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November 2014

Road Map to Thunderbird 38

After over 2-years of essentially being on the back burner and with virtually no one in charge of the project, momentum has shifted for Thunderbird. Recently Mozilla held a summit in Toronto for the Thunderbird Contributors. From the Mozilla Thunderbird Blog: At the Summit, we made a number of key decisions: A group of seven individuals were elected to comprise a Thunderbird Council with the authority to make decisions affecting Thunderbird. I (Kent James) am currently the Chair of this council. For our next major release, Thunderbird 38 due in May 2015, we set this roadmap: Folders: allow >4GByte mbox folders,…

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Add to Search Bar

The big buzz on the tech front today is about Firefox jumping the Google ship for Yahoo.[Link]It will be another change I will hardly notice as I don’t use the default search in any case.I have been using the “Add to Search Bar” extension for a long time. I have 10 different searches on it currently and although one is Yahoo I seldom use it.Also 4 different Google searches including the image search that loads the old style search.I haven’t checked on my regular FF install but I notice on PaleMoon the extension is still at 2.0 although it is…

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Update: Provider for Google Calendar 1.0.x

Well, I discovered on Monday (November 17th) Google changed the calendar sign-in API. This now breaks the older version of the Provider for Google Calendar add-on. However, I was able to get all my calendars to work (for the most part) with Thunderbird/Lightning now. I linked/subscribed my school and US Holiday calendars to my main GMail account. The setup process is much simpler now with the newer version of Provider for Google Calendar. You no longer need to supply your calendar’s public/private XML address. Instead, you will be prompted to enter (or choose) the Gmail address associated with your calendar. The next…

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Firefox 33.1.1 Released

Mozilla released an update for Firefox 33.1 on November 14th, 2014 with Firefox 33.1.1: 33.1.1 – Fixed startup crash (see bug 1021265) Users may be prompted to update to the newest release of Firefox or can do so manually within Firefox by going to Help > About Firefox and following the update prompts. Users may also manually download and install the Firefox update via the getfirefox.com site. The next scheduled update for Firefox is November 25th with Firefox 34.

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Firefox 33.1 aka The Anniversary Release Released

On November 9th, 2004 Mozilla released the first version of Firefox (Firefox 1.0). On November 10th, 2014, Mozilla pushed out Firefox 33.1 aka The Anniversary Release. Note: The previous release version was 33.0.1 so 33.1 is an upgrade. Some new features of this release include: Users can now add DuckDuckGo as a pre-installed search option. Forget feature – an easy way to tell Firefox to clear out some of your recent activity (last 5 minutes, or 2 hours, or 24 hours). Users may be prompted to update to the newest release of Firefox or can do so manually within Firefox by going to Help > About…

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Firefox 33.0.3 Released

Mozilla released an update for Firefox 33 on November 6th, 2014 with Firefox 33.0.3: 33.0.3: Blacklisted graphics drivers that were causing black screens with OMTC enabled 33.0.3 Fix two startup crashes with some combination of hardware and drivers For more detailed information, please see the release notes. Users may be prompted to update to the newest release of Firefox or can do so manually within Firefox by going to Help > About Firefox and following the update prompts. Users may also manually download and install the Firefox update via the getfirefox.com site. The next scheduled update for Firefox is November 25th with Firefox 34.

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Mozilla Developing New Browser Designed For Developers

” … The upcoming browser will be based on the Firefox browser, so developers will at least be familiar with parts of it. It will also come with developer tools such as debugging capabilities and other tools like Firefox Tools Adapter and WebIDE that will allow developers to code directly in the browser itself. … “ Source: Ubergizmo More  Mozilla Developing New Browser Designed For Developers

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