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Here is what is new in Firefox 96.0.2

Mozilla released Firefox 96.0.2 to the Stable channel on January 20, 2022. The new version of the browser fixes three issues that affect Facebook, LastPass and audio play on Linux. Firefox 96.0.2 […]

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Firefox will soon download files automatically instead of displaying a prompt

Firefox users who download files from the Internet will soon notice that Mozilla changed the default process from displaying a prompt for each download to downloading files automatically, just like Chrome and […]

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Mozilla releases Firefox 96.0.1 to fix connection issues

Just days after the release of Firefox 96.0 comes the bug fix update Firefox 96.0.1; the new version fixes a connection issue that affected Firefox users this week. Firefox users started to […]

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Some Firefox users report connection issues (workaround inside)

The latest stable versions of the Firefox web browser seem to cause connection issues for some users. Firefox 96.0, released this week, appears to be affected. It is unclear how widespread the […]

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Use all of DuckDuckGo's !bang shortcuts in Firefox

DuckDuckGo introduced !bang shortcuts very early in its life as a way for users to quickly use other services from the search engine's website. Adding !github, !ghacks or !google in front of […]

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Mozilla Firefox 96.0 release: here is what is new

Firefox 96.0's release date is January 11, 2022. It is the first Firefox Stable release of 2022. The new Firefox version includes some improvements and fixes, including security fixes. All other Firefox […]

Windows Update prevents Mozilla's workaround to set Firefox as the default browser

A Recent Windows Update prevents Mozilla's workaround to set Firefox as the default browser

Windows 11 has been in the news for many reasons this year, not all of those have been positive. The recent Windows Update that was released last week brings yet another unwelcome […]

Firefox 95.0.2 fixes crashes on systems with certain AMD CPUs

Mozilla Firefox 95.0.2 was released on December 19, 2021; it fixes a single crash issue that affects certain AMD processors on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 devices. The new version of the […]

Firefox 95.0.1 fixes connection issues and other bugs

Mozilla plans to release a minor upgrade for the stable version of its web browser today. Firefox 95.0.1 is a bug fix release that will address several issues in the browser, including […]

Mozilla's revenue increased in 2020 to $496 million

The Mozilla Foundation published the financial report for the year 2020 today, revealing that it earned $496 million in 2020. The Foundation earned $828 million in 2019, but $338 million came from […]

Mozilla Firefox 95.0 release: here is what is new

Firefox 95.0's release date is December 7, 2021. It is the last major stable release of Firefox in 2021. Firefox 95 includes several new features and improvements, but also bug fixes and […]

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Firefox Monitor may remove personal information now from the Internet

Firefox Monitor, Mozilla's password breach checking service, may soon be used to remove personal information from the Internet. Interested users of Firefox Monitor may join a waitlist to start using the service. […]

Progressive Web Apps for Firefox Extension

Progressive Web Apps for Firefox is a browser extension for Mozilla's Firefox web browser and a command line utility to install, manage and use Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in Firefox. Mozilla's Firefox […]

Firefox Multi-Account Containers requires permissions to exchange messages with other programs

Firefox Multi-Account Containers requires permissions to exchange messages with other programs; Don't panic, it's related to Mozilla VPN

Firefox Multi-Account Containers was updated to version 8.0.2 last week. If you're using the Containers extension (and you really should), you may have noticed a warning about the latest update that requests […]

Image Load Control is a simple image blocker for Firefox

Image Load Control is a browser extension for Mozilla's Firefox web browser to block the loading of images on sites. The extension includes blacklist/whitelist functionality to block or allow the loading on […]

Mozilla bans the FVD Speed Dial extension and removes it from existing Firefox installs

Mozilla bans the FVD Speed Dial extension and removes it from Firefox; but users are furious after losing their bookmarks

Mozilla has banned the popular new tab extension, FVD Speed Dial, from its Firefox add-ons repository. A discussion on Mozilla's Discourse portal sheds some light behind the drama. The full name of […]

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Mozilla launches Firefox Relay Premium

Firefox Relay Premium, a subscription-based version of Firefox Relay, is now available in select countries. Firefox Relay is an email forwarding service that I reviewed back in 2020 when it first launched. […]

Mozilla is ending support for Firefox Lockwise

Mozilla announced this week that it will end support for the Firefox Lockwise applications for Android and iOS. The standalone applications are replaced by Firefox itself, which takes the role as the […]

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Firefox may soon paint all sites in dark or light mode, if you want

Mozilla is working on a new feature in the organization's Firefox web browser that may be used to force a specific color scheme on sites you visit. Most browsers support light and […]

firefox 94.0.2

Firefox 94.0.2: first Microsoft Store-specific update, released for all platforms

