September 2011

Thunderbird 9 Earlybird (9.0a2) Released

Mozilla has pushed out Thunderbird 9 to the Earlybird Channel on September 30th. This release is for testing/preview purposes. No release notes are available at this time. Thunderbird 8 Aurora users can update via Help > About Thunderbird or can download Thunderbird 9 Aurora from here. Final Thunderbird 9 release is scheduled for December 20th, 2011.

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Thunderbird 7.0.1 Released

Mozilla has release an emergency update for Thunderbird 7.0 on September 30th. This release addressed issues with some add-ons disappearing when users updated to Thunderbird 7.0 release. This is the same issue that also affected the Firefox 7.0 release earlier this week which was addressed with the Firefox 7.0.1 update on September 29th.

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Firefox 9 Aurora (9.0a2) Released

Mozilla has pushed Firefox 9 to the Aurora Channel on September 30th for both desktop and Android. This release is for testing/preview purposes. New features (see this post for more details) for Android include: New User Experience for Tablets: Firefox Aurora for Android now has a brand new look and feel for phones and tablets. Tab placement is more intuitive for larger screens. Users have the option to swipe and hide tabs to use the full screen for unrestricted viewing.In portrait mode, users can view tabs in a list on the top left and keep them out of the way until…

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Firefox 7.0.1 Released

Mozilla has pushed out an update for Firefox 7.0.1 desktop and Android on September 29, 2011. This update addressed an issue with add-ons disappearing from the add-ons manager after updating to Firefox 7. User can update via Help > About Firefox or getting the latest version at GetFirefox.com site. Android users should get notification that an update for Firefox is available or you can get the latest version from the Android Market.

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Firefox 8 Beta 1 (desktop and Android) has been be pushed to the Beta channel on September 29th, 2011. Some new stuff in Firefox 8 (see this post for more detailed information): Twitter Search now a default search option to make searching #hashtags and @usernames easier. Restore tabs on demand: Users can choose to load tabs only when selected, resulting in faster start-up times when windows with lots of tabs are restored. Enhanced control of add-ons: Users will receive a one-time notification to review and confirm third party add-ons they want to keep, disable or delete. Tab animations: Firefox makes…

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Add-ons Missing in Firefox 7

Mozilla has identified an odd issues were some desktop and mobile users have had some or all of their add-ons going missing from the add-ons manager after updating to Firefox 7. Don’t panic, your add-ons (and their associated data) are still there, just not showing up in the add-ons manager There will be an emergency Firefox update (7.0.1) in the coming days to correct this issue. In the meantime to get these add-ons to reappear install the Add-on Recovery Tool add-on and restart Firefox. Source: Mozilla Add-ons Blog

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Thunderbird 3.1.15 Released

Mozilla Messaging has released Thunderbird 3.1.15 to all users on September 27th, 2011. This was a maintenance release and included several fixes to improve performance, stability and security, see the Security Advisory. For a more detailed list of bug fixes, see the complete list of changes in this version. Thunderbird 3.1.x users can update via Help > Check for Updates or can download Thunderbird 7.0 here.

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Thunderbird 7.0 Release

Mozilla Messaging has released Thunderbird 7.0 to all users on September 27th, 2011. New stuff in Thunderbird 7.0 include: Thunderbird is based on the new Mozilla Gecko 7 engine Several user interface fixes and improvements Several fixes to attachment handling Ability to print a summary of selected email messages Platform improvements to Address Book Fixed several security issues Numerous platform fixes that improve speed, performance and stability Thunderbird 6.0.x users can update via Help > About Thunderbird or can download Thunderbird 7.0 here. The next major release will be in another six-weeks on November 8, 2011 with Thunderbird 8.0 which…

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Firefox 3.6.23 Released

Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6.23 to all users on September 27th, 2011. This is a maintenance release addressing several security issues and stability issues. Please see the complete list of changes in this version Firefox 3.6.x user can get the update via Help > Check for Updates or download it directly here.

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