Showing posts with label firefox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label firefox. Show all posts

Friday, 17 November 2017

Introducing the New Firefox Quantum Web Browser with Double Speed

Firefox Quantum Web Browser

Amazingly faster performance with lower RAM usage is the key highlight of Firefox’s Quantum Browser

Once the web browser world was ruled by the Internet Explorer then came the Google Chrome which simply established itself as the numero uno with no major threats. Firefox is waging the war to dethrone the Chrome from the top position and to regain its dominance in the arena but it wouldn’t be a cake walk. Firefox is lying just at the bottom of the major popular web browsers by amounting just 9.1 market share and running right below the Microsoft Edge and Safari browser. Mozilla is looking forward to change its fortune with the launch new improved and faster Firefox Quantum browser.
Quantum translates into a fast browser

The Firefox Quantum browser comes with a built-in technology running on the 64 bit but at the same time it makes use of 30 per cent lesser RAM than other conventional browsers. In this way Firefox is competing right against the Chrome by offering better performance by lesser utilization of the map but this isn’t being communicated with the target audience with a massive PR strategy.

Firefox has went with a major overhaul for its browser by improvising not just the user interface but also the browser engines which power the search results. The new engine powering the Firefox Quantum browser comes has the ability to work in parallel manner which make sit amazingly faster than the earlier version of the web-browser due to the user of the latest Servo engine. Mozilla has even stated that this Servo engine will be able to offer support for the Mixed Reality features and functionalities which are expected to be next big thing in the technology world.

Bigger change for better browsing

This new browser has also lowered the user interface gradients to bring better visibility to the users. Microsoft Edge browser made a bad decision getting rid of the gradients which made it extremely difficult to navigate through the browser but that aren’t the case with Firefox’s browser. On the benchmark test this browser glides like a charm and comes with better numbers than all the browsers in the competition. The Speedometer benchmark gave this browser a score of mighty 70 compared to the 45 which the pre-Quantum Firefox browser came up with. Using the JetStream benchmark tests everyone was surprised with the 151 score achieved by the Firefox Quantum when compared to the Google Chrome’s 144 score.

All the benchmark testing and normal day-to-day usage suggests that this Firefox browser is way faster and snappier than other browser available in the market. Firefox has fixed all the bugs related to performance as well as responsiveness to enhance the overall user experience. Quantum browser certainly appears to be a major upgrade over the earlier version of the Firefox and it is right step towards bringing better browsing experience to the users. Now it all depends on the users whether they adopt the Firefox Quantum browser to increase its market share and give a stiff completion to the omnipotent domination of the Google Chrome.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Mozilla and Tor Release Urgent Update for Firefox 0-Day Under Active Attack

Mozilla and Tor have introduced browser updates to sum up a Firefox consistence being hampered to identify men who sue the services related to privacy. It is a flaw in terms of security for the immediate release, which is being exploited on Windows. The official of Tor has assured their users that there isn’t any risk currently figured out in their knowledge. They are unable to discover any exploits for Operating System X or Linux as they have implanted several security measures. But still they have insisted the users to go for the update of their Tor Browser as soon as possible.

The Tor browser is said to forged on the Firebox browser which is an open source introduced by the Mozilla foundation. No sooner did the Officials of Mozilla named Daniel Veditz came to know of this problem, he posted on his blog assuring that the issues has been fixed in some currently issued versions of Mozilla Firefox for all the popular users. He further disclosed that the attack code has been discovered who did the exploitation and measures are being taken against it.

The mishap revealed codes when the targets fed malicious JavaScript related to vector graphics. The culprit sent the IP and MAC address of the target to the server, which controlled attacks. The code resembled the technique which investigated network used by law-enforcing agencies, specially that which identified Tor-protected users who seemed to propagate child pornography.

Further similar step was taken in this regard and it was discovered this vulnerability reducing measure was created by FBI or some law-implementing agency. This shows that how restricted government hacking can become a serious threat to the larger web as anyone can use it to attack Firefox users. A different Mozilla security has proved that it can also affect Mozilla’s Thunderbolt e-mail applications and also the extended support version of Firefox used by Tor browsers. It was suggested that this flaw existed in the browser since five years.

The ridiculous load given by the exploit of code-execution is very much similar to that of FBI which it used in 2013 to discover the ones who used trade child pornography via Tor-anonymized website. The source code to the Tor group was absolutely complete, the exploit could be made easily available to lots of people which they manage to use by making slight changes to it.

Other than an update for Firefox an update to NoScript, which is an extension of Firefox in relation to the Top Browser was also released. NoScript is useful, as it does not allow the users to opt for the sites that can and cannot use JavaScript in the browser. Later for privacy reasons the Tor browser installed NoScript in such a manner that permitted all sites to affiliate JavaScript in the browser. Though this point in terms of privacy is still not clear.

