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Firefox’s completely revamped version, Firefox Quantum, has arrived. This new age of Firefox brings speed improvements, a fresh new look, and less resource usage.
If you’ve just upgraded to Quantum, you should know a few quick ways to customize your browser. These either weren’t in older versions of Firefox or have changed in Quantum.
First, make sure you have Quantum installed. Visit Menu > Help > About Firefox to check for updates if you already have Firefox installed, or grab a fresh copy from Mozilla’s website if you’re new to Firefox.
Once you have Quantum, select the three-bar Menu icon in the upper-right, then choose Customize. From there, you can access the three below options:
- Configurable space on your address bar. When you open the Customize window, you’ll notice white boxes on either side of the address bar. You can use these to add whatever icons you’d like from the list below. By default, you’ll have flexible space on both sides, but you can drag them to remove if you don’t like one. You can also drag another Flexible Space icon up to the taskbar for more icons.
- New buttons. In Firefox Quantum, you’ll find some new buttons to add to your bar. These include a Forget button, which lets you quickly remove browsing history from the past few minutes or hours. You can add a separate Search box if you want to for some reason. Other useful options include a one-click Email Link button and a shortcut to the Options menu. If you want to keep any of these handy but out of sight, drag them to the box on the right.
- Updated themes. Chances are that some of your old extensions stopped working in Firefox Quantum. If one of those was a theme, you’ll have to pick from one of Firefox’s new offerings. Check the Themes button on the bottom of the Customize window to find a new one. You can select one of the defaults, or click Get More Themes to browse for more.
What do you think of Firefox Quantum so far? What’s your favorite way to customize the browser? Tell us down in the comments!