Category Archives: Firefox

Change New Tab Page and Homepage in Mozilla Firefox

Change New Tab Page and Homepage in Mozilla Firefox

Recently, the team behind the popular Firefox browser released a new version of the product. Firefox 61 is now available with a number of improvements and new features. One of the new features of the browser is a set of options related to the new tab page and home page. Here's how to use them.

Enable Close Tabs With Double Click in Firefox

Enable Close Tabs With Double Click in Firefox

Yesterday, the team behind the popular Firefox browser released a new version of the product. Firefox 61 is not available with a number of improvements and new features. One of the interesting, but hidden features of this new version is the ability to close tabs with a double-click. This new option is buried in about:config. Here is how to enable it.

How To Disable Tab Warming in Firefox

How To Disable Tab Warming in Firefox

Yesterday, the team behind the popular Firefox browser released a new version of the product. Firefox 61 is not available with a number of improvements and new features, which include Tab Warming. Here is how to disable it if you are not happy with the new behavior of the browser.

Add More Top Sites To New Tab Page in Firefox

Add More Top Sites To New Tab Page in Firefox

As you may know, starting in version 57, Firefox comes with a new user interface, known as "Photon". It is intended to provide a more modern, sleek feel that’s consistent across multiple platforms. The new tab page now comes with a search bar, top sites, highlights and other elements. Today, we will see how to add more sites to the "Top Sites" section on the New Tab page of the Firefox browser.

Remove Individual Web Site Cookies in Firefox 60 and above

Remove Individual Web Site Cookies in Firefox 60 and above

Firefox is a popular open-source web browser available for all major platforms. If some web pages have unexpected behavior in Firefox, you can try to clear the cache and cookies. Unfortunately, the refined user interface of Firefox 60 made it harder to remove individual web site cookies. Let's see how it should be done in version 60 of the browser.

How To Change User Agent in Firefox

How To Change User Agent in Firefox

The user agent of a web browser is a string value which identifies that browser and provides certain system details to servers hosting the websites you visit. Changing the user agent string can be useful in certain scenarios when some web site's functionality is locked down to the specific platform and you need to bypass the restriction. It's not required to mention that changing the user agent can be useful for web developers. Here's how to change the user agent string in Mozilla Firefox. This can be done either with an extension or natively.

How to Enable IDN Punycode in Firefox Address Bar

How to Enable IDN Punycode in Firefox Address Bar

Punycode is a special encoding used to convert Unicode characters to ASCII, which is a smaller, more restricted character set than Unicode. Punycode is used to encode internationalized domain names (IDNs) as a defense against address spoofing. Firefox allows enabling IDN punycode instead of non-Latin letters and Unicode symbols. This can be very useful, as you can find out if the currently opened web page is a phishing site or just a non-official mirror of some web site which you would like to avoid.