What does the Ubuntu Firefox Modifications extension to firefox do?

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Hello readers! Our friend has written a post on how to try Firefox OS on Ubuntu. In that post, you have to execute some Linux commands to get things done. Also you have to download hundreds mega bytes of files to run Firefox OS on Ubuntu. Today, I'd like so share another way to get Firefox OS run on Ubuntu with an easier way. Introducing Firefox OS Simulator!

Firefox OS Simulator is a Firefox extension which developers can use to test their application without installing on the real Firefox OS devices. Below are Firefox OS Simulator features:


Push to Device Rotation simulation Basic geolocation API simulation Manifest validation Stability fixes for installation and updates to apps Newer versions of the Firefox rendering engine and Gaia (the UI for Firefox OS) Install Firefox OS Simulator on Ubuntu

As I said before, Firefox OS Simulator comes as Mozilla Firefox extension, so you can install it as easy as another extension. Simply, open Mozilla Firefox and...

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What is a Mozilla Firefox Addon or Extension?

Mozilla Firefox addons or extensions are programs that can be installed into Firefox in order to change the browser's functionality. This includes adding new features or modifying existing behavior in Firefox in order to fix bugs, add extra functionality, or increase the browser's security.

Before we continue, though, it is important to note that Mozilla uses the words addons and extensions interchangeably. When Firefox was first released, these programs were only referred to as addons. When Google Chrome was released, they started calling them extensions. Due to the massive popularity of Chrome, Mozilla has been forced to also reference their addons as extensions. Unfortunately, they do this in a confusing manner and it would be better if they just picked a word and stuck to it.

Examples of the type of functionality that an addon or extension can add to Firefox includes:

Blocking ads from being displayed...
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> WTF is wrong with you Appster?

Don’t shit in your pants just now… I’m gonna explain myself.

> Why do you feel the next to throw walls of text at anyone and everyone with your anti-Mozilla 57+ crusade?

Well, this is not exactly “walls of text”… OK, for people who dislike reading certainly is, but otherwise – not really. Secondly, it’s not a crusade. Thirdly, the only thing I am and was talking about is interface customization. I don’t rate the performance or the default interface or the new logo or… You get the point.

> Speak for yourself – you are not a “real” Firefox user, and you are NOT Mozilla running a large complex and expensive software.

WebExtensions do not allow interface customization, so it is fair to say that people who are content with them don’t value interface customization at all. Customization is/was the main selling point of Firefox, the capability that put it ahead of Chrome & competition. If you don’t use/value this, you...

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If you've enjoyed this blog, please consider picking up a copy of my Ubuntu book, Instant Ubuntu. Thanks for visiting!

This post is in response Aaron Toponce‘s “Ultimate Firefox Extension List“. I thought I would take a few minutes and make a list of the extensions I use and find that I’d prefer not to live without. On the one hand I do think they make me more productive. On the other hand I feel I’m less productive on any machine but my own because I have grown so accustomed to the extensions. In any event, here is my list (it’s short):

Vimperator – if you love vi you’ll like the vimperator extension for Firefox. vi keybindings for navigating the interweb. From gt/gT for navigating tabs, to hjkl for navigating the pages themselves. There is a long list of key bindings available in the :help. Again, if you love vi you will enjoy this extension, but be warned. It has a similar learning curve to the initial vi.

Greasemonkey – I use greasemonkey for a single...

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Apr 11, 2010

Can Firefox extensions be safely installed "the right way", that is, via Firefox interface? Or is it preferred to use the package manager? Some extensions I'm interested in aren't available in the official repositories while those that are available are quite outdated.

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Chances are pretty good you've heard of either Firefox OS or Ubuntu Touch (aka Ubuntu Phone). Chances are not so good that you've actually seen one in action. There's a reason for that—when first officially released, both platforms aimed low. The Firefox OS set its sights on low-end devices and smaller markets. The Ubuntu Phone had the unlikely misfortune of being first released on an underpowered device (for such a powerful platform). This low-end hardware ensured one thing—the major markets would completely ignore the platforms.

That happened and neither Firefox OS or Ubuntu Phone have made much noise beyond the tiny, fragmented camps of fandom. Now that both platforms face sink or swim situations and they've both finally managed to set their sights high enough to get them noticed.

First the Ubuntu Phone was released on the Meizu MX4.

Or did it? The cold reality was the device was listed on the Meizu site, with the Ubuntu option, for a day...and then it...

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Firefox multi process support, which separate web content and Firefox UI process, was finally added in version 48 which was released on August 2, 2016. This is deemed to bring better responsiveness, stability, and security. Currently, this feature enables one process for all browser tabs and another process for Firefox UI. In upcoming releases, Firefox will create a separate process for each browser tab.

Other changes in Firefox 48 includes:

Enhanced protection against harmful downloads Media improvement for the Android version Mandatory Add-On Signing GNU/Linux version gets better Canvas performance with speedy Skia support. Stable WebExtension support

Install Firefox 48 on Ubuntu 16.04/14.04 from PPA

August 5, 2016 Update: Firefox 48 landed in Ubuntu 16.04/14.04 repository. All you have to do is sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox.

Right now (August 3, 2016), the Ubuntu software repository still includes Firefox 47. If you like to try the...

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Hi Folks,
As of a few days ago I am using Ubutnu 8.10 (intrepid) and firefox 3.05. I have just switched from using XP as my main OS to using Ubuntu, and keeping XP for certain things. So I moved my Firefox and thunderbird profile to Ubuntu.

I have a very handy extensions in FF called Web developer toolbar.
Since moving my firefox to Ubuntu this extension does not work. It's toolbar comes up blank.

After some research I found out that:
1) Tab mix plus extension might be the issue (for some people)
2) Ubuntu Firefox Modifications extension seems to consistently be the problem.
Apparently disabling this extension (2) will sort this issue out.

I've tried to find conclusive info on what the Ubuntu Firefox Modifications extension actually does, but I've found done. Just a few mixed bits of info.

Can someone please point me to where I can fin a list of what this extension does, so that I know when I am losing when I disable...

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Google Chrome Terms of Service

These Terms of Service apply to the executable code version of Google Chrome. Source code for Google Chrome is available free of charge under open source software license agreements at http://code.google.com/chromium/terms.html.

1. Your relationship with Google

1.1 Your use of Google’s products, software, services and web sites (referred to collectively as the “Services” in this document and excluding any services provided to you by Google under a separate written agreement) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and Google. “Google” means Google Inc., whose principal place of business is at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. This document explains how the agreement is made up, and sets out some of the terms of that agreement.

1.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing with Google, your agreement with Google will always include, at a minimum, the terms and conditions set out...

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