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April 2014

How to speed up Thunderbird

Over the past few years I’ve been following Claus’s Grand Stream Dreams Blog as he has posted many Firefox and Chrome along with computer/cyber security tips. Today he has posted a performance tip for Thunderbird: W6161X (or how to recover from Thunderbird slowness). I haven’t really had any slowness issue with Thunderbird on my main Windows 8 machine. However, I have only had this Windows 8 machine for a little under a year so Thunderbird hasn’t had a chance to get bogged down yet. Nonetheless, I noticed a bit of a performance increase after making the two Config Editor (about:config for…

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How to turn the new Firefox 29 into the old Firefox

” Firefox 29 will introduce changes to the web browser that will rock the world of some users of the browser. The version of Firefox ships with Australis, a design, layout and feature change that introduces major changes to Firefox and is in my opinion comparable to the major switch from Firefox 3 to 4.“So what are those changes? …” Source: gHacks Technology News  How to turn the new Firefox 29 into the old Firefox

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List: Firefox Addons From gHacks Technology

” This web page lists the best Firefox addons. These browser extensions add, remove or modify features of the browser itself, for instance interface elements, but also of websites that you may visit in Firefox.“Add-ons may add security features to Firefox, improve how your favorite site looks in the browser, may help you download files more easily, or fix annoyances of Firefox itself or of websites. “We have grouped all extensions listed here on this page into categories for easier access. Since there are that many, we have decided to separate them on different pages to improve loading times. “…

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Bluehell Firewall, lightweight Ad-Blocker addon

This has come up on several sites lately and, as I had never heard of it, I did a quick Google check.Looks like a good addition.That’s addition, not replacement, but since I don’t use Adblock Plus -as NoScript blocks many ads anyway- it may be a good companion.Posting from here cause it has more info and pretty pics. 😉 ” Bluehell Firewall is a lightweight ad-blocker add-on developed by Diego Casorran for Mozilla Firefox. This the same developer who created an add-on to prevent facebook phishing on Firefox. This add-on weighs only 30 Kilo Bytes which makes it non compromising with browser…

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