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* Firefox Now Offers Universal Opt-Out Tool: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/369390/firefox-now-offers-universal-opt-out-tool.html
 
* Firefox Browser Tests 'Global Privacy Control' tool: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/368134/firefox-browser-tests-global-privacy-control-too.html
 
* Firefox Browser Tests 'Global Privacy Control' tool: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/368134/firefox-browser-tests-global-privacy-control-too.html
  

Revision as of 04:01, 30 April 2022

FireFox (commonly abbreviated as FF) is a client browser for accessing - as well as viewing, saving, printing and performing a number of other operations on - Web pages, over the internet.

An unofficial tongue-in-cheek motto for Firefox is:

"Chrome is Google's browser, Edge is Microsoft's browser, Safari is Apple's browser, Firefox is my browser."

Versions

FireFox

Headless

FireFox Mobile

Android

iOS


Firefox OS

FireFox OS was initially pegged as Mozilla's answer to Google's Chromebook, this fully featured Linux-based open source OS, however because of Android's market share momentum and Google's scale they had difficulty competing and the product line was discontinued in 2016.

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WebThings

Security Issues

File Links


Plugins

Authoring a FF plugin requires the creation of an "install.rdf" file that describes your plugin, some code (usually a combination of Javascript, HTML, CSS and possible native code), and finally, packaging the entire plugin in the ".xul" plugin format.

XUL

NSAPI

Netscape Server Application Programming Interface (NSAPI) deprecated as of FireFox 48, removed support for all plugins except Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight as of FireFox 52, removed support for Silverlight in FireFox 55 and finally Flash the last legacy NSAPI plugin as of FireFox 76 (2020-12-01).

