If you are a Mozilla Firefox 6.0.2 user you may have seen an Upgrade to Version 7 prompt. Unless you are among the few (many?) who have disabled update notification because it breaks your plugins. My advice: Get Firefox 7 as soon as you can. Like NOW!
There’s lots of new stuff that makes the upgrade worthwhile. Better system resource (aka RAM) management for one. But this user found that now add-ons can be removed or added without needing to restart the browser. An ability to install extensions without a restart was the Google Chrome browser’s sole redeeming feature. But Mozilla Firefox has cought up now. And Firefox, unlike default Chrome, doesn’t ‘phone home’ with all kinds of data about your browsing habits.
And if you are worried about sharing information online, consider installing the free Ghostery extension that blocks both web bugs and third-party cookies. It displays domain-specific services blocked in a overlay box. And is available for Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers.
Another great extension to add to your Firefox is the multi-thread Down Them All download accelerator. It’s flexible enough to be used just for file downloads. But can also download images or the contents of all links on a web page. Plus controlling the download speed, the number of segments and the simultaneous download count too.