The latest versions of Firefox have become increasingly sassy.
Whereas older flavors of FF used to be slow and memory-hungry, things got a lot better starting with Firefox 57.
You can read a bit more about these changes in my article Fix the tab bar (and other stuff) in the new Firefox 57.
Anyway, starting with FF 60, the ability to delete individual cookies for a specific web site has (annoyingly) been removed from the Privacy & Security section of the Options page.
What to do, what to do??
Firefox 57 – also known as Firefox Quantum – was released recently, bringing all the glorious new performance improvements to the world.
Well, that’s nice, especially if you pronounce “Firefox Quantum” in a Mr. Moviefone voice… BUT…
The new version of Firefox also includes a “better” tab bar, which is supposed to be better than the old one.
There’s a problem: by default, it kind of sucks.
There are also a few other (annoying) changes.
Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to fix most of these problems…
Back in the day, Firefox was the web browser to use.
Then came Google’s Chrome, and suddenly ~50% of internet users are using that, instead.
There were many good reasons for this switch, including the fact that Google did a lot of work to make Chrome very fast.
It’s taken them awhile, but it appears that Mozilla has finally caught on.
Version 55 of Firefox comes with some new tricks that just might bring it “back in the game” – and a very neat beta feature…
About half of all internet surfers these days are using Google’s Chrome browser, mostly because it’s awesome.
But many folks, such as myself, still have Firefox around. Firefox is awesome because there is a huge variety of add-ons available, and it’s not yet another Google product.
The problem lately has been that Firefox has become soooo slooOOOW! Like, horribly slow. Like, locking up on me slow…
Despite my best efforts at verifying that an add-on or evil web site was the culprit, it’s still just pokey.
The good news is that this is already changing: turbocharged Firefox is already here, and you can take advantage of it right now!
Five months ago, I answered the question Is the Adobe Flash Player really dead?
The answer was: No!
Fast forward to today, and I’m afraid it’s time to part ways, especially if you’re using Firefox.
And if you’re using Chrome, you have a bit less choice in the matter, anyway. Starting next month, Chrome will no longer support Flash by default.
So, do you really still need Flash? And if not, how do you remove it?
By now, you’ve probably heard that Adobe’s Flash Player is going the way of the dinosaur. Except, wait… No, it’s not. It’s still around, and it still works.
No, wait… Yeah, it’s dead. No it’s not. Yes it is.
You could be forgiven if, like most of us, you’re really, really confused about what’s happening with the Flash Player.
Okay, so, seriously: WHAT THE HECK is going on with Flash?
Is it alive? Is it dead? Is it a zombie?!
These days, it seems that Google’s Chrome is the most popular browser out there. Worldwide, Mozilla Firefox is the second most-used web browser.
There are reasons why Firefox is still fairly popular, especially the Add-on system.
Add-ons let you customize your browser. For example, you can get an Add-On that makes your tabs pretty, or another that blocks ads on web pages.
Of course, there is a problem with Add-ons: they break. When new versions of Firefox are released, it may take awhile before the people who create the Add-On you are using update it to work perfectly with the newest version of Firefox.
And that’s when the fun starts! Firefox locks up, Firefox crashes, and you’re left throwing your hands in the air.
Not to worry – there’s a very quick and easy way to “fix” problems with your Add-ons!
It’s that time of year again.
You know: Black Friday, crazy people trampling each other for a TV, that kind of thing… All in the spirit of the Holiday Season, of course! 😉
If recent history is any indication, those of us who don’t much care for crowds and stampedes will do much of our shopping online, and that usually means Amazon.
But I recently ran into a problem: Clicking the “Add to Cart” button on Amazon wasn’t working! Dear god, it was horrific!
If you’re having the same problem, here’s a quick and easy fix.
Most likely, you have at least the Java runtime environment installed on your puter. And, if you’re using Firefox, you may have some strange add-ons installed that just won’t go away.
With every Java update you install, yet another “Java Console” add-on may be installed. The problem is, all you can do is disable them. There is no way to actually uninstall older versions of this add-on. Worse yet, you don’t even really need the add-on in the first place!
So, if you have multiple Java Console add-ons sitting in your Firefox, how do you get rid of the darn things?
I use Mozilla’s Thunderbird e-mail client, and their Firefox web browser. Every now and then, I would need to transfer all my settings from one computer to another, or from one OS install to another. Recently, I was once again faced with this little problem.
In Thunderbird, I used to copy the Mail folder over, the
prefs.js file, and some other odds and ends – but that meant I had to reinstall all my extensions and everything. The same was true for Firefox – minus the Mail folder.
So, the other day, I finally figured out how to transfer ALL the settings over in one ridiculously, stupidly easy step. Why I was unable to find any information about this on the web before is beyond me. Everything I’ve found says to copy files from inside your profile directory as I have been doing, which is entirely unnecessary.
Read on to see how to do it…