Category Archive: Firefox

Apr 04 2015

Enable Tracking Protection in Mozilla Firefox

Here’s a quick tip that not only helps you maintain some privacy but may also increase browsing speed in Firefox as well. Recently introduced into Mozilla Firefox, there is a disabled capability which will be enabled in Firefox 39 (we’re on Firefox 36.0.5 at the time of writing). This functionality blocks all of those invisible …

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Nov 13 2013

Internet Explorer 11 – Time to Reevaluate

Those of us in the know are all too aware of the history of Internet Explorer including its quirks, lack of standards compliance and the possibility of having your browser hosed but impossible to fix without potentially compromising the operating system. Microsoft had coasted for years on the popularity of Internet Explorer having the majority …

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Oct 05 2013

Say Goodbye to Flash Under Firefox 27

Here’s a quick tip. If you’re using the nightly release of Firefox then you’ll be up to Firefox 27 but you may not have realised that a new feature has slipped into the build. Mozilla has managed to build something called Shumway that renders SWF files in HTML5 removing the need for Flash to be …

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Aug 14 2013

Trying Out 64-Bit Firefox

For those that aren’t aware, there is a 64-bit version of Firefox lurking in the nightly builds of the browser which you can grab over here if you’re feeling adventurous. I say that because the nightly builds are usually for testing purposes only and may have numerous bugs and other issues and cannot be expected …

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Jul 21 2013

Improve Your Web Browsing Security

These days, when you’re browsing websites there can be a stack of cookies being downloaded to your computer by ad tracking sites in order to serve up targeted advertisements. Social network applets, whilst they can make it really convenient to share content with friends and see what friends have liked. can also do the same …

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Jul 06 2013

Has Firefox Cured its Memory Bloat?

For a while now I have used Google Chrome as my primary browser after growing tired of Firefox consuming gigabytes of memory per session and doing little to free memory apart from when you closed and reopened it. Apparently, Mozilla has made great strides to get memory management under control so I am doing to …

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Mar 28 2013

Restore a Closed Tab in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome

Here’s a quick tip. Most of us have accidentally closed a browser tab by accident at one time or another and lamented trying to get back to the page contained within (as typically you would forget which page it was as well). Fortunately, you can retrieve a closed tab fairly easily in the later versions …

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Dec 27 2012

Switch Browser Tabs Without Using the Mouse

Here’s a very quick tip for today. If you’re a power user and you don’t fancy wielding the mouse to switch between browser tabs then you might prefer to use Ctrl + Tab instead to move to the next tab or Ctrl + Shift + Tab to go to the previous tab. This works in all of …

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Sep 15 2012

How to Use Two Google Accounts Simultaneously

Sometimes you might want to use two separate Google accounts without how to log out and login or switch between them given that doing so may interrupt other services in use (like Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, etc). I have a persona Gmail account as well as another Gmail account for the strata in which I live plus …

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Aug 29 2012

Attempts to Download Office 2013 Preview Send You to Bing

Here’s a quick tip for those of you attempting to download the Office 2013 Preview here. Normally, when you click the “Try” button and then click on the country in which you live (in my case, Australia) it should download the Office 2013 Preview installer. However, when I have tried that over the last few …

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