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automaticDark is a Firefox extension that can switch to dark theme automatically on a schedule

Firefox has a really cool native dark theme. You're probably aware of this, but in case you don't know, you can switch to it from the add-ons page: select the themes option […]

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Firefox OS Successor: Mozilla and KaiOS announce partnership

Firefox OS, formerly known as Boot2Gecko, was Mozilla's attempt at establishing a mobile operating system. First designed as an open alternative to the rising Android and iOS operating systems, then with a […]

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Firefox Preview 4.0 Stable brings uBlock Origin support

Mozilla released Firefox Preview 4.0 on March 9, 2020, the latest stable version of the upcoming re-interpretation of Firefox for Android. The new browser version is only available on the project's GitHub […]

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Smart RSS Reader is a feed reader extension for Firefox and Chrome

Web based feed readers are kind of a pain to use. They often implement changes that you don't want, while taking away features that you like.  Local readers are much better when […]

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Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 74.0 Stable

Firefox 74.0 is the latest stable version of the web browser. Its release date is March 10, 2020. All major Firefox channels are updated as well. Firefox Beta and Firefox Dev receive […]

Humble New Tab Page is an elegant new tab replacement extension for Firefox and Chrome

Humble New Tab Page is an elegant new tab replacement extension for Firefox and Chrome

There are many new tab replacements available for Firefox and Chrome. One of my favorites is Group Speed Dial. But if what you want is something simpler and elegant, Humble New Tab […]

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Firefox 75 will purge site data if associated with tracking cookies

Mozilla plans to integrate a change in Firefox 75 to improve the privacy of users of the web browser further. The organization plans to purge site data of sites associated with tracking […]

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Firefox 75 drops HTTPS and WWW from address bar results

Mozilla plans to hide the HTTPS and WWW parts of web addresses in the list of suggestions that the Firefox web browser displays when users type in the browser's address bar. Firefox, […]

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If you run uBlock Origin, use the Firefox version as it offers better protection

The latest version of the popular content blocker uBlock Origin comes with a new protective feature that is exclusive to the Firefox web browser. The latest version of uBlock Origin for Firefox, […]

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Mozilla rolls out DNS over HTTPS for users in the US: on by default

Firefox users from the United States will have the web browser's DNS over HTTPS feature enabled by default in the coming weeks . Starting today, Mozilla is going to roll out the […]

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Study finds Brave to be the most private browser

Are you concerned about your web browser sending data back to the company that created it? A new study, Web Browser Privacy: What Do Browsers Say When They Phone Home?, looked at […]

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Firefox Monitor gets resolve feature

Firefox Monitor is a service by Firefox maker Mozilla that allows anyone to check whether an email address or username has been part of a data breach. Mozilla launched Firefox Monitor back […]

What are Facebook Containers

What are Firefox Containers?

You may have heard of Firefox Containers. But do you know what they are? How do they help us? To understand the purpose of this feature, you need to understand how web […]

Simple Tab Groups is a Firefox extension for organizing your tabs

Simple Tab Groups is a Firefox extension for organizing your tabs

Simple Tab Groups is a Firefox extension that can help you organize your tabs. The extension was inspired by one with a similar name, Tab Groups. The extension includes five plugins (add-ons […]

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Mozilla launches Firefox Private Network VPN for Android

Mozilla launched Firefox Private Network VPN for Google's Android operating system recently. The standalone Android application extends support to Android devices. The organization launched a beta of Firefox Private Network VPN back […]

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Why is Firefox establishing connections to detectportal.firefox.com on start?

When you monitor the network traffic of the Firefox web browser you may notice that the browser establishes a connection to detectportal.firefox.com on start by default. The connection is one of the […]

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Firefox 73.0.1 will be released later today

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 73.0.1 to the Stable channel later today. The new version is a bug fix release that fixes several issues in Firefox including crashes on some Linux and […]

Open in Browser is a Firefox extension that opens PDFs, images directly instead of downloading them

Open in Browser is a Firefox extension that opens PDFs, images directly instead of downloading them

Firefox as you know, has built-in support for viewing some document formats like TXT, PDF, XML and image formats. But sometimes you get a download dialog open up, instead of the content […]