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Mozilla Reveals a Tweak That Turbo-Charged Its Browser – Tailing!

A Mozilla engineer has revealed one of the hidden techniques that Firefox 57, known as Quantum, is using to improve page load times: it delays scripts from tracking domains, such as http://www.google-analytics.com, in a technique dubbed “tailing.” Tailing only briefly prevents the tracking scripts loading, rather than disabling them entirely.

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Browser Browser extensions

Prevent 3rd-Party Apps from running in Firefox

With this little trick you prevent 3rd-Party Firefox Apps from intercepting your Browser, which allows to restrict certain functions. It works as some kind of isolation.

How to Disable Firefox Accessibility Services
Prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser (Browser Restart required).

The Negative Impact of using Firefox Accessibility Service

  • Impact Firefox browsing performance
  • Prevent web surfing monitoring/logging
  • Stability may be adversely affected
  • Instant and visible improvement in FF performance

Examples of Accessibility Services

Ability to inspect, monitor, visualize, and alter web page content hosted within Firefox.

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Browser extensions Tips and Tricks

How to use NoScript 10

NoScript (by Giorgio Maone) is one of the most popular security extension when it comes to Firefox, in this quick tutorial I talk about its basics and show some configurations to work with it on a daily basis.

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Official Logo (X-Mas Edition) Picture: noscript.net

 

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Browser

Firefox on Amazon’s Fire TV

If you own an Amazon Fire TV, you can now use Firefox to browse the web on your TV. As Mozilla and Amazon announced today, Firefox, which joins Amazon’s own Silk browser on the device, is now available for all your browsing needs.

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Mozilla Firefox installs a strange looking addon without asking for permission

The recent Firefox version silently installs an addon you might not like. It calls itself ‘Looking Glass’ – Mozilla says it’s part of their Shield Studies.

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Is the Fox eating his own tail?

// Basic addon info

{

     "name": "Looking Glass",
     "version": "1.0.3",
     "isActive": false,
     "id": "pug.experience@shield.mozilla.org"

}

Addon info reads: Looking Glass version 1.0.3 MY REALITY IS JUST FIFFERENT FROM YOURS Created By: PUG Experience Group(Gregg Lind, Bianca Danforth, Kamyar Ardekani, Matt Grimes Diana Livits, Jeffrey Kaufman and others)

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Tips and Tricks

Firefox: Remove Search Box from Options page

If you open Options page in recent Firefox versions, you’ll get a search box present at the top-right corner. You can take help of this search box to directly go to a desired option or setting. If you don’t like the new search box on Options page or if you don’t need the search box, you can remove it by disabling a built-in preference present in Firefox’s hidden secret advanced configuration “about:config” page.

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Software

Firefox Hidden ‘Unicorn’ Easter Egg Game

What year is it? Seems we’re going back in time – Firefox released another Easter Egg (the last one was 2014).

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Easter Egg from 2014