April 2015

Mozilla Firefox Add-on Signing has started

” … Add-on signing impacts users and developers to varying degrees. Add-on developers for instance need to submit their add-ons to Mozilla regardless of whether they plan to release it on Mozilla AMO or not.“While it is theoretically possible to skip the submission, it would mean that only Dev and Nightly users can install the add-on as those are the two only channels for which signing is not mandatory. … “ Source: gHacks Tech News Details 

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Greasy Scripts finds userscripts

“Remember Greasefire? It was an add-on for the Firefox browser that would alert you whenever userscripts were available for sites that you visited in the browser.“The extension used userscripts-org as its source, a site that is no longer available. Since it has not been updated since 2012, it is not working either anymore because of this.“Enter Greasy Scripts, a brand new add-on for Firefox that brings the functionality back to life, albeit in a slightly different form. … “ Source: gHacks Tech News

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What you do when Firefox uses too much memory

“… While memory usage has improved significantly in recent years, complaints about it have not stopped. If you browse sites like Reddit for example, you still find user’s complaining about the memory hog Firefox today.“Here are tips to analyze the issue in Firefox“The first thing you should do is run Firefox without add-ons and customizations. Each add-on or extension you install may add to the browser’s memory usage. Some add-ons, like Adblock Plus for example, may use more memory than the browser itself. …” Source: gHacks Tech News

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Thunderbird 31.6.0 Released

Mozilla released the final scheduled update for the Thunderbird 31 branch on Tuesday, March 31 with Thunderbird 31.6.0. Release notes. Users may be prompted to update to the newest release of Thunderbird or can do so manually within Thunderbird by going to Help > About Thunderbird and following the update prompts. Users may also manually download and install the Thunderbird update via the getthunderbird.com site. The next scheduled update for the Thunderbird will be May 12, 2015 with Thunderbird 38.0.

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