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Firefox 4 knows about:me (and you)

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Moz/FF I'm a big fan of data analytics which is why back in 2009 I was excited about a new potential Firefox feature called about:me.

Why Browser "Do Not Track" Features Will Not Work

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Moz/FF Mozilla, Microsoft, and Google have each developed some sort of "do not track" feature for their respective Web browsers. The intent is good, but each solution is fundamentally flawed and is unlikely to work very well in the real world.

Time to Stop Managing Tabs

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Moz/FF There have been many add-ons to Firefox that help users organize their tabs to hide unwanted tabs. Home Dash approaches tabs from the other direction, so instead of showing all tabs by default and allowing some to be hidden, only tabs that are relevant to the current one are shown.

Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta, now including “Do Not Track” capabilities

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Moz/FF The latest Firefox 4 Beta is now available to download and test. We’ve continued our work to improve performance and stability, while also implementing a “Do Not Track” privacy feature to provide more control over online behavioral tracking.

Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 to be released in 2011

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  • Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 to be released before the end of 2011
  • Firefox 2011 Roadmap Updated, Expect Firefox 7 in 2011

Firefox 4 Beta 12 Builds Released. Are We There Yet?

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Moz/FF The original plan called for seven betas. Then it was extended to nine and we are currently close to Beta 12. It may not be the last beta. Mozilla, are we there yet?

DownThemAll, Built-In Firefox Download Manager

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Moz/FF DownThemAll is a built-in Firefox download manager that comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a download manager. The only difference to third party download managers is the need to keep the Firefox window open to process the download queue and download files that have been added to it.

quora answer #2: drm in webm

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  • quora answer #2: drm in webm
  • Mozilla font rendering fix
  • Firefox Extension Options Menu Add-On

Yet another delay hangs over release of Firefox 4

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Moz/FF Mozilla is bracing itself for yet more beta releases and possibly another delay of its Firefox 4 browser.

Mozilla slips 'Do Not Track' header into Firefox nightlies

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Moz/FF Mozilla has uploaded a working prototype of its "Do Not Track" http header into the Firefox nightly builds.

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