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Adblock's RAM Usage Dramatically Reduced With Firefox's Upcoming Fixes

Adblock Plus has a reputation for inflating browser memory usage, so much so many disgruntled users have long since replaced it with the lightweight uBlock. That hasn’t stopped Firefox’s engineers from making some under-the-hood tweaks to help Adblock Plus run leaner.


Evernote's Web Clipper Now Works Better With Gmail, LinkedIn And YouTube

Evernote’s Web Clipper extension is a great way to save clips from the web to your Evernote account, and now it works a lot better with Gmail, LinkedIn, YouTube and Amazon. Better still, the Clipper can now grab attachments from Gmail.


Open With Firefox Bridges The Gap Between Your Two Favourite Browsers

Chrome: The battle between Chrome and Firefox as our favourite browsers has raged for years with no clear winner. If you’d rather not commit to just one browser, Open with Firefox allows you to quickly jump out of Chrome. You can also get Open in Chrome for Firefox for the reverse process.


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.


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