14 Mozilla Articles to Help Make You a Better and Safer User of the Firefox Browser


Firefox logoDo you use Firefox as your Internet browser? It turns out that even regular users are often unfamiliar with the rich resources available at Mozilla. There are many articles there that can help make you a better user of Firefox. Areas covered include installation, configuration, security, privacy, maintenance, and other areas of Firefox use. Here are 14 of my favorite links from the Mozilla collection. Read these and you can become a Firefox ace.

  1. Copy your personal information from one browser to another 
  2. Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data 
  3. Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles 
  4. Use the Profile Manager to create and remove Firefox profiles 
  5. Security and passwords settings  
  6. Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences    
  7. Permissions Manager - Give certain websites the ability to store passwords, set cookies and more 
  8. Block websites from storing site preferences or login status in Firefox 
  9. Remove recent browsing, search and download history 
  10. Troubleshoot and diagnose Firefox problems
  11. Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems 
  12. Firefox is slow or stops working
  13. Firefox hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts
  14. Use mouse shortcuts to perform common tasks in Firefox

Additional information

If you need still more Firefox information, the complete collection of articles at Mozilla Firefox support (English version) can be accessed at this link, which is the start page for many different articles about using Firefox. There is a useful search function to help find what you are looking for.

There is also Mozilla support in languages other than English. Here is a page where you can switch to any number of non-English Mozilla support sites.

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Thanks for the information. This is definitely helpful.