Sponsored Content

PureVPN Brings Faster Speeds than Ever with its 20Gbps Server Upgrade

PureVPN, a highly-rated VPN provider, has upgraded its server infrastructure in three key locations. The company recently announced that it has added new 20Gbps servers in the United States and the United […]

firefox about config filter

Access Firefox about:config preferences directly

If you want to access Firefox about:config preferences directly, you can do so to speed up the editing of preferences, or bookmark them. Firefox's about:config feature, and the underlying structure that powers […]

about config descriptions

Add information to Firefox about:config preferences

If you are a Firefox user you most certainly have come in contact with the browser's about:config dialog that displays advanced configuration settings and preferences. Most of the preferences listed here are […]

firefox about config

10 lesser known Firefox about:config parameters

Firefox offers a great way of changing hundreds of settings by opening about:config in the address bar. The downside is that many users feel overwhelmed by this way of changing the Firefox configuration simply because it lists so many of them. I did not look through all the available settings but found ten lesser known parameters that I would like to introduce today. Lesser known means that they have not been mentioned on every "Tweak Firefox" article on the net - yet.

firefox show modified preferences only

Firefox Stable gets option to show modified preferences on about:config only

Mozilla added an option to the about:config page of Firefox Stable that allows users to list only modified preferences. The organization launched the option in Firefox Nightly in February 2021 initially. Firefox's […]

firefox show only modified preferences

Mozilla Firefox gets open to display modified preferences only on about:config

Mozilla Firefox users will soon be able to display only modified preferences on the browser's advanced configuration page about:config. All desktop versions of Firefox as well as Firefox Nightly for Android come […]

firefox-list all modified preferences

How to display only modified preferences on about:config in Firefox

The internal about:config interface of the Firefox web browser is a handy tool to make advanced configuration changes to the browser including many that users would not be able to change otherwise […]

firefox about config cannot complete request

About:config is blocked in Firefox Preview Stable and Beta

Mozilla is working on a new mobile browser for Google's Android operating system. Called Firefox Preview currently, it is available as a preview version right now. As is the case with desktop […]

firefox 71 about config new

Firefox 71: new about:config interface lands

Mozilla plans to launch the redesigned about:config interface in Firefox 71, the next stable version of the web browser. The internal page about:config provides Firefox users with access to an advanced set […]

about config changes firefox

A look at Firefox's new about:config page

Mozilla launched an initial version of a redesigned about:config page of the Firefox web browser in Firefox Nightly. The new page is built using web technologies, the old was based on XUL […]

clean firefox

How to remove unused preferences from Firefox's about:config page

Many extensions that you install in Firefox add one or multiple preferences to the browser to control various settings. Problem is, these preferences are not removed when you uninstall the add-ons again […]

firefox about:config

Overview of Firefox's about:config security and privacy preferences

Mozilla Firefox is without the shadow of a doubt the browser that you can customize the most. This shows not only when it comes to (most) feature additions or changes, as there […]

firefox advanced settings

Firefox Gui:Config, About:Config Interface

About:config provides access to many under the hood settings of the Firefox browser. That's helpful for users who want to modify system settings beyond what is offered in the default options of […]

Tweak Firefox with about:config

If you use Firefox you probably have had to enter the address about:plugins to see if the plugin you just installed actually did install. But did you know there is another "about" […]

firefox reset

Delete about:config Entries in Firefox

I love Firefox because I can pretty much customize it anyway I like while the majority of browsers do not allow me to do so. Besides add-ons and themes, which can change […]

mozilla firefox 93.0 browser

Firefox 93.0 release: here is what is new and changed

Firefox 93.0 will be released later today, if you are reading this on October 5, 2021. The new stable version of Mozilla's Firefox web browser is a feature update that includes security […]

google search link manipulation firefox

Don't track me Google for Firefox blocks links manipulations by Google when clicking or copying

When you visit Google Search in the Firefox web browser and run a search, search results look similar to how they are displayed in Google's own browser Chrome. When you right-click on […]

firefox tab unloading

Firefox will soon unload tabs to cope with low memory and reduce crashes

Mozilla enabled an automated tab unloading feature to Firefox Nightly on Windows this week, which is designed to improve low memory situations when the browser is used. Tab unloading work began more […]

firefox suggest

How to disable Firefox Suggest

Firefox Suggest, a new feature of the Firefox web browser that is introducing custom search and sponsored suggestions in the browser's address bar, is included in Firefox 92 Stable, at least for […]

firefox 92.0

Firefox 92.0 release: here is what is new and changed

Firefox 92.0 Stable's release date is September 7, 2021. The new Stable version of the Firefox web browser is a stability and security release for the most part, but it does include […]

firefox webrender

Mozilla plans to enable WebRender in Firefox 92

Mozilla plans to enable WebRender in Firefox 92 for all supported operating systems and device types. WebRender is already enabled on Mac OS X (since Firefox 84) and on most Linux distributions […]

firefox accessibility turn off

Firefox Tip: turn off accessibility services to improve performance

Firefox users who are experiencing performance issues while using the Firefox web browser on desktop systems and on Android, may improve performance by disabling the browser's accessibility services. A bug opened on […]

firefox insecure download

Firefox will block insecure downloads soon by default

Mozilla's Firefox web browser will block the download of insecure files soon in mixed content environments. Mixed content refers to sites using secure connections and insecure connections. Imagine the following scenario: you […]

iceraven firefox android

Is Iceraven the better Firefox for Android mobile browser?

