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Extension Auto-Installer :: Add-ons for Firefox
Extension Auto-Installer is a helper for Firefox/SeaMonkey/Thunderbird extension developers: it allows automatically adding or updating browser extensions, e.g. via command line tools. This makes testing your changes easier.
firefox  extension  development 
august 2015 by deusx
Firefox 1.0 Launch Day | Mitchell's Blog
Launch day here was quite a day, and I thought I would describe my view of it.
mozilla  launch  firefox  webdev  history 
november 2014 by deusx
Fxos on RaspberryPi - MozillaWiki
We are looking to demonstrate that Firefox OS can be a viable and valuable operating system for Raspberry Pi boards, and for the wide variety of use cases that are being imagined today by the Webmakers of tomorrow
firefox  mozilla  firefoxos  raspi  raspberrypi 
october 2014 by deusx
A ready-to-use virtual build environment for Firefox - Tim Taubert
If you ever wondered what contributing to Firefox feels like but you never had the time to read and follow through our instructions to setup a build environment or wanted to avoid screwing around with your precious system then this might be for you.
mozilla  firefox  to:twitter 
september 2014 by deusx
Mozilla WebDev
Kind of a web quine of the firefox logo
firefox  webdev  mozilla 
july 2014 by deusx
Why feed reading is an open web problem, and what browsers could do about it – Luis Villa
I’ve long privately thought that Firefox should treat feed reading as a first-class citizen of the open web, and integrate feed subscribing and reading more deeply into the browser (rather than the lame, useless live bookmarks.) The impending demise of Reader has finally forced me to spit out my thoughts on the issue. They’re less polished than I like when I blog these days, but here you go – may they inspire someone to resuscitate this important part of the open web.
to:fb  metablogging  feeds  firefox  web  openweb  webdev 
april 2013 by deusx
Why I'm Switching (Back) to Firefox - campaul [dot] net
Firefox today reminds me of Firefox when I first discovered it. Mozilla has once again delivered a technically superior product while completely respecting my rights as a user. Firefox is freedom.
to:fb  firefox  freedom  browsers  chrome  browser  oss 
march 2013 by deusx
Why Mozilla Matters | Brendan Eich
This is an extended essay on the news out of Norway yesterday. See the closing for encouragement toward Opera and its fans, whatever the open source projects they choose to join, from me on behalf of Mozilla.
mozilla  opera  webkit  gecko  webdev  browsers  firefox  opensource 
february 2013 by deusx
Firefox 3D John Hancock Center
Introducing a new use for Firefox 3D view: Creating sculptures using DOM elements! For my first project using 3D view, I figured I'd take a skyscraper in Hashrocket Chicago's neighborhood and attempt to recreate it using DOM elements and absolute positioning. The resulting building ended up being inspired by the design of the John Hancock Center, but is not a scale replica by any means.
firefox  webdev  3d  nifty 
december 2012 by deusx
Building a live green screen with getUserMedia() and MediaStreams - Tim Taubert
This is an admittedly very simple example of a green screen but you can use this little template to manipulate your webcam’s live video stream and build all kinds of fancy demos with it.
html5  firefox  media  greenscreen  javascript 
october 2012 by deusx
Firefox's birthday present to us: Teaching tech titans about DIY upstarts • The Register
Given technology's focus on the latest and greatest, it's easy to forget that much of this "latest and greatest" wouldn't even be possible without the work Mozilla did for years with Firefox. Or that dominating the browser market was never Mozilla's aim with Firefox.

Quixotic as it may sound, the purpose of Firefox was always to spread Web freedom.
firefox  mozilla  future  past  tech  to:fb 
september 2012 by deusx
Debunking A Misconception About Firefox Releases | Nicholas Nethercote
There is a common misconception that every time a new release of Firefox comes out Mozilla claims “this is the one that fixes the memory consumption problems”. I see this misconception in action all the time.
firefox  memory  browsers 
september 2012 by deusx
Developer Toolbar | Mozilla Developer Network
The Developer Toolbar provides a Graphical Command Line Interface (GCLI) to the Firefox developer tools and one click access to commonly used tools.
firefox  tools  webdev 
august 2012 by deusx
Mark Finkle’s Weblog » Firefox for Android: Where’s the Error Console?
