Archives For November 30, 1999

Firefox 36

Mozilla finally announced the stable release of Firefox 36, the new release features HTTP/2 protocol support and various bug-fixes.

The full HTTP/2 protocol support in Fixfox 36 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web. Firefox 36 also adds beta support for native HTML5 YouTube playback, but it’s not enabled by default. To enable this feature, go to about:config page, search for and set value of “media.mediasource.enabled” to true

Below is the full list of changes in Firefox 36 (via: Firefox 36 official release note)

  • Pinned tiles on the new tab page can be synced
  • Support for the full HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web.
  • Locale added: Uzbek (uz)
  • -remote option removed
  • No longer accept insecure RC4 ciphers whenever possible
  • Phasing out Certificates with 1024-bit RSA Keys
  • Shut down hangs will now show the crash reporter before exiting the program
  • Add-on Compatibility
  • Support for the ECMAScript 6 Symbol data type added
  • unicode-range CSS descriptor implemented
  • CSSOM-View scroll behavior implemented allowing smooth scrolling of content without custom libraries
  • object-fit and object-position implemented.
    Defines how and where the content of a replaced element is displayed
  • isolation CSS property implemented.
    Create a new stacking context to isolate groups of boxes to control which blend together
  • CSS3 will-change property implemented.
    Hints the browser of elements that will be modified. The browser will perform some performance optimization for these
  • Changed JavaScript ‘const’ semantics to conform better to the ES6 specification.
    The const declaration is now block-scoped and requires an initializer. It also can not be redeclared anymore.
  • Improved ES6 generators for better performance
  • Eval sources now appear in the Debugger. Debug JavaScript code that is evaluated dynamically, either as a string passed to eval() or as a string passed to the Function constructor
  • DOM Promises inspection
  • Inspector: More paste options in markup view
  • CSS gradients work on premultiplied colors
  • Fix some unexpected logout from Facebook or Google after restart
  • Various security fixes

How to Upgrade Firefox in Ubuntu:

Firefox 36 will be made into Ubuntu repositories very soon, by then you can upgrade Firefox through Software Updater in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux Mint 17.1/13.

Upgrade Firefox in Ubuntu

upgrade Firefox in Ubuntu

Mozilla Firefox has reached version 33.0. It has been made into main repositories for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and derivatives.

See what’s new in the Firefox 33:

  • OpenH264 support (sandboxed)
  • Improved search experience through the location bar
  • Slimmer and faster JavaScript strings
  • Search suggestions on the Firefox Start (about:home) and new tab (about:newtab) pages
  • Windows: OMTC enabled by default
  • New CSP (Content Security Policy) backend
  • Support for connecting to HTTP proxy over HTTPS
  • Improved reliability of the session restoration
  • Azerbaijani [az] locale added
  • Proprietary window.crypto properties/functions removed
  • JSD (JavaScript Debugger Service) removed in favor of the Debugger interface
  • @counter-style rule from CSS3 Counter Styles specification implemented
  • DOMMatrix interface implemented
  • Cubic-bezier curves editor
  • Display which elements have listeners attached
  • New sidebar which displays a list of shortcuts to every @media rule in the current stylesheet
  • Paint flashing for browser content repaints
  • Editable @keyframes rules in the Rules section of the Inspector
  • CSS transform highlighter in the style-inspector
  • Fix incomplete downloads being marked as complete by detecting broken HTTP1.1 transfers (237623)
  • Various security fixes

How to Upgrade Firefox:

Just run regular updates via Software Updater will bring you to the latest Firefox 33. You can choose only upgrade Firefox from the utility if you don’t want to upgrade all your system.

Upgrade Firefox in Ubuntu

If you don’t see Firefox in the update list, change the download server to Main Server from Software & Updates or Software Sources utility.

upgrade Firefox in Ubuntu

Mozilla Firefox has just released version 32.0 with improved performances and a few fixes. Canonical has made this release into the updates & security repositories for Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04.

The latest Firefox 32 brings was released on September 2, with faster HTTP caching and public key pinning support enabled.

Below are the detailed changes (via the official release note):

  • New HTTP cache provides improved performance including crash recovery
  • Integration of generational garbage collection
  • Public key pinning support enabled
  • Display the number of found items in the find toolbar
  • Easier back, forward, reload, and bookmarking through the context menu
  • View historical use information for logins stored in password manager
  • Lower Sorbian [dsb] locale added
  • Removed and turned off trust bit for some 1024-bit root certificates
  • Performance improvements to Password Manager and Add-on Manager
  • drawFocusIfNeeded enabled by default
  • CSS position:sticky enabled by default
  • mix-blend-mode enabled by default
  • Vibration API updated to latest W3C spec
  • box-decoration-break enabled by default
  • ECMAScript 6 built-in method Array#copyWithin implemented
  • New Array built-in: Array.from()
  • navigator.languages property and languagechange event implemented
  • CSS box-decoration-break replaces -moz-background-inline-policy
  • HiDPI support in Developer Tools UI
  • Inspector button moved to the top left
  • Hidden nodes displayed differently in the markup-view
  • New Web Audio Editor
  • Code completion and inline documentation added to Scratchpad
  • Mac OS X: fixed cmd-L does not open a new window when no window is available
  • Fixed text Rendering Issues on Windows 7 with Platform Update KB2670838 (MSIE 10 Prerequisite) or on Windows 8.1
  • Various security fixes

Upgrade to Firefox 32 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu, open Software Updater (or Update Manager for Ubuntu 12.04) from Unity dash. After checking for updates, you’ll see the latest Firefox available in the list.


