Category Archives: Firefox

Firefox 50 is out, here is what’s new

Firefox 50 is out, here is what’s new

Another release of the popular Mozilla Firefox browser is out today. Version 50 features a number changes you may like. Let's see what Mozilla developers prepared for us.

Mozilla’s Quantum Project is a new engine for Firefox

Mozilla’s Quantum Project is a new engine for Firefox

A few days ago, Mozilla introduced its new project, "Quantum", which is aimed at providing a new, notably improved engine for the Firefox browser. It will be Gecko-based and should bring many enhancements to Gecko's performance, thanks to increased concurrency and parallelism, reduced latency, and better reliability provided by the Rust code language and its features.

Set a custom title and icon for a Firefox profile

Set a custom title and icon for a Firefox profile

If you use multiple profiles of the Firefox browser simultaneously, assigning each profile its own icon or title can be really useful. This allows you to find the Firefox instance you need to switch to at any moment. Here is how it can be done.

Firefox drops all NPAPI plugins, except Flash

Firefox drops all NPAPI plugins, except Flash

Mozilla Firefox is undergoing a lot of changes these days. Mozilla developers are removing support for NPAPI plugins from Firefox. The change has already reached the Nightly branch of the browser.

Disable add-on signature enforcement in Firefox 49 and above

Disable add-on signature enforcement in Firefox 49 and above

Starting with Firefox 48, Mozilla made the add-on signature enforcement mandatory. The user cannot disable it using the about:config flag or using any other method. Here is a hack which will allow you to bypass the requirement and install unsigned addons in the browser.

Firefox drops Windows Vista and Windows XP support

Firefox drops Windows Vista and Windows XP support

There is bad news from the Firefox camp for Windows XP users. Mozilla, developers of the popular browser have decided to terminate support for Windows XP and Windows Vista starting with Firefox 53.

Caution: Firefox can wear out your SSD drive

Caution: Firefox can wear out your SSD drive

Mozilla Firefox is one of the well-known web browsers. During its long life from 2004, it got extremely popular due to add-on support but lost the race to Google once they released the Chrome browser. Lately, Firefox has been doing some changes which are not being well-received by users. One latest discovery shows that Firefox causes an abnormally high amount of disk operations which on SSDs can wear them out or reduce their lifespan.

Firefox 49 is out, here is what’s new

Firefox 49 is out, here is what’s new

Another release of the popular Mozilla Firefox browser is out today. Version 49 features significant changes you may or may not like. Let's see what Mozilla developers prepared for us.

Firefox 49 will drop support for Hello

Firefox 49 will drop support for Hello

Hello is an interesting service Mozilla has in Firefox that provides a WebRTC-based alternative to services like Skype. Mozilla has included it in Firefox for some versions but have now decided to drop the Hello addon from the upcoming Firefox 49. Version 49, which is expected to be released in September, will come without support for Hello. Support for the underlying WebRTC technology itself may remain intact.

Firefox 48 is out with lots of changes

Firefox 48 is out with lots of changes

Here is a new release of the popular Firefox 48 browser. This is the first release where you cannot disable add-on signature enforcement. Here is what's new in version 48.