March 2014

Firefox 29 Back Button with CTR Issue Resolved

Last week I had contacted the developer of the Classic Theme Restorer (CTR) add-on upon discovering this add-on was causing my ‘back button’ issues. At that time the developer had advised that he was not able to find a way to restore back the functionality when using the ‘movable back-forward’ button option in CTR. Furthermore, he did not foresee being able to resolve this issue. Earlier today I received an email from the developer advising me that the functionality had been fixed in the recent Beta update of CTR to version 1.1.8 beta 8. After updating the add-on, I am…

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Update to Firefox 29 Back Button Issue

I received several comments in regards to the Changes to “Holding” the back button in Fx 29 post from here as well as comments on mozillaZine Firefox Builds. All were the same theme, “Still works for me. Could be an add-on”. So, I went through and started disabling add-ons. Thing was this profile was fairly lean when it came to add-on, just had AdBlock Plus, Classic Theme Restorer, CoLT, Flagfox and Greasemonkey. Turns out, it was indeed an add-on giving me the troubles. The Classic Theme Restorer, more specifically in the options if you choose “Movable back-forward button” then the…

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Changes to “Holding” the back button in Fx 29

Another annoyance I have discovered with the upcoming Firefox 29 is holding the left mouse button when clicking on the back button no longer brings up your “history”. There are many times I don’t want to go back one or two pages, but rather several in one click. To do this I would simply left-click on the back arrow and hold the mouse button down until the list appeared and then select which page I wanted to go back to. This is the way it works in Firefox 28 (and older), Google Chrome and even Internet Exploiter. In fact, I…

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Besides the UI overhaul aka Austrilas, Firefox 29 features a new and improved Firefox Sync. I didn’t really know what was so new about it since I had tried a long time ago to use it without much success. Turns out, Mozilla has made the sign-up as well as management processes a lot simpler now. This help article checks your user agent and will automatically direct you to Sync instructions based on what browser you are using. Reading through this article you will see the current method is very complicated and time consuming. Note: If you click the link in Firefox…

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Firefox 29 and Australis

In the post yesterday we asked if the screenshot below was that of Firefox or Chrome. The answer is Firefox. Firefox 29 Beta 1 release with the new Australis theme/UI. This is the first major UI change since Firefox 4 was released on March 22, 2011 (after over a year of developmental releases). Firefox 4 also introduced Tabs on Top, the hidden menu bar and the Firefox button, which with Firefox 29 will be a thing of the past. Kind of a shame too as it at least made Firefox standout from other browsers which are really all starting to…

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Thunderbird Release Update: March 22, 2014

Just Released Thunderbird ESR 24.4.0 Thunderbird 24.4.0 Thunderbird 29 Beta (29.0b1) > 24.5.0 * Thunderbird 30 Earlybird (30.0a2) > 24.6.0 * Future Releases April 29th Thunderbird ESR 24.5.0 Thunderbird 24.5.0 Thunderbird 30 Beta (30.0b1) > 24.6.0 * Thunderbird 31 Earlybird (31.0a2) > 24.7.0 * * As part of Rapid Release, dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds are for code merge, actual release dates may vary by several days. Further Earlybird and Beta builds follow the current Gecko branch numbering while the actual release build follows the current ESR branch numbering.

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Firefox Release Recap: March 22, 2014

Just Released Firefox 28 Firefox for Android 28 Firefox 24.4.0 ESR Firefox 29 Beta (29.0b1) Firefox 30 Aurora (30.0a2) Future Releases April 29th Firefox 29 Firefox for Android 29 Firefox 24.5.0 ESR Firefox 30 Beta (30.0b1)* Firefox 31 Aurora (31.0a2)* * 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.

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Blog Updates

The following updates have been made to the Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog: Removed ‘small-caps’ CSS style from post titles and when hovering over links Added new Release Information widget in Sidebar Removed Releases page from menu. Page is now linked on the Release Information widget Added new Disclaimer widget to bottom of sidebar Removed Disclaimer page from menu. Page is now linked on the Disclaimer widget Updated Disclaimer page. Removed standalone Facebook and Twitter buttons Added new Facebook ‘Like’ widget for our Facebook Site Added new Twitter widget for our Twitter Feed Moved Calendar widget to top of the side bar…

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Blog Updates

The following updates have been made to the Email Mafia Blog: Added new Release Information widget in Sidebar Removed Releases page from menu. Page is now linked on the Release Information widget Added new Disclaimer widget to bottom of sidebar Removed Disclaimer page from menu. Page is now linked on the Disclaimer widget Updated Disclaimer page. Removed standalone Facebook and Twitter buttons Added new Facebook ‘Like’ widget for our Facebook Site Moved Calendar widget to top of the side bar Moved Archives and Categories widgets to below Calendar Added new Blog RSS widget to sidebar

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