Posts Tagged ‘Nightly’

Everything you Need to Know about Push Notifications in Firefox

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

The most important thing you need to know is how to disable push notifications. Fortunately, this article tells you how.

Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other modern browsers will support so-called push notifications on the desktop in the near future or are already supporting it. Push notifications allow websites to notify the user even if the site itself is no longer open. It is a notification system that can be utilized by sites to inform users about new messages or items available on site among other things.


Fix for Installing Unsigned Add-Ons in Firefox Dev and Nightly

Monday, August 10th, 2015

If you’re a Firefox user and you’ve noticed that some of your add-ons aren’t working, this might help …

If you run a recent version of Firefox Dev or Nightly, and try to install an unsigned add-on, you may receive the error message that the browser prevented the operation from completing (… has prevented this site from installing an unverified add-on). Also, if you have unsigned extensions installed in Firefox Nightly, you may have noticed that the most recent update disabled them.


Firefox 41 Ships with Massive Memory Improvements for Adblock Plus

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

This is good news even if you’re not an Adblock Plus user. The previous version of Firefox was sorely in need of memory improvements

Version 41 of the Firefox web browser ships with memory improvements that benefit all users of the browser but Adblock Plus users especially. When Mozilla ran memory tests against a set of popular Firefox add-ons recently it noticed that the popular extension Adblock Plus was adding an average of 60-70 Megabytes to the browser’s memory usage.


Firefox 38 Notifies You about Add-Ons that Slow Down the Browser

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Given recent experience, it might also be a good idea if Firefox could notify us about Firefox updates that will slow down the browser …

Mozilla plans to integrate notifications to Firefox that inform users if add-ons have been detected that may slow it down. The feature, similar to what Microsoft integrated in its Internet Explorer browser years ago, monitors the performance of add-ons in the browser. If an add-on crosses a certain threshold, the warning is displayed in the Firefox interface.


How to test Firefox Add-Ons in Newer Versions of Firefox

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

So you’re putting off updating Firefox because you’re not sure if your add-ons will still work afterwards? Here’s how to determine which add-ons might have problems after the upgrade …

One of Firefox’s greatest strengths is its add-ons engine that powers thousands of extensions that improve the browser in one way or the other. The majority of these add-ons are created by third-party developers who are not associated with Mozilla. If you have followed Firefox’s development in past years, you may have noticed that add-on compatibility changed over time.


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 23.0: Find Out What’s New

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

It’s time for another Firefox update … and here’s what to expect:

Another 42 days have passed which means that all versions of the Firefox web browser will be updated in the coming days. First to receive the update traditionally is the stable version of Firefox, which will jump from version 22 to Firefox 23 later today.


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.