Posts Tagged ‘preferences’

Clean Uninstall – Remove Add-On Preferences on Removal

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Often, when you remove an extension from Firefox, preference settings for that extension are left behind. If you need to make certain that all traces of the extension are removed when you uninstall a Firefox extension, here’s how …

Clean Uninstall is a brand new browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that provides you with options to remove add-on preferences from extensions that you uninstall in the browser. One of the shortcomings of Firefox’s current add-on system is that preferences that extensions create during installation are not removed when you uninstall those add-ons in the browser. This is similar to how things are on Windows systems, where the native uninstall routines of software often leaves traces behind in form of files, folders and Registry keys.


DoNotSpy10 – Configure Windows 10 Privacy settings

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

I think this is the third article I’ve read today regarding privacy problems with Windows 10 default settings. From what I’ve read, the solution is to either change the privacy settings manually, use a program like this one to do it automatically or stick with Windows 7 until Microsoft fixes the privacy problems.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system ships with quite a few default settings that users may find invasive. We have listed them all in our Windows 10 privacy overview, and if you went through the long guide, you may have noticed that it takes quite a bit of work to adjust them all. That’s where the free program DoNotSpy for Windows 10 comes to play. It provides you with options to set privacy settings from within its interface with just a couple of clicks.


What You Need to do if Firefox is not Automatically Updating Anymore

Monday, July 20th, 2015

There are a number of reasons why this might happen, but fortunately, the fix is pretty simple …

The Firefox web browser is configured to check for and install updates automatically by default. It offers configuration switches to change that to give users of the browser control over the updating functionality. This can be useful if updates need to be tested before they are deployed on machines for instance, or if users don’t want to update because of broken add-ons or other incompatibilities. Generally speaking, it is recommended though to update Firefox regularly as updates patch security vulnerabilities which, when unpatched, may leave users vulnerable on the Internet.


Mozilla Removes Sensitive Options from Firefox’s Preference Window

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

This seems like a bad move to me; I’d rather have a browser that trusts me to be smart enough to select my own preference options …

Mozilla employee Alex Limi published an interesting article in March 2013 about an analysis that he conducted about several preferences of the Firefox web browser that were publicly available. Checkboxes that kill your product highlighted several issues that were caused by modifying preferences in the browser including some that rendered the browser unusable.