March 1, 2011

WARNING: Performing the below action can result in Miramar becoming unstable or unresponsive due to an incompatible add-on. Do so at your own risk. Since Nightly Tester Tools hasn’t been made compatible yet with Miramar Alpha 2 I had to find a manual way to force add-ons to work. This can be done via Thunderbird’s Config Editor (Tools >> Options… Advanced and click Config Editor button in the Advanced Configuration section). Click the I’ll Be careful, I promise! button Right-click in an empty area Select  New then Boolean In the preference name box enter: extensions.checkCompatibility.3.3a Select: false If this has…

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Mozilla Messaging has released an update for Thunderbird 3.1 on March 1st. This release addressed: Several fixes to improve performance, stability and security, see the Security Advisory. Several fixes to improve handling of large folder files stored locally. For more information and to download see the Thunderbird 3.1.8 Release Notes. IMPORTANT! Support for Thunderbird 3.0 has ended! Upgrade to Thunderbird 3.1

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Firefox 3.5.17 Released

Mozilla released an update for Firefox 3.5 on March 1st. This released addressed several security issues as well as stability issues. See the Release Notes for more information. Auto-updates should be occurring in the next 24-48 hours, otherwise users may get the latest update by going to Help menu and selecting Check For Updates. IMPORTANT! Firefox 3.5 support will be ending soon. Upgrade to Firefox 3.6

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Target URL Display in Firefox 4 Beta 12

It only took Mozilla 5 Betas and 2 1/2 months to fully respond to the backlash of the new add-ons bar introduced in Firefox 4 Beta 7. Back when I installed Firefox 4 Beta 9, I discovered the lack of usability with the new add-ons bar which was introduced in Firefox 4 Beta 7. Mainly, it no longer displayed the status of the page loading and more importantly, it did not show link targets (address when hovering over a link). Instead link targets were shown (and not very clearly) up in the address bar. Improvements did start coming with the…

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