Tag Archive: Firefox


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Mozilla has released Firefox 20 for Mac users, and this major update brings several new features and improvements to the web browser. Two of the biggest features are “per-window” private browsing and a redesigned download manager.

You can now open a private browsing tab instead of having to open an entirely new window and close the current session. The new, Safari-like download manager is a little arrow  [Read More…]

A web browsers user agent is how a website knows what type of computer, operating system, and browsing app you are using. Some sites serve different themes, CSS, content, or even different sites to different browsers and OS’s, and many developers often need to change their own user agent to be able to test these abilities and build these alternate sites. We’ll cover how to do this in popular modern web browsers, including Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

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Firefox For Mac Goes Retina In Latest Beta

Mozilla released another public beta of its Firefox browser today. Version 18 beta 1 brings a number of new features and improvements, most notably Retina display support for Apple’s 2012 MacBooks. When this version of Firefox becomes official, the once-popular browser will join the ranks of Google Chrome, Opera and other third party browsers that have already received Retina support.

Here’s the full change log for today’s Firefox beta:

A new Firefox  [Read More…]

How to Run Firefox OS Simulator

Firefox OS Simulator

Mozilla, the makers of Firefox (yes, the web browser), are working on a mobile operating system called Firefox OS. It’s based entirely on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and is currently at very early stages of development, with an appearance that’s kind of like iOS meets Android with a side of Ubuntu. Whether or not Firefox OS goes mainstream remains to be seen, but if you feel like playing around with  [Read More…]

How to Disable Java

If you are tired of keeping up with all the Java security updates and potential vulnerabilities, you can avoid a potential problem completely just by disabling Java.

For the average user, we’ve recommended keeping Java disabled as one of the primary means of protecting a Mac against potential malware, viruses, and trojans. In fact, the newest versions of OS X require that Java be installed manually to help mitigate  [Read More…]

Get FireFox on the iPad (Sort Of) with Foxbrowser

Firefox for iPad aka Foxbrowser

Foxbrowser is a new web browser for iPad that’s basically Firefox for iOS – though not officially – thanks to an open source fork broken off from Mozillas abandoned FireFox Home app. It’s surprisingly fast and best of all has full support for the convenient Firefox Sync feature, keeping your tabs, bookmarks, and history the same across all your Firefox browsers be them on the desktop in OS  [Read More…]

Firefox 14 Released

Mozilla has launched Firefox version 14 today for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with some much-requested features. The update sets aim on security by encrypting our Google searches and also adding features for Web developers by adding new APIs. Firefox 14 also finally brings native Mac OS X Lion full-screen application support to the browser for the first time in a public release. One noticeable new feature with the browser is that the URL bar  [Read More…]

Firefox 13 Released

All of you Firefox users out there can find a new version (version 13) available for download. The browser update brings some improvements as well as a new interface for opening a new tab and a new start page layout. The update is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux computers. The complete list of changes in Firefox 13 is as follows (via Mozilla’s Firefox 13 change log): Quote Originally Posted by Mozilla When opening  [Read More…]

Firefox 11 Released

Originally supposed to be delayed for a little while longer, Mozilla’s Firefox 11 has made its way out to the public today. The highly popular browser is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. The update isn’t entirely impressive, however it brings us some stuff Firefox 10 didn’t have. Firefox 11 now comes with the ability to migrate your bookmarks, browsing cookies, and Web page histories from Google’s popular Web browser, Google Chrome. We can also synchronize add-ons between  [Read More…]

Gmail as the default email client Clicking an email link in a web browser defaults to launching Mail.app, which is great if you use Mail but not so great if you use webmail services like Gmail. This is fairly easy to resolve, though you’ll have to configure it separately on a per-browser basis, with different methods for Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera. Set Gmail as Default Email Client in Chrome and Opera  [Read More…]