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Quick Tip for Firefox 4 Users | A Look At Our Future

How to Disable Location Aware Browsing

By default, Firefox 4 has “location-aware browsing” enabled; which allows websites to request your location, and display their content accordingly. If you do not want your physical location broadcast to websites, you may want to disable this function. (But be aware, your computer’s IP Address gives your approximate location away anyway.. unless you use a proxy service.)

1. Go to the address bar and type “about:config” (no quotes) and then press Enter.

2. When the “This might void your warrenty!” message appears, simply click the I’ll be careful, I promise! button. (Firefox has no “warranty”..)

Locate, then double-click geo.enabled. The value will change from true to false.

4. Close, and then restart Firefox.

That was pretty easy, wasn’t it?

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If you want a glimpse of our “tech” future, this video may be it.. (but even if it isn’t our future, exactly, it is kewel!)

Related reading: To see my other Firefox articles, click here.

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March 26, 2011 - Posted by | advice, browsers, computers, Firefox, how to, Internet

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