Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Mozilla Firefox 13 Is Drawing Some Criticism

Filed under
Moz/FF

If you've been using Firefox 13, you may have noticed how a particular new feature can expose your private browsing history. Specifically, the browser presents a thumbnail tab view of recently visited sites generated by taking snapshots as you surf from site to site. These thumbnails are aggregated on a page that effectively calls out all the sites you've visited. This feature even applies to SSL-protected sites, according to some users, and should be addressed by Mozilla. There are signs that the uptake of Firefox 13 is also going slower than planned.

Mozilla has conceded that the feature should be adjusted and is at work on it, according to an email sent out by the company.

full post




Firefox 13 New Tabs how to disable.

For those that would like to turn off the "thumb-nails" that appear when trying to open a new tab in Firefox it is a fairly simple procedure.

1) Simply type in "about:config" into the browser.

2) You will get a warning stating that you "May Void Your Warranty".

3) Click "I promise to be careful".

4) Type "tabs" into the search at the top of the page.

5) Scroll down to "browser.newtabpage.enabled;true".

6) Double click on "browser.newtabpage.enabled: true" to change it to

"browser.newtabpage.enabled;false".

7) Close this tab.

Now when you open a New Tab you will have a blank tab.

Hope this helps those that don't like the thumbnails of past pages showing up while trying to open a new tab.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

7 tips for bringing open source to networking

I thought it would be helpful to give you some tips for creating open source communities to interact with your SDN or networking hardware. I've divided the tips into two sections: Attract and Maintain. After all, what's the use in building a community if it doesn't stick around? Read more

Tech Writer Matt Hartley on Covering and Using Linux

It would be difficult to find anyone who’s been hanging in FOSS circles for more than a week or two who isn’t familiar with FOSS media maven Matt Hartley. We thought we’d invite him along for a video interview to see what he’s really like. Read more

Linux Devices/Embedded

Kernel Space/Linux