HTTPS Everywhere is a popular cross-browser extension that you may use to enforce the use of HTTPS on websites that support it. While the extension does nothing for sites that use only HTTP or HTTPS, it is designed for those sites that support both protocols but don't enforce one or the other on its users. […]
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.
When you try to connect select Microsoft owned domains such as Hotmail.com or Codeplex.com right now in Firefox, you may get a Secure Connection Failed error. Sites that are affected by the issue include the following domains: hotmail.com, codeplex.com, visualstudio.com, azurewebsites.net, social.technet.microsoft.com, onedrive.live.com. In fact, it appears that the majority of Microsoft owned domains are […]
Firefox Screenshots is a new upcoming feature of the Firefox web browser that enables you to capture screenshots or entire websites in Firefox. Firefox has supported the capturing of screenshots straight from the Developer Toolbar for about five years already, but the feature was never promoted in any way by Mozilla. While some Firefox users […]
YouTube Watchmarker is a free browser extension for Mozilla Firefox that marks watched videos on YouTube for easy recognition. One of the main issues on YouTube is that the site's watched functionality is terribly broken. While YouTube keeps track of the videos that you have watched, it does not mark those when you use the […]
Mozilla plans to increase the number of content processes of Firefox's multi-process architecture to four (from one) with the release of Firefox 54. Tip: if you are new to the concept or want to find out more about it, read our extensive Firefox multi-process guide. Firefox Stable users who run a multi-process Firefox copy right […]
Vimium-FF is a new Firefox WebExtension that is marked as experimental right now that brings Vim-like controls to the Firefox web browser. What this means? Basically, that you get a lot of keyboard shortcuts that you can use for navigation, and other browser features. Several add-ons are already available that add the functionality to the […]
Mozilla is working on a new form autofill system in the Firefox web browser that will replace the current system eventually. Form autofill is a handy feature, as it allows users of the browser to fill out form fields automatically. The current implementation uses frecency (frequency + recency) for that, and has been part of […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
Mozilla plans to add a feature to Firefox 57 which enables users to find replacements for extensions that are no longer supported by the browser. The release of Firefox 57 will make major changes to the browser's add-on system. Legacy add-ons, those that are not WebExtensions, won't be supported anymore as Mozilla plans to focus […]
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 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 […]
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 […]