2014

Most Popular Firefox Extensions and Posts of 2014

“This year we rounded up another batch of awesome extensions, collected the best web services made better by add-ons, took advantage of developer tools, sped up Firefox with the new HTTP cache, and checked out Firefox’s new, controversial interface … “ Source: Lifehacker  Most Popular Firefox Extensions and Posts of 2014

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Security Plus checks links in Firefox on Virustotal

“It can sometimes be difficult to tell if a web page or domain a link points to is a legit site or not. While the url of the site may give you clues at times, for example if you know it already, it is at other times not possible to determine whether it is secure to visit a site or not based solely on a link. …” Source: gHacks Tech News Details  Security Plus checks links in Firefox on Virustotal without leaving the page

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Priv8 adds sandboxed tabs to Firefox

Sorry Palemooners – Not available for Firefox 24.9Got your tinkers hat ready? Then here is something to play around with. ” … The new Firefox add-on Priv8 adds sandboxed tabs to the web browser using the security model of Firefox OS. It enables you to run select tabs in a sandbox which separates it and its data from the rest of the browser and other tabs. Please note that it has been released as a proof of concept right now. … “ Source: gHacks Tech News Review  Priv8 adds sandboxed tabs to Firefox

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Firefox for Android adds Chromecast support, newly polished theme

“Firefox for Android can now mirror your browser to the TV thanks to new support for Google’s Chromecast.“This is one of several goodies tucked away inside version 34, which is rolling out in the Google Play Store. …” Source: PCWorld More  Firefox for Android adds Chromecast support, newly polished theme

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Thunderbird 31.3.0 Released

Mozilla released the next scheduled update for the Thunderbird 31 branch on Monday, December 1st with Thunderbird 31.3.0. This release addressed these issues: Fixes an issue where using LDAP autocomplete could end up with blank entries in the compose addressing list (Bug 1045753) Fixes an issue where IRC participants were not removed from the display on leaving a channel. Fixes a regression where Thunderbird wasn’t respecting the skip integration option on the default client dialog. Security fixes can be found here Users may be prompted to update to the newest release of Thunderbird or can do so manually within Thunderbird by going…

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Road Map to Thunderbird 38

After over 2-years of essentially being on the back burner and with virtually no one in charge of the project, momentum has shifted for Thunderbird. Recently Mozilla held a summit in Toronto for the Thunderbird Contributors. From the Mozilla Thunderbird Blog: At the Summit, we made a number of key decisions: A group of seven individuals were elected to comprise a Thunderbird Council with the authority to make decisions affecting Thunderbird. I (Kent James) am currently the Chair of this council. For our next major release, Thunderbird 38 due in May 2015, we set this roadmap: Folders: allow >4GByte mbox folders,…

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Add to Search Bar

The big buzz on the tech front today is about Firefox jumping the Google ship for Yahoo.[Link]It will be another change I will hardly notice as I don’t use the default search in any case.I have been using the “Add to Search Bar” extension for a long time. I have 10 different searches on it currently and although one is Yahoo I seldom use it.Also 4 different Google searches including the image search that loads the old style search.I haven’t checked on my regular FF install but I notice on PaleMoon the extension is still at 2.0 although it is…

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Update: Provider for Google Calendar 1.0.x

Well, I discovered on Monday (November 17th) Google changed the calendar sign-in API. This now breaks the older version of the Provider for Google Calendar add-on. However, I was able to get all my calendars to work (for the most part) with Thunderbird/Lightning now. I linked/subscribed my school and US Holiday calendars to my main GMail account. The setup process is much simpler now with the newer version of Provider for Google Calendar. You no longer need to supply your calendar’s public/private XML address. Instead, you will be prompted to enter (or choose) the Gmail address associated with your calendar. The next…

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