December 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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Firefox 34.0.0 vs 34.0.5

On Monday, December 1st, Mozilla did another “strange release”. They did this last month with Firefox 33.1 aka The Anniversary Release. So for December they released Firefox 34.0.0 AND 34.0.5. I think I understand the differences, although most people on the forums are still scratching their heads trying to figure this one out. For the United States (en-US) and Russia (RU) builds, user have the option to changing over to the default search engine upon first run of Firefox 34. For en-US users this is Yahoo and for RU users this is Yandex. Since this change is optional, user who update from an earlier version of…

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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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Firefox 34/34.0.5 Released

Mozilla released an update to Firefox on December 1, 2014 with Firefox 34.0 and 34.0.5 (new install). US users who have not made changes to the search engine settings in Firefox can switch to Yahoo (with the new improved search bar) as the default search engine upon first run. Also for US users Wikipedia searches are now using the HTTPS protocol for improved security. Default search engine changed to Yandex for Belarusian, Kazakh, and Russian locales. There are several other new features and fixes for this release and these can be viewed in the release notes. Users may be prompted to update to…

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