Firefox

Mozilla removes site specific user-agent override option from Firefox 71

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/11/mozilla-removes-site-specific-user-agent-override-option-from-firefox-71/

3 days ago

A few months we told you how to disable the Twitter redesign and get the old interface back. Yesterday I ran into the new UI in Firefox even though I kept the […]

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Use these extensions to delete your Firefox browsing history automatically and to clear the cache with a single button

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/09/use-these-extensions-to-delete-your-firefox-browsing-history-and-cache/

5 days ago

While we browse the internet every day, there's one thing many of us tend to forget: to clear the browsing history and the cache regularly. Clearing the cache and the browsing history […]

ExtensionsDeleteFirefoxBrowsingHistoryAutomaticallySingleButton

Mozilla locks nosy Avast, AVG extensions out of Firefox store amid row over web privacy

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/04/avast_avg_mozilla_takedown/

a week ago

Add-ons accused of slurping every URL netizens visit

MozillaExtensionsFirefoxPrivacy

Newly born Firefox 71 emerges from its den – with its own VPN and some privacy tricks

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/04/mozilla_firefox_private_network/

a week ago

Mozilla continues exploring privacy as a source of revenue

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Mozilla launches Firefox Private Network VPN for $4.99 per month

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/03/mozilla-launches-firefox-private-network-vpn-for-4-99-per-month/

2 weeks ago

Mozilla continues to expand its products and services beyond the Firefox web browser. Firefox Private Network was launched as the first product of the revamped Test Pilot program that Mozilla put on […]

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Mozilla removes all Avast Firefox extensions

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/03/mozilla-removes-all-avast-firefox-extensions/

2 weeks ago

If you search for Avast or AVG on the official Mozilla Add-ons website, you may notice that no results by these companies are returned. Neither Avast Online Security or SafePrice, nor AVG […]

MozillaRemovesFirefoxExtensions

Firefox 71.0 release information; last Firefox release of 2019

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/03/firefox-71-0-release-information-last-firefox-release-of-2019/

2 weeks ago

Firefox 71.0 is the new stable version of the Firefox web browser as of December 3, 2019; it is the last major stable release of 2019, the next stable Firefox release will […]

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Free Firefox and Chrome memory with Auto Tab Discard

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/02/free-firefox-and-chrome-memory-with-auto-tab-discard/

2 weeks ago

Auto Tab Discard is an add-on for the Firefox and Chrome web browsers that frees up memory that the web browsers uses by discarding inactive tabs. Discarding in this context means that […]

FirefoxChromeMemory

An early look at Firefox Preview 3.0 for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/28/an-early-look-at-firefox-preview-3-0-for-android/

2 weeks ago

Mozilla released the first beta version of Firefox Preview 3.0 on the project's GitHub home. The beta, which is only available on GitHub and not on Google Play, upgrades the mobile browser […]

FirefoxPreviewAndroid

Firefox 72 may block fingerprinters by default

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/25/firefox-72-may-block-fingerprinters-by-default/

3 weeks ago

Firefox 72, an upcoming version of the web browser, may block so-called fingerprinters by default. Mozilla started to integrate and push Tracking Protection in the Firefox web browser in 2019. Designed to […]

FirefoxDefault

Copy PlainText is a Firefox extension that lets you copy text without the formatting style

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/25/copy-plaintext-is-a-firefox-extension-that-lets-you-copy-text-without-the-formatting-style/

3 weeks ago

Have you ever tried to copy formatted text from a web page and paste it in a different tab? Sometimes it doesn't work as intended. Say for example, you wanted to copy […]

FirefoxExtensionWithoutFormatting

HTTPZ is an advanced HTTP connection upgrader for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/23/httpz-is-an-advanced-http-connection-upgrader-for-firefox/

3 weeks ago

Most sites on today's Internet support HTTPS and are configured to use HTTPS when a user connects to the site without specifying a protocol (e.g. only typing ghacks.net in the address bar […]

AdvancedConnectionFirefox

Bad news: 'Unblockable' web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/21/ublock_origin_firefox_unblockable_tracker/

3 weeks ago

Ad-tech arms race continues: DNS system exploited to silently follow folks around the web

EmergeFirefoxUblockOriginChrome

uBlock Origin for Firefox addresses new first-party tracking method

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/20/ublock-origin-for-firefox-addresses-new-first-party-tracking-method/

3 weeks ago

The latest version of the content blocker uBlock Origin for the Mozilla Firefox web browser includes a new feature to detect a new first-party tracking method that some sites have started to […]

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Use the LeechBlock NG extension for Firefox, Chrome to block distracting websites while you work

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/14/use-the-leechblock-ng-extension-for-firefox-chrome-to-block-distracting-websites-while-you-work/

4 weeks ago

Have you ever found yourself browsing social networks or video streaming sites when you were supposed to do something else? It happens to the best of us. I always find such websites […]

ExtensionFirefoxChromeWebsites

Mozilla Taiwan releases Firefox Lite 2.0 for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/12/mozilla-taiwan-releases-firefox-lite-2-0-for-android/

a month ago

Mozilla has created several Android web browsers in the recent past: from classic Firefox and Firefox Preview to Firefox Focus and Firefox Lite. Firefox Lite 1.0 was released last year by Mozilla […]

MozillaTaiwanReleasesFirefoxAndroid

Firefox 72: dynamic scrollbars based on page color

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/11/firefox-72-dynamic-scrollbars-based-on-page-color/

a month ago

Mozilla plans to adapt the color of the scrollbar in the Firefox web browser to the background color of the visited webpage in Firefox 72. Dark themes are en vogue currently; operating […]

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Firefox 71: new about:config interface lands

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/11/firefox-71-new-aboutconfig-interface-lands/

a month ago

Mozilla plans to launch the redesigned about:config interface in Firefox 71, the next stable version of the web browser. The internal page about:config provides Firefox users with access to an advanced set […]

FirefoxAboutconfigInterface

Firefox will hide push notification requests by default

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/04/firefox-will-hide-push-notification-requests-by-default/

a month ago

From next year on, Firefox will hide push notification requests from websites by default. Websites may use the Notifications API to displays notifications to users of the web browser, even if the […]

FirefoxNotificationRequestsDefault

Firefox 74: sideloading extension support ends

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/01/firefox-74-sideloading-extension-support-ends/

a month ago

Mozilla announced this week that the organization's Firefox web browser will stop supporting extension sideloading in Firefox 74. Current versions of the Firefox web browser support three different methods when it comes […]

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