The compression algorithm Brotli in Chrome and Firefox

Data Compression

Good news for those waiting compression algorithm Brotli launch and integration in Chrome: Soon Internet browser can be faster and consume less electricity from the battery can be used when the smartphone.

Brotli can be more efficient, with up to 26% to the current compression algorithm, Zopfli and better data compression means that web pages load faster, less traffic on mobile devices and a battery that takes longer.

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Firefox With Simplified Hello Video Chat Service

Mozilla have WebRTC-bases Hello video chat service plus including support for MP4 video on OS X.

Just like before, you can start these plugin-free video chats by sharing an automatically generated link with whoever you want to talk to or by using the contacts from your Firefox account to start calls. Before, you had to sit and wait for your contact to join the room. Your contacts can be on Firefox, Chrome or Opera. Now, a small window with a self-view pops up and you can continue to surf the Web until your contact joins the call. It’s a small but welcome change for those who regularly use Firefox Hello.

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Firefox add-on shows you how your browsing is being monitored

Mozilla has developed a Firefox add-on called Lightbeam that could change the way you look at your daily Internet activity. Mozilla says that Lightbeam “enables you to examine individual third parties over time and space, identify where they connect to your online activity and provides ways for you to engage with this unique view of the Web.” As you browse, your activity is constantly being monitored by third parties on the websites you visit, often without any signs or warnings whatsoever.

Lightbeam delivers an interactive visualization of each third-party element on the sites you visit, increasing in size with every new site you travel to. All the information is stored locally as well and can be removed instantly by uninstalling the add-on. Mozilla has been passionate about Internet tracking for quite some time and hopes to illuminate the Internet even further with Lightbeam, giving users a simple tool to keep track of the countless connections occurring through their browsers every day.

Speed up the performance of the Firefox

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When you run the Firefox browser and open a new tab browser performs some quick effects that the user may not notice it, but it consume a lot of memory.

The user can get rid of these effects in order to speed up the performance of the Firefox browser, to the implementation of this process we write in the address bar “about: config” and then look for “browser.tabs.aimate” ,then clicking on it twice to the value is converted to “Flase“,then the user notes speed in the performance of the browser.

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New Firefox 20 With the New Download Manager

Mozilla just released the Firefox 20 for all versions of PC, the all new Firefox 20 includes some new features. The new feature includes a latest brand new download manager, expect some new twists it works similar to the old download manager.

You can notice the few changes in the new download manager, such as you will see a new download button next to the Home button and this button gives quick access to the last three downloads. And while downloading you can see the numerical on the download button, actually it is displaying the remaining time during a download, once the download finishes it will change to an arrow.

Mozilla Firefox 20
Mozilla Firefox 20

You can easily access for all your downloads in the library, to do this just click on “Show All Downloads” or simply use the keyboard shortcut key Ctrl + J for windows and Command + J for Mac. You can also manage your browsing history, tags and bookmarks in the library, where all your downloads will be listed.

In library you will find numerous options for your downloads, like you can start, stop or pause the current downloading file, open containing folders, copy the download link, go to the download page, remove complete download history or individual files from history.

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This is all about the new download manager, but if you ever felt uncomfortable with the new download manager and need to go for old download manager, just toggle the preferences in about:config.
To Get Old Download Manager For Firefox

Step 1: First you need to type “about:config” in the address bar.

Step 2: Here, you need to search for “browser.download.useToolkitUI.”

Step 3: Once you find it, just toggle the preference from false value to true

 

Howto find fast with Firefox

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Firefox Logo

Re-blog from http://blog.mozilla.org/theden

Most of our Firefox fans know that you can always use the Awesome Bar for your search needs — that’s one of its main jobs.

But sometimes, you just want a shortcut — hey, every second counts in our busy days. Maybe you want to search for a specific phrase or link in a Web page. Maybe you have a specific type of search you always do.

Here are four Firefox search shortcuts to the rescue!

1.    CTRL + L (Command on the Mac) pops your cursor right into the Awesome Bar’s search field. You don’t even have to reach for your mouse or touch-pad. Sweet!

2.    There are some pretty common searches that are universal like t are performed by many, so there are search command shortcuts built into the Awesome Bar. We know that a common search is finding the meaning of a word. You don’t have to navigate to a dictionary site, fill in the word, hit return, etc. Head to the address field in the Awesome Bar and type “dict” followed by the word you’d like to look up. Example: “dict nonprofit” to see what Mozilla Firefox means when it says it is proudly nonprofit.

3.    Looking for something within a Web page? Turn on one little setting in Firefox, and you can search a site for words or phrases just by starting to type. Typing? That’s all? Yes, but you do need to enable this feature.  If you don’t want to turn this feature on, you can always use Ctrl (Cmd for Mac) + F.

4. Looking for a link? You can search for phrases that occur in those links by using Quick Find. It’s a simple keyboard shortcut, just type ‘ (the single quote character) to bring up the Quick Find bar (links only). Here’s more on how to use the Quick Find feature.

There you go! We’ve shaved time off of your searching tasks to help you find what you need, fast. What will you do with that extra time? (We’re guessing cat videos. Ha!)

5 Firefox Security Settings for Safety

Firefox Security Settings for Safety

It’s time for Halloween in the U.S. and people have scary things on their mind. There are scary things on the Internet as well, but Firefox doesn’t want you to get “tricked.” For a Halloween “treat” instead, here’s an overview of some of the security settings you’ll find in Firefox.

