Category: Firefox

Firefox OS Hands On (Video)

By | January 8, 2013 | 7 Comments

Firefox OS Hands On (Video)With all kinds of news flooding the channels, thanks to the CES 2013, TheVerge had a chance to play with a demo unit running what presumably is the latest build of the Firefox OS.

As far as hardware goes, it’s a low end phone with ARMv6 CPU and 256MB of RAM. Interestingly enough, it looks like FF OS will be restricted to the single core 800MHz processors at launch.

And here is the video:
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Firefox Tip: Mark Important Tabs

By | January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Firefox Tip: Mark Important TabsJust the tip.

If you find yourself stuck with tons of open tabs but don’t really want to check them one by one, here is a simple extension, which allows you to mark the important sites and close everything else.

That’s pretty much it, really. One the add-on is installed, you can start tagging them with a simple click or a keyboard shortcut.

Download.

[Via: FirefoxFacts]

Download Firefox 20 Alpha

By | January 4, 2013 | 9 Comments

Download Firefox 20 AlphaIf you like missing out feature(s).

Up until Firefox 19, users were able to stop GIF animations from loading (and looping) with a simple tap of the Esc button.

Now, according to GHacks, the latest nightly build of Firefox 20 (currently tagged as Alpha 1), this feature is no more.
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December, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Up; Firefox, Safari – Down

By | January 3, 2013 | 2 Comments


When you look back, in 2011 a lot of people thought that Internet Explorer was pretty much doomed and that Google Chrome and Firefox will dominate the desktop space for an indefinite amount of time. Well, look how things have change… or did they?
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12 Best Firefox Add-ons Of 2012

By | December 26, 2012 | 6 Comments

12 Best Firefox Add-ons Of 2012Recently, Mozilla has published a list of the top 12 Firefox extensions of 2012. Unlike the majority of such recommendations, the following post actually includes a couple of new and less known extensions. Mostly because it’s one add-on per month rather than the top 12 extensions by downloads. So, grab that mouse of yours and start clicking.

Here is a list of the more useful ones:
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Firefox: The 64 Bit Version Development Continues

By | December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Firefox: The 64 Bit Version Development ContinuesDue to the ignorance, stupidity or both, Mozilla has decided to abandon the 64 bit version of Firefox for Windows and focus on 32 it builds. Now, it looks like they have changed their tune as Win64 nightly channel will not be completely abandoned.

On a downside, since win64 and win32 builds are not separated, Mozilla has decided to sit back and do nothing (as in “disable crash reports for the x86-64 builds”) instead of solving the underlying issue, at least for now.
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Infographic: Mozilla In 2012

By | December 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

Infographic: Mozilla In 2012What better way to end the year than to remember and remind you about the company’s progress in 2012.

This is exactly what Mozilla did and when you combine everything together, it does look impressive. For example: did you know that Firefox got over 100 new features in less than 12 months? How about close to 20,000 enhancements?

Well, you are about to.
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Mozilla Developing A New Rendering Engine

By | December 13, 2012 | 17 Comments

Mozilla Developing A New Rendering EngineAimed at the multi core machines.

Year after year we keep hearing about the new ways and techniques to enhance the overall browser performance. However, while such tweaks are always welcome, the majority of them fall in the line of evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes.

Well, things are about to change as Mozilla has started the development of its new rendering engine called “Servo”.
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Firefox 18 Says Goodbye To The Animated Themes

By | December 12, 2012 | 10 Comments

Firefox 18 Says Goodbye To The Animated ThemesFor better or worse, the upcoming Firefox 18 release will no longer support distracting themes.

As of now, the current theme implementation requires loading massive images (300 x 200px for headers and 3000 x 100px for footers), resulting in slower startup times. Not only that but when you start animating data, things get even worse. Therefore, Mozilla has come up with a solution: disable animated themes and crop images during startup that match the screen resolution.
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Download Firefox 19 Nightly With Australis UI

By | December 10, 2012 | 15 Comments

Download Firefox 19 Nightly With Australis UINot yet ready for the Windows 8.

Some time ago, we were promised that a final version of Firefox 19 will include a new user interface codenamed “Australis”. However, since the very first Firefox 19 builds used the now outdated UI, some users began to worry.

Well, worry no more as the first batch of nightly Firefox builds with the new user interface is here.
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