Mozilla Firefox 94.0.2 will be released today. The new version of Firefox addresses a single issue in the Microsoft Store version of Firefox. While that is the case, it is released on […]

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Create custom Firefox installations with Firefox Profilemaker

Firefox Profilemaker is a new online tool that helps you create custom Firefox installations. To be precise, it can be used to customize Firefox profiles, e.g. to block Telemetry, enable Enterprise policies […]

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The Stream Detector: detect and copy Stream URLs for use in other programs

The Stream Detector is a browser extension for Mozilla's Firefox web browser that lists stream URLs that it detects on pages in its interface. These URLs can be copied directly or copied […]

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Firefox 94.0 release: here is what is new and changed

Firefox 94.0's release date is November 2, 2021. The new stable version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser introduces new features, bug fixes, and security fixes. The new Firefox release marks the […]

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Firefox won't prompt anymore when you are closing multiple tabs, but there is an option to enable it

Mozilla Firefox 94 won't prompt users anymore when they are about to close a browser window with multiple tabs. Previous versions of the Firefox web browser displayed a close prompt in that […]

Mozilla tests a Firefox version for the Microsoft Store

Mozilla is testing a Firefox version on the Microsoft Store, but it's not available for users yet

Mozilla Firefox has been listed on the Microsoft Store. But, before you get excited, I should tell you that you, the app is not available for users just yet (only those with […]

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Firefox 93.0 release: here is what is new and changed

Firefox 93.0 will be released later today, if you are reading this on October 5, 2021. The new stable version of Mozilla's Firefox web browser is a feature update that includes security […]

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JavaScript Restrictor: improve privacy by limiting web browser APIs

JavaScript Restrictor is an open s0urce cross-browser extension designed to improved user privacy by limiting access to APIs of web browsers that websites may use when running JavaScript. The extension is developed […]

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Firefox 93 for Android becomes system-wide password manager

The upcoming Firefox 93 web browser for Android may be used as a system-wide password manager by its users. Up until now, passwords saved in the browser were restricted for use in […]

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Don't track me Google for Firefox blocks links manipulations by Google when clicking or copying

When you visit Google Search in the Firefox web browser and run a search, search results look similar to how they are displayed in Google's own browser Chrome. When you right-click on […]

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Mozilla VPN boosted with multi-hop, blocking and custom DNS features

Mozilla introduced new privacy features to its VPN service, Mozilla VPN, earlier this week. The organization launched Mozilla VPN back in June 2020 in select regions and has expanded the availability since […]

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Firefox Experiment is testing Bing as the default search engine

Mozilla is running an experiment on 1% of the Firefox desktop population currently, which sets the default search engine to Bing in the web browser. Firefox ships with different search engines by […]

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Mozilla reverse engineers Microsoft Edge's default browser setting behavior

Making a web browser the default browser was not a particular big problem until Windows 10 came along and with its Microsoft's Edge web browser. Microsoft made it harder on Windows 10 […]

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Firefox will soon unload tabs to cope with low memory and reduce crashes

Mozilla enabled an automated tab unloading feature to Firefox Nightly on Windows this week, which is designed to improve low memory situations when the browser is used. Tab unloading work began more […]

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How to disable Firefox Suggest

Firefox Suggest, a new feature of the Firefox web browser that is introducing custom search and sponsored suggestions in the browser's address bar, is included in Firefox 92 Stable, at least for […]

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Firefox 92.0 release: here is what is new and changed

Firefox 92.0 Stable's release date is September 7, 2021. The new Stable version of the Firefox web browser is a stability and security release for the most part, but it does include […]

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Mozilla plans to enable WebRender in Firefox 92

Mozilla plans to enable WebRender in Firefox 92 for all supported operating systems and device types. WebRender is already enabled on Mac OS X (since Firefox 84) and on most Linux distributions […]

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Firefox Tip: turn off accessibility services to improve performance

Firefox users who are experiencing performance issues while using the Firefox web browser on desktop systems and on Android, may improve performance by disabling the browser's accessibility services. A bug opened on […]

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Firefox 91.0.2 will be released later today

Mozilla plans to release a minor Firefox update later today. Firefox 91.0.2 is a non-security update that fixes two issues in the web browser, one of which affecting Firefox on Mac OS. […]

firefox 91.0.1 release

Firefox 91.0.1 fixes stability and security issues

Mozilla will release Firefox 91.0.1 and Firefox 91.0.1 ESR later today. The two new versions of the organization's Firefox web browser fix security and stability issues of previous versions of the browser. […]

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Firefox will block insecure downloads soon by default

Mozilla's Firefox web browser will block the download of insecure files soon in mixed content environments. Mixed content refers to sites using secure connections and insecure connections. Imagine the following scenario: you […]