Firefox 40, which is available for Nightly users only as of now, comes with an updated add-ons manager with a refreshed UI and add-on signature checking. Let's explore what this feature does.
If you use the popular Mozilla Firefox browser, here is good news for you: there is a new feature in the browser, Performance Monitor. It has appeared in Firefox 40, which is in the Nightly state as of this writing. Let's learn more about this new feature.
With version 38, Mozilla is going enable a new Preferences feature by default. These new Preferences will be shown inside a tab, like a regular web page. Users who are not happy with the new appearance of Preferences in Firefox 38 can follow this tutorial to disable it and restore the old Preferences dialog.
In our articles, we often mention the about:config command which can be entered in the address bar. That command opens the built-in configuration editor of the Firefox browser and allows performing extreme fine-tuning of the browser. It contains lots of options which are not accessible from the browser's settings interface. Many Firefox users are not even aware that about:config is not the only about: command available in the browser. Firefox comes with a huge set of useful about commands which I would like to share with you today.
The classic Opera browser had a very useful feature - private tabs. Unlike all modern mainstream browsers, it allowed you to mix private and regular tabs in the single window. Firefox users can get the same feature and use private tabs instead of private windows. Follow the instructions below to learn how it can be done.
Recently, we covered how to start Mozilla Firefox in Safe mode. In the safe mode of Mozilla Firefox, addons and plugins will not be loaded, so it is very useful for troubleshooting issues with plugins and add-ons which affect the browser performance, stability or prevent it from being started. Mozilla developers decided to add an additional way to launch Firefox in safe mode.
The popular Firefox browser is available in many different editions. Every edition has its own release channel and has different features, stability, target audience and OS and add-on compatibility. While it is possible to install different Firefox versions in one OS, they all try to use the default browser profile, as a result of which they can't run simultaneously. This lead to crashes, profile corruption and inconveniences.
In this article, we will see which versions of Firefox are available and how to run them simultaneously.
Modern versions of the Firefox browser have icons in the context menu for back and forward navigation commands, reload/stop command and for the "bookmark" item. Many users do not like the fact that the context menu has icons, not text labels. Besides the design, they break the user interface flow, as they are aligned horizonally while the rest of the menu items are ordered vertically. In this article, we will see how you can revert to the fully textual context menu of the Firefox browser and remove the icons.