The new native Android UI version of Firefox does not ship with a dedicated Error Console. Instead, all console messages are redirected to the Android system log – also known as logcat. If you have the Android SDK installed, you already have a way to view the logcat:
firefox  mozilla  android  logging  webdev 
may 2012 by deusx
View Firefox page source in an external editor - Mac OS X Hints
To do this, you need to enter about:config in Firefox's URL bar, then accept the warning when prompted. In the Filter box, type source.editor, which will show you three variables. Double-click on view_source.editor.external first, to change its Value to true. Next, double-click on view_source.editor.path, which will drop down a small sheet in which you enter the path to your preferred editor. The path must be a full complete Unix-style path, and point to the actual executable (not the app bundle). So for Coda, I used:
firefox  tips  editors  mac 
april 2012 by deusx
FireLogger :: Add-ons for Firefox
FireLogger is a server-side library, which provides logging function similar to Firebug's console.log. It sends logging events to client-side (encoded in HTTP headers).
firelogger  firefox  webdev  logging 
march 2012 by deusx
foxulet/fireNode · GitHub
A simple implementation of Firebug's Wildfire protocol for node.js
webdev  wildfire  firebug  firefox  firephp  node  javascript 
march 2012 by deusx
Run your own Sync Server — Mozilla Services
The easiest way to install a Sync Server is to checkout our repository and run a build in-place. Once this is done, Sync can be run behind and Web Server that supports the WSGI protocol.
wsgi  python  firefox  sync 
february 2012 by deusx
Mozilla developing Web push notification system for Firefox
Mozilla is developing a push notification system for the Firefox Web browser. It will allow users to receive notifications from websites without having to keep those sites open in their browser. The system will also be able to relay push notifications to mobile devices.
mozilla  firefox  notifications  webdev  mobile  javascript 
february 2012 by deusx
Introducing Push Notifications
Push notifications are a way for websites to send small messages to users when the user is not on the site. iOS and Android devices already support their own push notification services, but we want to make notifications available to the whole web. We’re making prototypes and designing the API right now and want to share our progress.
notifications  firefox  mozilla  development  javascript  webdev 
february 2012 by deusx
Mozilla’s WebAPI for Firefox takes shape, porn sites quiver in anticipation | ExtremeTech
The first fruits of Mozilla’s attempt to make a Chrome OS-like Firefox operating system — Boot 2 Gecko — are now beginning to take shape in the Nightly builds of Firefox for Android. Dubbed “WebAPI,” these recent additions allow Firefox to access an Android device’s hardware through a JavaScript API. As of the latest Nightly, Firefox 11 for Android can now read the battery state, capture images from the camera, send SMSes, and trigger the vibrator motor.
mobile  webapi  webdev  firefox  mozilla 
november 2011 by deusx
Solving Firefox’s add-on compatibility problem « Blair’s Brain
This makes me sad. And it's a problem that's been magnified by the switch to rapid release. One of the strengths of Firefox is it's rich selection of add-ons. In fact, 85% of Firefox users have chosen to install an add-on. On average, those users have 5 add-ons installed. Firefox users really love their add-ons. So it's not surprising that they get frustrated when one of their favorite add-ons gets disabled because it's not marked as being compatible with the new Firefox update they just installed.

So I started working on a project to fix it. The end result will be that most add-ons will automatically be compatible with Firefox, starting with (hopefully) Firefox 10.
firefox  mozilla  addons  rapidrelease 
november 2011 by deusx
Native UI for Firefox on Android |
It’s been a month since Johnathan publicly announced the native UI for Firefox on Android. So it’s probably a good time to give everyone a quick status update. In case you haven’t heard about it yet, we are re-implementing Fennec’s UI using Android’s native platform to be able to deliver a much better performance and UX to our users on Android devices.
mozilla  firefox  android  native 
november 2011 by deusx
Make Firefox Start Quicker by Only Loading Tabs as You Use Them
If Firefox is a bit slow to start up because of all your open tabs, you can turn on a quick setting in Firefox 8 to only load tabs one at a time, when you click on them.
mozilla  firefox  tips 
november 2011 by deusx
Wearing my manliest Firefox shirt for #mozfest | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Favorite: Wearing my manliest Firefox shirt for #mozfest, by codepo8
flickr  to:tumblr  firefox  mozilla 
november 2011 by deusx
The end of an era: Internet Explorer drops below 50% of Web usage
A couple of interesting things happened in the world of Web browser usage during October. The more significant one is that Internet Explorer's share of global browser usage dropped below 50 percent for the first time in more than a decade. Less significant, but also notable, is that Chrome for the first time overtook Firefox here at Ars, making it the technologist's browser of choice.
msft  msie  webdev  chrome  firefox  browsers 
november 2011 by deusx
FoxClocks :: Add-ons for Firefox
use to keep track of mozillians' timezones
firefox  addons  timezones  remote 
september 2011 by deusx
Change Referer Button :: Add-ons for Firefox
The "Change Referer Button" add-on allows the user to quickly toggle "network.http.sendRefererHeader" without going to the "about:config" window.
webdev  referer  addons  firefox 
july 2011 by deusx
Do Not Fool :: Add-ons for Firefox
Of course, no one honors the header, but the movement starts here
firefox  addons  mozilla  extensions  from google
april 2011 by deusx
Bootstrapped extensions - MDC Doc Center
Traditional extensions include overlays, wherein the application can load up XUL from the extension's package and automatically apply it atop its own UI. While this makes creating extensions that add to the application's user interface relatively easy, it means that updating, installing, or disabling an extension requires an application restart.
