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Extensions in Firefox 63 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
Describes the improvements to the WebExtensions APIs that are landing in Firefox 63. Includes the ability to use more modifier keys for shortcut keys, enhancements to the context menu API, improvements to clipboard access, and many others.
mozilla  firefox  firefox63  webextensions  add-ons  api  news  blog 
22 days ago by aeng
Firefox shortcut keys on Mac
Shortcut keys in Firefox that could conflict with available keys for Clippings keyboard paste on Mac:

Cmd+Shift+A (Add-ons Manager)
Cmd+Shift+B (Show bookmarks window)
Cmd+Shift+C (Web console)
...
firefox  keyboard  from notes
26 days ago by aeng
Worldwide Radio – Add-ons for Firefox
Listen to live radio stations from around the world!
mozilla  firefox  add-on  extension 
7 weeks ago by aeng
Textmarker – Add-ons for Firefox
Highly customizable text highlighter with different colors and save option for later visits.
mozilla  firefox  add-on  extension 
7 weeks ago by aeng
GitHub - mozilla/geckodriver
Proxy for using W3C WebDriver-compatible clients to interact with Gecko-based browsers.
selenium  webdriver  firefox  gecko  geckodriver  qasetup 
8 weeks ago by aeng
Add-ons - Updates - Mozilla | MDN
Firefox supports automated updates to add-ons using JSON update manifests.
mozilla  firefox  extensions  webextensions  manifest  article  mdc  devmo 
april 2018 by aeng
commands.update() - Mozilla | MDN
Change the description or keyboard shortcut for the given command. Available in Firefox 60. Could be used to allow for custom shortcut key prefix in Clippings.
mozilla  firefox  firefox60  webextensions  api  reference  mdc  devmo 
april 2018 by aeng
Mozilla Firefox Web Browser — Download Firefox Extended Support Release in your language — Mozilla
Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) is intended for system administrators who deploy and maintain the desktop environment in organizations such as universities and other schools, county or city governments and businesses.
mozilla  firefox  esr  releases  download 
april 2018 by aeng
Updates to Add-on Review Policies | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
With the transition to the WebExtensions API, we have updated our policies to better reflect the characteristics of the new technology, and to better clarify the practices that have been established over the years.
mozilla  firefox  add-ons  policy  beware  article  blog 
march 2018 by aeng
WebExtensions - Source code submission - Mozilla | MDN
If you don't provide source code with clear instructions and the reviewer cannot evaluate your extension, it may be rejected.
mozilla  firefox  webextensions  add-ons 
february 2018 by aeng
AddonManager - Mozilla | MDN
Method getStartupChanges() to get the add-ons that have changed, e.g. new installation, version upgraded; use the constants STARTUP_CHANGE_INSTALLED and STARTUP_CHANGE_CHANGED to differentiate between the two states.
mozilla  firefox  add-ons  extensions  api  javascript  mdc  devmo 
september 2017 by aeng
WebExtensions dynamic context menu - Add-ons / Add-on Support - Mozilla Discourse
Discussion about the context menu's delayed updating when it is being updated real-time.
mozilla  firefox  webextensions  forum  add-ons 
august 2017 by aeng
WebExtensions 101 - via @codeship
Suggests a folder structure for developing WebExtensions.
google  chrome  firefox  extensions  webextensions  tutorial  howto  codeship 
august 2017 by aeng
Incompatible change to sessions.restore API in Firefox 54 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
'sessions.restore' now returns an object instead of an array. With this change, the API now matches the spec and its behavior in Google Chrome.
mozilla  firefox  firefox54  webextensions  sessions  api  readme  mdc  devmo 
june 2017 by aeng
Embedded WebExtensions - Mozilla | MDN
Starting in Firefox 51, you can embed a WebExtension in a classic bootstrapped extension or an Add-on SDK add-on.
mozilla  firefox  webextension  embedded  bootstrapped  extensions  article  mdc  devmo 
may 2017 by aeng
Bootstrapped extensions - Mozilla | MDN
Bootstrapped extensions are special extensions that, instead of using overlays to apply their user interface to the application, programmatically insert themselves into the application. This is done using a special script file that's included in the extension that contains functions the browser calls to command the extension to install, uninstall, start up, and shut down.
mozilla  firefox  bootstrapped  extensions  xul  javascript  article  mdc  devmo 
may 2017 by aeng
Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 54 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
Due for release on 13 June 2017: "Remove -moz-appearance. This doesn’t apply to CSS sheets loaded using a chrome:// URL, but it does affect inline CSS styles in XUL and JavaScript code." Regression test Clippings and Panic Button.
