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This is What the Firefox Photon Redesign Looks like on Linux


firefox photon linux designWe finally have our first glimpse of what the Firefox “Photon” redesign will look like on Linux, and it may even support CSD.

This post, This is What the Firefox Photon Redesign Looks like on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Disable Autohide Menu Bar on Firefox on Unity Desktop


I’ve written similar article before but that was not for Unity. The autohide menu bar in recent Firefox versions can be annoying because user should press Alt to show it. Fortunately, we can change that behavior. In Unity, we need to disable the global menu support in Firefox first and then enable the menu bar manually.

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1. Enter Configuration

Visit about:config page using Firefox and press I accept the risk! button.

2. Disable Unity Support

Search for ‘unity’ keyword and you should find ui.use_unity_menubar entry. Change the value into false. This disables the Firefox’s use of Unity global menu.

3. Show Menu Bar

Still on Firefox, click on menu button (most right, 3-lines button) > click Customize > see the selection on bottom-left corner > enable Menu Bar > click Exit Customize.

4. Enjoy Normal Menu Bar

Now you should see the menu bar is back permanently.





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Disable Autohide Menu Bar on Firefox


For many years, we Firefox users know the menu bar is on top of window. But recently Firefox changed, it hides menu by default, and we should press Alt to show it. For many users this feature is not comfortable so here the easy way to show the menu bar permanently again. I use Firefox 52.0.1 on Ubuntu MATE 17.04 to do this. This is applicable to another version on another OS such as Windows or MacOS

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1. Run Firefox, go to menu > Customize.

2. On the Customization screen, see bottom-left corner button “Show/Hide Toolbars”.

3. Click the button and enable “Menu Bar”.

4. Click Exit Customize button.

5. Now the menu bar should appears again permanently.



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Firefox Containers Feature Now Lets You Assign Websites to Specific Containers


firefox photon redesignHave you heard about Firefox containers? Until today neither had I. But this neat experimental feature recently picked up a neat new feature, so it feels like a good time to mention it. Firefox Containers Firefox containers is an experimental feature that let you segment tabs in to separate silos while you browse. You can open different websites […]

This post, Firefox Containers Feature Now Lets You Assign Websites to Specific Containers, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Firefox Multiprocess is Disabled by Default on Ubuntu, So Here’s How To Turn it On


firefox multiprocessMultiprocess Firefox mode is disabled on Ubuntu due to incompatibility with the Ubuntu Modifications add-on that’s preinstalled. So, here’s how to enable it.

This post, Firefox Multiprocess is Disabled by Default on Ubuntu, So Here’s How To Turn it On, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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This Simple Tweak Will (Apparently) Make Firefox Faster


firefox logo tileApparently force enabling hardware acceleration in Firefox for Linux can make Firefox faster. So, in this post, we’ll show you how to try it for yourself.

This post, This Simple Tweak Will (Apparently) Make Firefox Faster, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Firefox Is Getting a Massive Redesign, And This Is What It Looks Like


Mozilla plans to give Firefox is a brand new look dubbed “Photon” later this year, and now a handful of screenshots of the redesign have leaked online.

This post, Firefox Is Getting a Massive Redesign, And This Is What It Looks Like, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Firefox Sync Support Is Coming to GNOME Web


GNOME Web (aka the browser formerly known as Epiphany) is working to add Firefox Sync support, letting users keep bookmarks, history and open-tabs in sync across devices.

This post, Firefox Sync Support Is Coming to GNOME Web, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Linux Users Can Now Watch Netflix On Firefox


Netflix is now available for Firefox on Linux

Rejoice Firefox lovers! Firefox on Linux can play Netflix now, without any plugins or additional gimmickry.

Until now, only Google Chrome (and Opera perhaps) was able to play Netflix videos on Linux. The main reason behind other prominent browsers such as Chromium and Firefox not playing Netflix videos relates to DRM.

DRM (Digital Rights Management) is the generic term used for technologies that control how users can use a digital media. The main aim is to protect the digital product from being copied, shared and pirated. It also enables the provider to restrict the content on their specific device.

For example, if you own a Kindle and ‘buy’ books from Amazon, you cannot read the eBook you bought on Amazon on a non-Amazon device such as Kobo. It’s as if you don’t even own the book you actually purchased.

Issues like this are reasons why DRM has been constantly criticized by open source advocates.

Firefox + EME = Netflix

In the beginning, Netflix used Microsoft’s Silverlight to provide DRM content and thus it wasn’t possible to use Netflix on Linux without special employing tricks. Gradually, they moved to HTML5

To provide DRM protected content in HTML5. Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) are used.

Mozilla Firefox brought EME support to Linux version in the fourth quarter of 2016. And today Netflix announced the news that Netflix can be played on Firefox in Linux.

What’s your say?

You won’t have to do something special to make Netflix play on Firefox. Simply upgrade it to the latest version. Raspberry Pi users will still won’t get to play Netflix though.

I know that DRM is a touchy issue and not everyone will be happy about Mozilla compromising on its earlier stand on DRM. But considering that EME is an HTML5 standard now, I think it was inevitable. At least, end users can play Netflix and Amazon Videos with Firefox now.

What do you think of it?





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Netflix Finally Adds Support for Firefox on Linux


netflix firefox linuxYou can finally binge watch your favourite Netflix shows in Firefox for Linux — zero fuss and no user-agent trickery required.

This post, Netflix Finally Adds Support for Firefox on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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