It is advisable that the Firefox and Tor users should fix their problems at once. The users are considered to be protected from the attack by keeping the Firefox security to highest level, that may restrict few sights but it is proven safe.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Firefox Disables Loophole That Allows Sites to Track Users via Battery Status

We are living in a society, where the science and technology have taken a great leap forward and developed the most outstanding invention of the computer and the internet, which have now become such an issue that a little bit of touch of these can be seen in almost everywhere in our life.

The web surfing in the computer or other devices, with the help of the internet, is a very common issue in our life and people of almost all color, class, nationality are now accustomed with these technological advances, which cannot be avoided, due to its useful characteristics. To cater the web world, the user needs to take the help of a browser that can play the role of perfect vehicle in surfing process.

The Firefox is one such browser, which is considered as one of the most popular ones and being used by millions of internet enthusiasts, across the world. It is popular, not only for the colorful look or name but for the user-friendly features, which are time to time developed by a strong professional team. Recently Firefox disabled one of its features, considered as a loophole because it allows various websites to track the specific user through the status of the battery use.

The Issue at a Glance

The battery status feature of the Firefox is having some loopholes and these are now being fixed or disabled by the organization to provide a sigh of relief for its millions of users from being opened to the users, who want to get the details of the internet user. Some of the features of this fixing of loopholes are as follows: 
  •  The said feature is known as “battery status API’ that allows various websites to request information about what amount of battery life has left of a specific visitor and these are; whether the device is plugged in or not, what time the battery will take to be exhausted and the percentage of remaining charge. 
  •  The browser is having the features that were helpful for websites to offer some of the lesser energy sensitive versions sites for their visitors, who are having less battery power remaining e.g. a mapping site may download a smaller amount of information or a social networking website could put out of action its auto-playing video. 
  •  Only in 2015, the Guardian, renowned newspaper of international repute, reported with various instances that researchers have discovered that someone can easily abuse the specific feature, which may helpful in tracking down the browsing on the internet. 

Now Firefox has disabled this battery status feature in a bid to help their potential users to get rid of the problem of getting tracked by other sites, which is a great threat to their personal security and dignity. Although they have already repaired this loophole, there are others in the market of browsers, who are now considering of repealing some of their features, which may help the internet lovers to get proper immunization from internet threat of being tracked by any websites or personnel of questionable identity.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Mozilla Firefox 48 Out Now with Multi-Process Electrolysis

Firefox 48

Firefox 48 –Designed to Enhance Stability/Security

Firefox 48, after seven years of progress is eventually enabling a multi-process feature which is similar to what Internet Explorer as well as Google Chrome has been offering as stable feature from 2009. Firefox 48 has recently shipped two long anticipated new features which have been designed to enhance the stability as well as security of the browser. Running their rendering engines in a distinct procedure from the browser shell, IE and Chrome have been steadier as well as secure.

To bring about a similar multi-process competence to Firefox, Mozilla had begun in 2009, the Electrolysis project, but the organization had taken longer than Apple, Google and Microsoft in shipping this feature. The delay of Mozilla was partially driven by altering importance in the organization and Electrolysis progress had been on hold in 2011 before it was restarted in 2013 and partly due to the historic extension architecture of Firefox which made this type of split-up difficult to accomplish. The old extensions of Firefox invasively tend to interfere with fragments of the browser and several assumed equal access to the rendering engine as well as to the shell of the browser.

Rollout of Electrolysis Controlled Conventionally

The developers of Firefox had to create a new extension system as well as create shim layers to provide the developers with a temporary system to continue assisting their old extensions. The multi-process system of Firefox even after all this time does not seem to match its peers. The roll out of Electrolysisis being controlled conventionally in spite of its successful beta. It is said that for the next few days, a part of a percent of Firefox 48 users by default would have Electrolysis turned on.

If this rollout turns to go well, the multi-process feature would be roll out to around half of all the users of Firefox 48 and would be prolonged in handling extensions which are known to be compatible in Firefox 50. Thereafter Electrolysis will be rolled out to the users of Firefox 51 with touchscreen devices, right-to-left languages as well as disable accessibility software thus making it accessible to most of the users of Firefox.

Rust Language of Mozilla – Similarity of Performance

The multi-process feature of Firefox still tends to fall short of what Chrome, Edge and Safari do, since it would be utilising an individual process for each tab. The other browsers employs one process for single tab which means that not only does a crash in the renderer seems to guard the browser shell, but also averts any contagion between tabs where one tab crashing seems to cause another one to perish.