About two years ago, Mozilla revealed plans to replace the then-current version of its Firefox web browser for Android with a redesigned browser. The new browser would offer better performance and web […]

firefox opening

A close look at Firefox 91's new file download opening behavior

Mozilla plans to change the file download opening behavior in Firefox 91. Up until now, Firefox users may choose to save or open files that they want to download. Saving puts the […]

Load tabs in batches with the Load Background Tabs Lazily extension for Firefox and Chrome

Load tabs in batches with the Load Background Tabs Lazily extension for Firefox and Chrome

When you start Firefox, the browser loads the last page that you accessed. The rest of the tabs from your previous session are available, but they aren't loaded until you click on […]

firefox enable translations

Mozilla integrates Firefox Translations into Firefox

Mozilla has integrated Firefox Translations, the upcoming privacy-friendly translation system, into the latest Nightly version of the Firefox web browser. Translations happen locally on the system, and not in the cloud; this […]

firefox translation

Firefox Translations 0.4 released: offline machine-based translations for Firefox

Mozilla is working on a machine-based translation engine, codename Project Bergamot, that is funded by the European Union. One of the main distinguishing factors of the project is that it does not […]

firefox 89 optimized interface normal

How to fix the Firefox 89 user interface

A new interface design, called Proton, will launch in Firefox 89, scheduled for a release on June 1, 2021. Mozilla wants to modernize the user interface of the Firefox web browser with […]

firefox home new tab page buttons

How to change the homepage in the Firefox browser

The following guide offers instructions on changing then homepage of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The homepage is the first page that users see when they open the web browser, and when […]

firefox disable javascript in pdf

How to disable JavaScript in PDF documents in Firefox

Mozilla released Firefox 88 last month. The security and feature update for the organization's Firefox web browser introduced a major change in the native PDF viewer of the browser. Up until now, […]

Firefox 88 stable release

Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 88.0

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 88.0 Stable and Firefox 78.10 ESR to the public on April 19, 2021. The new stable version patches security and non-security issues, and introduces new changes to […]

firefox ftp support missing

Firefox 90 won't handle FTP sites anymore

Mozilla announced today that Mozilla's Firefox web browser won't support the FTP protocol from Firefox 90 onward. It was clear that FTP support would be removed from the browser, but it was […]

firefox show compact mode

Mozilla decides to hide Compact Mode in Firefox for new users but keep it for existing ones

If you follow Firefox web browser news you may have read some time ago that Mozilla planned to remove the browser's compact mode from the customization options. Compact Mode is one of […]

firefox-translate project bergamot

You can now test Firefox's local translation implementation

Firefox users who rely on third-party extensions to add translation functionality to the browser may soon have a native option at their disposal that is privacy-focused as it runs locally in the […]

firefox 87 release notes

Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 87.0

Mozilla plans to release released Firefox 87.0 Stable and Firefox 78.9 ESR to the public on March 23, 2021. The new versions of Firefox are available as automatic updates but also as direct […]

Firefox header size

Mozilla plans to remove the Compact Density option from Firefox's Customize menu

Mozilla plans to remove the Compact Density option from the Firefox browser's customize menu. Firefox is one of the few browsers that supports different densities for the user chrome. The default one […]

firefox ech

The case of missing ESNI support in Firefox 85

If you have upgraded your stable version of the Firefox web browser to version 85.0, released in January, you may have noticed that it no longer supports ESNI. ESNI, which stands for […]

firefox 86.0 stable

Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 86.0

Mozilla released Firefox 86.0 Stable and Firefox 78.8 ESR to the public on February 23, 2021. The new versions of the browser are already available as direct downloads from the Mozilla website […]

firefox highlight search matches scrollbar

Firefox 87: find on page highlights matches in scrollbar

Mozilla plans to introduce a new usability feature in Firefox 87 that improves the web browser's find on page functionality. Currently, when you use find on page, e.g. by invoking it with […]

firefox proton

Another glimpse at Firefox's upcoming Proton design refresh: the new menu

Mozilla is working on another design refresh for its desktop version of the Firefox web browser. Some may fear the worst, others may be looking forward to design changes. The refresh is […]