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Firefox

Web browser developed by mozilla foundation

Firefox is a Web browser that is smaller, faster, and in some ways more secure than the Mozilla browser from which much of its code was originally derived. Compared to Internet Explorer, the most popular Web browser, Firefox gives users a cleaner interface and faster download speeds. As of November 2008, Firefox had about 20% of the market share for browsers, worldwide. Internet Explorer had about 70%.

Firefox includes most of the features with which users of other browsers are familiar. The first iteration of the browser also included several new features other browsers did not have at the time, such as a bookmarks toolbar and tabbed browsing that allow a user to quickly switch back and forth between several Web sites. Other browsers have since adopted many of these features, though Firefox's substantial developer base continues to create new plug-ins that offer increased usability and functionality. Because scripting controls such as Java and ActiveX can easily be unselected during installation, there is the possibility of better security.

Timeline

April 7, 2020
Mozilla launches version 75 of its Firefox browser.
September 13, 2019
Mozilla launches Firefox Premium Support for Enterprises
September 11, 2019
Mozilla launches VPN as it revives the Firefox Test Pilot program | TheINQUIRER.
November 12, 2015
An additional version, Firefox for iOS, was released on November 12, 2015.
November 9, 2004
Firefox was released on November 9, 2004, and challenged Internet Explorer's dominance with 60 million downloads within nine months.

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May 13, 2021
MobiGyaan
The feature is a part of the Enhanced Tracking Protections in Firefox. In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how you can enable this new SmartBlock
Benj Edwards
May 7, 2021
How-To Geek
Did you know you can drag tabs between browser windows in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari on Windows, Linux, and Mac? It seems obvious in retrospect, but many people never notice. Here's how to do it.
Benj Edwards
April 25, 2021
How-To Geek
When you hover over an app's taskbar button in Windows 10, you'll see a small thumbnail of each app's windows. With Firefox, you'll only see the active tab in each window by default. But with a small change, you can see thumbnail previews of every open tab in every Firefox window. Here's how.
Mahesh Makvana
April 23, 2021
How-To Geek
For privacy reasons, both Chrome and Firefox don't let you capture screenshots in incognito tabs on Android. However, both these browsers let you lift the restriction if you want. Here's how to toggle on and off the option to take screenshots in these browsers' private tabs.
The Mix
April 23, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Mozilla, the organisation behind the Firefox browser that puts people before profit, turned to global strategic insight consultancy The Mix to...
Tom Warren
April 20, 2021
The Verge
Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Windows store. This overhauled store will be much more open for all apps and games, and it will allow developers to avoid Microsoft's cut for in-app purchases.
Mahesh Makvana
April 20, 2021
How-To Geek
When you click a PDF link in most browsers, the browser opens the PDF preview in a web browser window. To download a PDF and not preview it, you need to change a setting in your browser. This works in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
Carlos Vega
April 20, 2021
Digital Trends
Here's how to turn on private browsing on Android and iOS phones, helping you to surf the web privately and also avoid saving cookies and your search history.
Anita George
April 16, 2021
Digital Trends
There's no shortage of browsers to consider, but when choosing one for yourself, it's important that it fits your privacy needs. These are our favorites.
Dieter Bohn
April 16, 2021
The Verge
After Google's proposal to change how online ads work in Chrome with FLoC, other browser vendors are saying no. Brave, Vivaldi, Edge, and Mozilla are all out.
Barbara Krasnoff
April 15, 2021
The Verge
Autoplay videos are annoying. You can disable them in most services, including Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and on popular browsers like Firefox, Edge, and Safari (but not Chrome).
April 12, 2021
HT Tech
After over three years of allowing users to access YouTube via its browser, Mozilla's popular browser is finally shutting down on Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices.
April 12, 2021
HT Tech
After over three years of allowing users to access YouTube via its browser, Mozilla's popular browser is finally shutting down on Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices.
Mariella Moon
April 10, 2021
Engadget
Mozilla is ending Firefox support for the Amazon Fire TV platform and Echo Show devices starting on April 30th.
Brad Chacos
March 23, 2021
PCWorld
Firefox's new SmartBlock tool ensures websites work correctly when you're trying to avoid being tracked by marketers.
Matthew Sparkes
March 22, 2021
New Scientist
The Firefox and Chrome web browsers are effectively as fast as each other, but people view Firefox as quicker if they read news coverage suggesting it is
Natasha Lomas
February 24, 2021
TechCrunch
Mozilla has further beefed up anti-tracking measures in its Firefox browser. In a blog post yesterday it announced that Firefox 86 has an extra layer of anti-cookie tracking built into the enhanced tracking protection (ETP) strict mode -- which it's calling 'Total Cookie Protection'. This "major privacy advance", as it bills it, prevents cross-site tracking [...]
The Kim Komando Show
February 20, 2021
Fox News
A browser is your gateway to the web and the cybercriminals looking to take advantage of you.
Zack Whittaker
January 10, 2021
TechCrunch
How to reduce tracking, block ads, and encrypt all the things.
Jim Salter
December 22, 2020
Ars Technica
Mozilla follows Apple's and Google's leads on partitioning, then one-ups them.
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