Moreover, it also stops any leakage of data between tabs and provision for one process for each tab is presently due to be available in the first half of 2017. Once this has been accomplished, the extensions would be moved to single processes as well. Rust language of Mozilla is said to be designed to give the similarity of performance as well as control as C++ though minus the weakness of the C++ to security errors.
Rust code has been developed by the company to replace the C++ code which tends to presently handle difficult media formats and this replacement code is being shipped in the stable version of Firefox 48.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Yahoo Replaces Google as Firefox's Default Search

Firefox Yahoo
Just from the coming December, Mozilla Firefox will utilize Yahoo search engine as a default, only in the United States on cell phone as well as desktop. On account of this five-year agreement, Yahoo will also start a new search experience in favor of the users of Firefox in the U.S. that would simultaneously make this Firefox to move away from Google.

Such a new kind search experience will provide a clear, fresh and immersive layout that reveals input from the Mozilla group. In Russia, Firefox will employ Yandex Search, while in China this will make use of Baidu as its default. On the other hand, Google, and a lot of other search engines like DuckDuckGo will stay as integral options.

Reasons for changing the partnership-

The Mozilla Company has long earned most of its funds by means of its joint venture with Google that has always been seen as default in Mozilla. In fact, in 2012, information known from a reliable source reveals that 88 percent of Firefox’s revenue came mainly from Google. The deal with Google was going to terminate this year, although, and it seem as either Yahoo has made an offer that Mozilla cannot reject or Google planned to walk away from the contract.

Opinion of Mozilla

CEO of Mozilla, Chris Beard stated that Google has been the default search engine of Firefox global since the year 2004. The renewal time of the deal is in this year, and hence Mozilla took it as a chance to assess its competitive approach and investigate the options. He even added that his company is really eager to work with Yahoo to get a new, expected search experience of Yahoo to the Firefox users in the particular country featuring the best of the Web, and to discover new modern search experience along with the content.

Statements from Yahoo

Similarly, CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer recently perceived that she thinks that search is really a point of investment, prospect and development for the company. Such a joint venture aids to increase their success in search and even provides with an opportunity to serve closely along with Mozilla to get ways to create something more in search matter, communications as well as digital content.

Yahoo engine, in its present form, is supported by Microsoft Bing, certainly, although the company largely alters the results it obtains from Microsoft, in terms of design and in terms of status. There have long been gossips that Yahoo might end this agreement and return back its own particular search engine; however that appears improbable

This collaboration with Firefox will definitely provide Yahoo and even Microsoft a more powerful dominance in the search market. When Firefox usage has turned down over some of the previous years, this yet accounts for minimum 15percent of the browser market in the US. Yahoo at present possesses nearly 10 percent of the search engine of US market. To return back to the Google as default is only a matter of some seconds though some of the users want to go for the default.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Mozilla Developing a Browser for Web Designers

If reports have to be believed then Mozilla is expected to unveil their new browser on the 10th of November however failed to provide any further details.

The main attraction is the fact that this new browser is that it is a browser developed for developers and developed by developers. All the developers have to do is to sign up to receive an email regarding the update once the browser is available in the market.

The Mozilla is a non-profit organization founded in the year 2003 and the company who is dedicated towards maintenance of the open-source and free software which are mainly used for accessing the internet.

What’s new about the browser?

This new browser is said to be based on Firefox and expected to have all the debugging capabilities apart from the special tools like Firefox Tools Adapter and WebIDE for getting the coding rights in the browser.

The advantage of WebIDE is the fact that it allows new apps to be created by the developers, for the web, as they have to use a blueprint and not depend on anything to be started from scratch. The next advantage that will be received by the developers is fact that the tool will enable them to create, edit and test their applications and that too inside the browser.

The adapter of the Firefox has an add-on feature which enables it to be able to connect to other browsers as well. According to Mozilla, the desktop environment can be used by the developers to work on smaller screen devices simultaneously.

Build by developers for the developers!!

According to the blog posted by Mozilla, this new browser which was developed by the developers and for the developers has its own advantage.

This browser will allow the developers to debug the entire web and in turn making you get the ultimate experience of the web. The blog highlights the fact that the browser has some powerful integrating system which will allow the integration of the Firefox Tools Adapter and other new tools like that off WebIDE.

According to the blog the developers have more exciting things to wait for which includes additions of more to the current package. Mozilla came up with an exciting idea of releasing a teaser video of what the developers has in-stored for everyone through this browser.

Market giants like Mozilla and Google have basically released browsers which are targeting the developers and some of the examples of Firefox Aurora channels and the nightly Chromium.

Although, these releases were primarily meant as the early versions and part of the consumer releases, but they came with the aim of keeping the web developers in the loop and also to be prepared for the upcoming features and standard.

According to Mozilla, this new browser will be aiming to spotlight on interfaces and the browser-tools to experience faster web advancement. The main thought of Mozilla is to develop something unique, but at the same time familiar browser.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Firefox Apps being Repackaged by Mozilla to Make them Usable by all Android Users!

