Mozilla Firefox

New Firefox 22 enables browser-based file-sharing

Today's stable release of Mozilla Firefox 22 (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android) includes a variety of back-end technical updates and relatively minor tweaks (to be honest, the word-wrapping of plain-text files is the most relevant to me).

The most notable news is Firefox's new default support for WebRTC (the RTC stands for real-time communication), a set of API components that allows developers to create browser-to-browser applications without plug-ins. WebRTC was... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , Android Software

Tags: Windows software , browsers , Mozilla Firefox , p2p

Intel and McAfee join forces, the Counting Crows talk apps, and Firefox revs to v21

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Mozilla Firefox updates to version 21... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: Firefox , Windows software , Mozilla Firefox , McAfee

Firefox 21 adds a new Health Report

The stable channel of Firefox 21 (Windows, Mac, Android, Linux) released today, adding a few notable new features such as an expanded social API and further Do Not Track options for customizing privacy settings, along with a new Firefox Health Report feature.

The Health Report is an additional "About protocol" link for Firefox that is available by typing "about:healthreport" into the Firefox address bar or as a drop-down selection... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , Android Software

Tags: Firefox , Windows software , browsers , Mozilla Firefox , updates

The best four Firefox tab add-ons

Mozilla Firefox (download for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, or the Portable App) didn't invent tabbed browsing, but they sure as heck perfected it, or at least the extended network of extensions developers did. If Firefox doesn't include a tabbed-browsing feature you want, there's a good chance you can find one among its numerous add-ons.

Personally, I'm a tab glutton. I might be using a Windows XP box from 2004,... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Firefox , Windows software , browsers , add-ons , Mozilla Firefox , tabs

One-click Firefox searching

Like many other Download.com staffers, I use a customized version of Mozilla Firefox. I run the Littlefox theme to maximize real estate, Tab Mix Plus to manage my myriad tabs, and a few other essential add-ons like CustomizeGoogle and Greasemonkey for specific functionality.

The most noticeable tweak in my version of Firefox is the lack of a search-engine box in the upper-right corner of the browser. Back in summer 2007, I explained how and why I killed it.... Read More »

Tags: Windows software , browsers , search , Mozilla Firefox

Add election results into Firefox with RSS Ticker

Yesterday, Jessica Dolcourt provided four great applications for tracking U.S. election results online. I wanted to quickly follow up with a short word about my favorite RSS ticker tool, the simply named Mozilla Firefox add-on RSS Ticker, currently at version 2.0.3.

If you want to work, chat, watch videos, listen to music, or do any other fun Internet stuff instead of tracking election results constantly on news sites, RSS Ticker provides a nifty way of keeping up with breaking... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Windows software , RSS , Mozilla Firefox

Streaming Google results are back

When I fired up my Mozilla Firefox browser this morning, I received an unpleasant surprise. I tried my first Give Me Back My Google search of the day, only to be confronted with a 10 search results and a "Next" button for more results. What the deuce?

I haven't seen a "Next" button for Google results in a few years, ever since I installed the CustomizeGoogle extension for Firefox way back when. Along with key features such as ad... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Google , extensions , search , streaming , Mozilla Firefox , updates

Firefox 3? Not yet

Mozilla surprised us a bit with an unexpected release of the first release candidate for Firefox 3 last weekend. It's a likely sign that the official release is nigh.

When will that be? You already know the answer: "When it's ready." My best guess is sometime in the late afternoon, either this month or next.

That said, Release Candidate 1 is going to be close enough to the final version of Firefox 3 that you won't notice any significant differences...until of... Read More »

Tags: Windows software , browsers , Mozilla Firefox , Firefox 3