February 2010

“Save File To” Creates Custom Save-As Context Menus

Just tried it – pretty simple and convenient. “Save links, images and web pages to user-defined folders and their sub-folders straight from context menu.” Source: Save File to :: Add-ons for Firefox   https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4902 Review @ Lifehacker “Firefox: If you hate having to search through your folders every time you change the type of file or directory you’re saving to—and we certainly do!—Save File To helps you make custom context menus for file saving bliss…” Source: Save File To Creates Custom Save-As Context Menus in Firefox – context menu – Lifehacker   : http://lifehacker.com/5480003/save-file-to-creates-custom-save+as-context-menus-in-firefox

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Add-On Compatibility Reporter

“Maybe you’ve seen your favorite extensions fall behind when new Firefox releases roll out, but you haven’t known what to do about it. A new-ish Mozilla add-on not only enables technically incompatible extensions for testing, but makes reporting actual incompatibilities easy…” via – Lifehacker Add-On Compatibility Reporter Enables Incompatible Firefox Extensions, Reports If Still Not Working

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Firefox 3.5.8 Released

Firefox 3.5.8 was released on February 17th. See complete Release Notes for full details. Auto-updates should be occurring in the next 24-48 hours, otherwise users may get the latest update by going to Help menu and selecting Check For Updates. Also, a reminder from Mozilla Developer Network, If you’re still using Firefox 3.0.x, this version is no longer supported and may contain security vulnerabilities. Please upgrade to Firefox 3.5 by downloading Firefox 3.5.8 from www.firefox.com.

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Firefox 3.0.18 Released

Mozilla has released the 18th and final stability and security update for the Firefox 3 browser. For more information about What’s New in Firefox 3.0.18, check out the Firefox 3.0.18 Release Notes. Current Firefox 3 users may obtain Firefox 3.0.18 manually via the Check for Updates… option from the Help menu. Automatic upgrade (for those who have this feature enabled) should occur within the next 24-48 hours. Alternatively, users may also download Firefox 3.0.18 directly via getfirefox.com IMPORTANT: Firefox 3.0 shall no longer be supported soon. Users should upgrade to Firefox 3.5 or 3.6 for continued support.

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New Contributor: Gareon

When I started this blog nearly 5-years ago I would have no idea how much it would grow. I spend a lot of my time breaking testing Firefox and many of the posts lately have been more technical or release news related. I am still quite active over on Go Firefox! and have been seeing a lot great news items being posted over there. I keep making notes to myself to post those articles on the blog, but just either get too caught up working on something else or just don’t have the time. I’ve known Gareon for some time…

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Fixes For Five Common FF Problems

“For several months, the Vista PC in my home office refused to upgrade Firefox. The first few times this happened, I uninstalled the old version of Firefox and reinstalled the new version. (Instructions for installing Firefox are provided on the Firefox support site.) Though this allowed me to upgrade the browser, the uninstall/reinstall process took far too long. The Firefox error message instructed me to “make sure there are no other copies of Firefox running on your computer, and then restart Firefox to try again.” I closed Firefox, opened the Windows Task Manager Processes list (press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, choose Start Task…

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about:support in FF 3.6

“…Firefox 3.6 added a helpful new about page for support and troubleshooting. Just type about:support in your Firefox address bar to give it a look. The new page separates a ton of useful troubleshooting information into sections, including Application Basics (name, version, profile directory, installed plug-ins, and build configuration, followed by all of your installed extensions, and then ending with your profile’s modified preferences. Mozilla put this all together as a helpful tool for finding important information for users elbow deep in troubleshooting, but as Nirmal over at Life Rocks 2.0 points out, it also serves as a great shortcut…

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