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Firefox 90 won't handle FTP sites anymore

Mozilla announced today that Mozilla's Firefox web browser won't support the FTP protocol from Firefox 90 onward. It was clear that FTP support would be removed from the browser, but it was […]

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Firefox Stable gets option to show modified preferences on about:config only

Mozilla added an option to the about:config page of Firefox Stable that allows users to list only modified preferences. The organization launched the option in Firefox Nightly in February 2021 initially. Firefox's […]

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Firefox's Drag Space Customize Option will be removed for most users

Mozilla is working on a visual refresh for the organization's Firefox web browser. Called Proton internally, it is an attempt to modernize the user interface of the web browser. Tabs, the address […]

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Subscription Info indicates if a Steam game is available on Xbox Game Pass, EA Play or Ubisoft+

Game subscription services are gaining traction these days. If you're wondering what I'm talking about, I'm referring to Xbox Game Pass for PC, EA Play,  Ubisoft+, and others (not counting the console […]

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Mozilla postpones Firefox 89 release date by 2 weeks

Firefox 89 will be a major new Firefox version; while all stable releases that bump the version by 1 may be considered major, there are only a few that make fundamental changes […]

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Firefox for Fire TV and Echo Show will be discontinued

Mozilla revealed that it will end support for the organization's Firefox web browser for the Amazon products Fire TV and Echo Show on April 30, 2021. The mobile version of Firefox landed […]

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Mozilla decides to hide Compact Mode in Firefox for new users but keep it for existing ones

If you follow Firefox web browser news you may have read some time ago that Mozilla planned to remove the browser's compact mode from the customization options. Compact Mode is one of […]

Customize your new tab page with random wallpapers, quotes with the Mue extension for Firefox and Chrome

Customize your new tab page with random wallpapers, quotes with the Mue extension for Firefox and Chrome

I like to spruce up my desktop with a new wallpaper now and then, just because. I don't do this as often with my browser, because I have many speed-dials in my […]

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Switch between Firefox profiles with Profile Switcher for Firefox

Profile Switcher for Firefox is a brand new open source extension for Firefox to integrate Chromium-like profile switching to the browser. Firefox has supported profiles for a long time. Basically, what a […]

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You can now test Firefox's local translation implementation

Firefox users who rely on third-party extensions to add translation functionality to the browser may soon have a native option at their disposal that is privacy-focused as it runs locally in the […]

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Firefox Proton design refresh is almost ready: here is what is new

Mozilla Firefox is getting another design refresh; Mozilla has been working on a refresh of the web browser's design under the Proton codename for some time. The organization plans to launch the […]

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Improved YouTube! enhances YouTube in meaningful ways

Improved YouTube! is a cross-browser extension designed to add more customization options and features to the YouTube web experience. The extension was ported to Firefox recently, reason enough to take a look […]

Open a URL from the clipboard with a hotkey using the Paste and Go Key extension for Firefox

Open a URL from the clipboard with a hotkey using the Paste and Go Key extension for Firefox

The Paste and Go option has been available in Firefox for over a decade. It is a very useful feature which I use it frequently, and I'm sure some of you do […]

Web Translate is a Firefox and Chrome extension that displays the translation of the selected text

Web Translate is a Firefox and Chrome extension that displays the translation of the selected text

Every once in a while, I visit websites which are not in a language I'm familiar with. While translating the entire page is a good idea, sometimes I may only need just […]

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Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 87.0

Mozilla plans to release released Firefox 87.0 Stable and Firefox 78.9 ESR to the public on March 23, 2021. The new versions of Firefox are available as automatic updates but also as direct […]

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Firefox 87 to limit the referrer for all cross-origin requests

Mozilla announced plans to trim the referrer that the Firefox web browse sends when requests are made for all cross-origin requests today to improve privacy. Requests made by the web browser, e.g. […]

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Mozilla is trying to figure out if the Firefox Compact mode removal is a good idea

Mozilla's Firefox web browser supports three different theme densities. Normal is enabled by default, but users may switch to Touch mode, for touch-based devices, and Compact mode, to reduce the height of […]

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Get more control over how links open in Firefox with Right Links WE

Right Links WE is a browser extension for Mozilla's Firefox web browser that gives users more control over the browser's link opening behavior. The extension is a WebExtensions port of Right Links, […]