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More Firefox Updates on the Way

Mozilla is getting ready to release yet another version of its Firefox Web browser, just days after it issued a new version to correct several security flaws in the program. 

According to an article at Mozillazine, the most recent release, version 1.0.5, has caused quite a few problems with Firefox's many extensions -- add-ons that make the browser more fun, useful and productive. Some of the more common problems with the latest version are discussed in this thread at the Firefox user forums.

So if you've been having trouble with any extensions, or even having difficulty getting Firefox to start up, help is on the way: Mozilla says it is likely a new version will be available later this week.

By the way, whenever I write about Firefox, invariably I get e-mails or comments from people asking how to tweak this or that feature in the browser. I'd be happy to do a series of posts about tweaking the browser to your liking, because doing so may not be the easiest task for the average Web user -- or at least for anyone who isn't familiar with editing style sheets, or doesn't know how to find and manipulate settings. So if you have any requests, send them along, either via the comments feature or by sending me an e-mail. I'll pick a few of the most popular requests and get to work.

Incidentally, my favorite extensions are Clone Window -- which opens an exact copy of the Web page you're viewing whenever you hit Ctrl+N on the keyboard; ForecastFox, which places little unobtrusive icons on the toolbar to display the local weather forecast; and FoxyTunes, which lets you control a variety of music players from within the browser.

By Brian Krebs  |  July 19, 2005; 11:43 AM ET
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Any article on Firefox should include a mention of Greasemonkey. There's a fabulous script for Vonage account holders. You can have any phone number on a web page set to an active link as a Firefox extension and then with that Greasemonkey script you can just click on any number's link and it will ring your phone, when you pick the receiver up it's already dialing that number for you.

Firefox blows away IE6. Oh, there's also some great Greasemonkey scripts that will set articles from news sites as a single page. Greasemonkey is a very powerful app.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2005 2:04 AM | Report abuse

How does someone write for a major news organization about cutting edge technology and miss the boat this bad? The 1.06 update was available YESTERDAY!!

That's the great thing about the Internet- you can turn on a dime as things change, unless, of course, you are asleep.

Posted by: Shocked n Dismayed | July 20, 2005 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for reading, and thanks for sharing your thoughts. For what it's worth, the new version of Firefox was posted more than six hours after my original blog post went up. Also, there are no security fixes in this update, so I felt comfortable waiting until today to write about it.

Posted by: Bk | July 20, 2005 12:27 PM | Report abuse

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