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Mozilla Firefox is a free open source browser available for Windows, Linux, Mac and the Android mobile operating system. The browser development started in 2003 at a time when Internet Explorer dominated the browser landscape. First versions of Firefox, originally titled Phoenix, were released in early 2004. Firefox version 1.0 was released in November 2004 and new versions of the browser were released since then in regular intervals.

Firefox is currently the number three browser in the world market share wise only trailing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Google’s Chrome browser which appeared on the scene in 2008.

Mozilla adopted Google’s release scheme by switching to a rapid release schedule in 2011 under which new versions of the browser are released every 42 days. The browser is currently available in four different channels, namely Stable, Beta, Aurora and Nightly. The majority of users are on the stable channel which offers the best stability but is the last to receive new features which are first introduced in Nightly versions of Firefox and then moved to Aurora and Beta releases before they make their way into the stable version of the Internet browser

Below are all Firefox articles, tips and tricks, and reviews that we have published here on Ghacks. You may want to start browsing our Firefox Add-ons reviews or our selection of Firefox Tips.

firefox page shot

Mozilla launched the three new Firefox Test Pilot experiments Page Shot, Min Vid and Tracking Protection today on the official site. The main idea behind Test Pilot is to showcase and test features that may one day be integrated into Firefox if feedback is positive. The new system offers several advantages over how features were […]


firefox os screenshot

Mozilla announced today that it has stopped the commercial development of the organization's Firefox OS operating system at the end of July 2016. The organization revealed in December 2015 that it made the decision to stop Firefox OS smartphone development and to concentrate on developing Firefox OS for connected devices instead. Today's announcement puts the […]


firefox xp vista end of support

Mozilla plans to end mainline support for the Microsoft operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista with the release of Firefox 53 in March 2017. This means that Firefox 52 will be the last feature update for those operating systems, as Firefox 53 cannot be installed anymore on those operating systems. Mozilla explicitly mentions installations […]


firefox 49.0.1

Mozilla Firefox 49.0.1 was released on September 23, 2016 to address compatibility issues with Websense that have plagued the browser since version 48. Mozilla released two updates for Firefox 48, versions 48.0.1 and version 48.0.2 to be precise, hoping that they would fix the Websense compatibility issue in the browser. In the meanwhile, it blocked […]


network monitor cause

Mozilla Firefox 49.0 was released on September 20, 2016. The release of the browser was postponed by a week due to two bugs in the previous version that required more fixing time. Firefox 49.0 is the next major stable release of the web browser. Firefox 48.0.2 and earlier versions of Firefox can be updated to […]


firefox nightly localized versions download

Firefox Nightly is the cutting edge version of the Firefox web browser that sometimes gets updated several times a day. It is not meant for production environments, but is the first version changes are applied to and new features are introduced in. This makes it popular with developers, Mozilla employees, users interested in early-access tech […]


firefox task manager

Task Manager is a brand new browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that adds task manager like capabilities to the Firefox browser. One of the cooler things of Google Chrome is the Task Manager that Google ships with the browser natively. Chrome's Task Manager displays all open websites in tabs, internal processes, and extensions, […]


firefox 49 postponed twitter

Mozilla plans to postpone the release of Firefox 49, the next stable version of the web browser, by a week to fix two so-called blocker bugs. Firefox 49 was scheduled to be released on September 13, 2016 initially which would update all stable versions of the web browser to the new release on that day. […]


http-useragent-cleaner

HTTP-useragent-cleaner is a browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that provides you with a large list of privacy toggles and improvements. Word of warning: the extension gives you a lot of control over privacy features, but explains little. It does not help that it has been translated from Russian to English either, but more […]


view firefox chrome extension source

Extension Source Viewer is a free browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that enables you to view the source code of Firefox add-ons and Chrome extensions. It is recommended to verify that browser add-ons are legitimate before you install them in your browser.  The reason for this is simple: browser extensions may record, transfer, […]


firefox memory usage processes

With multi-process Firefox slowly rolling out to stable channel installations of the browser, further work is done on improving the feature for all Firefox users. Mozilla made the decision to roll out the new multi-process architecture with a single content process initially that is separated from the browser core. The company plans to change that […]


unsigned addon

If you have followed the news about Firefox -- hopefully by reading yours truly blog -- you know that the past 18 or so months saw some dramatic announcements and changes. If you group those changes -- planned, in development or on a to-do list -- you come up with two major groups: introduction of […]


downthemall

DownThemAll 3.0.2 is the latest version of the popular download manager for the Firefox web browser that brings along with it e10s compatibility and more. DownThemAll is probably the most popular download manager add-on for the Firefox web browser with more than 1.1 million users. It integrates itself in the right-click menu of Firefox and […]


youtube fully buffer videos

If you happen to watch videos on YouTube at times using a web browser, you may have noticed that videos are not buffered fully on the site. Google changed how videos are buffered on YouTube some time ago, and uses something called DASH. Dash is an acronym for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP. DASH breaks […]