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WebExtensions

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Tools

Add-ons

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Debugging

Firebug

Development

Testing
Debugging

Language

Social

Media


Resources


Tutorials

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External Links

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References

  1. Fennec: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Fennec (was the original project/codename of "FF Mobile" which was working towards cross-platform including support for Nokia, BlackBerry, WindowsPhone, etc... but morphed into just Android/iOS versions)
  2. Install Firefox on an Android device using Google Play: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-android-device-using-google-play
  3. wikipedia: Firefox for Android
  4. Install Firefox on your iPad, iPhone or iPod: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-your-ipad-iphone-or-ipod
  5. wikipedia: Firefox for iOS
  6. wikipedia: Firefox OS
  7. wikipedia: Comparison of Firefox OS devices
  8. The Story of Firefox OS: https://medium.com/@bfrancis/the-story-of-firefox-os-cb5bf796e8fb
  9. Why the death of the Firefox phone matters: https://www.cnet.com/news/why-the-death-of-the-firefox-phone-matters/
  10. Startup lands $100 million to challenge smartphone superpowers Apple and Google: https://www.cnet.com/news/startup-lands-100-million-to-challenge-smartphone-superpowers-apple-and-google/
  11. Mozilla announces Boot2Gecko (B2G) to be rebranded as FireFox OS: https://web.archive.org/web/20120705221705/https://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-07/03/mozilla-firefox-os
  12. Mozilla's HTML5 phone platform now called Firefox OS, launching (first consumer devices) 2013: https://web.archive.org/web/20120705221705/https://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-07/03/mozilla-firefox-os
  13. 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefox OS: https://davidwalsh.name/firefox-os
  14. FireFox OS release versions: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/B2G_Landing#Versions_and_Scheduling
  15. Firefox OS Simulator 1.0 is here!: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2012/12/firefox-os-simulator-1-0-is-here/
  16. Firefox OS/Connected Devices Announcement: https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/firefox-os-connected-devices-announcement/6864
  17. Connected Devices/Participation: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Connected_Devices/Participation (experiment closed as of 2017)
  18. Firefox OS Pivot to Connected Devices (TVs, IoT, etc): https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2015/12/09/firefox-os-pivot-to-connected-devices/
  19. FireFox OS devices: https://firefoxosdevices.org/en/#type:all%7Ccoming-devices:no/
  20. Panasonic’s (use of) Firefox OS is dead, long live Firefox OS (forked by Panasonic as "My Home Screen"): https://www.techradar.com/news/panasonics-firefox-os-is-dead-long-live-firefox-os
  21. Mozilla is stopping all commercial development on Firefox OS: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3124563/mozilla-is-stopping-all-commercial-development-on-firefox-os.html
  22. Mozilla Announces The End Of Firefox OS Smartphone Support: https://www.techtimes.com/articles/130748/20160204/mozilla-announces-end-firefox-os-smartphone-support.htm
  23. The Story of Firefox OS: https://medium.com/@bfrancis/the-story-of-firefox-os-cb5bf796e8fb
  24. The Legacy of Firefox OS: https://medium.com/@bfrancis/the-legacy-of-firefox-os-c58ec32d94f0
  25. wikipedia: XUL
  26. XUL spec v0.1: http://www-archive.mozilla.org/xpfe/languageSpec.html
  27. NSAPI: http://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/definition/Netscape-Server-Application-Programming-Interface-NSAPI
  28. Java plugin phase out timeline: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.tech.plugins/Cu1rOVEn45M/discussion
  29. WebExtensions 101: https://blog.codeship.com/webextensions-101/
  30. Building Web Extensions Because You Can: https://blog.codeship.com/building-web-extensions-because-you-can/#post-4645
  31. Porting Chrome Extensions to Firefox with WebExtensions: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2015/10/porting-chrome-extensions-to-firefox-with-webextensions/
  32. "Firefox Add-Ons" will only support WebExtensions by the end of 2017: https://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/24/firefox-will-only-support-web-extensions-by-the-end-of-2017/
  33. Determining Firefox plugin directory on Linux: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Determining_plugin_directory_on_Linux
  34. Merging Firebug into the built-in Firefox Developer Tools: https://blog.getfirebug.com/2016/02/08/merging-firebug-into-the-built-in-firefox-developer-tools/
  35. What are browser developer tools?: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Common_questions/What_are_browser_developer_tools
  36. Migrating from Firebug to FF Dev Tools: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Migrating_from_Firebug
  37. wikipedia: Microsoft Script Debugger
  38. Test your Web scripts using the Microsoft Script Debugger: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/test-your-web-scripts-using-the-microsoft-script-debugger/
  39. How to debug JS in (old) IE browsers: https://jonathanboutelle.com/2006/01/16/how-to-debug-javascript-in-internet-explorer/
  40. Debugging Script with the Developer Tools: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd565625(v=vs.85).aspx
  41. Debugging HTML and CSS with the Developer Tools: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd565627(v=vs.85).aspx
  42. Debugging Internet Explorer - A Beginner’s Guide: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ieinternals/2014/01/15/debugging-internet-explorer-a-beginners-guide/
  43. IE 11 - Using the F12 Dev Tools: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bg182326(v=vs.85).aspx
  44. MS Edge - F12 Dev Tools guide: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/f12-devtools-guide
  45. Meet the Microsoft Edge F12 Dev Tools: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/f12-devtools-guide
  46. IE11/Edge -- How to use F12 Developer Tools to Debug your Webpages: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg589507(v=vs.85).aspx
  47. Safari's iOS WebDev Tools & Debugger: https://developer.apple.com/library/content/qa/qa1804/_index.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/DTS40013776
  48. 10 Years of Web Inspector: https://webkit.org/blog/5718/10-years-of-web-inspector/
  49. Enable the Safari Debug Console on iPhone & iPad: http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/07/enable-safari-debug-console-ios/
  50. Quick Tip - Using Web Inspector to Debug Mobile Safari: https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/quick-tip-using-web-inspector-to-debug-mobile-safari--webdesign-8787
  51. Debug a Website in iOS Safari on Windows: http://washamdev.com/2016/02/debug-a-website-in-ios-safari-on-windows/
  52. Debug iOS Safari html layout on Windows: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11333501/debug-ios-safari-html-layout-on-windows
  53. How to Activate the iPhone Debug Console: https://www.lifewire.com/activate-the-debug-console-in-safari-445798
  54. Optimizing Page Load Time (and a little about the Debug menu): https://webkit.org/blog/75/optimizing-page-load-time-and-a-little-about-the-debug-menu/
  55. Web Inspector Redesign/Updates (2008-2009): https://webkit.org/blog/829/web-inspector-updates/ (see links to previous updates within)
  56. State of Web Inspector: https://webkit.org/blog/2518/state-of-web-inspector/
  57. Web Inspector Console Improvements: https://webkit.org/blog/3516/web-inspector-console-improvements/
  58. Web Inspector Keyboard Shortcuts: https://webkit.org/blog/4038/web-inspector-keyboard-shortcuts/
  59. Web Inspector User Interface Changes (2015): https://webkit.org/blog/3574/web-inspector-interface-changes/
  60. Breakpoint Options: https://webkit.org/blog/5435/breakpoint-options/
  61. Memory Debugging with Web Inspector: https://webkit.org/blog/6425/memory-debugging-with-web-inspector/
  62. How to open DevTools in Opera?: http://help.opera.com/Windows/9.50/en/devtools.html
  63. Firebug old versions: https://getfirebug.com/releases/firebug/2.0/
  64. Japanese-English dictionary files: http://rikaichan.mozdev.org/getdic2.html?g=en
  65. Freebase RSS - Greasemonkey Firefox Extension: http://rss.avh.user.dev.freebaseapps.com/ (DEFUNCT)
  66. Tilt - Visualize your Web page in 3D: http://hacks.mozilla.org/2011/07/tilt-visualize-your-web-page-in-3d/
  67. Firefox OS - Device list: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/os/devices/
  68. Plug-in support has been dropped other than Flash: https://www.fxsitecompat.com/en-CA/docs/2016/plug-in-support-has-been-dropped-other-than-flash/
  69. How do I get firefox to show the http:// in a web address?: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/881261
  70. Firefox 83 introduces HTTPS-Only Mode: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2020/11/17/firefox-83-introduces-https-only-mode/
  71. Firefox 89 ships with interface changes: https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/01/firefox-89-ships-with-interface-changes/
  72. Firefox 89 comes out as the browser looks like it’s slipping into obscurity: https://www.techzim.co.zw/2021/06/firefox-89-comes-out-as-the-browser-looks-like-its-slipping-into-obscurity/
  73. Firefox 91 Introduces Enhanced Cookie Clearing: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/08/10/firefox-91-introduces-enhanced-cookie-clearing/
  74. Firefox 91 introduces HTTPS by Default in Private Browsing: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/08/10/firefox-91-introduces-https-by-default-in-private-browsing/

See Also

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