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How to Screenshot An Entire Webpage on Mac

Wednesday April 20, 2022 4:31 pm PDT by
In iOS, Apple's Safari browser includes a built-in screenshot feature that lets you capture entire webpages on your iPhone or iPad for sharing elsewhere. While Safari for Mac doesn't include an equivalent feature, fortunately Firefox does, so if you want to capture full webpages in macOS, you can do so easily by following these steps. Download and install Firefox from the Mozilla website ...

How to Clear Cookies in Firefox on Mac and iOS

Monday April 19, 2021 11:24 am PDT by
Whenever you browse the web in Firefox, the browser stores website data including cookies so that it doesn't have to do so again each time you revisit a site. In theory this should speed up your browsing experience, but there are some scenarios where you might want to clear the cache and start anew. Keep reading to learn how it's done on Mac, iPhone, and iPad. There are a couple of...

How to Use Firefox Private Network to Encrypt Your Web Traffic

Thursday September 12, 2019 2:18 am PDT by
Mozilla this week began piloting its own browser-based VPN service, and if you're located in the U.S. you can start testing it for free right away. Called the Firefox Private Network, the service promises Firefox users a more secure, encrypted path to the web that prevents eavesdroppers from spying on your browsing activity and hides your location from websites and ad trackers. In that...

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Mozilla Developing Non-WebKit Version of Firefox for iOS, Possibly Anticipating Shift in Apple's App Store Policy [Updated]

Tuesday February 7, 2023 3:53 am PST by
Mozilla is working on a non-WebKit version of Firefox for iOS in anticipation of changes to Apple's platform rules, The Register reports. Mozilla's GitHub repository contains code for the iOS version of Firefox with references to GeckoView, a wrapper for Firefox's Gecko rendering engine. Apple's ‌App Store‌ rules insist that browser apps on iOS and iPadOS must use its own WebKit browser...
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Firefox 106 Gains Quick Access to Private Browsing, Tab History, PDF Editor Shortcut and More

Tuesday October 18, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Mozilla today announced the launch of the next-generation version of Firefox, which adds several useful new features to the browser. Firefox 106 adds a new private browsing shortcut that can be pinned to the desktop to make it easy to open up a Private Browsing window, plus Mozilla has redesigned the Private Browsing mode with a more modern look and a default dark theme. A new Firefox...
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Firefox 103 Includes Performance Boost for Macs With 120Hz+ Displays

Wednesday July 27, 2022 4:17 am PDT by
Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox that promises improved browsing performance on displays running at 120Hz and higher refresh rates, which should appeal to owners of 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with ProMotion displays. Launched last October, Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips feature Liquid Retina XDR displays with ProMotion technology...
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Firefox's Total Cookie Protection Now Available to All Users by Default

Tuesday June 14, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Mozilla today announced that it is rolling out Total Cookie Protection by default to all Firefox users worldwide, expanding on prior releases that included the Total Cookie Protection feature on an opt-in basis. To use Total Cookie Protection prior to now, Firefox users could opt in to the Strict Tracking Protection feature, but it was not turned on for all users as a default setting....
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Firefox 100 Brings HDR Video and Other Features to Mac

Tuesday May 3, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Firefox today announced the launch of Firefox 100, the newest version of the popular browser that serves as an alternative to Safari and Chrome. Firefox 100 brings new features for both mobile devices and the desktop to enhance the browsing experience. On Macs, Firefox 100 supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video for higher-fidelity video content. The feature requires a Mac with an...
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Firefox on iOS Gains Safari-Like Adjustable Search Bar

Tuesday March 8, 2022 5:00 am PST by
Firefox 98 for iOS devices introduces a new customizable mobile experience in the form of an adjustable search bar that can be set at the bottom or the top of the iPhone's display. This brings the mobile Firefox browser in line with Safari, which gained an option to move the search bar to the top or the bottom with iOS 15. Apple in iOS 15 tweaked the design of Safari and initially made a...
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Firefox 95 Brings Security, Performance, and Efficiency Improvements to Mac

Friday December 10, 2021 1:32 am PST by
Mozilla has released Firefox 95, featuring a new version of its security sandboxing subsystem called RLBox, and additional performance and efficiency improvements for the macOS version of the web browser. According to the release notes, RLBox is a new technology that hardens Firefox against potential security vulnerabilities in third-party libraries. The sandbox subsystem works by...
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Firefox 94 Brings Updated Homepage on iOS, Battery Saving Mode on Mac

Tuesday November 2, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
Firefox today released Firefox 94 for iOS devices, which introduces a new homepage design that adds several quality of life improvements to the browser. Firefox says that the new features are designed for "short bursts of online interactions that are constantly interrupted by life." The update adds a feature that jumps back to the last open active tab so you don't lose what you were browsing ...
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Firefox 91 Update Strengthens Online Privacy With Enhanced Cookie Protection

Wednesday August 11, 2021 3:00 am PDT by
Mozilla has announced the public release of Firefox 91, featuring an enhanced version of its Total Cookie Protection for individual websites. When you browse the web on your devices, websites will often leave cookies on your system so that they can remember you and what your preferences are. Some cookies are genuinely useful, as they allow sites to save your personal information (such as...
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Firefox 89 for Mac Released With Cleaner Design, Multi-Touch Zoom, and More

