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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."




FireFox Mobile



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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Security Issues

File Links


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.



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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  1. 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:
  3. wikipedia: Firefox for Android
  4. Install Firefox on 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:
  9. Why the death of the Firefox phone matters:
  10. Startup lands $100 million to challenge smartphone superpowers Apple and Google:
  11. Mozilla announces Boot2Gecko (B2G) to be rebranded as FireFox OS:
  12. Mozilla's HTML5 phone platform now called Firefox OS, launching (first consumer devices) 2013:
  13. 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefox OS:
  14. FireFox OS release versions:
  15. Firefox OS Simulator 1.0 is here!:
  16. Firefox OS/Connected Devices Announcement:
  17. Connected Devices/Participation: (experiment closed as of 2017)
  18. Firefox OS Pivot to Connected Devices (TVs, IoT, etc):
  19. FireFox OS devices:
  20. Panasonic’s (use of) Firefox OS is dead, long live Firefox OS (forked by Panasonic as "My Home Screen"):
  21. Mozilla is stopping all commercial development on Firefox OS:
  22. Mozilla Announces The End Of Firefox OS Smartphone Support:
  23. The Story of Firefox OS:
  24. The Legacy of Firefox OS:
  25. wikipedia: XUL
  26. XUL spec v0.1:
  27. NSAPI:
  28. Java plugin phase out timeline:!topic/
  29. WebExtensions 101:
  30. Building Web Extensions Because You Can:
  31. Porting Chrome Extensions to Firefox with WebExtensions:
  32. "Firefox Add-Ons" will only support WebExtensions by the end of 2017:
  33. Determining Firefox plugin directory on Linux:
  34. Merging Firebug into the built-in Firefox Developer Tools:
  35. What are browser developer tools?:
  36. Migrating from Firebug to FF Dev Tools:
  37. wikipedia: Microsoft Script Debugger
  38. Test your Web scripts using the Microsoft Script Debugger:
  39. How to debug JS in (old) IE browsers:
  40. Debugging Script with the Developer Tools:
  41. Debugging HTML and CSS with the Developer Tools:
  42. Debugging Internet Explorer - A Beginner’s Guide:
  43. IE 11 - Using the F12 Dev Tools:
  44. MS Edge - F12 Dev Tools guide:
  45. Meet the Microsoft Edge F12 Dev Tools:
  46. IE11/Edge -- How to use F12 Developer Tools to Debug your Webpages:
  47. Safari's iOS WebDev Tools & Debugger:
  48. 10 Years of Web Inspector:
  49. Enable the Safari Debug Console on iPhone & iPad:
  50. Quick Tip - Using Web Inspector to Debug Mobile Safari:
  51. Debug a Website in iOS Safari on Windows:
  52. Debug iOS Safari html layout on Windows:
  53. How to Activate the iPhone Debug Console:
  54. Optimizing Page Load Time (and a little about the Debug menu):
  55. Web Inspector Redesign/Updates (2008-2009): (see links to previous updates within)
  56. State of Web Inspector:
  57. Web Inspector Console Improvements:
  58. Web Inspector Keyboard Shortcuts:
  59. Web Inspector User Interface Changes (2015):
  60. Breakpoint Options:
  61. Memory Debugging with Web Inspector:
  62. How to open DevTools in Opera?:
  63. Firebug old versions:
  64. Japanese-English dictionary files:
  65. Freebase RSS - Greasemonkey Firefox Extension: (DEFUNCT)
  66. Tilt - Visualize your Web page in 3D:
  67. Firefox OS - Device list:
  68. Plug-in support has been dropped other than Flash:
  69. How do I get firefox to show the http:// in a web address?:
  70. Firefox 83 introduces HTTPS-Only Mode:
  71. Firefox 89 ships with interface changes:
  72. Firefox 89 comes out as the browser looks like it’s slipping into obscurity:
  73. Firefox 91 Introduces Enhanced Cookie Clearing:
  74. Firefox 91 introduces HTTPS by Default in Private Browsing:

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