One of the most used features in browsers is the search engine.
And almost every browser has two ways to let users search the internet.
One is through the address bar, or the URL bar as some of you may know it. In Mozilla Firefox, this is called the Awesome Bar. The reason behind this is, the address bar allows you to not just search from the bar, but also displays auto-complete search suggestions.
The default search engine in Mozilla Firefox is Yahoo, due to the deal between the two companies. But it is likely that many of you will be using Google or Bing or DuckDuckGo.
The other Search option in Firefox is the Search Bar itself, which you can [...]
Is your installation of Mozilla Firefox giving you trouble? Have you diagnosed the issue?
The browser is incredibly customizable, thanks to the innumerable plugins it has. Yes, there are thousands of add-ons, themes available for Firefox today.
But this also means there are two problems. Firstly not every add-on is available on the Mozilla Add-ons Repository, some of them could be hosted elsewhere. Secondly there are chances that the add-on may not have been well optimized, it could have memory leaks or bugs. This also applies to themes.
And since Firefox is open source, all forks of the browser (Waterfox, Comodo IceDragon, Palemoon, etc) also suffer from [...]
Mozilla Firefox is a fantastic browser, not counting the recent controversial changes of course.
But the fact that it is open source, and customizable is an admirable fact.
Due to this, the browser has been forked into various different applications, based on Firefox’s source code. WaterFox, Palemoon and Comodo IceDragon are a few of the popular ones. But, have you ever tried two different Mozilla Firefox browsers running simultaneously?
If you have, you would have noticed a pop-up message which says “Mozilla Firefox is already running. Please close the older browser”.
And if you tried opening two instances of the same version of [...]
Mozilla Firefox 44 has been released, marking the first update for the browser in 2016.
As you may know, the browser maker patches its program once every month, in a pre-planned calender schedule.
The latest update to Firefox does add a couple of new features, but one of them is likely the most important, support for Brotli Compression. Don’t know what that means? Not to worry, here is a brief explanation.
Brotli Compression is a new content-encoding (web data)standard, developed by Google. It is only available for HTTPS content, and load web pages much faster than before. Google’s own browser Chrome, was obviously the first to get the [...]