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May 2012

Are add-ons keeping you on Firefox 3.6?

” …there are still a number of popular add-ons that weren’t updated for the switch to Firefox 4. People who still have these add-ons installed may be skipping Firefox updates because their add-ons are not compatible yet, and probably never will be. As we make a stronger push to move users away from old and potentially insecure Firefox versions, we need to make sure they don’t lose the add-ons they love.“Luckily, we have an amazing add-on developer community, where no abandoned add-on goes unforked. I spent a great deal of time looking for the most popular add-ons still in use…

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HomeTab Landing in Firefox 13

Mozilla is set to land the new HomeTab UI for Firefox 13 due out on June 5th, 2012. This feature was originally planned for Firefox 5. but has undergone major changes (and name changes). Unlike the similar feature in Google Chrome there will only be one page (Chrome allows you to scroll between two ‘pages’). This feature is NOT currently in Firefox 13 Beta, but should be landing in the an upcoming weekly Beta update. Below is what the current mock-up looks like and might change slightly before this is released to the wild in Firefox 13: Source: Tom’s Hardware

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Review: Reset Firefox Has Landed

” …Firefox users will soon be able to make use of the new Reset Firefox feature. While it is not solution that fixes all issues that users may experience, it is one that will fix a good chunk of issues that Firefox users may encounter…“Firefox users who try to resolve issues with the browser by reinstalling it will see the biggest benefits, as reinstallations previously did not change the user profile folder at all, which often meant that the issues persisted after the new installation…. “ Source: ghacks More  Reset Firefox Has Landed, And It’s Awesome Go get it.

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ProxTube Unblocks US-Only YouTube Videos for International Users

” …ProxTube is essentially an extension that automatically routes your YouTube traffic through a proxy server in the US, so YouTube thinks you’re visiting the site from a US location. It’s not unlike our method of watching the BBC player from another country, it just automates the process for you. Just install it and start browsing YouTube …” Source: LifeHacker  ProxTube Unblocks US-Only YouTube Videos for International Users

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I really don’t pay that much attention to the tab behavior in Thunderbird. In fact, I don’t really use tabs much I just have my mail in one tab and Lightning.Calendar in another. A user in the forum recently reported an on going issue they have been having with using tabs for RSS feeds in Thunderbird. Besides the content loading slowly, each time they switched away from the tab and then back, they would “lose their place”. At first I thought this was just an issue related to using Thunderbird to handle RSS feeds, something that I never done with…

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Mozilla announced on Monday (May 7th) they are looking for freelance help with their wishlist of features they would like to the Thunderbird roadmap. The idea is really simple: there are plenty of features we would love to add to the Thunderbird roadmap but we badly lack the resources to complete them. So we decided to put them in an open repository, up for anyone to grab one and get it developed. In doing so, you will be working closely with the core Thunderbird team members who will support and guide you all along the way. For more information and…

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Up and Coming Firefox Add-ons

” In 10 up and coming Firefox add-ons, I’m looking at some interesting add-ons have made an impact in a particular month. What you will get is a short review of each add-on, with links pointing directly to the add-on’s profile page over at the Mozilla website. “ Source: Ghacks Technology Newsletter 10 Up and Coming Firefox Add-ons [May 2012]

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