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November 2013

Language Tools for Firefox

” Whether you’re brushing up on your own native tongue or learning a new one, the task can be made infinitely easier when you have the right tools. There’s a world of options available, but we’ve singled out a few favorites for those working within the Firefox browser. Meet Dictionary Pop-Up, Google Translator for Firefox, Firelang, Alpheios and Google Quick Search in 6 Languages. “ Source: Reviews | TechNewsWorld Details  All Things Appy: Top 5 Language Tools for Firefox

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Thunderbird 24.1.1 Released

Mozilla released an update for Thunderbird the 24.0.x branch on November 19th, 2013. Thunderbird 24.1.1 addressed an issue with Windows users receiving a UAC prompt when attempting to update Thunderbird using the Background Update service. See bug 926975 for more information. Depending on update settings, users should automatically be prompted to update to Thunderbird 24.1.1 or may do so manually via Help > About Thunderbird or downloading and installing via the getthunderbird.com site.

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No Plans For Firefox OS Phone in US

Earlier this year Mozilla announced it would release Firefox OS phones in the US sometime next year. CNet cites Mozilla Executive Chair Mitchell Baker as saying “currently, there are no plans to launch in the U.S.” However, you may still be able to get your hands on an unlocked ZTE Open Powered By Firefox OS smart phone via eBay (note this phone does not support 4G/4G LTE). via Tom’s Hardware

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Firefox 25.0.1 Released

Mozilla released an emergency update for Firefox on November 15, 2013. Firefox 25.0.1 addressed these issues: Pages sometimes wouldn’t load without first moving the cursor MFSA 2013-103 Miscellaneous Network Security Services (NSS) vulnerabilities Depending on update settings, users should automatically be prompted to update to Firefox 25.0.1 or may do so manually via Help > About Firefox or downloading and installing via the getfirefox.com site.

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How to fix Firefox annoyances

“… If you use a web browser for a long time you will get into a flow when you are working with it. You do things a particular way and while it may not be the optimal way in a lot of times, it does work for you and that is all that counts.“I recently experienced issues — or annoyances — in the Firefox web browser that I did not want to experience any longer.“What is funny about those is that I published guides here on Ghacks on how to cope with them before, but for whatever reason, did not…

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