Tag Archive: Mozilla

Oct 05 2013

Say Goodbye to Flash Under Firefox 27

Here’s a quick tip. If you’re using the nightly release of Firefox then you’ll be up to Firefox 27 but you may not have realised that a new feature has slipped into the build. Mozilla has managed to build something called Shumway that renders SWF files in HTML5 removing the need for Flash to be …

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Jul 06 2013

Has Firefox Cured its Memory Bloat?

For a while now I have used Google Chrome as my primary browser after growing tired of Firefox consuming gigabytes of memory per session and doing little to free memory apart from when you closed and reopened it. Apparently, Mozilla has made great strides to get memory management under control so I am doing to …

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Dec 27 2012

Switch Browser Tabs Without Using the Mouse

Here’s a very quick tip for today. If you’re a power user and you don’t fancy wielding the mouse to switch between browser tabs then you might prefer to use Ctrl + Tab instead to move to the next tab or Ctrl + Shift + Tab to go to the previous tab. This works in all of …

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Apr 30 2012

End of the Line for Firefox 3.6

If you’re still all the way back on Firefox 3.6 (while the latest version is now Firefox 12) you might want to read about how will be affected next month. In a nutshell, Firefox 3.6 is pretty long in the tooth (over two years old which is a while in the web browser industry considering …

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Feb 17 2012

Mozilla Creating Boot2Gecko But Why?

Seems like a slightly crowded field these days for mobile OS market share. Up front we have Android and iOS while BlackBerry OS and Symbian are slowly being sucked into a black hole. Meanwhile, Windows Phone is carving out a small niche for itself prior to Windows 8 hitting the scene as WebOS is stuck …

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Feb 06 2012

Automatic Updates Coming in Internet Explorer

Here’s something to keep in mind when using Internet Explorer on Windows XP, Vista and 7. For a while now, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have possessed auto-update capabilities (Firefox being more explicit about it while Chrome silently updates itself in the background and applies the changes when it is restarted with nary a peep). …

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Jan 15 2012

Use TweekDeck Without Local Installation

For a lot of people using Windows the Twitter client of choice is TweetDeck however it can be a problem to get running if you are unable to install Adobe Air on the computer (which is often the case in corporate or enterprise environments). Otherwise, if you are staunchly against installing Adobe Air on your computer …

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Jan 14 2012

How to Fix Looping Firefox Errors on Startup

Here’s something that I encountered this week when attempting to update my installation of Firefox (again, the updates seem incredibly frequent now). I repeatedly encountered the following error when trying to load Firefox after the upgrade: Your computer must be rebooted to complete a previous upgrade of Firefox. Do you want to reboot now? Even …

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Sep 15 2011

Firefox Aurora Channel May Require Several Updates

Another quick tip for tonight. If you are close to the bleeding edge when it comes to the Firefox browser without being on the nightly releases you’ll be on the Aurora channel. This update channel only releases the most recent build that works (somewhat) compared to some nightly builds that might not work at all. …

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Aug 21 2011

Recover Lost Firefox Performance with SpeedyFox

SpeedyFox

Leading on from yesterday’s article covering the release of Firefox 8 on the Aurora channel I mentioned a potential way for you to restore performance in existing installation of Firefox which has become sluggish. In the case where performance has been lost as a result of bloated and fragmented SQLITE database files (which is where …

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