mozilla  firefox  firefox54  readme  release  add-ons  compatibility 
april 2017 by aeng
sessions - Mozilla | MDN
Use the sessions API to list, and restore, tabs and windows that have been closed while the browser has been running.
firefox  webextensions  api  reference  mdc  devmo 
january 2017 by aeng
Add-ons in 2017 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
By the end of 2017, and with the release of Firefox 57, we’ll move to WebExtensions exclusively, and will stop loading any other extension types on desktop. Throughout the year we’ll expand the set of APIs available, add capabilities to Firefox that don’t yet exist in other browsers, and put more WebExtensions in front of users.
mozilla  firefox  add-ons  news  update  article  blog 
december 2016 by aeng
Firefox 53: exclusive content process for local files - gHacks Tech News
Keep an eye on this. Maybe IndexedDB will finally work for file:// HTML pages?
mozilla  firefox  electrolysis  e10s  multiprocess  article  ghacks 
december 2016 by aeng
WebExtensions in Firefox 52 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
The sessions API was added to Firefox, with sessions.getRecentlyClosed and sessions.restore APIs. These allow you to query for recently closed tabs and windows and then restore them.
mozilla  webextensions  api  firefox  add-ons  blog 
december 2016 by aeng
getSelection from the chrome process • mozillaZine Forums
Use the gContextMenuContentData.selectionInfo property to get selected text, instead of gContextMenu.focusedWindow.getSelection(), which will fail on e10s. Forum URL: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2979581
mozilla  firefox  e10s  forum 
march 2016 by aeng
Adapting to multiprocess ff • mozillaZine Forums
See the message from @lithopsian, posted December 16th, 2015, 7:36 am, and check out the comments about the use of gContextMenuContentData. URL: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&p=14435327
mozilla  firefox  e10s  forum 
january 2016 by aeng
Message manager - Mozilla | MDN
Message managers provide a way for chrome-privileged JavaScript code to communicate across process boundaries. They are particularly useful for allowing chrome code, including the browser's own code and extension code, to access web content when the browser is running web content in a separate process.
mozilla  firefox  electrolysis  e10s  multiprocess  guide  mdc  devmo 
january 2016 by aeng
The Future of Developing Firefox Add-ons | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
Announcement on August 21, 2015: new WebExtensions API for Firefox extension development, Electrolysis, extension signing, and deprecation of XPCOM- and XUL-based add-ons
mozilla  firefox  development  addons  add-ons  announcement  news 
august 2015 by aeng
Fix for installing unsigned add-ons in Firefox Dev and Nightly - gHacks Tech News
The advice given in this article won't apply to future versions of Firefox (likely version 42)
mozilla  firefox  addons  add-ons  unsigned  bypass  howto  article  ghacks 
august 2015 by aeng
Big changes are coming to Firefox to win back users and developers | Ars Technica
XUL is on the way out. New features will focus on being "uniquely Firefox."
firefox  future  article  arstechnica 
july 2015 by aeng
The message manager | MDN
Message managers provide a way for chrome-privileged JavaScript code to communicate across process boundaries. They are particularly useful for allowing chrome code, including the browser's own code and extension code, to access web content when the browser is running web content in a separate process. Available starting in Firefox 32.
mozilla  firefox  firefox32  javascript  api  messagemanager  article  mdc  devmo 
august 2014 by aeng
Tabbed browser - Mozilla | MDN
Here you should find a set of useful code snippets to help you work with Firefox's tabbed browser.
mozilla  firefox  browser  tabbed  tab  api  howto  samples  mdc  devmo 
june 2014 by aeng
Supporting per-window private browsing | MDN
Firefox 20 introduced per-window private browsing mode, in which private user data is stored and accessed concurrently with public user data from another window.
mozilla  firefox  private  api  article  mdc  devmo 
february 2014 by aeng
Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis) :: Add-ons for Firefox
Restore squared tabs, appmenu, add-ons bar, small button view and other features on Australis UI (Windows/MacOSX/Linux + default theme + Fx 29+).
firefox  addon  extension  ui  australis  anti-australis  amo 
february 2014 by aeng
CustomizableUI.jsm - Mozilla | MDN
The CustomizableUI.jsm JavaScript code module allows you to interact with customizable buttons and items in Firefox's main window UI using a carefully constructed API.
mozilla  firefox  javascript  module  api  CustomizableUI.jsm  mdc  devmo 
february 2014 by aeng
Get Australis
Australis is the project name for an upcoming desktop Firefox design refresh.

