Google updated its favicon recently and of course it is coming to Firefox in a future release. But if you don’t want to wait for the fix, here’s a tip to keep up with the times.
- Download this updated version of the Google search plugin. (Only change is the updated data: url for the favicon)
- Copy it to your searchplugins folder in your Firefox install folder (typically C:Program FilesMozilla Firefox on Windows), and overwrite the existing google.xml file.
- Restart Firefox.
A new Firefox update is now available for download featuring a few UI improvements, web development features, and important security fixes.
First thing you may notice is something missing: the site button no longer features a favicon for security concerns: it helps malicious sites spoof some other site’s identity. By removing it, Firefox developers expect users to focus on the meaning of the new icons. Also, as it was redundant with the tab icon,
For regular sites, you get a generic gray world icon.
Sites offering encrypted communication are presented with a gray lock icon. Continue reading Firefox update adds click-to-play, location bar autocomplete
The latest Aurora 15 (to become Firefox 15) features in-content preferences, this is, displaying the Options/Preferences window as a regular web page, eliminating the current modal window which blocks web browsing while customizing your experience.
Note that not all modal windows are going. According to the specs, sub-windows like listing saved passwords will remain as modal windows. Also, the design calls for breadcrumbs and search to easily navigate preferences, and some additional styling to better fit the roomier place.
Continue reading In-content preferences coming to Firefox
The Next Web reports that Mozilla will drop Yandex, the leading Russian search engine (with about 60% of market share in Russia) as Firefox Russian locale’s default search engine in favor of Google. Continue reading Google to replace Yandex as Russian Firefox default search engine
A new Firefox update was released earlier this week, so what could possibly look old in your shiny beloved browser? You guessed, that old fashioned birdie icon in your search bar that Twitter updated a couple of days ago.
Continue reading Update your Firefox Twitter search plugin icon