Category Archives: Firefox

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.

Enable Reading View in Microsoft Edge

Enable Reading View in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge comes with a new Reader mode, which might be familiar to Firefox and Vivaldi users. When enabled, it strips out unnecessary elements from the opened web page, reflows the text and turns it into a cleaner looking text document without ads, menus and scripts, so the user can focus on reading the text content.Edge also renders the text on the page with a new font and formatting in Reader mode. Here is how to enable it in Microsoft Edge.

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox Quantum

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox Quantum

In this article, we will learn how to disable hardware acceleration in your Firefox browser. By default, it is enabled but can give you issues if you are using older hardware which does not support GPU acceleration. It might also be useful if you need to test some feature on a web site.

What is Looking Glass in Firefox and why you have it?

What is Looking Glass in Firefox and why you have it?

A number of users have noticed a strange extension which got installed automatically in Mozilla Firefox. It is named Looking Glass, it comes with no clear description, and looks very suspicious. Some users were worrying that it is some malware which has infected their Firefox browser. Here is everything you need to know about this extension.