How to reset master password in Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox allows you to set a master password, which protects your locally stored usernames and passwords. This is a very useful feature specially when you share your computer with someone else. But in case, if you forget the master password, you must reset it.

Warning: Resetting your master password will also remove all of your locally saved usernames and passwords.

To reset the master password follow the steps given below:

1. Start the Firefox, paste following url in address bar – chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul and press Enter

2. “Reset Master Password” page will appear. Click the Reset button and you are done


How to enable private browsing mode in Mozilla Firefox

When you browse the Internet using Firefox, it stores a lot of information about you, like websites you’ve visited or stuff you have downloaded. But sometimes, you may not want Firefox to remember this information specially when your using a public computer or when you share your computer with someone.

Useful Read: How to delete recent browsing and download history in Mozilla Firefox

Private browsing mode allows you to temporarily stop Firefox from saving your browsing information and websites you’ve visited.

To Start Mozilla Firefox in private browsing mode:
1. Start Mozilla Firefox.

2. Click on Menu button and select New Private Window


How to delete recent browsing and download history in Mozilla Firefox

By default, Firefox records everything from the list of websites you have visited, files you’ve downloaded to your active logins and cookies etc. Even though, this is a very useful feature, you may want to remove this history if you are using a public computer or you share your computer with someone else.

To clear the Firefox history:

1. Click on Menu button, select history option from that menu.


2. In the history sub-menu, select Clear Recent History option.


3. In Clear Recent History menu, select the time range to choose how much of your history Firefox will be removed.


4. Then click the arrow next to Details to choose exactly what data will be removed.


5. And When you are done, hit the clear now button. The window will automatically close and items you’ve selected will be removed.

How to disable JavaScript in Firefox 23 and later?

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is a object oriented Programming language, used to create dynamic and interactive features for webpages allowing you to calculations, validations, selections etc.

Why disable JavaScript?

1. Many websites disable right click on the webpage using JavaScript. You can enable it by disabling JavaScript.

2. If you are a web designer or developer you may want to see how your web page work without JavaScript.

3. You can also disable certain types of ads by disabling JavaScript.

How to disable JavaScript?

Step 1: Open the Firefox web browser and type about:config in the address bar.


Step 2: You will be greeted by a warning because we making advanced changes. Click I’ll be careful, I promise to proceed to next step.

Step 3: In the search bar, type javascript.enabled.


Step 4: Right-click the result named javascript.enabled, and click Toggle to set its value to falseJavaScript is now disabled.

To re-enable the JavaScript, follow the same procedure and set the value of  javascript.enabled to true.