Tag: firefox

Firefox 66 blocks auto-playing sound by default

Few things are more annoying when browsing the internet than media that plays automatically, particularly if it makes noise. Mozilla is hip to this, and beginning in version 66, its Firefox browser will block automatically-playing audio by default. Websites won’t be able to play audio without user interaction. On desktop, a notification pops up asking […]

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[Update: Stable release] Firefox 65 enters beta, adds support for WebP images

Firefox for Android is pretty great these days, and it’s about to get a bit better. Firefox 65 just entered the beta channel, and it includes support for a long-awaited web feature — WebP images. WebP is an image format developed by Google, and is based on the VP8 video codec used by WebM. It […]

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Firefox’s VR web browser now has 360-degree video playback, bookmarks, and more

Back in September, Mozilla unveiled a version of Firefox designed for virtual reality headsets, fittingly named ‘Firefox Reality.’ It was a bit limited at first, but version 1.1 is now available that fixes many of the browser’s initial shortcomings. Here’s the full changelog from the Play Store: * Improved theater mode with 360 video playback […]

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Firefox 63 adds support for Picture-in-Picture and notification channels

Firefox for Android has become significantly better over the past few updates, especially with the new Photon UI and ‘Quantum’ CSS rendering engine. Version 63 is now available for Android, and it adds a handful of useful features, including support for Picture-in-Picture mode and notification channels. While Firefox doesn’t yet have per-site notification channels like […]

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Firefox Reality web browser now available for Daydream VR, Oculus Go, and Vive Wave

Back in July, a standalone version of Chrome finally became available for Daydream VR. You could visit sites or play web-based VR games without ever taking off your headset, and it was the first time standalone Daydream headsets (like the Lenovo Mirage Solo) could access websites. If you’re not a fan of Chrome, there’s another […]

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Mozilla’s Firefox & Apple’s Safari browsers add anti-Facebook and Google privacy protections

Care about your data privacy? Here’s a good reason to stop using the Google Chrome browser, and use Firefox or Safari instead on your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and many other online ad businesses are tracking pretty much everything you do online, through your web browser and apps, to figure out how […]

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Windows 10 has started ‘warning’ users not to install Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft Edge is undoubtedly an improvement over Internet Explorer, but a vast majority of Windows 10 users prefer Chrome and Firefox. In fact, nearly 60% of the worldwide market uses Chrome (according to StatCounter), which has to be the reason why Microsoft is resorting to questionable methods in order to convince Windows 10 users to […]

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Firefox will block tracking scripts by default, starting in 2019

Mozilla has always been a strong advocate for internet privacy. More recently, Mozilla has been working on Firefox Focus, a simplified browser that blocks all trackers/cookies and erases browsing data after you close the app. Now the company wants to take privacy a step further, by blocking all tracking scripts by default on the main […]

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[Update: Back to Firefox Rocket] Mozilla’s Indonesia-exclusive Firefox Rocket browser is now Firefox Lite

Mozilla started messing around with a pared down version of its Firefox browser specifically for Indonesia late last year. It’s got the data-saving features you’d expect in a bare-bones mobile browser, like options to not load images or save web pages to read offline. Now, the project has a new name: Firefox Lite. What Lite’s […]

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Mozilla’s Indonesia-exclusive Firefox Rocket browser is now Firefox Lite

Mozilla started messing around with a pared down version of its Firefox browser specifically for Indonesia late last year. It’s got the data-saving features you’d come to expect in a bare-bones mobile browser, like options to not load images or save web pages to read offline. Now, the project has a new name: Firefox Lite. […]

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Snoopware installed by 11 million+ iOS, Android, Chrome, and Firefox users

reader comments 8 Share this story People often use ad blockers, disk-cleaners, and similar utilities to stop online trackers from monitoring their online activities. Now, researchers have uncovered a host of apps and browser extensions downloaded more than 11 million times that keep a list of every website ever visited and send it to servers […]

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Firefox Nightly can now block auto-playing audio

Firefox is finally addressing a big browsing annoyance. The browser’s Nightly build can now block websites from automatically playing audio. This isn’t a first; Chrome has had the same ability since April (and even longer on mobile). Still, it’s a great feature, and a boon for Mozilla diehards. The setting is in the Notifications section in […]

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