Firefox for Android adds Chromecast support, newly polished theme

"Firefox for Android can now mirror your browser to the TV thanks to new support for Google’s Chromecast.
"This is one of several goodies tucked away inside version 34, which is rolling out in the Google Play Store. ..."
Source: PCWorld
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Firefox 34.0.0 vs 34.0.5

On Monday, December 1st, Mozilla did another "strange release". They did this last month with Firefox 33.1 aka The Anniversary Release. So for December they released Firefox 34.0.0 AND 34.0.5. I think I understand the differences, although most people on the forums are still scratching their heads trying to figure this one out. For the United States (en-US) and Russia (RU) builds, user have the option to changing over to the default search engine upon first run of Firefox 34. For en-US users this is Yahoo and for RU users this is Yandex. Since this change is optional, user who update from an earlier version of Firefox (33.1.x or 33.0.x or older) will be updated to Firefox 34.0.0. Users who download and install a fresh copy of Firefox will have Firefox 34.0.5 which for the en-US and RU builds will have the new Yahoo and Yandex search engines as default. The next planned release is Firefox 35 on or around January 6th, 2015. However, between now and then if there is a chemspill (something major broke and we can't wait until the next scheduled release to fix this) release it should be Firefox 34.0.6 (though it could be 34.0.5.1).

Firefox 34/34.0.5 Released

Mozilla released an update to Firefox on December 1, 2014 with Firefox 34.0 and 34.0.5 (new install). US users who have not made changes to the search engine settings in Firefox can switch to Yahoo (with the new improved search bar) as the default search engine upon first run. fx 34 to 34.5 Also for US users Wikipedia searches are now using the HTTPS protocol for improved security. Default search engine changed to Yandex for Belarusian, Kazakh, and Russian locales. There are several other new features and fixes for this release and these can be viewed in the release notes. Users may be prompted to update to the newest release (34.0) of Firefox or can do so manually within Firefox by going to Help > About Firefox and following the update prompts. Users may also manually download and install the newest Firefox update (34.0.5 via the getfirefox.com site. The next scheduled update for Firefox is January 6th, 2015 with Firefox 35.

Add to Search Bar

The big buzz on the tech front today is about Firefox jumping the Google ship for Yahoo.
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It will be another change I will hardly notice as I don't use the default search in any case.
I have been using the "Add to Search Bar" extension for a long time. I have 10 different searches on it currently and although one is Yahoo I seldom use it.
Also 4 different Google searches including the image search that loads the old style search.
I haven't checked on my regular FF install but I notice on PaleMoon the extension is still at 2.0 although it is currently at 2.7. Works fine so I'm leaving it that way.

"... With Add to Search Bar you can add the search functionality of any page to the search box with no effort. ..."


 Add to Search Bar - Search on Fire

Firefox 33.1.1 Released

Mozilla released an update for Firefox 33.1 on November 14th, 2014 with Firefox 33.1.1: 33.1.1 - Fixed startup crash (see bug 1021265) Users may be prompted to update to the newest release of Firefox or can do so manually within Firefox by going to Help > About Firefox and following the update prompts. Users may also manually download and install the Firefox update via the getfirefox.com site. The next scheduled update for Firefox is November 25th with Firefox 34.

Firefox 33.1 aka The Anniversary Release Released

On November 9th, 2004 Mozilla released the first version of Firefox (Firefox 1.0). On November 10th, 2014, Mozilla pushed out Firefox 33.1 aka The Anniversary Release. Note: The previous release version was 33.0.1 so 33.1 is an upgrade. Some new features of this release include:
  • Users can now add DuckDuckGo as a pre-installed search option.
  • Forget feature - an easy way to tell Firefox to clear out some of your recent activity (last 5 minutes, or 2 hours, or 24 hours).
Users may be prompted to update to the newest release of Firefox or can do so manually within Firefox by going to Help > About Firefox and following the update prompts. Users may also manually download and install the Firefox update via the getfirefox.com site. The next scheduled update for Firefox is November 25th with Firefox 34.

Firefox 33.0.3 Released

Mozilla released an update for Firefox 33 on November 6th, 2014 with Firefox 33.0.3:
  • 33.0.3: Blacklisted graphics drivers that were causing black screens with OMTC enabled
  • 33.0.3 Fix two startup crashes with some combination of hardware and drivers
For more detailed information, please see the release notes. Users may be prompted to update to the newest release of Firefox or can do so manually within Firefox by going to Help > About Firefox and following the update prompts. Users may also manually download and install the Firefox update via the getfirefox.com site. The next scheduled update for Firefox is November 25th with Firefox 34.