General Mozilla

Site Updates: September 25, 2014

After long consideration I have decided to merge the tech portion of my former El Guru’s Blog into this blog. This is part of an overall goal of mine to reduce the number of WordPress sites that I need to maintain. Currently, I have around 12 sites I currently manage and it is hard to remember which sites I have already updated. Plus, not all the sites run the same plugins so at any given time some sites may not have updates while others do. Some other changes to note: The Home button/link is now linked to the blog. Prior it was linked to the Firefox…

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Firefox 32.0.2 Released

Mozilla release an emergency update for Firefox 32.0 on September 18th, 2014 with Firefox 32.0.2. This release addressed these bugs: Corrupt installations cause Firefox to crash on update Please see the release notes for full details. Depending on update settings, users will be prompted to update to version 32.0.2 or can do so via Help > About Firefox or going to getfirefox.com where they can download and manually install the latest version of Firefox. The next planned release will be Firefox 33 on October 14, 2014.

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Now, for whatever reason I have not seen any reference to this new feature (or annoyance as Mozilla makes it rather difficult to allow the download if you understand the risks) in the Firefox 32.x release notes. From the Mozilla Security Blog: Until recently, we only had access to lists of reported malicious web sites, now the Safe Browsing service monitors malicious downloaded files too. The latest version of Firefox (as of July 22) will protect you from more malware by comparing files you download against these lists of malicious files, and blocking them from infecting your system. The next version of Firefox…

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Firefox 32.0.1 Released

Mozilla release an emergency update for Firefox 32.0 on September 12th, 2014 with Firefox 32.0.1. This release addressed these bugs: Stability issues for computers with multiple graphics cards Mixed content icon may be incorrectly displayed instead of lock icon for SSL sites WebRTC: setRemoteDescription() silently fails if no success callback is specified Please see the release notes for full details. Depending on update settings, users will be prompted to update to version 32.0.1 or can do so via Help > About Firefox or going to getfirefox.com where they can download and manually install the latest version of Firefox. The next planned release will…

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New Theme Interface Coming

The current Nightly versions of Firefox 35 (planned release date: January 6, 2015) features a new theme interface within the Customize mode (Firefox Menu > Customize or right-click on a toolbar and select Customize…). Added to the Customize mode is a new Themes button with a pop-up menu giving you some options for managing and installing themes: You can switch between themes you have already installed (as seen in Appearance section of the Add-ons Manager). Choose to install and switch to one of the recommended themes. Go to addons.mozilla.org Theme Library to browse and download/install a new theme. Click for full size image…

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Restore Old Firefox Context Menu

For those who are having issues with (or don’t like) the newly redesigned context menu in Firefox 32, there is a simple way you can get back your old (Firefox 31 and older) context menu without too much trouble: Download and install the Classic Theme Restorer add-on. From the Firefox Tools menu select Classic Theme Restore Select the General UI category on the left then scroll down to Replace page context menu icons with labels (back, forward, stop, reload, bookmark page) and check this option. Note: Below screen shot is for the current 1.2.3 version. The 1.2.5 Beta versions the options has been renamed to Replace icons with labels…

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New Context Menu with Firefox 32

One of the new features with Firefox 32 is “Easier back, forward, reload, and bookmarking through the context menu” Mozilla has consolidated the context menu a bit by replacing the text for Back, Forward, Reload and Bookmark This Page options with the respective toolbar icons. Old Context Menu (Firefox 1.0 to 31) New Context Menu (Firefox 32+) Note: the items listed in your context menu may vary depending on what add-ons you are using. Now, I hadn’t really noticed this until recently as the only time I really use the context menu in Firefox is for the Copy Page Title and Location…

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Firefox 32 Released

Mozilla release the next update for Firefox with Firefox 32 on September 2nd, 2014. This release included several fixes, enhancements and security updates. Please see the release notes for full details. Depending on update settings, users will be prompted to update to version 32.0 or can do so via Help > About Firefox or going togetfirefox.com where they can download and manually install the latest version of Firefox. The next planned release is in six-weeks and will be Firefox 33 on October 14, 2014.

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“Do you use Firefox as your Internet browser? It turns out that even regular users are often unfamiliar with the rich resources available at Mozilla. There are many articles there that can help make you a better user of Firefox. Areas covered include installation, configuration, security, privacy, maintenance, and other areas of Firefox use. Here are 14 of my favorite links from the Mozilla collection. Read these and you can become a Firefox ace. … “ Updated 14. July 2014 Source: Gizmo’s  14 Mozilla Articles to Help Make You a Better and Safer User of the Firefox Browser

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