Thereâ€™s a certain irony, nay, humor in an add-on thatâ€™s called â€śRestartless Restart.â€ť But this isnâ€™t just some lame play on words worthy of inclusion in a typical David Murphy column. No, the developers of this Firefox add-on are completely serious in their task: Their extension requires no closing and reopening of your Firefox browser whatsoever to install, even though the entire point of the add-on is to give you a super-fast way to do just that.
Confused? Donâ€™t be. Iâ€™m not kidding when I say that the only point to this add-on is to give you a faster way to restart your browser. Is it this the kind of a tweak that will move mountains? Change your computing experience forevermore? Do anything other than restart your browser? No to all three. However, what else would you expect from an add-on thatâ€™s a mere two kilobytes in size? It does its job as well as you would ever expectâ€”it restarts your browser when you call for it.
Not only can you perform this backbreaking task via a little link in your File menu but, if youâ€™re even more hardcore than that, you can hit the keyboard combination of control, alt, and â€śrâ€ť to send your browser off for a brief reincarnation. Voila. Enjoy.
Download it here!