After the last time we spoke about a few powerful settings that Google Chrome users should know about, it’s time to switch our focus to another browser that has been on our side for many years: Mozilla Firefox. While everybody has heard about the Firefox browser, few people are well aware of its most amazing features. There’s nothing to blame, however, as we’ve all been there!
Mozilla Firefox began to exist thanks to an open-source community, which has contributed along with the Mozilla Foundation. We’re talking about a non-profit organization that adds focus on the principles of open source, a free and open web, as well as user privacy.
Firefox has the merit of being highly customizable, as there are many powerful settings able to enhance the browsing experience of the user. Let’s check out five of the most interesting settings that all users should know about:
If you need to create and manage different containers for your activities across the web, this feature is for you. It allows you to keep your browsing separate, which will help prevent cross-tracking between websites and maintain privacy. If you’re like most netizens out there, you have online activities related to shopping, work, social media, and more.
To enable the multi-account containers feature, all you need to do is head over to the Firefox Add-ons and install the ‘Multi-Account Containers’ extension.
Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode
Who doesn’t like the idea of watching a YouTube video in a floating and resizable window while they continue to browse other tabs? That’s exactly what Mozilla has to offer as well through its PiP (Picture-in-Picture) mode, which you can easily activate from the browser’s menu.
To get your hands on what this feature has to offer, you only have to right-click on the video you want and choose the ‘Picture-in-Picture’ option. If, instead, you’re more like the keyboard warrior who’s into shortcuts, you can use one of those as well to activate the feature: Shift + ] is the right combination for this feature.
Enhanced Tracking Protection
In case you’re willing to get your hands on enhanced tracking protection, it’s important to keep in mind that Mozilla Firefox offers one as well. It’s very strict and secure, and you can use it to block third-party cookies and trackers. Here’s how to enable it:
- Head over to the Settings menu of Firefox
- Select ‘Privacy and Security’
- Select ‘Enhanced Tracking Protection’
- Select ‘Strict’
Believe it or not, there are still plenty of folks out there who won’t have any idea that they can “join the dark side” when it comes to Mozilla Firefox as well. Activating the fark mode of an app, in general, comes with some important benefits. It prevents the laptop’s battery from draining too fast; it relaxes your eyes at night, and more.
Activating the dark mode in Mozilla Firefox is very easy. All you need to do is head over to ‘Settings,’ select ‘Add-ons & Themes,’ then choose ‘Themes,’ and ultimately hit the ‘Dark’ option.
Did you know that in Mozilla Firefox, it’s possible to manage content-blocking settings in order to gain control over autoplay videos, pop-ups, and more? Probably not, as not many people know about this functionality.
To benefit from the content blocking feature, you need to access the Settings menu, hit ‘Privacy & Security,’ and ultimately hit the ‘Content Blocking’ option.
The commitment of the Mozilla Foundation to maintaining an open web, as well as to protect user privacy, has acted as a driving force behind many of the features of the famous browser.
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