With a couple of changes in the configurations, you can enhance the performance of Firefox in Linux Mint. These tweaks will make this fine web browser leaner and cleaner. 10. Letters small on webpages too? 13. Want to eliminate polluted settings in Firefox? 1. Unfortunately, the menu club of Firefox isn’t noticeable by default. 2. Improve your privacy: you can configure Firefox to purify itself automatically, upon giving up. All cookies and history are being removed then.
Furthermore, you can limit the monitoring that some websites do to follow you. The price you pay is a little decrease in user friendliness, but it isn’t much. The personal privacy gain is huge, and outweighs this price definitely. Site Preferences. Click OK. Item Tracking safety: leave those settings at their defaults, because usually some websites might function less well.
You’ve just set all cookies, to be thrown away automatically upon shutting Firefox (in the last steps), which means this monitoring doesn’t impact your privacy by much anyway! Close the Preferences tabs and you’re doing with optimizing the configurations for privacy. Tip: sometimes it may come in helpful to force a cleansing during your web surfing.
Simply by closing Firefox and starting it anew. 3. By default, Firefox can store too many files considerably. Now you’re being offered a warning. Ignore it and click on the blue button “I accept the risk!”. By doing that you’ve set the storage maximum to 100 MB, which is plenty of. Note (1): Leave the other cache settings as they are: usually, the less invasive a hack is, the better. Because this reduces the risk of unexpected negative effects. Note (2): this is a user preference.
Repeat this hack in each user account. 4. Firefox includes a true “feature from hell” by default: Web Push notifications. These allow Firefox to provide on-screen notifications from websites, even when those sites aren’t packed. Time for a little sarcasm: now what on earth could possibly go wrong with that? A website should ask for permission to get this done abomination. But then even, it’s way too easy to allow a website this misbehavior. Now you’re being presented with a warning. Ignore it and click on the blue button “I accept the chance!”. Double-click on dom.webnotifications.enabled which is set to the boolean value true presently, so that it changes into a fake.
Note (1): Leave the other webnotification configurations because they are: usually, the less invasive a hack is, the better. Because this reduces the risk of unexpected unwanted side effects. Note (2): this is a user preference. Continue doing this hack in each user account. 5. The memory of the URL pub is more aggravating than useful, when you want to straight type a website address. An irritating busybody: “Perhaps you want to type this?”. Now you’re being presented with a warning.