For PC users, go to your Firefox Menu and select Options > Options. In that menu, click on the Security tab (with the lock icon). Here are some of the settings you can chose to increase (or decrease) your security on Firefox and how they can protect you:

Firefox Security Settings for Safety

  • Warn me when sites try to install add-ons: Firefox will always ask you to confirm installations of add-ons (those little pieces of software that enhance your Firefox experience — a full list found here). To prevent unrequested installation prompts, Firefox warns you when a website tries to install an add-on and blocks it. You can add exceptions to this rule for sites you trust — just click Exceptions, enter the site name and click Allow.
  • Block reported attack sites: Check this if you want Firefox to check whether the site you are visiting may be an attempt to interfere with normal computer functions or send personal data about you to unauthorized parties over the Internet (note that the absence of a warning does not guarantee that a site is trustworthy).
  • Block reported Web forgeries: Check this if you want Firefox to actively check whether the site you are visiting may be an attempt to mislead you into providing personal information (this is often referred to as phishing). (Note that the absence of a warning does not guarantee that a site is trustworthy. For more information, see How the phishing and malware protection in Firefox works.)
  • Remember passwords for sites: Firefox can securely save passwords you enter in Web forms to make it easier to log in to websites. Clear this checkbox to prevent Firefox from remembering your passwords (for example, if you’re on a public computer). Even with this checked, however, you’ll still be asked whether to save passwords for a site when you first visit it. If you select Never for This Site, that site will be added to an exceptions list. Use Exceptions to access that list.
  • Use a master password: Firefox can protect sensitive information such as saved passwords and certificates by encrypting them using a master password. If you create a master password, each time you start Firefox it will ask you to enter the password the first time it needs to access a certificate or stored password. You can set, change or remove the master password by checking or unchecking this preference or by clicking the Change Master Password… button. If a master password is already set, you will need to enter it in order to change or remove the master password.

And that’s just what’s available in the Firefox Security Settings menu. Firefox is all about defending your Internet privacy and security with features like Private Browsing  and Do Not Track,  among others. Read the blog post on 6 ways to stay secure on Firefox or read this for a comprehensive list of Firefox Security features and stay safe online!

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Mozilla Firefox 7 Final

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Logo Firefox

Reviewing the mozilla ftp servers, I found the final version of firefox 7, in this version is reduced by up to 60% memory consumption, being that the navigation is smooth. This version also brings improved performance as Direct2D Azure, in which the HTML5 work better, improved synchronization service, Firefox Sync, which also accelerates the process of uploading passwords and bookmarks to the cloud and the spread of these to other instances we have installed.

His official departure date is 27 September.

You can download Mozilla Firefox 7.0 Final in Spanish from the following links:

-> Download Firefox Windows

-> Download Firefox Mac OS X

-> Download Firefox Linux

Web Browsing Secure with Firefox

Web-spying technologies like FaceNiffFiresheep and Newstweek are out there showing the world just how easy it is to see what you’re doing online, but they’re amateurish in comparison to what real hackers could do to you if they catch you browsing unsecured websites.

Luckily, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Tor Project have just launched an official 1.0 version of their HTTPS Everywhere extension for the Firefox web browser, which forces encrypted connections to more than 1,000 websites that support the option.

HTTPS encryption makes sure that your online activities are protected from eavesdropping, and helps keep your accounts from getting hijacked by encrypting both requests from your browser to websites and the resulting displayed webpages. But a lot of times, you don’t even know you have the option to browse securely, or it’s confusing and difficult to use. HTTPS Everywhere helps you out by automatically encrypting the connections, making it easier to keep your user names, passwords and browsing histories secure and private.

“HTTPS Everywhere 1.0 encrypts connections to Google Image Search, Flickr, Netflix, Apple, and news sites like NPR and the Economist, as well as dozens of banks. HTTPS Everywhere also includes support for Google Search, Facebook, Twitter, Hotmail, Wikipedia, the New York Times, and hundreds of other popular websites.”

Right now, HTTPS Everywhere is only available for Firefox, but they are interested in developing it for other browsers like Chrome, once the option arises. Until then, Chrome users can use KB SSL Enforcer to protect their web browsing, though it’s not as reliable as HTTPS Everywhere would be.

You can download HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox here.

 

New Firefox Design

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The Firefox UX development team recently posted a presentation showing off some of the latest design and UI (user interface) improvements for the popular Firefox web browser by Mozilla. While not all of the design choices shown in the presentation will make it into the Aurora or other beta builds, they do indicate that Mozilla is at least considering mixing up their traditional interface for upcoming releases. The image below is one of the screenshots included in the presnetation, and at first glance it may be mistaken for Google’s Chrome browser. However, upon closer inspection it becomes clear that Mozilla have not simply copied Chrome’s minimalist design but they have gone with a similar tab design, continued with the transparency that is already present in certain builds and sprinkled some Mozilla flair on top to create one possible look for a future Firefox browser.

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Some other proposed changes of the design include a new menu that is icon based versus word lists and is located on the right side of the window as well as an improved full screen experience that seeks to give web apps the screen real estate they need. A new home tab and add-on manager interface are also proposed changes. As shown in the screenshot above, tabs that are not in focus, have their backgrounds become fully transparent so that only the text is visible. This definitely helps the main tab stand out and may help in reducing the amount of distraction users face when having multiple tabs open.

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While these are only proposed changes, it is apparent that Mozilla are planning some kind of major UI overhaul if they can get the users to accept it, and the next major release may well see a slightly more chrome-esque appearance with that special Firefox flair. What are your thoughts on the proposed designs, do they seem likely? If you are still using Firefox, what features of other browsers would you like to see Firefox emulate?

Source: mozilla.org