As Firefox is becoming the Favorite browser for all among the rest of the Browsers as we daily use.There are some privacy problems in Firefox ,with few tweaks to Firefox we can use Firefox more safely and securely.
Tweaks for Privacy issues in Firefox:
1.Clear All Private Data in Firefox:Open Firefox Browser.
Tools>options>check clear all Private data Automatically in Firefox .
2.Unsave History in Firefox:Though we set clear private data Automatically we have to set Firefox not to remember our history and cache of data we entered in websites and forms.
Open Firefox Tools>Options>History >Uncheck Keep my History for at least 90 days
also Uncheck Remember what I enter in forms and Search bar
3.Set Firefox not to Save Passwords:Open firefox
Tools>Options>Security>uncheck Remember passwords for sites
4.Disable Firefox’s Restore previous Session:This is a big privacy problem in Firefox when we close Firefox unexpectedly when we restart Firefox it asks to Restore Previous session this can leads to access of our info in that session which contains all personal data.
To disable this type about:Config and click I’ll be Careful I promise
Type browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash in Filter or navigate to bottom to find
browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash and set this to false .Restart Firefox.
This problem won’t occur again
5.Disable awesomebar in Firefox:When we type URL it shows drop down list of URLs as to protect our privacy disable the awesomebar.
To disable awesomebar open Firefox type about:config and click I’ll be careful I promise just copy browser.urlbar.maxRichResults and paste it in the Filter now double click it set it’s value from 12 to 0.Restart Firefox.
Use Ccleaner Daily to clean all cache of browsers and save your privacy to some extent.Be sure to apply these tweaks to Firefox after reinstallation of OS(don’t’ forget).
Have You Found These Firefox Tweaks useful?
- Clear All Private Data in Firefox
- Disable IE & FireFox Prompts You to Remember Passwords
- How to Disable "Firefox -Restore Previous Session " dialog when Firefox Starts
- Disabling Firefox3’s "awesomebar"
- PC Privacy Guide