. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more.
So you think your passwords are all nice and safe inside your browser? Well, you might want to think again. Here is a way to check out all your passwords without any hacking involved.
Go to the Firefox “Preferences” click on “Privacy” and then on the “Passwords” tab. Click on the button in the bottom left saying “View Saved Passwords”. Then a new window pops up and there is another button, saying “Show Passwords” and another dialog box asking for confirmation. But that’s about it. There you go! All passwords can be seen in blank text!