mozilla  firefox  dev  addons 
march 2011 by deusx
sync-server: Summary
Firefox Sync server in Python
python  webdev  firefox  sync 
march 2011 by deusx
2011: The Year of Firefox - or of Chrome? - Open Enterprise
"I see no reason why Chrome won't rise to above 20% in the short term. This means, of course, that the market share of Firefox and Internet Explorer will continue to drop. But as I noted some time back, this really isn't a huge problem for Firefox - although it is for Microsoft. The reason is quite simple: Firefox was never aiming at world domination, it was fighting to create an open Web where no browser held such a dominant position that it could ignore open standards and impose de facto ones instead. We pretty much have that now, with Internet Explorer increasingly standards-compliant - and proud of it, amazingly."
chrome  msie  msft  firefox  mozilla  webdev  web  browsers  from delicious
january 2011 by deusx
Bug 579247 – Firefox Home should allow configuration for an non-Mozilla sync server
"Both desktop and mobile Firefox Sync accept the URL for a non-Mozilla sync server. I'd like to use my own sync server with Firefox Home, but there doesn't appear to be a way to configure the server URL."
firefoxhome  firefox  mozilla  iphone  ipod  ios  mobile  sync  from delicious
july 2010 by deusx
ged / ruby-weaveserver / overview —
"A Ruby implementation of the Weave Basic Object API"
weave  firefox  sync  ruby  from delicious
july 2010 by deusx
EPUBReader - Read ePub just in Firefox
"EPUBReader is a Firefox addon which let you read ePub-files just in the browser. You don't need to install additional software!<br />
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If you click on a link to an ePub-file, you are normally prompted by the Firefox "save as" dialog. With EPUBReader installed, the ePub-file is downloaded, processed and directly displayed ready to read!"
epub  epubreader  firefox  addons  extensions  from delicious
june 2010 by deusx
Send To Phone :: Add-ons for Firefox
"Using the new APIs in Android 2.2 and based on the ChromeToPhone extension, allows to send urls from Firefox to your phone."
android  phone  firefox  extensions  mozilla  from delicious
may 2010 by deusx
BarTab :: Add-ons for Firefox
"BarTab intercepts when a tab is loaded in the background (e.g. after a browser restart) and will only load the content when the tab is actually visited."
mozilla  firefox  extensions  addons  from delicious
february 2010 by deusx
Firefox for Maemo RC3 «
"We’re excited to bring you the third release candidate of Firefox for Maemo. Since RC2, we fixed several usability bugs that were found, as well as addressed a number of performance issues. Based on feedback we’ve received so far, we were able to find and fix several crash bugs. To improve page load times and responsiveness, we tuned a number of preferences and improved several algorithms. We’ve sped up zooming and made our panning even better."
maemo  nokia  firefox  mobile  mozilla  from delicious
january 2010 by deusx
The Places frecency algorithm - MDC
"Frecency is a score given to each unique URI in Places, encompassing bookmarks, history and tags. This score is determined by the amount of revisitation, the type of those visits, how recent they were, and whether the URI was bookmarked or tagged. "
frecency  places  mozilla  firefox  weave  algorithms  popularity  from delicious
december 2009 by deusx
~robcee/ – Firebug and the JIT
"I need to be clear here: If you have Firebug installed you are probably not getting fast Javascript. Firebug doesn’t have to be active on your current page. If you have the grey icon on your status bar, you have probably disabled the JIT."
firefox  firebug  javascript  webdev  performance  optimization  from delicious
december 2009 by deusx
W3C FileAPI in Firefox 3.6 at
"Often, web applications will prompt the user to select a file, typically to upload to a server. Unless the web application makes use of a plugin, file selection occurs through an HTML input element, of the sort <input type="file"/>. Firefox 3.6 now supports much of the W3C File API, which specifies the ability to asynchronously read the selected file into memory, and perform operations on the file data within the web application (for example, to display a thumbnail preview of an image, before it is uploaded, or to look for ID3 tags within an MP3 file, or to look for EXIF data in JPEG files, all on the client side). This is a new API, and replaces the file API that was introduced in Firefox 3."
w3c  webdev  firefox  mozilla  file  api  javascript  html5  from delicious
december 2009 by deusx
rsstodolist: an RSS based todo-list
"A JetPack for rsstodolist is available to add current URL by a single click.

To use it, first, install JetPack, then, come back on that page and click on the upper-right "install" button.

You should then have a new item in your status bar (at bottom) allowing you to type your feed name and use the "add url" button to add the current url to your feed."
rss  jetpack  appengine  firefox  tools  from delicious
november 2009 by deusx
WebGL in Firefox Nightly Builds at Vladimir Vukićević
"Last night, I checked in some more work from Mark Steele (who's focusing on the Firefox WebGL implementation), and along with that, enabled WebGL in trunk nightlies. (Finally!)"
firefox  webgl  woot  mozilla  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
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