You can also upgrade Firefox in Ubuntu and its derivatives using Synaptic Package Manager (available in Software Center) after clicked the Reload button.


That’s it. Enjoy!

Firefox 30

Mozilla Firefox 30.0 was finally released just a few minutes ago on June 10, 2014. The new release features GStreamer 1.0 support, Mac OS X command-E sets find term to selected text, and Sidebars button in browser chrome enables faster access to social, bookmark, & history sidebars.

More changes in Firefox 30:

  • Disallow calling WebIDL constructors as functions on the web
  • With the exception of those bundled inside an extension or ones that are whitelisted, plugins will no longer be activated by default.
  • Fixes to box-shadow and other visual overflow
  • Mute and volume available per window when using WebAudio
  • background-blend-mode enabled by default
  • Use of line-height allowed for <input type=”reset|button|submit”>
  • ES6 array and generator comprehensions implemented
  • Error stack now contains column number
  • Support for alpha option in canvas context options
  • Ignore autocomplete=”off” when offering to save passwords via the password manager
  • TypedArrays don’t support new named properties

For more details, see the official release note.

Upgrade to Firefox 30 in Ubuntu:

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, will make the Firefox 30 into updates/security repositories very soon, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

Just run software updater from Unity Dash:

software updater in ubuntu

Firefox 30 will be in the list once it’s available:

Firefox in software updater

Can’t wait? Download the source or portable version at

Firefox 27 Lands in Ubuntu, Here’s How to Upgrade

Last updated: February 11, 2014

Firefox 27

The latest version of Firefox is usually available as a security update in all supported releases of Ubuntu within a few hours of Mozilla’s announcement.

This time, Canonical announced the updated to Firefox 27 in its supported Ubuntu releases six days later since it was released on February 4, 2014. See what’s new in Firefox 27

How to Upgrade:

Firefox 27 is available in recommended repository for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

To get started, make sure the recommended updates repository is enabled.

ubuntu security updates repository

Then you can install the Firefox updates via Software Updates:

upgrade firefox via software updater

You can also use Synaptic Package Manager (available in Ubuntu Software Center) to upgrade your firefox:

upgrade to firefox 27 via synaptic

That’s it.

Firefox 25

Mozilla Firefox 25 has been released with new features, improvements and bugfixes. See What’s New in Firefox 25:

  • Web Audio support
  • The find bar is no longer shared between tabs
  • If away from Firefox for months, you now will be offered the option to reset it to its default state while preserving your essential information
  • Resetting Firefox no longer clears your browsing session
  • CSS3 background-attachment:local support to control background scrolling
  • Many new ES6 functions implemented
  • iframe document content can now be specified inline
  • Blank or missing page thumbnails when opening a new tab
  • Security fixes can be found here

Firefox 25 has been made into Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

To upgrade to Firefox 25:

1. First install Synaptic Package Manager from Ubuntu Software Center.

2. Open Synaptic and Click Reload button to update package lists.

3. Search firefox and choose it from the list, click “Mark for Upgrade” in its context menu.

4. Finally click Apply button.

upgrade to firefox 25

upgrade to firefox 25

The Mozilla Firefox 24 has been released with bug fixes and improvements. The easiest way to upgrade Firefox in Ubuntu is using the Synaptic Package Manager, here’s how to do it in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Precise.

Firefox 24 in Ubuntu

What’s new in Firefox 24:

  • Support for new scrollbar style in Mac OS X 10.7 and newer
  • Implemented Close tabs to the right
  • Social: Ability to tear-off chat windows to view separately by simply dragging them out
  • Accessibility related improvements on using pinned tabs
  • Removed support for Revocation Lists feature
  • Performance improvements on New Tab Page loads
  • Major SVG rendering improvements around Image tiling and scaling
  • Improved and unified Browser console for enhanced debugging experience, replacing existing Error console
  • Removed support for sherlock files that are loaded from application or profile directory
  • Replace fixed-ratio audio resampler in capture code with Speex resampler and eliminate pseudo-44000Hz rate
  • 24.0: Security fixes can be found here

Upgrade Firefix in Ubuntu:

Some web tutorials lead the readers to install Firefox via the PPA repository which indeed is not neccessary because Canonical will update Ubuntu universe repository as soon as a new stable release of Firefox comes out.

1.) Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install the Synaptic Package Manager

2.) Open Synaptic Package Manager from Unity Dash.

3.) Click on Reload button to update package lists.

4.) Search for Firefox in Quick filter box

5.) Right click on the language version you want, click Mark for Upgrade

6.) Finally click on Apply to start upgrading.

upgrade firefox ubuntu

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Mozilla finally announced the stable released of Firefox 23. Ubuntu users will receive updates very soon. Here’s a guide to upgrade your Firefox to latest in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.04 Precise and 12.10 Quantal.

In the new release, the mixed content blocking has been enabled to protect users from eavesdroppers and man-in-the-middle attacks on HTTPS pages, the about:memory’s functional UI (user interface) has been improved, the notifications of plugin installation has a simpler interface, and social share functionality has been added. (Release note)

Upgrade to Firefox 23 in Ubuntu:

Synaptic Package Manager provides a graphical way to upgrade to the latest Firefox web browser.

To get started, open the tool and click Reload button to update package lists, search firefox in the box, right-click and choose “Mark for Upgrade”, and finally click the Apply to start upgrading.

upgrade firefox

To install Synaptic Package Manager, click the link below to launch Ubuntu Software Center and click to install the package.

Click to install Synaptic