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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.

bookmarks organizer

Bookmarks Organizer is a free browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that checks the status of bookmarks to reveal dead, duplicate or redirecting bookmarks. If you use bookmarks in your web browser of choice, you will eventually run into issues with bookmarks. Bookmarks may point to sites that are not online anymore, may be […]


flash block firefox

Mozilla plans to implement a change in Firefox 55 that restricts plugins -- read Adobe Flash -- to run on HTTP or HTTPS only. Adobe Flash is the only NPAPI plugin that is still supported by release versions of the Firefox web browser. Previously supported plugins such as Silverlight or Java are no longer supported, […]


stylus

Stylus is a brand new add-on for the Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome web browser that is a fork of the popular Stylish user-styles manager add-on. The Chrome/Opera extension has been around for some time, the Firefox add-on is brand new. Stylish has been around for a long time. It allows users to load so-called […]


cookie autodelete

Cookie AutoDelete is a new extension for the Firefox web browser that has been inspired by the popular Self-Destructing Cookies add-on. Cookie AutoDelete is a WebExtension, which means that it will work in Firefox 57 and newer versions of the web browser, while Self-Destructing Cookies won't. Mozilla plans to disable support for legacy add-ons in […]


firefox 57 photon design

The following article gives you a glimpse of the upcoming Photon design of the Firefox web browser which will come out later this year. Mozilla plans to make Firefox 57 a milestone release. It is the version of Firefox in which the cut is made that leaves legacy add-ons behind, and also the Firefox version […]


firefox permission preferences

Mozilla plans to add a permissions section to the Firefox settings that allows users to manage certain permissions globally from the location. If you have used Firefox for more than a year or so, you may remember that the browser shipped with a permissions management system before. All you had to do was load about:permissions […]


text multicopy

Text MultiCopy is a free browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that enables you to copy multiple bits of text at once to the Clipboard. If you copy and paste regularly throughout the workday, you may have run into situations where you needed to copy multiple parts of an article to paste them somewhere […]


nightly disabled addon

If you run Firefox Nighly and use add-ons, you may have noticed that some may have been disabled automatically after the latest update of the browser. When you open the add-ons manager, and then one of the add-ons that has been disabled automatically, a reason is displayed why it has been disabled. The Dictionary Switcher […]


seamonkey firefox alternative

The SeaMonkey Council just revealed its plans for the future; core points are plans to migrate to Firefox ESR, support classic features for as long as possible, but drop them eventually. SeaMonkey, just like most Firefox-based browsers, face a tough decision right now. Mozilla announced the move to WebExtensions, the dropping of NPAPI plugin support, […]


firefox legacy addon

The most recent version of Firefox Nightly, the browser's cutting edge version, highlights the add-ons that are not WebExtensions with the Legacy tag. One of the concerns that Firefox users who run one or multiple add-ons in the browser have currently is whether their add-ons will make the cut when Firefox 57 comes along. It […]


site data

The following article provides you with information on new Firefox 53 preferences, deprecated or removed preferences, and changes to the Ghacks-user.js file for the Firefox web browser. Mozilla released Firefox 53 on April 19, 2017 to the public. The new stable version of the web browser shipped with quite a few important changes. For one, […]


Containers is a new feature of the Firefox web browser that is currently being tested and in active development. The feature allows you to launch websites and services in containers to separate them from one another in various ways. You may use the feature to separate work from entertainment sites for instance. Some browsing data […]