• Five cool ways to switch tabs, by FoxTab

    While Mozilla is preparing to launch some radical changes to tab switching with tab thumbnails displayed when you press Ctrl + Tab, Roi M. has already taken it a few steps further with five eye-pleasing views packaged in his FoxTab extension. It provides five preview styles: circle, row, grid, wall, and stack, which resembles Vista’s

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  • Firefox gets accelerometer support

    Mozilla’s Doug Turner announced that support for accelerometers has landed to Firefox’s main development repository, the trunk. For those unfamiliar, an acceloremeter is a cool little device that comes in several consumer devices including the MacBook Pro, iPhones, and other cell phones that tell the operating system the current device orientation and movement enabling some

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  • Get Firefox ready for Christmas

    Christmas is approaching fast and you can customize Firefox to match your spirit is many fun ways. If you are really impatient and want to get even more, get Countdown Clock, a Firefox extension developed by Frederic Mercille that lets you set a target date and add a countdown clock to Firefox’s status bar. You

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  • Next Firefox major update, “Lorentz”, could be a minor

    Mozilla is taking no break this year end, and the Firefox team is actively working on the roadmap for 2010. According to recent entries in the Mozilla Wiki, the planned features for next year are: Out of process plugins (OOPP), or the ability to run browser plugins (like Flash, Silverlight, Gears) on their own process

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  • Firefox.future theme update mockup

    Mozilla’s Stephen Horlander has posted several mockups of an updated Firefox theme on Windows Vista and XP (Strata). Before getting to excited about it, note that these are mere mockups for “brainstoming and exploration only”. Second, the page title suggests it won’t be available until spring next year, the targeted Firefox 3.7 release date. In

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  • Firefox 3.5 gets Mibbit, a web IRC client

    The latest Firefox 3.5 nightlies now include Mibbit as a bundled IRC protocol web client so now, when clicking on an irc:// (or its encrypted variation, ircs://) link, it will be redirected to Mibbit so you can connect to the desired server using a web interface. Protocol web handlers support was introduced in Firefox 3

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