How To Enable Or Disable Firefox Studies

New experimental features in Firefox are tested first as Firefox studies before being rolled out to all the users. This option can be enabled or disabled if needed. Here is how: Open Firefox, and in the address bar, type: about:studies If there are any Firefox studies available and active, they will be listed. To disable them and opt out of any new studies, click on the Update Options button. Alternatively,...

How To Set Helper Applications In Firefox

Firefox can be configured to open or download files of different types while browsing. So you can associate specific file types to directly open with their applications rather than trying to view them in Firefox. These are called Helper Applications. Here is how to configure them: Open Firefox and in the address bar, type in: about:preferences This will open the General settings page. Scroll down...

How To Configure Selective Syncing In Different Browsers

Syncing browsing data is a useful feature that is found in various browsers. It can help to maintain a consistent browsing experience across different devices. This requires a sync account depending on the browser which can be used to sign in anywhere and download the synced data. You can however choose what to sync and make available instead of syncing everything like typed-in data, browser history,...

Manage Logins And Passwords In Firefox Across Different Devices With Firefox Lockwise

Firefox version 70 and above comes with a built-in password manager Firefox Lockwise. This makes it easy to manage logins across different devices when Firefox Sync is enabled. Using Firefox Lockwise: To use it, sign-in to the Firefox Sync account and click on Logins and Passwords. You can use it without a Firefox account too but it then won’t be available across different devices. Alternatively,...

How To Print Clutter-Free Pages When Using Firefox

Firefox has a useful printing feature – Simplify Page. What it does is remove all the unnecessary items from the web pages to be printed like ads, background images, and so on. Here is how to use it: Open the web page to be printed in Firefox and click on File > Print Preview. This will show the web page preview with all the other elements with it. Click on the Simplify Page option at the...

How To Enable DNS Over HTTPS In Firefox

Just like enabling secure DNS (DNS-over-HTTPS or DoH) in the Google Chrome browser, Firefox also has this choice. DoH when enabled encrypts all the DNS requests and protects your online browsing. Also, using a public DNS resolver with this acts as a filter and blocks malicious websites from opening. It is because these resolvers keep an updated database of such sites that may harm your PC. So, whenever...