Tag Archives: Firefox

How to Stop a Firefox Memory Leak

Burnin firefox

Firefox is our browser of choice. It’s fast, stable, and developer friendly. It has tons of useful plugins and themes (skins) you can use to customize and make Firefox your own. The only problem is that amidst the excitement of adding all these cool plugins, you won’t realize the incredible amount of memory that Firefox will begin sucking from your system. The result? Slower loading web pages, a slower PC, slower everything. Fortunately, there’s a couple steps you can take to get Firefox back on the fast track…

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Force Firefox to Save Your Password

Login screen with password

Trying to login to Paypal, your bank or credit card account, airline website, Yahoo, MSN, or any number of other online sites and for some reason Firefox doesn’t ask you if you want to save your password? So, you have to type it in every time you want to log in. We show you how to force it to remember your passwords…

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Searching Google Via the Firefox Address Bar

Searching in Firefox

Looking to change the default behavior of the Firefox address bar (i.e. when it conducts searches)? Right now, if you mistype a web address, it tried to find the website you were looking for, similar to Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” feature. The problem is, that’s not very useful for most people – as what are the odds it’s going to find it…

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How to Reduce Your Firefox Footprint

Firefox footprint

Firefox is supposed to have efficient memory handling, especially with the release of version 3. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case out of the box, and especially not once you’ve installed a series of plugins. To resolve this you’ll need to optimize Firefox’s memory footprint…

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How Do I Clear the Cache and Cookies in Chrome? Firefox? Safari? iPhone? Android? Internet Explorer? Google?

Clearing cache

What is cache and why should I care? Your cache is used by your web browser, smartphone, and even gaming machine to decrease page loading time. By storing a copy of the page to load the next time you visit, your browser can skip the time associated with loading all the page’s objects and making database calls, something that happens every time the page is loaded. Typically the cache will clear on a page update – that is, when a page changes, your browser will reload the page’s objects and make new database calls to ensure you’re seeing the newest version of the page. However, sometimes caches get borked up and cause problems. That’s when you need to learn how to clear them. If clearing the cache doesn’t fix your problem, you may need to clear your cookies as well. We show you the quickest and easiest way to do that…

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