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March 2011

Firefox 3.5.18/3.6.16 Released & Update to 4.0

Mozilla has released updates for Firefox 3.5 and 3.6. These updates blacklist a few invalid HTTPS certificates [additional details]. If you have not already been prompted about this update you can get the update manually by going to Help Menu then Check For Updates… UPDATE to Firefox 4. 0– After installing the updates and restarting you will be presented with one of the below announcements that Firefox 4.0 is available and a Download now! button to download. Note: If you do no get these screens, your system does not meet the requirements for Firefox 4. Firefox 3.5.18 first run after…

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Tab Groups [Panorama]

Note: This feature is only available in Firefox 4. There may be currently or soon an add-on to add this functionality to Firefox 3.6 and older. Okay, I had forgotten about this feature as it was introduced very early on around the first beta as Tab Candy by Aza Raskin. This feature later became known as Tab Groups and Panorama the viewer. Panorama allows you to view thumbnails of your tabs in their respective groups and organize these groups (rename and delete groups as well as moving tabs between groups). As the name implies it allows you to group your…

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Installing Firefox 4.

When Firefox 4 is released, it is not going to be as an upgrade, but rather as an installer.  You do not need to remove the old version of Firefox. However, by default when Firefox 4 goes to install it will likely try to install in the same folder as your present Firefox install. You can however avoid this by selecting Custom on the setup type. Then enter a new location (such as C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 4\ for those running 64-Bit Windows Vista or Windows 7 on the following screen: The downside to this…

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Note: This article is going to be updated frequently over the next few days. Keep checking back for Updates and new () items since the original posting. After months of delays and well over a year in development, Firefox 4 is about to be released. At first glance the new interface can seem a bit over-whelming even for veteran Firefox users. So, I have put together a quick guide to Firefox 4. I am going to really focus on those changes that are going to take a little getting use to. Firefox Button – As part of an effort to…

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Add-on(s) Disabled by Firefox

I am anticipating some users may end up accidentally breaking their extensions trying to go back to Firefox 3.6 after trying out Firefox 4.0. The method below also solves pretty much any add-ons installation issues. Firefox will automatically disable any extension that is not compatible with build you are running. This will happen if you try to go back to an older (Firefox 3.6) version after already running the same profile in a newer version (4.0) of Firefox. However, even after you return to the correct version of Firefox, it will not automatically re-enable the disabled add-ons for you. The…

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Why Firefox 4 isn’t abandoning Windows XP

gareon posted this article at Go Firefox! as a follow up to the article earlier this week on how IE9 does not support Windows XP. …More than 40 percent of web users are still on Windows XP. And that’s the first thing Firefox engineering director Johnathan Nightingale brought up when I asked him about the issue. In an ironic twist, Mozilla’s upcoming Firefox 4is supporting not only Microsoft’s Windows XP but also Windows 2000, even though Microsoft’s new browser doesn’t. “That’s a decision that they get to make, but it sure did surprise us, because the best metrics that we’ve…

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Firefox 4 RC2 Released

Mozilla released the second Release Candidate for Firefox 4.0 on March 18th. New in this release: Blacklisted a few invalid HTTPS certificates Updated localizations for 29 locales Added Vietnamese localization, bringing the total languages available in Firefox 4 to 83 For more info see the release notes for Firefox 4 RC2. The next planned release should be the official release of Firefox 4 which is scheduled for March 22nd, 2011.

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Under the phishing filters’ radar

Criminals are reportedly using a new phishing technique that allows them to bypass the fraud warnings issued by modern browsers such as Firefox and Chrome. On its blog, security firm M86Security reports that the trick involves attaching an HTML document instead of sending a link. It remains unclear how many users have become victims so far… “   17 March 2011 More The H Security: News and Features Go get it.

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Firefox 4 Will Support Windows XP

Unlike Microsoft’s latest release of Internet Exploiter Explorer (IE9). Via The Microsoft Blog/Seattle PI: You can download it here, but only if you’re using Windows 7 or Vista. Windows XP users aren’t invited to this party. IE9 won’t work on that nearly decade-old operating system. By not creating a version for XP, Microsoft is preventing a large majority of users from downloading and installing the latest browser. According to Net Applications’ data from February, Windows XP was used on 55 percent of the Windows machines that access the Web. That’s a huge number of computers that simply can’t run IE9….

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