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Advanced JavaScript Settings in Firefox

JavaScript TweaksFirefox allows for you to specify a few things that JavaScript can and can not do, but you must edit it under the advanced JavaScript settings. The steps to get there are pretty simple, but for those of you who don’t know – here is another way you can get a little more control over Firefox and how the browser handles JavaScript commands.

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Manually Backup Firefox Bookmarks

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.

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How to Access Your Sync Account

Access Sync in FirefoxAre 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.

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Cookies Control in Firefox

Firefox Cookie ControlWebsite cookies are things that most people don’t worry about. However, it is important to know what they are used for and how you can control what information they store about out.  Cookies are small files stored on your computer (placed there by websites) so that they can remember certain settings or statuses.  By default, cookies are enabled in Firefox.

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Reopen Tabs from Last Time

Tab Control in Firefox

Now, most of the time, when I see Firefox asking if I want to save my tabs for the next time Firefox starts, I quickly click through whatever I have to do to turn this extra warning off. However, I was thinking the other day, I wonder how I could toggle this interesting Firefox feature on or off again?

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Open Your Homepage on New Tabs

New Tab Homepage

New Tab Homepage is a very simple and lightweight add-on for Firefox.  When you open a new tab in Firefox, it will open your default homepage – rather than an empty tab. While I am using Firefox, I frequently go back to my homepage to check my mail or the latest updates in my RSS reader – so this extension seems like a very obvious evolution of the opening a new tab process.

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How to Allow Pop-ups in Firefox

Firefox Pop-up Warning

By default, Firefox has a pretty good pop-up blocker.  It gets the job done.  Sometimes, it does too good of a job and blocks a pop-up on a webpage where you want to see a pop-up though.  Today, I will be showing you how to allow pop-ups for a certain domain from within Firefox.

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Find Your Firefox Profile Folder!

Navigate to your Firefox Profile Folder

Every so often, you might need to find your Firefox profile folder to do some tweaking or maintenance of your own.  In the past, this has lead to diving through your operating system’s folders and after twenty clicks, finding the information you need.  Since Firefox 3.6 there is a much easier way to open your profile folder, with no additional extensions installed.

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Use Gmail as Your Default Mail Application (Quick Tip)

Change Your Default Mail Handler

There are a lot of Firefox features that don’t get much press, or are quickly forgotten about.  For example, did you know that you could switch to using Gmail or Yahoo! Mail as your default mail client (to handle those mailto links)?

To chance your settings, go to Tools, Options and then click on the Applications tab.  From there, type “mail” into the text box to go to the default mail handler settings.  From the drop down box, you should get several choices, Yahoo! Mail and Gmail being two of them.  Choose the webmail application of your choice, hit the button labeled, “OK” and you are all set.

Now you are ready to use the webmail provider of your choice as your default e-mail application, as far as Firefox knows.