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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.

onion domain

Firefox 46.0 was released on April 26, 2016 to the stable channel. The new version of the web browser is offered as an update or as a separate download from the Mozilla website. Firefox releases run in sync which means that all channels of the web browser are updated at the same time and moved […]

native shot

NativeShot is a Firefox add-on that enables you to take screenshots of anything that is displayed on the monitor even outside of Firefox's window. What makes NativeShot particularly interesting besides that is the fact that it supports many of the features such as hotkey support, delayed screenshots or an editor that desktop screenshot programs offer. […]

install-google chrome extensions firefox

The following guide walks you through the steps of installing Google Chrome extensions in Firefox. Mozilla is currently working on implementing WebExtensions support in the Firefox web browser which will make the browser compatible with many of the extensions offered for Google Chrome and Chrome compatible browsers. The organization plans to release an initial stable […]

other bookmarks

Mozilla plans to release a couple of changes to the Firefox web browser's bookmarking system in upcoming stable channel releases. Bookmarks have not received much love in the past couple of years and while they are still an integral part of all web browsers, they work pretty much like they did a decade ago. Some […]

block images firefox

Easy Image Blocker is a browser add-on for Firefox that enables you to control if and how images get loaded when you open websites in the browser. The Firefox web browser ships with solid controls when it comes to the loading of images. While Mozilla did remove the option to toggle the loading of images […]

firefox test pilot

Mozilla launched Firefox Test Pilot a moment ago. It is a new server that lets users test ideas and features that may one day be integrated into the Firefox web browser. Firefox users can install features they are interested in, and provide Mozilla with feedback. Mozilla uses the feature to get early feedback for potentially […]

firefox add-on collections

Mozilla introduced Collections to its Firefox Add-ons website (AMO) back in 2009 to provide users of the web browser with options to keep track of add-ons, and to showcase add-ons, for instance by creating themed collections. It allowed anyone with an account to create and maintain collections by adding add-ons (which included themes) to them. […]

firefox 48 web extensions

WebExtensions, a new browser API for Firefox that Mozilla wants add-on developers to focus on once it has been released, is still on track for a Firefox 48 release. Mozilla announced the push towards WebExtensions back in mid-2015 and made the decision back then to model the new API after Google's Blink extension API. Mozilla […]

amazon prime video firefox

Firefox users will soon be able to play Amazon Prime Video without requiring the Microsoft Silverlight plugin to do so. Mozilla, just like Google and Microsoft, plans to remove support for so-called NPAPI plugins in Firefox. Google actually blocked these types of plugins already in Chrome, and Microsoft did the same for them in the […]

firebug theme developer tools

Firebug is a popular development extension for Firefox that has been available for Firefox since the early 1.x days of the web browser. It launched at a time when development tools were not integrated into web browsers -- the most you could do back then was to display the source code and maybe edit it […]

firefox cipher suites

Web browsers like Firefox ship with sets of cipher suites that the browser uses to protect data that is transferred between the web browser and secure websites. When a browser connects to a secure website negotiations take place in which the client  provides the server with a list of supported cipher suites, and information about […]

project tofino

The last couple of days have been filled with widely speculative articles suggesting that Firefox's future is Google Chrome and not the company's own Gecko or Servo engines. Read the Register piece for instance which was very blunt in its assumptions but has been updated since then as Mozilla's been in full PR recovery mode […]

firefox drm

There has been lots of talk about the end of the classic NPAPI interface which is currently supported by all versions of Firefox to make third-party technologies available in the browser. The most popular plugins currently supported are Adobe Flash and Java, but there are more plugins that Firefox may pick up to make their […]

userscripts firefox for android

Unified Script Injector (usi) is a new Firefox add-on that has been designed to provide users of Firefox for Android with means to run userscripts. While Firefox desktop users have some choice when it comes to adding userscript support to their browser, Greasemonkey and the newly released Tampermonkey come to mind, none of these option […]