2011

Thunderbird 12: Tabs on Top

It has only taken Mozilla 8 (well, no 7 as there was no Thunderbird 5) Thunderbird releases to catch up with the UI change made in Firefox 4. The Daily builds of Thunderbird 12 now have the tab bar at the top of the window. Presently though, there is not an option not to have the tabs on top. Thunderbird 12 is schedule for release on April 24, 2012.

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Firefox’s Coming Developer Tools

 Firefox is poised to deliver some new tools for web developers. When Firefox 10 is released in early 2012 it will add HTML and CSS inspectors designed to help web developers inspect and debug their code. Later releases will add more features, like a 3-D page inspector and even a built-in code editor… “ Source:  Webmonkey | Wired.comMore  An Overview of Firefox’s Coming Developer Tools

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As I am getting caught up in the Firefox Builds forums, came across an odd (and not good) change to Firefox Aurora 11 (11.0a2) and Nightly 12 (12.0a1). A patch related to Bug 376997 makes it so that when an image is viewed by itself (either via right-click > View Image or putting the image URL in the address bar) the image will be centered on a black background. An example can be seen on </Glazblog>. Below is an example I created using Ken Saunders Mozilla Snow Globe image as viewed in Firefox 10 Beta and Firefox 11 Aurora. Viewing…

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Thunderbird 9.0.1 Released

Well, I didn’t see this coming, mainly because I use the Beta builds as my default Thunderbird build on my desktop machine. I do run the Release version of Thunderbird on my laptop, but since I am on break from school, have not even turned on the laptop this week. On December 23, 2011, Mozilla released an update for Thunderbird 9. Thunderbird 9.0.1, according to the (vague) release notes fixed an issue with Windows XP users not being able to run Thunderbird in some cases. Took a little hunting but this was related to Bug 712960. This is unrelated to…

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Just Released December 20th Thunderbird 3.1.17 Thunderbird 9.0 December 23rd Thunderbird 9.0.1 Thunderbird 10 Beta (10.0b1) Thunderbird 11 Earlybird (11.0a2) Coming Soon January 31st, 2012 Thunderbird 3.1.18 Thunderbird 10 Final Release Thunderbird 11 Beta (11.0b1)* Thunderbird 12 Earlybird (12.0a2)* Future Releases March 13th, 2012 Thunderbird 3.1.19 Thunderbird 11 Final Release Thunderbird 12 Beta (12.0b1)* Thunderbird 13 Earlybird (13.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days. See the Wiki for more details.

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Just Released December 20th Firefox 3.6.25 Firefox 9.0 Firefox 9.0 for Android December 21st Firefox 9.0.1 December 23rd Firefox 10 Beta (10.0b1) Firefox 11 Aurora (11.0a2) Coming Soon January 31st Firefox 3.6.26 Firefox 10 Final Release Firefox 10 for Android Final Release Firefox 11 Beta (11.0b1)* Firefox 12 Aurora (12.0a2)* Future Releases March 13, 2012 Firefox 3.6.27 Firefox 11 Final Release Firefox 11 for Android Final Release Firefox 12 Beta (12.0b1)* Firefox 13 Aurora (13.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Aurora and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The…

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Firefox 11 Aurora (11.0a2) Released

Mozilla has completed the merge of Firefox 11 to the Aurora developmental channel on December 23rd, 2011. From Mozilla Future Releases: The new Firefox Aurora for Android update includes a new native Android interface that we need your help testing. Users will experience a faster start-up time, new design, improved start page and more.  This Firefox Aurora update also includes Flash support. Look for further Firefox Aurora updates soon that will add features like Firefox Sync, additional add-ons support and more. Current Aurora users can update to the new version via Aurora Button > Help > About Aurora. New Aurora…

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Thunderbird 10.0 Beta (10.0b1) Released

Mozilla has merged Thunderbird 10 on the to the Beta developmental channel on December 23rd, 2011. Existing Thunderbird Beta users can update via Help > About Thunderbird. New users can get Thunderbird Beta from Mozilla’s Future of Thunderbird site. What’s New in Thunderbird Beta New ability to search the Web Improvements to searching email Create a new email account Several fixes when drafting email and several other platform fixes Thunderbird 10 is scheduled for release on January 31st, 2012. Lighting users: You will need to go here and get the version 1.2 of Mozilla Lightning.

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Mozilla has competed the merge of Firefox 10 on to the Beta developmental channel on December 23, 2012.Existing Beta users can update via Firefox Button > Help > About Firefox. New users can download via the Firefox Future of Firefox site. What’s New in Firefox Beta for Web Developers: Full Screen API: Developers can create Web applications that leverage the entire screen. The Full Screen API works with any HTML content, enabling developers to build entertaining and compelling Web video and game experiences. You can get more information in this blog post. Page Inspector: Page Inspector makes it fast and…

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Remove Extra Plugin Containers

Windows Only Firefox Nightly Windows (especially those on 64-Bit) users who monitor their tasks/processes may notice extra plugin container processes lingering for quite some time after use. Nightly opens extra plugin containers for additional activities such as viewing a YouTube video, displaying a PDF within the browser, etc. For whatever reason the extra plugin containers don’t get released from memory right away when the user closes the tab or navigates away from the activity. Also, there have been reports that if Nightly is improperly shut down (browser crashes, BSOD, power failure, etc.) that upon restart there will be double the…

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