About Mozilla

Mozilla is a well-known company, which is a part of the free software community. It is popular for making the widely used browser- Mozilla Firefox.

This community is known to use, develop, advertise and support Mozilla products. It thus promotes availability of free software and open standards having nearly negligible exceptions. The Mozilla community is institutionalised under the Mozilla Foundation.

Apart from the browser, Mozilla has also produced Thunderbird, Firefox OS for mobile devices, Firefox Mobile, Bugzilla, i.e. the system used to track down web bugs.

About repackaging Firefox OS apps for Android: 

This company has now undertaken the endeavour of repackaging Firefox OS apps to make them compatible with and usable in the Android platform.

Mozilla aims to make Web apps and Open Web Apps the epicentre of smart phone experience by making use of the Firefox OS.The devices with the Firefox OS is cheaper than other modern day smart phones. Survey says that Android is the most popularly used mobile phone OS.

By repackaging the Firefox apps for the android platform, the company is delving into a new realm. Previously, it had already made packages of the Firefox OS apps to suit the desktop OS such as Windows, OS X, and Linux etc. It is their first attempt in repackaging for mobile OS.

It has already launched the repackaged apps. All the users of the repackaged Firefox OS apps in android platform are able to download and install the apps from the Firefox Marketplace. These apps will behave like all other commonly used Android Apps.

A developer gets the provision of making his own personally customised Open Web App for Firefox OS devices and make that app available to millions of users of Firefox for Android users all over the world. The developer does not have to change a single line of code, making his task so much more user.

To install and use apps that have been repackaged, the user has to allow unknown sources to make the installation of the app.

The repackaged apps have been built using HTML5. They are different from the native apps found normally on Android, iOS or Windows platform. At the initiation of making Firefox IS, Mozilla made use of Boot 2 Gecko.

Get yourself acquainted with the company's plans and undertakings: 

The Mozilla Company has expressed its wish to make the Firefox OS apps compatible with the iOS platform too.

But the iOS platform does not possess the option of installing a web browser that is Gecko-based. This sort of web browser is essential for support Open Web Apps and its unavailability is preventing the repackaging of the Firefox apps in the iOS platform.

So that iOS compatibility can be achieved, Mozilla has collaborated with Apache Cordova. Mozilla has been reported to have signed deals with companies in India and Taiwan so that it can market its devices in these countries.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Firefox 31 Beta with More Tools for Developers

Firefox 31 Beta
Firefox 30 final version has just now released and Mozilla shifted attention to Firefox 31, which replaces its predecessor in the distribution channel beta browser. Firefox 31 focuses in particular on tools for developers. Users will also be entitled to some new things.

A search field will be added to the new tab page, and Firefox will open directly pdf, ogg and more. On Windows if no default application takes over, The Next Web notes from the release notes for Firefox 31. In the blog dedicated to news for developers, however there are many more improvements.

Two new debugging tools are introduced, for example one can dedicate the add-ons and other elements to canvas. The Debugger add-on will add a "Debug" button at any add-on that does not require a restart to install it says Mozilla. Must obviously be the module author to gain access to it. A video was posted on Vimeo to explain the operation.

The Debugger Canvas "allows developers to register and in their image scroller code image" from a 2D or 3D animation they created. The editor, seen in the video, resembles the classic debugging tools of Firefox.

 In Mobile applications, we note in particular the arrival of Firefox Hub API, an environment that allows developers to add their content directly on the home page of Firefox for Android, as well as performance improvements and stability APK Factory.

 Finally, little more dedicated to web design can seems, but can provide a productivity gain interesting every day. In the color picker, a pipette will now allow you to copy the color code of any pixel on the screen. The feature that already existed in the form of add-ons but now take in.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Firefox 29 Beta With New Interface Released!

Firefox 29 Beta
Mozilla has released Firefox 29 in a first beta version, which already shows the new Australia interface. In addition to new tabs, especially the look of buttons and dialogs of the browser have been changed. In addition, the synchronization service of Firefox Sync is included. The new interface does away with the user interface and reduces the number of continuously visible buttons.

First, the tabs have been greatly changed and slide close to the upper edge of the browser. This saves space for the actual web page content. The active tab has strongly curved edges, while the outlines of the remaining riders are only hinted at and only then visually distinguished when the user moves the mouse over a tab. This affects the surface much tidier without the user mentioned in unknown territory.

Changes also have made in the shortcuts for the bookmarks, downloads, the home page and the main menu will be displayed. You are migrated next to the Google search bar to the right edge. The main menu has undergone the greatest changes and now shows for the first time in the desktop versions buttons for cut, copy, and paste elements.

