General Mozilla

Firefox Add-ons Roadmap for 2017

“The year 2017 is an important one for Mozilla and Firefox. Multi-process will be enabled for all users of the web browser, sandboxing is introduced, the first bits of Project Quantum are integrated into the web browser, and the add-on system will be switched exclusively to WebExtensions. …” Source: gHacks Tech NewsDetails  Firefox Add-ons Roadmap for 2017

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Device management coming to your Firefox Account

“Today we are beginning a phased roll out of a new account management feature to Firefox Accounts users. This new feature aims to give users a clear overview of all services attached to the account, and provide our users with full control over their synced devices. …” Source: Mozilla Cloud Services Device management coming to your Firefox Account

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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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Using extensions in Firefox

Looks like I got caught assuming again. I’ve been using FF for a long time and the primary reason has been the extensions/add-ons therefore everyone uses it for that reason. Gizmo’s posted a how-to for the add-ons today and caused me to rethink that assumption. “… Counting the number of Firefox installations from which the foundation receives this anonymously submitted data, Mozilla staff estimates that around two in five users don’t have add-ons installed on their Firefox browser. …” Source: Softpedia Mozilla: 40 Percent of Firefox Users Don’t Have Add-Ons Installed “Firefox has tons of useful add-ons that can make your…

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Mozilla Dumps Tile Advertising Experiment

“It’s no secret Mozilla has been toying with ideas to monetise Firefox, with one experiment including advertisement-filled home page tiles. After trialling the feature for a while, Mozilla has decided to give it the axe. …” Source: Lifehacker Australia Mozilla Dumps Tile Advertising Experiment From Firefox

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Happy birthday Firefox!

Seems longer. I have an old laptop with a working version of 1.something. “Eleven years ago, Firefox 1.0 was released with much excitement and anticipation. With the help of volunteers, The Mozilla Foundation placed a two-page advertisement in the New York Times. Over the last 11 years, Firefox has been been used by millions of people worldwide, becoming one of the most popular web browsers available to surf the Internet. …” Source: Opensource-com

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Mozilla Ruining Firefox?

I’m using Pale Moon but not because standard FF was crashing (I don’t remember the last time it did), I just hated the new UI. “A week ago, Mozilla shed some light on its future, laying out a plan on how the browser is going to dramatically change in the upcoming months. While most of us understood “Chrome extensions are coming to Firefox,” it is not as simple as we all thought.“… The Mozilla dev team has a pretty solid plan on how they can change the browser “always crashing” image, and even if we don’t like it, this includes…

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Pale Moon Fork and Why I Moved To It

I have been using Firefox for a long time – my old laptop has 1.1 on it – and was quite happy with it. I used to post links to it with the caption “Finally, a browser that works the way I want it to!!”Recently Mozilla has been making changes that made that statement somewhat deceptive though, and a source of increasing frustration/irritation for me and others. [GHacks Article]I had heard of Pale Moon but I use Linux and it was Windows only at the time. When a member of the community made a Linux version I jumped on it.I…

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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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