Tuesday June 1, 2021 10:11 am PDT by
Mozilla today announced the public release of Firefox 89 for macOS with a redesigned and modernized core browsing experience. The latest version of the browser features a simplified toolbar with less frequently used items removed, allowing the focus to be on the most important navigation items. Menus and prompts have also been streamlined across Firefox to have cleaner designs and clearer...
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Firefox 88 to Disable FTP Next Week With Full Removal Set for June

Friday April 16, 2021 2:08 am PDT by
Firefox will soon hand over FTP requests to other applications, as Mozilla begins to phase out the browser's long-standing FTP implementation in the next stable release. Mozilla announced its intention to disable support for the FTP protocol last year, but the plan was delayed because of the global health crisis. One of the oldest network protocols still in use, FTP handles file...
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Firefox 87 Introduces 'SmartBlock' Private Browsing Feature to Fix Websites Broken By Tracking Protections

Wednesday March 24, 2021 1:58 am PDT by
Mozilla has released Firefox 87 for Macs, Windows, and Linux machines, introducing a new intelligent tracker blocking mechanism called SmartBlock. Since 2015, Firefox has included a built-in Content Blocking feature that automatically blocks third-party scripts, images, and other content from being loaded from cross-site tracking companies in Private Browsing windows and Strict Tracking...
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Firefox 86 Gains Total Cookie Protection and Multiple Picture-in-Picture Views

Tuesday February 23, 2021 2:35 pm PST by
Mozilla today released Firefox 86 for Macs, Windows, and Linux machines, introducing a new feature called Total Cookie Protection. Total Cookie Protection is designed to stop cookies from tracking users across the web by introducing a "separate cookie jar for every website." Total Cookie Protection is available as part of Firefox's Enhanced Tracking Protection functionality, and can be...
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Firefox Updated With Native Support for M1 Macs, Mozilla Touts 'Dramatic Performance Improvements'

Tuesday December 15, 2020 7:31 am PST by
Mozilla today released Firefox version 84 with native support for Apple Silicon Macs with the M1 chip, touting "dramatic performance improvements" over the previous, unoptimized version of the web browser. Specifically, Firefox now launches over 2.5 times faster and web apps are now twice as responsive, according to Mozilla. If you are using a Mac with the M1 chip, Mozilla says you will...
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Firefox 83 for Mac Brings HTTPS-Only Mode, Pinch to Zoom, and Performance Improvements

Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:31 am PST by
Mozilla has released Firefox 83 on Mac, bringing new features and improvements, including a new HTTPS-Only Mode, pinch to zoom, and more. HTTPS-Only Mode is Mozilla's latest security feature that ensures users establish fully secure connections to every website they visit. If a website doesn't support the HTTPS encrypted protocol, Firefox asks for user permission before connecting....

Firefox 76 Now Available on Mac With Improved Password Management Features

Tuesday May 5, 2020 12:44 pm PDT by
Mozilla today released the latest version of its Firefox browser, Firefox 76, which includes password management updates, picture-in-picture support, better Zoom integration, and more. The new Firefox update includes improvements for Firefox Lockwise, which offers built-in password management features much like Safari to protect saved passwords. Firefox Lockwise will require a device's...

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Urges Firefox Users to Install Update Amid Active Attack

Friday January 10, 2020 11:36 am PST by
The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), part of the Department of Homeland Security, this week urged customers who are using the Firefox browser to upgrade to version 72.0.1, as there is a major vulnerability in older versions of the Firefox browser. Mozilla released Firefox 72.0.1 on Wednesday to address a security issue that allows malicious entities to run...

Firefox 70 for Mac Brings Social Tracking Protection and Notable Performance Gains

Wednesday October 23, 2019 2:40 am PDT by
Mozilla has launched Firefox 70 for macOS, which continues to enhance the browser's privacy features as well as bringing significant improvements to performance and power efficiency. Recent versions of Firefox have included several extensions to the Mozilla's Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) system, and this release is no different. ETP now features social tracking protection, which blocks...

Firefox 69 for Mac Brings Default Tracking Protection and Performance Improvements

Wednesday September 4, 2019 2:16 am PDT by
Mozilla has launched Firefox 69 for Macs, boasting performance improvements and some notable updates to its security repertoire. Firefox 69 for desktop now blocks third-party tracking cookies by default for all users. The feature is an existing part of the browser's Enhanced Tracking Protection system that was actually launched in June, but that introduced the default setting only for new...
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Mozilla Patches Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Firefox Used to Install Backdoors on Macs, Update Now

Friday June 21, 2019 8:32 am PDT by
Mozilla has patched two zero-day security vulnerabilities in Firefox that allowed backdoors to be installed on Macs, bypassing Apple's usual XProtect and Gatekeeper protections. Firefox users should update the browser immediately. Ars Technica's Dan Goodin:Mozilla released an update on Tuesday that fixed a code-execution vulnerability in a JavaScript programming method known as Array.pop. On ...