10 must-know Firefox tips
TechRepublic Premium presents 10 tips for the Firefox open-source browser.
Even if you only follow some of these, you’ll find your browser experience to be much improved.
From the article:
1. USE CAUTION WITH ADD-ONS AND THEMES
This is one of the first tips I always offer. I’ve seen web browsers with so many installed add-ons, it was a miracle it didn’t bring the computer to a crashing halt. In some cases, the crushing weight of those add-ons did actually impact the machine to the point it was unusable. In some instances, an add-on was actually a piece of malware.
Because of these inefficiencies and risks, limit the number of add-ons you install on Firefox. And even then, only install add-ons from trusted sources. When I see an add-on I want to try out or test, if it’s not from a known source, I immediately look at the reviews to see if anyone has anything negative to say. If that fails me, I’ll do a quick bit of research to find out if the add-on is both valid and safe.
Do not incorporate add-ons without erring on the side of caution.
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