Things to do with Firefox after installation
NOTE : This post is not applicable for Firefox Quantum
We know that Firefox is one of the most popular browsers in the world. But to make the most out of it, we have to configure it. So I have noted down some important tasks. Here is the TODO list :
- Delete blotted bookmarks
- Set default folder for saving bookmarks
- Disable firefox health report
- Disable auto update search engines
- Enable search suggestions
- Install Fast Dial addon
- Install Ghostry addon
- Install DownThemAll addon
- Install FlashGot addon
- Install Menu Wizard addon
So Before deleting, our bookmarks menu looks like this :
In firefox whenever you bookmark a url by clicking on that star icon (which is placed on the right side of url bar) then by default it saves your bookmark in Other bookmarks folder instead of bookmark menu or bookmark bar.
So we are going to change it.
First install extension add-bookmark-here-2.
Now open Addons Manager (
Tools > Add-ons) and click on preferences button in front of “Add Bookmarks Here”
In firefox when we open new tab our page looks like this
Here you can clearly see your history. Although you can disable it by clicking on setting icon and uncheck everything. But then it will display blank screen. But with the help of fast dial addon you can set some predefined shortcuts (or more like bookmarks) in your new tab page and it also doesn’t show your history as well.
So first install Fast Dial add on, restart firefox and then open new tab so you can see 9 black rectangles. You can add shortcut / bookmark of a website by clicking on any block/rectangle and then fill out url and name and press ok.
You can also change the number of rectangles and size also.
Tools > Add-ons > Extensions > Fast dial > preferences
Ghostry can block all the advertising, analytics, integrated social media features, tags, privacy notice, adult advertising etc. Its more important than adblockers.
So first install Ghostry addon. As soon as you install it you will be redirected to its settings page.
Click on “No Thanks”
In my view it is the best download manager (as extension) for firefox. So First install it from Addons site.
Using flashgot we can download video or audio clips from ANY website, even youtube. It can also be used to download all the link with a single click.
So first install the Flashgot extension. After installing and restarting firefox
Open Flashgot Options window (
Tools > FlashGot > More Options)
Using Menu Wizard addon you can change firefox right click menu.