Tag Archives: Mozilla Firefox

How to Block or Remove Web Site Cookies

Web Site Cookie Blocking

To block cookies using Internet Explorer, do the following:

  • Click Tools > Internet Options.
  • Select the Privacy tab.
  • Click Advanced.
  • Check the box beside “Override automatic cookie handling”.
  • Beneath Third-party Cookies, select Block.
  • Click OK and OK.

To block cookies using Mozilla Firefox, do the following:

  • Click Tools > Options.
  • Select the Privacy tab.
  • Click on Cookies.
  • Check the box beside “for the originating web site only”. (If you cannot, make sure the box just above it is checked first.)
  • Click OK.

Web Site Cookie Removal

To remove cookies using Internet Explorer, do the following:

  • Click Tools > Internet Options.
  • Select the General tab.
  • Click Delete Cookies.
  • Click OK and OK.

To remove cookies using Mozilla Firefox, do the following:

  • Click Tools > Options.
  • Select the Privacy tab.
  • Click the Clear button beside Cookies.
  • Click OK.

New Word – Frecency

Ever heard of ‘frecency” before? Neither had I until I visited The Mozilla Blog and read http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2008/04/21/a-little-something-awesome-about-firefox-3/. It’s a combination of the words ‘frequency’ and ‘recency’ and refers to a new, combined way to search for keywords.

Mozilla Firefox Web Development Add-Ons

For web development, you just can’t beat Mozilla Firefox and the excellent community extensions available specifically for that purpose. Here’s a short list of my favorite add-ons for web development:

(Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/ and install the following:)

  • Colorzilla
  • DOM Inspector
  • Firebug
  • FirefoxView and IE View
  • FireFTP
  • IE Tab
  • Image Zoom
  • McAfee SiteAdvisor
  • MeasureIt
  • Nuke Anything Enhanced
  • Print Preview
  • Total Validator
  • Web Developer
  • YSlow

How to Clear the Cache in Mozilla Firefox

For all versions of Mozilla Firefox below version 1.5:

  1. Click [Tools] » [Options…].
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Click on [Clear All].
  4. Click [OK] and [OK].

For Mozilla Firefox version 1.5 and up (currently, to version 2.0.0.11):

  1. Click [Tools] » [Clear Private Data…].
  2. Check the Cache check box or, alternately, check all check boxes.
  3. Click [Clear Private Data Now].