Firefox 4 Beta 8 Released

Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.7, Fx 4.0, Mozilla News, Releases

After more delays, Mozilla has released the eighth beta for Firefox 4.0 on December 21st. This is a regular beta release and is being made available for testing purposes only.

New stuff in this Beta 8 release:

For more info see the release notes for Firefox 4 Beta 8. The next planned release is the Beta 9.

Firefox Release Recap: December 2010 Week 3

Posted: Saturday, December 18, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 3.7, Fx 4.0, Mozilla News

Just Released

  • None

Schedule this Coming Week

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 – December 21, 2010

Future Release

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 – TBA
  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 – Early January, 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 Release Candidate 1 – January 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 – Early 2011

Photobucket Uploader Extension

Posted: Friday, December 17, 2010 by El Guru in Add-ons, Blogs, Firefox, Fx 3.0, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 4.0

It has been a long while since we’ve done an extension review. I came across the Photobucket Uploader Extension a week or two ago while I was in my Photobucket account. I use Photobucket for both management and storage of images I use on the three blogs (FF Extension Guru, Email Mafia and El Guru’s) and their associated websites. I just find it easier to work with images this way, especially when incorporating them into the WordPress environments (WordPress.com & WordPress.org/self-hosted).

This extension is a major time saver. Once installed and link to your Photobucket account, simply right-click on any image (except CSS coded background images) within Firefox and select Upload to Photobucket from the context menu. That is it, the image will be uploaded to your default album and you can even get your links as soon as the upload is completed. No more having to right-click on the image copy the URL, go into Photobucket, then upload via the pasted image URL.

But wait, there’s more! Say you have an image saved on your computer and you want to upload it into Photobucket. Normally, you would need to go Photobucket, select to upload from your computer and then spend a couple minutes trying to get to where the image is saved. I run into this issue a lot, being that I can have the image saved in one of many locations depending on if the image is going to be used for a blog or website. In the case of earlier tonight I had a couple photos I had taken and had cropped earlier that I wanted to upload for use on the El Guru’s Blog. I had the folder which the photos were saved within opened in Windows Explorer. I simply opened a new Firefox tab and then dragged the image into Firefox. Once it was in Firefox, it was a simple right-click and the image was in my Photobucket Album and I had the link I needed to post the image.

The Photobucket Uploader Extension is not endorsed or sponsored by Photobucket. The extension works with Firefox 3.0 up through 3.6 (do not know if it can be forced to work on Firefox 4).

Firefox Release Recap: December 2010 Week 2

Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 3.7, Fx 4.0, Mozilla News

Just Released

  • Firefox 3.5.16 – December 9, 2010
  • Firefox 3.6.13 – December 9, 2010

Schedule this Coming Week

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 – December 2010

Future Release

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 – TBA
  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 – Early January, 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 Release Candidate 1 – January 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 – Early 2011

Firefox 3.5.16 Released

Posted: Friday, December 10, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Mozilla News, Releases

Mozilla released an update for Firefox 3.5 on December 9th. This released addressed several security issues as well as stability issues.

See the Release Notes for more information. Auto-updates should be occurring in the next 24-48 hours, otherwise users may get the latest update by going to Help menu and selecting Check For Updates.

IMPORTANT! Firefox 3.5 support will be ending soon. Upgrade to Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6.13 Released

Posted: Friday, December 10, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.6, Mozilla News, Releases

Mozilla has released an update to Firefox 3.6 on December 9th. This release addresses several security issues as well as stability issues.

See the release notes for more details. User should soon be prompted to upgrade but can also can by going to the Help the Menu and selecting Check For Updates…

Firefox Release Recap: December 2010 Week 1

Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2010 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Fx 3.7, Fx 4.0, Mozilla News

Just Released

  • None

Schedule this Coming Week

  • Firefox 3.5.16 – December 9, 2010
  • Firefox 3.6.13 – December 9, 2010

Future Release

  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 – TBA
  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 – December 16, 2010
  • Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 – Early January, 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 Release Candidate 1 – January 2011
  • Firefox 4.0 – Early 2011