October 2012

Thunderbird 16.0.2 Released

Mozilla released an important update for Thunderbird 16.0 with Thunderbird 16.0.2 on October 29th, 2012. Thunderbird 16.0.2 addressed these issues: Security vulnerabilities with Location object issues Bug 803843: IMAP based accounts could sometimes continuously download emails Existing Thunderbird 16.0.x users can update via Help > About Thunderbird or downloading and manually installing via the getthunderbird.com site.

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Mozilla identified some security vulnerabilities with Location object issues in Firefox 16.0.1. The 16.0.2 update addresses said vulnerabilities. Firefox 15 users are not affected by these vulnerabilities. Existing Firefox 16.0.x users can updated to 16.0.2 via Help > About Firefox or download and install Firefox 16.0.2 manually via the getfirefox.com site.An update for Firefox 16.0.2 for Android has already been pushed out to Google Play Store.

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Update: Close Other Tabs Warning

Early last month we wrote about a change in the closing multiple tabs warning behaviour when using the option to close other tabs (even with the warning turned off in the preferences). Within the past week or so, Bug 772319 which was filed to undo this change was changed to RESOLVED FIXED with a target milestone of Firefox 18. This means starting with Firefox 18, users will no longer (as they didn’t get in the past) this warning when using the close other tabs function. The current work around is to use Tab Mix Plus 0.4.0.3 add-on. Firefox 18 is scheduled for…

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Site to Phone

“About this Add-on Site to Phone lets you send links, text, images and more to your smart phone. Phones supported:– All iPhones, iPads and iPod Touchs– All Android phones– All Web OS phones– Blackberry phones running version 6+– All Windows Phone 7+ phones Features include:– Send any link or text to your phone– Youtube, Mail, Phone and Maps links open directly in the corresponding apps on iOS– Send any page, link or image via the right click menu– Send text via right click menu– Setup with multiple installs of Chrome– Setup with multiple phones– Optionally save history of items sent…

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“Reseting” Adblock Plus

There may be a point where you want to ‘reset’ AdBlock Plus back to ‘factory defaults’. This can be the case where you are blocking something you don’t want to and can not figure out how to unblock it or AdBlock Plus is mis-behaving (can happen to any add-on). So, how do you reset AdBlock Plus, is it just a matter of uninstalling the add-on then re installing? Not quite, there ara a couple steps in between uninstalling and re-installing AdBlock Plus. Here is what you need to do to ‘reset’ AdBlock Plus: From the Add-ons Manager (Firefox Menu > Add-ons…

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Just Released October 10th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.8 Thunderbird 16 October 9th Thunderbird 16.0.1 Thunderbird 17 Beta (17.0b1)* Coming Soon Thunderbird 18 Earlybird (18.0a2)* Future Releases November 20th Thunderbird ESR 10.0.9 Thunderbird ESR 17.0 Thunderbird 17 Thunderbird 18 Beta (18.0b1)* Thunderbird 19 Earlybird (19.0a2)* * 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 October 9th Firefox 16.0 Firefox for Android 16 Firefox 10.0.8 ESR October 10th Firefox for Android 16.0.1 October 11th Firefox 16.0 Firefox 17 Beta (17.0b1)* Coming Soon Firefox 18 Aurora (18.0a2)* Future Releases November 20th Firefox 17.0 Firefox for Android 17 Firefox 10.0.9 ESR Firefox 17.0 ESR Firefox 18 Beta (17.0b1)* Firefox 19 Aurora (18.0a2)* * 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 actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days. See the Wiki for more details.

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Thunderbird 16.0.1 Released

Mozilla has pushed out an update to Thunderbird 16 to address some security issues associated with the most Firefox 16 release earlier this week. Existing Thunderbird 16 users can update via Help > About Thunderbird or downloading and manually installing via the getthunderbird.com site.

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Firefox 16.0.1 Released

Mozilla identified some security vulnerabilities with Firefox 16, released earlier this week. The 16.0.1 update addresses said vulnerabilities. Firefox 15 users are not affected by these vulnerabilities. Another update, Firefox 16.0.2 is still being evaluated as Mozilla is still determining the full scope of the window load handler failure issue which causes some add-ons not to load when a new window (not tab) is opened. Existing Firefox 16 users can updated to 16.0.1 via Help > About Firefox or download and install Firefox 16.0.1 manually via the getfirefox.com site.An update for Firefox 16.0.1 for Android has already been pushed out to Google Play Store.

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Thunderbird 16 Released

On October 10th, 2012, Mozilla released Thunderbird 16. New in this release: Added box.com to the list of online storage services that are available for use with Thunderbird Filelink Silent, background updates Various updates and secuirty fixes Existing Thunderbird users should be offered the update shortly or can do so manually either by going to Help > About Thunderbird and following the prompts or downloading and installing Thunderbird 16 via the getthunderbird.com site. Lighting Users: Since Lightning add-on is tied to each specific version of Thunderbird, you will be prompted to update Lightning when Thunderbird restarts after the update. Thunderbird 10.08esr…

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