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Firefox will block DLL Injections

Mozilla Firefox will soon block the injection of DLLs by antivirus applications and other third-party programs in an effort to improve stability, security, and privacy. Antivirus applications on Windows and other third-party […]

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Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy for Firefox

Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy is anew browser extension for the Firefox web browser that blocks Firefox from sending Origin headers under certain circumstances. To understand what Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy does, it is necessary […]

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Permission Inspector for Firefox

Permission Inspector is a new extension for the Firefox web browser that provides details on permissions that the installed Firefox extension requested. Firefox displays a permissions prompt when users install extensions from […]

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Manage Firefox Add-ons keyboard shortcuts on about:addons

Mozilla plans to integrate a keyboard shortcut manager on the about:addons page of the Firefox web browser. Firefox extensions may map keyboard shortcuts to certain functionality; keyboard shortcuts may speed up certain […]

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Mozilla puts Firefox Test Pilot program to rest

Mozilla announced today that it will sunset the Firefox Test Pilot program on January 22, 2019. The organization launched Test Pilot in 2016 to test new Firefox features. Interested users could join the […]

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A first look at SmartAdblock for Firefox and Chrome

SmartAdblock is a new content blocker for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and compatible browsers. While there are certainly lots of content blockers out there already, including the excellent cross-platform extensions uBlock […]

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Firefox 66: Scroll Anchoring fixes scroll position jumps during loading

Mozilla implemented a feature called Scroll Anchoring in Firefox Nightly recently that fixes a very annoying scrolling related issue. Here is the issue: open any site with a good number of images […]

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Firefox Fenix for Android mockups

Mozilla is working on a new web browser for Android to replace the currently available Firefox for Android mobile browser. Firefox users who use the browser on Android may have noticed that […]

Firefox 69: Flash disabled by default

Mozilla plans to disable Adobe Flash in Firefox 69 by default according to an updated bug listing on the organization's bug-tracking website. Adobe Flash Player is the last NPAPI plugin that Mozilla […]

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How to compact the Firefox Add-ons Manager

Mozilla redesigned the add-ons manager of the organization's Firefox web browser in a recent update to the browser. The update modernized the add-ons manager and replaced the traditional layout with a cards-based […]

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Firefox 64.0.2 fixes video stuttering on YouTube

Mozilla released Firefox 64.0.2 to the stable channel on January 9, 2019. The new version is a bug fix release that addresses several issues of the previous version of Firefox including a […]

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Firefox 66 may move New Tab search input to Address Bar

I think it was Google that started to display a search form for the first time on a browser's New Tab page; correct me if I'm wrong on that. Many browser makers, […]

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Firefox 65: Task Manager with Memory readings

Mozilla is working on integrating a Task Manager of sorts into the Firefox web browser. I looked at Mozilla's plans back in October 2018; basically, what Mozilla wanted to do back then […]

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How to disable Firefox's Adult Filter on the New Tab Page

Did you know that Firefox filters certain sites so that they don't appear in the Top Sites and Highlights listing on the New Tab Page? Firefox's Top Sites listing on the New […]

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The Firefox Nightly Updater is broken right now! Do this to fix

If you run Firefox Nightly on your devices you may have noticed that updates don't get downloaded and installed anymore. Firefox Nightly displays the update notification in its interface but downloads don't […]

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Containers with Transitions makes Firefox Containers more useful

Containers with Transitions is a brand new Firefox extension that improves the functionality of Mozilla's own Multi-Account Containers extension for Firefox. Mozilla launched Containers as a Firefox Test Pilot project in 2017; […]

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Bookmarks Organizer 3.0 for Firefox includes whitelist functionality

Sören Hentzschel released a new version of the bookmarks management extension Bookmarks Organizer for the Firefox web browser. Bookmarks Organizer 3.0 includes a new whitelisting functionality and other improvements. Sören released the […]

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Firefox with ads on New Tab Page

Reports indicate that the Firefox browser displays advertisement on the browser's New Tab Page to some users of the browser. Update: Mozilla provided the following statement. According to the statement, the placement […]