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Official Twitter Address Bar Search Firefox add-on released

Twitter has worked together with Mozilla to create the official Twitter Address Bar Search add-on for Firefox. Today, Twitter is announcing the add-on which enables users to have a better tool for searching Twitter.

Upon installation of the Twitter Address Bar Search add-on, you can start searching Twitter for #hashtags and @usernames right on the Firefox Address Bar aka Firefox Awesome Bar. Searching will take you straight to the search results page on Twitter.

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Firefox users grow at Internet Explorer’s expense

It looks like the hard work of the Firefox community is starting to pay off as the number of the Firefox web browser users have increased considerably in a year’s time. It’s not much of a good news to Microsoft since their web browser, the Internet Explorer, has suffered a declined in usage.

I still see a lot of room for improving the percentages here. For one thing, I see a lot of people still using Internet Explorer version 6.0. This IE version is just way too big a problem with all the holes it has (and all the problems it brings to web site developers). If these people would just start using the Mozilla Firefox web browser instead, I think we can see more substantial increases in the Firefox’s market share. (statistics provided by NetApplications.)

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If you are still an Internet Explorer v6 or earlier user, switch to the Mozilla’s Firefox web browser. It a lot more secure than what you’re using right now!

Download a copy of Firefox.

Firefox 3.0.6 has been released

Firefox version 3.0.6 has just been released to fix several security and stability issues. Update to the Ubuntu version of Firefox should be available soon. Some of the changes noted are:

  • In previous versions of Firefox, some users experienced a problem where parts of the screen were not properly displaying after Firefox was open for long periods of time.
  • Improved the ability for scripted commands (including those included in popular extensions like Adblock Plus) to work properly with plugins. (bug 438830)
  • Removed the client user ID from crash reports.
  • Fixed issues with the display of some Indic scripts.

The security fixes included in Firefox version 3.0.6 is listed below:

  • Directives to not cache pages ignored
  • XMLHttpRequest allows reading HTTPOnly cookies
  • Chrome privilege escalation via local .desktop files
  • Local file stealing with SessionStore
  • XSS using a chrome XBL method and window.eval
  • Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.0.6)