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One big reason people didn't upgrade from Firefox 2 to 3? Hiding porn bookmarks.

Generally, improvements in software are a good thing. Improving something means making it better, right? In the case of Firefox 3's enhanced Awesome Bar, maybe not so much. The Firefox security team has been analyzing data collected from users who declined to upgrade from version 2 to 3 back in May when Mozilla issued a friendly nudge. Those users were given the chance to fill out a...

Experimental addon shifts Firefox's awesome bar into overdrive

If you use Firefox and want to get a taste of what might be coming in future versions, one addon worth installing is Shawn Wilsher's Asynchronous Location Bar Searches. Mozilla's thinking is that Firefox will never be fast enough, and this addon takes aim at improving the performance of your awesome bar. I didn't include this one in my three must-haves, but it's a close fourth now that I've...

UrlbarExt makes the Firefox awesome bar even more so

The Firefox "awesome bar" in Firefox 3.0 is a location bar, search box, and history box all one package. But if that's not enough for you, UrlbarExt is a add-on that adds even more features to the awesome bar. The plugin adds a bunch of icons to the right side of the bar, which let you do things like copy the URL of the site you're on with a single click, shorten the URL using TinyURL or a...

Firefox Mobile browser hits Alpha 2, still doesn't work on your phone

Mozilla has released Alpha 2 of its mobile web browser called Fennec. When Fennec grows up, it will probably be called something like Firefox Mobile and it will run on your cellphone. For now it runs on Nokia Internet Tablets. You can also take it for a test spin on Windows, OS X , and Linux computers. Fennec Alpha 2 looks a lot like Alpha 1. But there are a few changes under the hood. The...