In addition, new private and browser windows can be opened, saved pages, can take print of them. Also, the add-on sub menus and the developer tools are found in the same window. The Firefox cloud services under the name Sync and Profiles in the Cloud also can be accessed from the menu. With them, browser settings can be kept in sync together with bookmarks across multiple devices.

Anyone wants to use the new sync function, requires a new account. The final version of Firefox 29 will be release on 29 April 2014 The Firefox 29 Beta is available for Linux, Windows and OS X for download. In Google Play also the Beta version for Android has been released and available now.

Firefox 28 Is Available Now!

Firefox 28
After few hours of announcing that they stopped the development of a version of Firefox for Windows touch interface Metro 8.x, Mozilla Foundation has just made available for download the 28.0 version of their browser. This is necessarily very lightweight version with more novelties.

The most interesting news for the start of the new Firefox 28 concerns once again the absence of an announced feature. Available for Windows, MacOS and Linux, this new version does not offer any changes in its interface. And the rest of the additions can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

 Besides the usual performance improvement and correction of security holes, Mozilla Launches Firefox 28 with VP9 video codec, audio codec Opus and a finalized version of the Gamepad API programming interface to associate a joystick browser. New to Firefox 28 is the support of VP9. The priority was developed by Google video codec promises to consume only half as much data at the same quality.

YouTube has - not surprisingly - announced to set for the streaming of 4K content on VP9. The Firefox browser is henceforth able to video (WebM) with soundtracks in Opus format reproduce. On HTML5 pages there is a new volume control for audio and video playback.

In addition to various security updates, the new version promises to support the message center for web notifications for Mac OS X. In addition, Firefox 28 for Android should incorporate new buttons like “Quickshare" to simplify information sharing.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Advertisement In Firefox Soon!

Advertisement In Firefox Soon!
The Mozilla Foundation plans to introduce ads into the "new tab" in the browser space. These advertisements appear alongside of the Firefox users’ content.

 This is a revolution taking place at Mozilla. The Foundation has announced that it would introduce advertising in its Firefox browser. Attending the annual meeting of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Darren Herman, vice president in charge of services and income diversification in Mozilla, presented the “Directory Tiles " concept.

When first using Firefox: opening Firefox in a new tab, it will have 9 empty tiles that appear thereafter most visited web sites. The objective is to use these spaces by displaying advertising and preloaded such websites specific to certain geographic areas.

The ads will be stamped so that there is no ambiguity for users. Mozilla says it is trying to introduce the concept of Tiles Directory advertisers but gives no specific date for its introduction.

This diversification is an important step for Mozilla whose revenues are 97% of its agreements with the search engines, especially Google.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Mozilla releases Tile Based Firefox 28 Beta for Windows 8 Touch

Firefox 28 Beta for windows 8 touch
Mozilla has released a beta version of Windows 8 App of Firefox 28. This is adjusted to Microsoft Modern Metro and optimized for touch operation, so that it is of particular interest to focus on Windows 8 tablets. Firefox for Windows 8 Touch, Mozilla calls it as the latest beta version of Firefox 28, which is available as a Windows 8 App.

Thus it differs from the standard Windows Desktop version of Firefox. The typical swiping Windows 8.x as well as pinch-to- zoom are supported, so that with a finger gesture you can move over comfortably into the website, you can zoom in and can be zoom out. The version is therefore primarily intended for owners of Windows 8 tablets or devices with a touch screen.

 " Touch Firefox Beta for Windows 8 has a home screen with direct access to favorites and browsing history. Other features of Firefox, such as the Awesome Bar are always available, “said Mozilla in a statement. The beta version works normally in full screen mode, but can also be placed on the relevant Windows functions in addition to another app, so that both can be viewed simultaneously.

The Metro version of Firefox will bookmark important pages and the course in the form of tiles to blend into the design guidelines from Microsoft. Thus, the operation of the browser should be easier Mozilla promises. The Firefox browser dominates the Windows parts function, so that web pages can be passed on to other apps also. It enables users to use the Metro version of Firefox, must be made Firefox the default browser for Windows 8.

For in the Modern UI world can always use only one browser. Once that's done, a matching Firefox tile is on the home screen of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. The beta version uses the same browser engine that is also used in the Windows desktop version of Firefox. In the current version of Firefox, the Gamepad API is enabled, VP9 video decoding and Opus in WebM is supported and there is a volume control for HTML5-Audio/-Video.

Under Mac OS X the Notification Center is used for web notification. Since March 2012 Mozilla is working on developing a browser for the new Modern UI interface of Windows 8 alias called Windows 8.1. A first pre-release version of Firefox as Windows 8 app was released in September 2013. Mozilla provides the beta version of Firefox for Windows 8 Touch free to download.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Firefox 27 Available Now

Firefox 27
The Firefox 27 is available now with improved security and with good support for social options. The Firefox 27.0 version is now available through the usual channels. The new version brings no apparent changes but more changes are there in its engine.

