Change the Default Download Location for Mozilla Firefox
Want to change the default download location for Mozilla Firefox? Perhaps you want to have it default to your desktop, or a special folder on your hard drive? To do so, go to the Options menu in Firefox, then under the General tab look for the Downloads section. Browse to a location in the “Save files to” option screen, then click on OK and you should be good to go. Alternatively, you can have Firefox prompt you for a location for every download by choosing the option “Always ask me where to save files” instead.
“About” Commands in Firefox
Did you know that typing “about:” plus another word in Firefox will allow you to view special configuration information of the browser — some of which you can actually tweak and customize? To try it, type “about:” to show general and version information. Try “about:cache” to view the browser cache, or “about:plugins” to show plugin information. If you are feeling adventurous, try “about:config” to show the browser configuration settings (but be careful when changing settings here). And for some extra fun, type “about:Mozilla” to see a special things provided by the developers. To try it, type “about:” to show general and version information. Try “about:cache” to view the browser cache, or “about:plugins” to show plugin information. If you are feeling adventurous, try “about:config” to show the browser configuration settings (but be careful when changing settings here). And for some extra fun, type “about:Mozilla” to see a special things provided by the developers.
How to Reverse “Never Remember” for a Password in Firefox
Have you ever clicked “Never Remember” for a password, only to decide later that you do want Firefox to remember it? Here’s how you can get Firefox to re-prompt you. Read more .
Move Cache Memory to RAM for Faster Firefox
Mozilla Firefox too slow? Here’s a tip for speeding up Firefox by moving cache memory to RAM. Read more .
Accelerate Firefox 3.6 Page Scrolling
Firefox 3.6 has yet another secret feature that could significantly improve your web browsing on Windows: scroll acceleration. Read more .
Force Firefox to Display Webpages with a Specific Font
Sometimes websites use fonts that are too small or otherwise difficult to read. Learn how to set up Firefox to display all webpages with a specific font and size of your choosing. Read more
Mozilla Firefox Releases Fixes for Several Major Security Holes
Mozilla implements new initiatives to ensure the security of its browser to fix the main security holes, and this brings Firefox’s latest version to 3.6.7 The Mozilla foundation, the organization behind the Firefox browser, announced recently that it has released a patch to fix many major security holes found in its software, as well as the pull out of malicious add-ons in its extensions gallery. A new update brings Firefox’s latest version to 3.6.7, and includes fixes for nine critical issues that could potentially be exploited by hackers to launch attacks on vulnerable systems. This comes after recently pulling out a password stealing add-on called the “Mozilla Sniffer” in the Firefox extensions gallery. As a preventive measure, the Mozilla foundation has announced a US $3,000 security bounty program that for anyone who finds an eligible security bug. It has also announced that it will implement a source code review of add-ons to catch potential malware that could be injected into otherwise patched Firefox browsers. As always, users are advised to be constantly on guard and to make sure they are using the latest updated versions of their software. Customers under our Managed Security program benefit by letting us do the worrying and updating for them, so they can focus on their business instead of their security. Not on our Managed Security program? Contact us today.