Is Firefox Sync safe, that is, could someone else read my password saved in Firefox without my password?

Firefox needs an email address and a password to login and sync. Is Firefox Sync safe, that is, could someone else read my password saved in Firefox without my password? In short, only you with your password can see your data. Others, even Mozilla’s servers, without your password, can not see your decrypted data. In […]

How to run firefox under different profiles simultaniusly?

Firefox has multiple profiles and I am aware of choosing them by invoking firefox with the -P option. But I find that after one firefox instance under one profile is running, even I choose another profile during starting with -P, the new instance is still running under the existing profile. How to run firefox with […]

How to Add Google to Firefox in Linux Mint as Default Search Engine

In Firefox on Linux Mint, Google is not in the default list of search engines. Linux Mint has its criteria for adding search engines while Google seems not in those suggested by Linux Mint because “Amongst commercial search engines, only the ones which share with Linux Mint the revenue Linux Mint users generate for them […]

How to Configure the Latest Version of Flash on Firefox for Linux: by the Fresh Player Plugin

As you may know, Adobe stopped supporting the NPAPI version of Flash on Linux and the latest NPAPI version of Flash player at version 11.2 released back in 2012 will only receive security fixes. Even the security fixes to the 11.2 version of the Flash Plugin your Firefox is using will end on May 4, […]

Essential Firefox Add-ons to Make Firefox Better

Firefox is highly configurable and there are lots add-ons for it. Addons make Firefox to be good. In this post, I list a set of the best add-ons that I use daily and make my life easier and happier. Essential Firefox addons ∞ Screengrab! to make screenshots and save to files or to clipboard. […]

Installing the Flash Plugin for 64-bit Firefox in Linux x86-64

This post introduces how to install flash plugin to 64-bit firefox on a x86-64 Linux (Fedora as the example). Both 64-bit and 32-bit plugin are available. 64-bit flash plugin for Firefox on Linux First, download Flash Player Release for 64-bit Linux from Adobe Labs. Then, unpack the package: $ tar xf flashplayer.tar.gz Check whether all […]

Installing and Configuring 32-bit Firefox on 64-bit Linux (Fedora)

On a x86-64 64 bit Linux system, sometimes we may want to use the 32 bit Firefox, although the support to 64 bit Firefox is getting much better. Just for needed ones, this post introduces how to install 32 bit Firefox on 64 bit Linux (Fedora as the example). Install 32-bit firefox First, install firfox.i686 […]

Speed Up Firefox DNS Lookup

Speed Up Firefox DNS Lookup: 1. Close IPV6 support ∞ # echo "alias net-pf-10 off" >> /etc/modprobe.conf # echo "alias ipv6 off" >> /etc/modprobe.conf Type “about:config” into the address line and enter. Set “network.dns.disableIPv6” to “true” 2. Some other tweaks ∞ Type “about:config” into the address line and enter. Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true” Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” […]