According to the U.S. Government Web site, three of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are about getting trim and slim and shedding the pounds to get healthy. And we can see why — everyone wants to look and perform at their best.
With every Firefox update, we aim to make Firefox trim and slim and perform at its peak as well. But there are some things that you can do to to keep your browser healthy and running at its best as well.
It only takes a few minutes to keep your Firefox in top shape.
1. Always make sure you have the newest version for the latest speed improvements. There’s even a feature that updates things in the background, with little to no effort needed from you. For that feature to work, however, you need to be on a more recent version. Here are instructions for how to check to see if your browser is updated. You can also run a “speed check” to see if the version you are on is quick on its feet.
2. Delete old add-ons or extensions. Even if you don’t use that add-on you downloaded a year ago, it could still be running in the background. It doesn’t hurt, every so often, to take a look and delete any add-ons or extensions that you’re not using. If you find that you really need it, you can download it again. Here’s how to manage your extensions.
3. Check your plugins. Checking your plugins (those pieces of software built outside of Firefox that power games, videos and animations) should become a routine — just like checking your smoke alarms. Not only does this keep your Firefox running smoothly, but also running safer.
Consider making these action items part of a habit that you do every few months. Make it a New Year’s resolution that you’ll keep. You’ll thank yourself for it!