Tips on how to use Firefox web browser
1. Pick up where you left off
Having a brand new, empty tab greet you when you start up Firefox certainly has some advantages, but a lot of the time you'd rather just carry on with what you were doing last time. To do so, head to the Preferences option on the Firefox menu (three bars, top right), then choose to Restore previous session under Start-up on the General tab.
2. Reach your favourite features rapidly
Firefox gives you plenty of control over how the browser toolbar is arranged and what it includes. Open the Firefox menu and choose to Customize; from there, you can drag and drop shortcuts to certain features—including edit tools, your browsing history, and private browsing—into the toolbar, so they're always available to you.
3. Forget button
One of the shortcuts you can add to the Firefox toolbar is a Forget button, which will erase a very specific part of your recent browsing history for you. Click the button and you can wipe out the last five minutes, two hours, or 24 hours, clearing the history and any logged cookies; all traces of that browsing period will be deleted.
4. Customize the new tab page
The new tab page can be a very useful jumping-off point for getting around the web, showing pages you've visited recently, pages you visit a lot, and bookmarks you've saved in the browser. To change how much you see of each, open the Firefox menu, click Preferences, then scroll to Firefox Home Content under Home
5. Clean up your view of a page
Firefox includes a reader view that removes distracting elements from a page, like unnecessary overlays or ads. Click the reader view icon on the right of the address bar, or choose View then Enter Reader View, or hit F9 (Cmd+Option+R on a Mac) to enable it. Various formatting options controlling the font size, colours, and more show up on the left
6. See how Firefox is protecting you
Firefox comes with some pretty aggressive anti-tracking features standard. To see how these affect your journey across the web, open the Firefox menu and pick Privacy Protections. You can see exactly how many trackers and other internet nasties Firefox has stopped, and get more information on them.
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