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Firefox Home Almost on App Store

Well, it is official – almost.  Mozilla submitted their new iPhone app, Firefox Home, to the Apple App Store.   Now the question is, how long will it take Apple to get it added for the world to enjoy?

How excited are you about this new Mozilla innovation?

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Redesign of Firefox Facts

Well, it has been over a year since I messed around with the design of FirefoxFacts.com, so I thought we were long overdue for a new look here.  I have tried to both simplify things and make the layout and design more user friendly too.

Some of the most noticeable changes include:

  • Bigger fonts/easier to read posts and pages
  • Better search, dropped Google Site Search
  • Simplified the navigation too, you can easily jump from categories to related "facts" to the next post in the archive all with one click

I really hope you enjoy the new look, and tell your friends to come visit too.  Thanks for reading Firefox Facts, and there will be plenty more Firefox tips, themes, add-ons, tutorials and more in the future.

Anything else you’d like to see? Leave a comment and let me know!

Follow the World Cup in Firefox

World Cup in Firefox

Following the World Cup and use Firefox?  I have a site that will serve two of your proverbial itches at the same time.  Firefox Cup is the new website put out by Mozilla (in association with FIFA) to help you rally behind your favorite soccer team.

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Bring Firefox Home to the iPhone

Firefox Home

Well, we all know we are not going to see Firefox on the iPhone.  Then again, we might get the next best thing with Firefox Home.  Using the technology behind Firefox Sync, this iPhone app with give an Firefox user access to their browser history, bookmarks and tabs from their recent browser session. In other words, you are kind of getting Firefox – but exactly the way you use it in your day to day life now.

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Firefox 4 – Version Switches and News

Firefox 4 is Coming Soon!

Firefox 3.7 will soon become Firefox 4.  Now to help make some sense of this, let me break it down.  Right now the latest version of Firefox is 3.6.2.  Once Firefox 3.6.4 has been released, then Mozilla’s main development will switch to Firefox 4.  Everything that has been Firefox 3.7 since then will now be re-numbered to Firefox 4.

So right now, other than a new interface – what does Firefox 4 bring to the table?

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Add-ons Manager Redesign – Coming Soon!

Firefox's New Add-on Manager

Coming to Firefox, you will soon start to see your add-ons manager inside the Firefox browsing window, rather than a popup window.

Personally, I really hope they plan to do this with all the extra popup windows Firefox has, because I want everything to be integrated within the browsing experience, and it has always seemed to me that a tab would be a much better place to take care of editing add-ons, options and more.

So, do you like the planned change?  You can read more about it on Boriss’ Blog.

Control Firefox With Your Wiimote

There is no question that Firefox was designed with extensibility in mind.  With it you can hack, modify and bend Firefox and web sites in many different ways to best suit your own needs.  With that said, how many people have wanted to control Firefox with the Nintendo Wii Wiimote?  With the Nintendo Wiimote driver, you can do it.

So, now the question is – what does it look like in action?

I do have to say, this is a very innovative idea.  Not sure if it is really practical, but shows that there are still a lot of creative minds out there tweaking around with what Firefox can do.

Read more about this project over at blog.mozbox.org.