Featuring an updated visual design, streamlined tab strip, updated Firefox menu and improved customization.
mozilla  firefox  australis  ui 
february 2014 by aeng
Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 27 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
With createWindowlessBrowser, you can create a hidden content or chrome window.
mozilla  firefox  firefox27  readme  release  developer 
january 2014 by aeng
Firefox 26 for developers - Mozilla | MDN
Implements the new "element.classList" specification which permits adding/removing several classes with one call
mozilla  firefox  firefox26  readme 
november 2013 by aeng
Major compatibility changes coming for Firefox 25 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
Accessed on 2013-05-27. Summary: Major simplification of toolbar UI due to new Australis theme. Add-ons bar may disappear. API for adding toolbar buttons may change. "The main toolbar will also have a dedicated area for add-on buttons and widgets, and it looks like user-created custom toolbars will also be gone." Firefox 25 tentatively scheduled for October 2013.
mozilla  firefox  firefox25  future  compatibility  readme 
may 2013 by aeng
Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 18 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
Firefox 18 will be released on the second week of January. Here’s the list of changes that went into Firefox 18 that can affect add-on compatibility.
firefox  readme  compatibility 
december 2012 by aeng
Mozilla Firefox downloads site
Downloads for previous releases of Firefox, including ESR, beta and localized builds
mozilla  ftp  file  download  releases  firefox 
november 2012 by aeng
Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 17 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
Firefox 17 will be released on November 20th. Here’s the list of changes that went into Firefox 17 that can affect add-on compatibility.

Most significant: nsIFilePicker::Show is now deprecated, and the asynchronous alternative (nsIFilePicker::ShowAsync) is what you should favor.
mozilla  firefox  firefox17  compatibility  readme  programming  api  xpcom  amo 
november 2012 by aeng
Exposing add-on objects to content safely | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
In a nutshell, if you set expando properties in JS objects in the content that point to chrome objects, you need to explicitly add the properties to the __exposedProps__ list of that object. A deprecation warning was added in Firefox 15.
compatibility  mozilla  firefox  javascript  content  security  programming  extensions  add-ons  article  development  amo 
november 2012 by aeng
Firefox 16 for developers | MDN
Firefox 16, based on Gecko 16, will ship in October 2012. This article provides information about the changes in this release that will affect developers.
mozilla  firefox  firefox16  programming  api  css  readme  article  mdc  devmo 
october 2012 by aeng
PDF Viewer :: Add-ons for Firefox
PDF.js brings Portable Document Format (PDF) reading capabilities to your browser using web standard technologies.
mozilla  firefox  add-on  extension  pdf 
may 2012 by aeng
New Firefox design will offer uniform look across desktop and mobile
Mozilla is aiming for a "soft, friendly, and human" design that will "feel like Firefox" across all supported platforms and form factors. The challenge will be blending the browser’s distinctive visual style with the conventions of the underlying platforms.
mozilla  firefox  future  design  news  article  arstechnica 
may 2012 by aeng
Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 12 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
New thumbnail service in Firefox 12, and new 'timeout' and 'ontimeout' properties on XMLHttpRequest
mozilla  firefox  add-ons  compatibility  readme  firefox12  firefox13  development  api  blog 
march 2012 by aeng
Mozilla Firefox 3.6
Firefox 3.6.x will be maintained with security and stability updates for a short amount of time. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox.
mozilla  firefox  firefox3.6  web  browser  download  software  internet 
november 2011 by aeng
Google Chrome Could Beat Firefox by Year-End | PCWorld
Chrome's market share has climbed roughly 1% each month this year, while Firefox's share has slid by roughly half a percent monthly.
internet  browser  software  firefox  chrome  news  article  pcworld 
september 2011 by aeng
RapidRelease/Calendar - MozillaWiki
Rapid Release calendar for Firefox. Applicable to Thunderbird as well.
mozilla  firefox  release  schedule 
september 2011 by aeng
Firefox 8 for developers - MDN Docs
Firefox 8, based on Gecko 8.0, will ship in late 2011. This article provides information about the changes in this release that will affect developers.
mozilla  firefox  firefox8  readme  api  developer  mdc  devmo 
september 2011 by aeng
Rapid Release Process | Mitchell's Blog
An argument in favour of the new, controversial, so-called "Rapid Release" process currently in place for Firefox and Thunderbird releases.
mozilla  firefox  thunderbird  release  discussion  blog 
august 2011 by aeng
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