Mozilla released a major update on its browser software Firefox . The latest version of Firefox is 7.0 .
New features are as follow :
- [Performance] Drastically improved memory handling for certain use cases
- [Performance] Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
- [Features] Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
- [User Interface] The ‘http://’ URL prefix is now hidden by default
- [CSS3] Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
- [Features] Added support for the Web Timing specification
- [Features] Enhanced support for MathML
- [Performance] The WebSocket protocol has been updated from version 7 to version 8
- [Reporting] Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox
- [Bugfix] Fixed several stability issues
- [Bugfix] Fixed several security issues
Though these new shiny features are quite attractive, Mozilla must take steps to allow Add-Ons to be forward compatible, as more & more add-ons are disabled due to recent Firefox upgrades . We almost gave up Firefox , as it makes most of the useful Add-Ons not working anymore .
To download Firefox , here are the links: ( if old version of Firefox is installed , updates will perform automatically , no manual download is needed )
- Linux ( not recommended ; please use your distribution updates instead of downloading via this link )
Availability: Firefox (all versions)
If you just want to reset the toolbars to default, try this first.
Right click toolbar > Customize… > Reset Default Set
If you want a full restore of your Firefox to factory settings (default settings), follow the steps below:
- Windows Users
Enter safe mode by entering firefox -safe-mode at Start > Run (Win-R)
Enter safe mode by entering /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -safe-mode in Terminal
Enter safe mode by navigating to Firefox installation directory, then issue the following command: firefox -safe-mode in Command Shell
- Five options can be chosen:
– Disable all add-ons
– Reset toolbars and controls
– Reset bookmarks to Firefox defaults
– Reset all user preferences to Firefox defaults
– Restore default search engines
select the ones you need, and click “Make Changes and Restart”
note: this step cannot be undone
After that, your Firefox will be restored to default.
Feel bored using standard font like Arial, Georgia, Times New Roman ? Want to apply a custom font downloaded from the Internet / created by yourself in your website ? Here is a simple way :
Step 1: Declare your custom font
Step 2 : Use your font
( same way as you use standard fonts )
Step 3: Make it support Internet Explorer too
convert your TTF font to EOT here : http://ttf2eot.sebastiankippe.com/
replace CSS codes in Step 1 with the followings:
src: local(my_custom_font), url('my_custom_font.ttf') format('opentype');
That’s it !
Important: remember to upload the TTF & EOT along with your CSS too !
Explanation ( more technical stuff below )
Internet Explorer does not natively support the use of the CSS3 local function, therefore IE will only look into the 2nd line in @font-face and load the EOT file . For other browsers that supports CSS3 , it will read the 3rd line and download the TTF and apply in the look & feel of your web site .