Posts Tagged ‘aurora’

How to Test a New Firefox Version Before Your Browser is Upgraded

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Do you need to take a sneak peek at the upcoming Firefox upgrade before actually installing it? Here’s how …

Whenever you upgrade your version of Firefox, there is a chance that things will break or work in a different way. This can be small things, like the change from a download window to a download panel, but also something bigger like the upcoming Australis interface or the switch from Firefox 2 to 3, and 3 to 4. In the worst case, you may notice that add-ons that you have used for years break, or that a theme or interface modification is not displayed correctly or at all anymore.


Firefox 19 Protects You from Search Engine Changes … Sort Of

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Here’s a new Firefox feature that offers some help to prevent software install routines from changing your default search engine …

Sometimes when you install software on a Windows system you may end up with more than you have bargained for. I’m talking about toolbar installations and the changes they make to your operating system and web browsers that you use. This may include the installation of a toolbar in browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer, as well as the modification of the default search provider and home page.


The New Firefox Home Page

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Is this just more “change for the sake of change,” or does it actually improve the interface?

Mozilla plans to make a bunch of changes in the next two versions of the Firefox web browser, and users who are running either the beta or aurora version of the browser right now get a taste of those changes already.


Something is Trying to Trick Firefox into Accepting an Insecure Update

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Whuh-oh! This sounds like a potentially nasty exploit that we should all be on the lookout for …

For the last two days I have been receiving popup messages when running Firefox. They stated that “Update Failed. Something is trying to trick Firefox into accepting an insecure update. Please contact your network provider and seek help”. Since I have not changed a thing in that time that would affect Firefox’s update mechanism I first thought that it was a issue with the Firefox updating process itself.