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Run Custom Firefox Plugins In Their Own Process

Firefox 3.6.4 has just been released by the developers after a longer than usual wait time. The new version of the web browser comes with out-of-process plugins enabled. This feature basically runs plugins in their own process to increase the stability and security of the browser. By default, only Silverlight, Flash and Quicktime are making use of this feature. Every other plugin is still running in the main Firefox process. The developers have however created an option to add other plugins to the out-of-process plugins list so that they are run in their own process as well…. How 2 with…

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Microsoft hides mystery Firefox extension

Get one of these? ” As part of its regular Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an update for its various toolbars, and this update came with more than just documented fixes. The update also installs an add-on for Internet Explorer and an extension for Mozilla Firefox, both without the user’s permission…It’s also not really clear what the installed extension actually does. “ Microsoft hides mystery Firefox extension in toolbar update Source: Microsoft hides mystery Firefox extension in toolbar update Rest of story   http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/06/microsoft-slips-ie-firefox-add-on-into-toolbar-update.ars    Gary   

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New kind of phishing attack

” The team behind the Firefox browser has warned users about a new kind of phishing attack.The new phishing attack replaces an inactive browser tab on the Firefox browser with a malicious phishing page designed to steal user names and passwords for e-mail and bank accounts from unsuspecting users.Firefox creative team leader, Aza Raskin, stated that the attack, which only affects the latest version of Firefox, is easily avoidable if users are cautious and check that the URL in the browser address page is correct before proceeding to enter any details.The new phishing attack affects an inactive tab on the…

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Access Blocked Stuff on The Web

“The web is a generally free place, but some sites and services want to make it annoying to navigate and enjoy. Stream any video you’d like, see the sites you need, and get at services you thought were down with these tips.” 10. Skip Past Annoying User/Pass Requests 9. Read Articles That Rupert Murdoch Wants You Paying For 8. Change User Agents to Get Around Browser Blocks 7. Get to Gmail When It’s Down 6. Get Actually Usable BitTorrent Speeds 5. Get To Sites Taken Down by Traffic 4. Control Computers At Home 3. Download YouTube and Other Flash Videos…

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Master Multiple Firefox Profiles for More Productive Browsing

One of the most powerful features in Firefox is also one too few people know about: the ability to create and use more than one profile at the same time. Here’s how to streamline and reap the benefits of multiple browsing profiles. Instead of installing every single extension for every task into the same Firefox profile, why not separate them into separate profiles, organized by task? Think of Firefox like an Operating System for the web, and each profile as a separate application—one profile is used for basic web browsing, another for writing, another for web development, and so on….

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“Save File To” Creates Custom Save-As Context Menus

Just tried it – pretty simple and convenient. “Save links, images and web pages to user-defined folders and their sub-folders straight from context menu.” Source: Save File to :: Add-ons for Firefox   https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4902 Review @ Lifehacker “Firefox: If you hate having to search through your folders every time you change the type of file or directory you’re saving to—and we certainly do!—Save File To helps you make custom context menus for file saving bliss…” Source: Save File To Creates Custom Save-As Context Menus in Firefox – context menu – Lifehacker   : http://lifehacker.com/5480003/save-file-to-creates-custom-save+as-context-menus-in-firefox

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Add-On Compatibility Reporter

“Maybe you’ve seen your favorite extensions fall behind when new Firefox releases roll out, but you haven’t known what to do about it. A new-ish Mozilla add-on not only enables technically incompatible extensions for testing, but makes reporting actual incompatibilities easy…” via – Lifehacker Add-On Compatibility Reporter Enables Incompatible Firefox Extensions, Reports If Still Not Working

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Fixes For Five Common FF Problems

“For several months, the Vista PC in my home office refused to upgrade Firefox. The first few times this happened, I uninstalled the old version of Firefox and reinstalled the new version. (Instructions for installing Firefox are provided on the Firefox support site.) Though this allowed me to upgrade the browser, the uninstall/reinstall process took far too long. The Firefox error message instructed me to “make sure there are no other copies of Firefox running on your computer, and then restart Firefox to try again.” I closed Firefox, opened the Windows Task Manager Processes list (press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, choose Start Task…

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about:support in FF 3.6

“…Firefox 3.6 added a helpful new about page for support and troubleshooting. Just type about:support in your Firefox address bar to give it a look. The new page separates a ton of useful troubleshooting information into sections, including Application Basics (name, version, profile directory, installed plug-ins, and build configuration, followed by all of your installed extensions, and then ending with your profile’s modified preferences. Mozilla put this all together as a helpful tool for finding important information for users elbow deep in troubleshooting, but as Nirmal over at Life Rocks 2.0 points out, it also serves as a great shortcut…

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