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Mozilla launches Firefox Test Pilot

“Mozilla launched Firefox Test Pilot a moment ago. It is a new server that lets users test ideas and features that may one day be integrated into the Firefox web browser.“Firefox users can install features they are interested in, and provide Mozilla with feedback.“Mozilla uses the feature to get early feedback for potentially new features that it may one day integrate into the Firefox web browser.“Users help Mozilla eliminate bugs and issues, and may also be vocal about design decisions, and propose changes that improve a feature’s usability or usefulness. …” Source: gHacks Tech NewsDetails  Mozilla launches Firefox Test Pilot

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New Theme Interface Coming

The current Nightly versions of Firefox 35 (planned release date: January 6, 2015) features a new theme interface within the Customize mode (Firefox Menu > Customize or right-click on a toolbar and select Customize…). Added to the Customize mode is a new Themes button with a pop-up menu giving you some options for managing and installing themes: You can switch between themes you have already installed (as seen in Appearance section of the Add-ons Manager). Choose to install and switch to one of the recommended themes. Go to addons.mozilla.org Theme Library to browse and download/install a new theme. Click for full size image…

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Besides the UI overhaul aka Austrilas, Firefox 29 features a new and improved Firefox Sync. I didn’t really know what was so new about it since I had tried a long time ago to use it without much success. Turns out, Mozilla has made the sign-up as well as management processes a lot simpler now. This help article checks your user agent and will automatically direct you to Sync instructions based on what browser you are using. Reading through this article you will see the current method is very complicated and time consuming. Note: If you click the link in Firefox…

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Firefox 29 and Australis

In the post yesterday we asked if the screenshot below was that of Firefox or Chrome. The answer is Firefox. Firefox 29 Beta 1 release with the new Australis theme/UI. This is the first major UI change since Firefox 4 was released on March 22, 2011 (after over a year of developmental releases). Firefox 4 also introduced Tabs on Top, the hidden menu bar and the Firefox button, which with Firefox 29 will be a thing of the past. Kind of a shame too as it at least made Firefox standout from other browsers which are really all starting to…

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Firefox 19 Beta Available

*Developmental Build* Firefox 19 Beta (desktop only) was made available for testing on Thursday, January 10th. A new feature introduced with Firefox 19 is a native PDF viewer which eliminates the need for third-party plugins for a smoother and more secure browsing experience. The timing of this perfect with the news about vulnerabilities in the Foxit PDF Plugin earlier on Thursday. For more detailed information about Firefox 19 Beta, please see the release notes. Users can download and test Firefox 19 Beta from here. Firefox 19 will be released on Tuesday, February 19th. *Developmental Build*

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Firefox 18 Beta Released

DEVELOPMENTAL RELEASE Mozilla has released Firefox 18 Beta on November 26, 2012. New improvements include: IonMonkey: IonMonkey is a new JavaScript JIT compiler that provides a more efficient way for Firefox to process JavaScript. With IonMonkey, Firefox will perform faster with Web apps, games and other JavaScript-heavy pages. Retina Display Support: Firefox Beta supports Retina Display for Mac users to make Firefox even sharper when watching movies, playing games and browsing the Web. Disable Insecure Content: Firefox Beta can disable insecure content on HTTPS secure websites to maintain the privacy of your communication with the website. You can enable the feature in about:config. Support…

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DEVELOPMENTAL RELEASE Mozilla has released Firefox 18 Beta for Android on November 26, 2012. New improvements include: Search Suggestions: Firefox for Android Beta suggests search terms as you type, to make navigating the mobile Web even quicker and easier. When you start Firefox you will see a box asking you to opt-in to search suggestions when you start typing into the AwesomeBar. Click “Yes” to enable. For your protection, search suggestions are conducted over a secure HTTPS connection. Improvements to Phishing and Malware Protection: To protect users from malicious websites, Firefox for Android Beta warns users when they encounter websites that may…

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