Category: Firefox

Google Renews Search Deal With Mozilla

By | December 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

Google Renews Search Deal With MozillaJust as expected.

Despite continuous drama between Google Chrome and Firefox, business is as usual at Silicon Valley.

After negotiations that were reported more than few months ago, it looks like both companies have finally come to an agreement, as Google and Mozilla have renewed their search deal for another 3 years.
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Researchers Say Google Wants To Undermine Firefox’s Growth

By | December 20, 2011 | 13 Comments

Researchers Say Google Wants To Undermine Firefoxs Growth

Google denies the charges.

Remember the study by Accuvant, which concluded that Google Chrome is the most secure web browser?

NSS Labs, a California based company that publishes web browser security results of its own, has issued a statement, which claims that Google is pretty much on its own now and has already done some dirty things to undermine Firefox’s and other web browsers growth.
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Download Firefox 9 Final

By | December 17, 2011 | 67 Comments

Download Firefox 9 FinalAfter new Google Chrome and Opera releases, Mozilla has also something up its sleeve: a final version of Firefox 9.

Although it’s not yet publicly announced and can’t be downloaded from the “official” site, some users have managed to find Firefox 9 in the official Mozilla Nightly servers and that’s exactly where you can download it.

So what’s new? There are actually a few neat things, from improved web standards support to stability fixes, but the most important one is the Type Inference, which drastically improves JavaScript performance.
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Browser Backup: FavBackup 2.1.3 Released

By | December 14, 2011 | 3 Comments

Good news,

We have just released a minor FavBackup update, which will now backup Firefox user styles. If you haven’t tried it yet, click on the link below. Otherwise, that’s what check for updates feature is for.

Download.

[Thanks to kami for feature request]

AdBlock To Allow Non-Intrusive Ads By Default

By | December 13, 2011 | 14 Comments

Webmasters rejoice.

AdBlock Plus, a popular extension for Google Chrome and Firefox, has issued an update, which now allows non-intrusive advertising by default.

Following such “drastic” move, add-on authors have received a lot of negative feedback, blaming them for all kinds of problems.
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Google Chrome Is The Most Secure Web Browser

By | December 12, 2011 | 24 Comments

Google Chrome Is The Most Secure Web BrowserGoogle funded study confirms.

Accuvant, the US based research, firm has published a new study, which compared security features of the three most popular web browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox.

As it turns out, the search giant funded study has made a conclusion that Google Chrome is the most secure browser out there, followed by Internet Explorer and Firefox.
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Firefox Add-Ons Gone Or No Longer Work After Update?

By | December 9, 2011 | 14 Comments

Firefox Add-Ons No Longer Work After Update?

If for one reason or another your Firefox extensions have disappeared or won’t work upon Firefox upgrade, then it’s possible that they were disabled during the installation process.

However, the hope is not lost yet as Mozilla’s “Add-on Compatibility Reporter” extension will most likely fix your problem.

After installation, incompatible extensions will be re-enabled so you could test them. As simple as that.

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Web Browsers As Girls

By | December 8, 2011 | 14 Comments

Following such posts as:

Web Browsers as Famous Girls,
Girls as Browsers and
If Browsers Were Women

Here is another one from the Mother Russia itself.
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Firefox Multi Process Feature On Hold

By | December 6, 2011 | 23 Comments

Firefox Multi Process Feature On HoldElectrolysis, a codename for the upcoming Firefox feature that is set to separate user processes from the content process has been put on hold, according to Mozilla’s Lawrence Mandel.

While there is no mentioning of a specific timeline or any future date, according to Lawrence, multi process implementation requires a lot of time and resource investments, which is not exactly what Mozilla wants at this moment.
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Firefox: How To Backup Firefox Profiles, Bookmarks, Passwords and Other Data

By | December 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

If you are reinstalling your OS or just want to migrate Firefox settings into another PC, here is a simple tutorial on how to speed up the process.

- Download FavBackup
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