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Turn On Tracking Protection In Firefox To Make Pages Load 44% Faster

Even if you don’t care about the privacy implications of tracking cookies and other technologies sites use to identify us online, you might want to turn on Tracking Protection in Firefox anyway for a potential big speed boost.


Disable Pocket Integration In Firefox To Save Memory

Firefox is a great browser, and Pocket is a great tool for saving articles to read later. But if Pocket’s integration with Firefox (currently in Beta and Nightly versions) doesn’t thrill you, here’s how to disable it and keep it from eating your precious memory.


This Tweak Lets You Browse Pinterest Without Signing Up

A number of websites require free registration to view their content, however, for the casual browser getting a pop-up in your face is an annoyance you’d rather do without. Pinterest is one such site and if you’re not keen to hand over your details, here’s a simple tweak that’ll do away with the interruption.


UsableHomeButton Makes Firefox's Home Button Useful Again

Firefox: Usable Home Button alters the “Home” button in Firefox so it takes you to the homepage of any website you’re visiting. So for example, if you were reading this article with it installed, one click would take you right back to the Lifehacker main page.


Activate YouTube's New Transparent Player With This Cookie

Google is currently experimenting with a slick new transparent player. If you want to activate it for yourself, you can do so with a simple cookie edit.


Mozilla Firefox: How To Diagnose Excessive RAM Usage

Who knows when the tipping point was for browsers going from lightweight affairs to the memory-destroying pieces of software they are now. Besides throwing more hardware at the issue, you do have some options for figuring out where all your precious RAM is going, at least when it comes to Firefox.


HTTPS Everywhere Updates To Keep You Secure On Thousands More Sites

Chrome/Firefox/Opera: Using HTTPS is essential for keeping your personal information safe, especially when browsing on public Wi-Fi. Free extension HTTPS Everywhere recently updated with thousands more rules, ensuring HTTPS is enabled on as many sites as possible.


Configuration Mania Highlights Loads Of Hidden Options In Firefox

Firefox may not be the most popular browser these days, but it’s still the most configurable — right down to the smallest little pixel. If hunting through about:config is too tiring, though, free add-on Configuration Mania lets you tweak lots of options through an easy-to-browse panel.


Click And Clean Manages And Cleans Your Browser Data With Advanced Tools

Chrome/Firefox: Google’s Chrome browser and Mozilla Firefox both offer lot of built-in tools to manage or erase your browsing data. If you need more control, Click&Clean can help you out.


Here Are The Web's Best Error Screen Games

A common pitfall of internet use is clicking on broken links that lead nowhere. Sometimes dodgy coding is to blame, other times the linked-to webpage or subsite has since been removed. Whatever the cause, it can be bloody annoying. Occasionally though, the website in question will take some of the sting out by turning its 404 error page into an interactive experience. Here are 15 of the best; from digital art canvases to full-blown text adventures. (We’ve also included broken links so you can play them yourself.)