Security is again in the spotlight with the activation of TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol that is intended to replace the old SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for the enhanced security. In terms of new features, the Mozilla Foundation announced that it has strengthened the social interactions from third party applications.

 In the previous year, Mozilla has announced that the Facebook is one of their pillars of social integration, and it was fulfilled today hence the user may be connected in an enhanced security with the social media in this version. And 'Delicious' will allow the users to share their links easily within the Delicious network.

"Delicious backup and organizes all your favorites while you surf the web content - you can easily find this content in the Firefox sidebar. Saavn, the music sharing service is now integrated its side through a Firefox sidebar to view a music stream. Social may give a boost to a slowing Firefox!

Friday, 10 January 2014

6 Highly Useful Mozilla Firefox Tips and tricks to improve your Browsing Experience

Do you prefer Firefox than other browser? Then this Browser is really cool and effective one to deal with!

Tips and tricks In Order improve your Browsing Experience:

1. Yank your Firefox Screen for Optimal Use

• To reduce Size of your Icons to Get More Screen Space Right-Click the empty space and Select Customize. You will immediately find “Use Small icons”. The preview change may happen by checking and un checking to find out the best one.

• You can easily increase the Text Size of your Web Page By using Ctrl & + and Ctrl & - you may increase or decrease text size. Ctrl & 9 Reset them to default size.

• Use F11 to fill the entire webpage and Press once again to previous mode.

1. Create Keywords for Important BookMarked Sites You can fast get to bookmarked pages at a faster mode by creating shortcut keys. For instance got to bookmark items, right-click specified bookmark and select “Properties”. Enter the shortcut key to browse faster.

2. Key Board Shortcut keys for Firefox 

• Keyboard Space bar to Scroll Faster

• Use Ctrl + Shift + B and Ctrl + Shift + H to open Bookmark and History page.

Ctrl + F to open Find box to locate words and phrases easily.

• Use Ctrl + Shift + Delete for clearing the Browsing History.

3. Move At a much Faster Rate with Firefox 

Ctrl + Tab to skip from one tab to another

Ctrl + (1 to 9) to move to specific Tabs in your browser.

Ctrl + T for New Tab • Ctrl + N for New Windows.

Shift + Ctrl + T to unknot Close tab. (Revive Closed Tab)

Ctrl W to close an Open Tab. (Close the Current Tab)

4. Utilize Firefox Address and Search Bars to Browse Faster

• Bring into play Ctrl + D to open Up Bookmark Window.

• Bring into play Ctrl + K for highlighting Search Bar.

• Bring into play Ctrl + L for highlighting Location Bar.

a. Complete a web address using Ctrl + Enter for (www and .com).

b. Complete a Web address using Shift + Enter for (www and .net).

c. Complete a Web address using Ctrl + Shift + Enter for (www and .org).

5. How to swiftly locate precise Tab on Firefox 

Ctrl + Shift + E for creating “Tab Groups”. This would display the tab as Thumbnails. It is your wish to select anyone of them.

 • Utilize % in URL to know what Tabs are open. It Provide the list of Tabs.

A brief Explanation of Trips and Tricks

This would have let you some knowledge on Firefox. People usually think Firefox as little tougher to use, but rather it is more when you know the shortcut keys available in them. If you keep on using this you might turn out to be expert in using Firefox. So these are the Tricks and tips to deal up with Firefox.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Firefox 26 Beta version is ready for testing!

Firefox 26 Beta
With the current beta version of the Mozilla browser Firefox 26, is ready for testing. What's new Firefox users expect here follows Since the Mozilla Firefox 16 team tinkers on the "Click to Play" function. That prevents the browser plug-ins such as Flash, Java or Silver light loads automatically. Only on explicit request of the user can reload the content in question. In Firefox 26, the function will block almost all plug-ins for the first time by default. Because still very common on the net, Flash content is excluded from the rule.

However, only the latest version of the Flash plug-in - with old versions uses click-to -play and prompts you to install the latest version. Do you want Firefox still displays the relevant content; you must select it with a click on that window. Mozilla wants to give users more control over the browser now days. In addition, Firefox handle it one of the largest gateways for malware and resource hog. In terms of safety caused mainly Java in recent past for negative headlines, why Mozilla had originally planned, Java already from Firefox to disable 24 - due to technical problems but Mozilla had to step undo.

So far, Firefox uses the function to block outdated plug -ins. To check if any updates are available for your plug-ins, refer to the plug-in check by Mozilla. The new function not only protects your system, but at the same time preserves the memory as Firefox blocked videos, upload pictures or animations only after your approval. Shumway is also with Mozilla since November 2012 and working on a Flash alternative to open-source basis. In contrast to the current de facto standard for multimedia content on the network Mozilla is focusing its project on open standards like HTML5 and JavaScript.

