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In Memoriam: gareon

It is with a heavy heart I announce my co-author gareon (Gary) recently passed away. I first met Gary online via Delphi Forum GoFirefox! many, many years ago. I even had an opportunity to met him person a few years back while on vacation up in Northern Arizona.  He was Linux and Pale Moon fanatic as you could tell by his posts both on the blog and his forums. He joined me on the Firefox Blog back in February 2010. During the past year, he was posting more than I was on the Firefox Blog which helped keep the blog…

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Blog Updates

The following updates have been made to the Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog: Removed ‘small-caps’ CSS style from post titles and when hovering over links Added new Release Information widget in Sidebar Removed Releases page from menu. Page is now linked on the Release Information widget Added new Disclaimer widget to bottom of sidebar Removed Disclaimer page from menu. Page is now linked on the Disclaimer widget Updated Disclaimer page. Removed standalone Facebook and Twitter buttons Added new Facebook ‘Like’ widget for our Facebook Site Added new Twitter widget for our Twitter Feed Moved Calendar widget to top of the side bar…

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Wiki Removed – New How-To Section

As part of our New Years updating we have decided to remove the Wiki. The biggest reasons were that it duplicated content already on the blog; it was getting too time consuming to maintain/update the wiki application; new content was not being added in a timely matter. As a result a new How-To section has been added to the blog. This page lists all the posts with the category of Tips & Tweaks > How-To and will always be up-to-date. Also on this page is information about editing the userChrome/userContent files, using the built-in preferences manager (about:config) as well as…

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New Theme/Features

Over the holidays we finally made some much needed updates to the blog. One of the biggest changes was moving off of the obsolete Weaver theme to the new (and very much improved) Weaver II theme. The color scheme has been updated to more closely match that of out main site. Some other new features and fixes include: When sharing a post on Facebook, the site logo is now the default thumbnail image. Previously Facebook would pick several images from the blog, none of which were the site logo. The correct Favicon should now show in all browsers. Consolidated share…

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Firefox 16.0.1 Released

Mozilla identified some security vulnerabilities with Firefox 16, released earlier this week. The 16.0.1 update addresses said vulnerabilities. Firefox 15 users are not affected by these vulnerabilities. Another update, Firefox 16.0.2 is still being evaluated as Mozilla is still determining the full scope of the window load handler failure issue which causes some add-ons not to load when a new window (not tab) is opened. Existing Firefox 16 users can updated to 16.0.1 via Help > About Firefox or download and install Firefox 16.0.1 manually via the getfirefox.com site.An update for Firefox 16.0.1 for Android has already been pushed out to Google Play Store.

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Firefox 13.0.1 Released

Mozilla has pushed out an emergency update for Firefox 13 on June 15th, 2012. Firefox 13.0.1 addresses the following issues: Bug 764546: Windows Messenger did not load in Hotmail, and the Hotmail inbox did not auto-update Bug 756850: Hebrew text sometimes rendered incorrectly Bug 747683: Flash 11.3 sometimes caused a crash on quit Note: In regards to the Flash Bug (747683) this does NOT address issues related to Flash videos not playing in Firefox (which may also be affecting Firefox 12.0.x users as well) for Windows Vista and 7 users. Firefox 13.0 user should be able to update via Firefox Menu > Help > About Firefox or can manually…

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Firefox 3.6.x end of life Clarification

On the March 17th Release Update and we incorrectly stated there would be a Firefox 3.6.29 on April 24th as the final release for the Firefox 3.6.x branch. Firefox 3.6.28 released on March 13th is the final release on the Firefox 3.6.x branch. However, in the unlikely event of a chemspill update resulting in a Firefox 3.6.29 release, this in turn would be the final release. After April 24th users will need to move to Firefox 12 or Firefox 10.0.x ESR (for those who’s computers do not support the requirements for Firefox 12). Thanks to Mozilla’s Daniel Veditz for the…

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Restore Old Default Image Style

For those of you who recently updated to Firefox 11 and have discovered the changes Mozilla has made with the way standalone images (right-clicking on an image and selecting ‘view image’), here is an add-on that ‘fixes’ this for you. Old Default Image Style restores the Firefox 10 and older style of viewing standalone images. Even better, this add-on does not require a restart, simply install and you are ready to go instantly. Thanks to ringokaori for the tip.

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The Return of The Guru

Looks like my last post was right before Christmas. Sure does not seem like it has been nearly 3-weeks since I had last posted. I’ve been very busy during those past weeks, plus there really hasn’t been much Firefox news either with the holidays. This past week was the first full work week for Mozilla and there was one major announcement that Gareon posted in my absence (along with some other news items). While I have been busy, I have been following the weekly Mozilla Status meetings (though there have not been many with the Christmas and New Years holidays…

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