Prevent Software Updater Installing Firefox Snap in Ubuntu MATE 21.10

The “Software Updater” utility in Ubuntu MATE 21.10 tries to remove native Firefox package and install the SNAP version instead. If you’ve done that, here’s how to revert to Firefox DEB package and prevent the misbehavior. As you may know, Ubuntu is switching Firefox from native DEB to the universal SNAP package. Ubuntu 21.10 now… Continue reading Prevent Software Updater Installing Firefox Snap in Ubuntu MATE 21.10

Firefox 93.0 Released! Adds AVIF Support & Blocks Insecure Downloads

Mozilla Firefox 93.0 was officially released today. The release features AVIF image support and further security improvements. The AV1 image format (AVIF) is an image file format for storing images or image sequences compressed with AV1 in the HEIF file format. It offers significant file size reduction compare to JPEG, PNG and WebP. Google Chrome… Continue reading Firefox 93.0 Released! Adds AVIF Support & Blocks Insecure Downloads

Firefox 92.0 Released with More Secure HTTPS Connection / Full-range Color

Mozilla Firefox 92.0 was released today with new features and various security fixes. The release will use HTTPS resource record (HTTPS RR) as Alt-Svc headers to make connections more secure. The full-range color (0-255) levels are now supported for video playback. Though the limited color range (16-235) is ideal for movies and TV, the source… Continue reading Firefox 92.0 Released with More Secure HTTPS Connection / Full-range Color

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Enable Hardware Video Acceleration (VA-API) For Firefox in Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 & Higher

Last updated on August 18th, 2021 This tutorial shows how to enable hardware video acceleration (VA-API) for Firefox, so it uses the video card to decode/encode video to save power. Hardware video acceleration is a computer technology to make the graphics card to encode and decode video, thus offloading the CPU to save power. And… Continue reading Enable Hardware Video Acceleration (VA-API) For Firefox in Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 & Higher

Firefox 91.0 Released with Enhanced Cookie Clearing / Https-First Policy

Mozilla Firefox 91.0 is available with more than 1200 bug-fixes, new major privacy enhancement, and other features. The release introduced more comprehensive logic for clearing cookies. With Firefox Strict Mode, you can clear a site data including embed content, such as images, videos and scripts, from other websites. This “cross-site” content was previously left behind.… Continue reading Firefox 91.0 Released with Enhanced Cookie Clearing / Https-First Policy

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