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Adobe ADBE 149,78 +1,57 +1,06%  has announced they will no longer release updates for Flash at the end of 2020. Flash has been around since 1996, then a product of Macromedia until 2005 when Macromedia (and Flash) were acquired by Adobe. 20+ years later, Adobe has announced the end of Flash: Adobe, along with partners Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Corporation 74,05 -0,14 -0,19% , Alphabet Inc.’s Google  GOOGL 965,31 -3,72 -0,38% , Facebook Inc. Facebook, Inc. 165,61 +0,33 +0,20%  and Mozilla Corp., said support for Flash will ramp down across the internet in phases over the next three years….

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Meet MatchStick by Mozilla

One of our Facebook followers shared this on our Facebook Page today. MatchStick is Mozilla’s ($25) alternative to Google’s Chromecast. Mozilla is expanding beyond its Firefox browser and trying its hand in the suddenly hot streaming video business. Its take: the MatchStick HDMI streaming stick, which will sell for a limited time through Kickstarter at a starting price of $12 before it goes to retail. It’s final price of $25 sets its sights on the Chromecast, the $35 streaming dongle from search giant Google. Matchstick runs on Firefox OS, the open source mobile operating system built by Mozilla on Firefox’s…

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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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Mozilla has released the next update for the desktop version of Firefox on November 20, 2012 (Android version was released on November 19th), with Firefox 17. Changes in this version include: First revision of the Social API and support for Facebook Messenger Click-to-play blocklisting implemented to prevent vulnerable plugin versions from running without the user’s permission (see blog post) Updated Awesome Bar experience with larger icons Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported. For more information see the Release Notes. Users will be prompted to update within 48-hours or can go to Help > About Firefox to update or manually download and update via…

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ALERT: As of version 15 released on August 29th, Waterfox now comes with bloatware and will attempt to install said bloatware without your knowledge or permission. Read more: Waterfox 15 & AVG. Linux and Mac users have enjoyed having a 64-bit versions of Firefox available to them for nearly the past two years. However, for us Windows users, Mozilla has been teasing us and/or dragging their feet with 64-Bit Firefox. As a point of clarification I should say that there has been since Firefox 4 (may be even further back) 64-bit Windows builds on the Nightly Developmental channel. These are not official releases and have never made…

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Facebook Update

We’ve made it easier to get to us on Facebook now. We can now be found at facebook.com/ffextensionguru. We are also trying to add more content such as the recent poll about App Tabs to go along with the posts earlier today about this often unknown or misused feature in Firefox 4 and newer.

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App Tabs

Back when Firefox 4.0 rolled out in March one of the (many) new features was a little something called App Tabs. This was something borrowed from Chrome and even we didn’t really understand the correct use of this feature when we wrote about it in the Firefox 4 Quick Guide. Of course at this point, it really doesn’t matter what you are using an App Tab for as their behavior won’t change until Firefox 9 is released in December. As reported earlier, in Firefox 9 the new ‘Don’t Load Tabs’ option is going to exclude App Tabs starting in Firefox…

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