Unlike Flash, Shumway runs on platforms like Android or iOS, which have to do without Flash. For those interested, test applications are available on a dedicated website. In Firefox 26 Mozilla extended to support various media formats. So the browser is now playing from on PCs with Windows XP MP3 files without having to rely on external programs. Linux users in turn are pleased with the support of the video codec H.264, which requires the installation of the appropriate GStreamer plug-ins. In order not to annoy Windows users with constant update messages, the browser also automatically updated in the future. So users do not run with the risk of getting stuck with an outdated and unsecured browser installation.

From Firefox 26 that works well if the logged user does not have write permissions in the Firefox folder. For this to work, you need to activate the Mozilla Maintenance Service in the settings. In Firefox 26 Mozilla extends the Social API introduced with Firefox 17. The new version allows multiple social services enable parallel so that you receive, for example, status messages or chat messages from different networks. Mozilla has also improved the built - in Firefox password manager. The script now supports -generated password fields. Also, the Android version of Firefox gets some new things donated.

Unlike its predecessors, this time from the list falls not so extensive. Besides the improvement of the password Manger - keeps inroads into the desktop version - get the Firefox app a New Home. Under about: home Find now summarized all important data. By swiping you instantly call up your history, bookmarks and reading list of pages you've marked to read later on. To change the developers have about three months modernized and cleaned up code as Mozilla developer Lucas Rocha writes.

 New in Firefox 26, the app manager is the replaces the current simulator “Dashboard “. The tool helps developers build HTML5 -held Web and test apps for Firefox OS. Which innovations, Web developers may still pleased the professionals have compiled separately. Mozilla Firefox 26 will implement the long-standing barrier announced plug-ins. This is to be welcomed, if thereby the development and distribution of open web standards like HTML5 is promoted.

However, the move is not without risk: All alerts and non-functioning websites lead to more frustration rather than awareness. Mozilla risk for the popularity of the service is aware of its own. This demonstrates the fact that the Flash player is excluded from the measure. In addition, developers hone a number of corners, which makes Firefox 26 quite an interesting release.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Happy Birthday Mozilla Firefox !

Happy Birthday Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox 1.0 launched its first attack on Internet Explorer on 9 November 2004 and now the browser is celebrating its ninth birthday. Firefox has a long way since.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Mozilla Firefox Tips And Tricks

Firefox Tips And Tricks
Mozilla Firefox is one of the best open source browsers. To use Mozilla Firefox more efficiently here are some useful tips.
1. Keyboard Short Cuts:

• Reload->F5
• Find ->Ctrl+F
• New tab -> Ctrl+T
• Increase text size->Ctrl+=
• Decrease text size->Ctrl+-
• Go to address bar->Ctrl+L OR Alt+d
• Go to search box->Ctrl+K
• Bookmark page->Ctrl+D
 • Go to home page->Alt-Home
• Close current tab->Ctrl-W
• page up->Shift Spacebar
• page down->Space bar
• find next->Alt-N
• when it is a .net domain->Shift+Enter
• when it is a .org domain->Ctrl+Shift+Enter

2. Mouse Short Cuts:

• To open in new tab->Middle click on link
• To close a tab->Middle click on a tab
• To Increase page size->Ctrl-scroll down
• To Decrease page size->Ctrl-scroll up
• To go to Previous page->Shift-scroll down
• To go to Next page->Shift-scroll up

Other Tips and Tricks:

1. To Speed up Mozilla Firefox:

Type about:config in the address bar and hit Enter button, it will show you message “This might void your warranty!” Click on the button: I’ll be careful, I promise! then in the filter field type network.http , and change the following settings (Double-click on them to change them)

change network.http.pipelining and network.http.proxy.pipelining to true

Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to a number like 8.

Now, right-click and select New -> Integer.

Name itnglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to zero.

This is the time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

2. Handling Multiple Tabs with Keyboard:

Mozilla Firefox provides feature that you can handle multiple tabs by keyboard. Here are some tips to use multiple tabs by using keyboard.

Ctrl+Tab ->Rotate forward among tabs)

Ctrl+Shft+Tab -> Rotate to the previous tab)

Ctrl+1-9->Jump to a specific tab

3. Changing the behaviour of close button:

Sometimes by mistake you click on close button . Here is a trick to remove or close tab button.In the address bar Type about:config and press Enter button, then in filter field search for browser.tabs.closeButton. When you find it double-click on the given result. This inturn will show you a prompt with default value 1. Change the value to different values for different behaviours.

Enter 0 ->displays close button on the active tab only.
Enter 1 -> displays close button to all tabs.
Enter 2 ->avoids displaying any close buttons.
Enter 3 ->displays single close button at the end of the tab bar.

4. Opening multiple websites when you start Firefox:

In menu bar, click on ‘Tools’ option. Then click on ‘Options’ button .
Open multiple websites in Firefox

Under main tab, Look for ’startup’. Then type the website address/URL in ‘Homepage’ box separated by | symbol.

For example, if you want to open Google and Yahoo at the same time, then type – | in Homepage box. Then Restart Firefox and you will see Firefox loading all 3 websites.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Firefox Going To Use Cisco's H.264 Codec

Mozilla Firefox will use the H.264 module of Cisco in the future. Cisco's implementation of the H.264 codec will now be provided free and binary forms free with Cisco assumes all the obligations of patent licenses. The H.264 video codec is patented and licensed, the rights holders MPEG LA prevents a legal use of the codecs in free software.

Therefore, the Firefox browser cannot supports codec directly, but only through the integration of platform-specific frameworks like GStreamer on Linux or Windows ' Media Foundation. But this technique is not available on all systems. With the help of Cisco's H.264 implementation, the situation will change soon.

For the video codec to be available under a BSD license and are offered free in binary form for all major operating systems to download. All license obligations to the MPEG LA takes on Cisco, which allows software like Firefox to integrate Cisco's binary module as Mozilla's technical director Brendan Eich wrote.

But the browser is not already offered with the module for download. Rather Firefox to download and install a module when a user needs it. Users can also disable the settings. Mozilla continues to work on free codecs. For Mozilla as the possible support of H.264 is a very important achievement.

After all, a large part of the available HTML5 videos can encode with H.264, as well as video conferencing systems. Calibration for the integration of a patent is affected by binary file but not a particularly in the sense of free software. Therefore, the free VP8 codec will be further supported.

The ability to use the Cisco H.264 media module in Firefox should be possible in 2014 at the beginning of the year.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Firefox 25 adds Web Audio API support

Firefox 25
Mozilla has released Firefox 25th with new encouragement in web audio and with more enhanced for JavaScript support. The list of the new features of Firefox 25 is comparatively short. But in addition to the support of web audio for processing audio data in Mozilla calls a change in the behavior of the search field. Each tab now has its own search box; so that its contents change when tab changes.

Firefox will not revise it for several months, the browser asks the future whether to apply settings and of course any other browser. Firefox can be reset but it no longer deletes the surf session. Support for HTML5 and CSS3 is particularly improved. Control scrolling background with "background- attachment: local" will include more developers, as well as the implementation of new JavaScript functions.

For the rest, Mozilla announced the autonomous operation of the search of a tab to another, better support iframe, some bug fixes and the ability to recover the session, even after a reset Firefox. Now also support the CSS3 property background-attachment, affecting the scrolling behavior of the background. The developer claims to have integrated many new features from ECMAScript 6 (ES6).

Content of iframes in Firefox 25 can also be specified inline, so that no second call must be made to fill an iFrame.In terms of innovations, Firefox 25 presents thin. Although missed the Mozilla browser in some places a meaningful fine-tuning, but the surf does not enrich the everyday. New in Firefox 25 is the way to start a separate search query in each tab. Until now there was only a single search for all tabs.

If you have not used Firefox for months and instead tried a different browser then in such a case, Firefox will ask you from now on, if you want to import the data as incurred history and settings from another browser into Firefox. Finally, note that contrary to what was announced as a first step, the arrival of the new user interface has indeed been postponed again.

It will be deployed as from version 28 of Firefox that should land around March. Called Australis, the new interface has been postponed from version to version since 24. As for Firefox 25 for Android version, it was also published in the day. Separate release notes are available on the Mozilla website.

One of the great innovations is the arrival of a navigation mode "Guest" to afford to let a third party use its browser without access to passwords or open sessions. As usual, it is available for download directly from the publisher's website or through an up-to- date from an earlier version.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Firefox OS Update For Smartphone system

Firefox OS Update
For Mozilla Firefox OS smart phone system, the company will release an update that functions like MMS retrofits. Mozilla has released a major update to its Smartphone operating system. Firefox OS 1.1 upgraded by and including the ability to send files via MMS.

Similarly, developers can now access the push notifications API; can be triggered by the timed notifications from apps. The adaptive - search app is now a central part of the home screens. In the music app is also now let’s just for tracks, albums or artists looking for. The calendar application can notify you of upcoming events, and events can be in the calendar by tapping on the respective day to create.

Users of the Firefox OS, you can also import single contacts from GMail and Hotmail accounts and e -mail application allows to create drafts, download audio and video attachments and to send photos from their own gallery as e- mail attachment. With the operating system more than 15 languages are supported, and the applications will now start faster or scrolling to work better. The Firefox OS 1.1 will be available not only to all currently existing devices, Mozilla's partners also announced further devices for several countries.