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Firefox Daylight for Android brings a major design overhaul (and limited support for extensions)

After beginning a rollout of a major new version of Firefox for Android in July, Mozilla has announced that the new app is now widely available in Europe, and coming to North American uses on August 27th. Technically, the new web browser is Firefox 79. But Mozilla is calling it “Firefox Daylight,” since it represents […]

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Soon you’ll only be able to install Google Chrome extensions from the Chrome Web Store

Browser extensions let you do everything from blocking ads to saving documents to changing the behavior of your web browser’s tabs, windows, or toolbars. I’d have a hard time getting anything done without the LastPass password manager extension, and I’ve got a few others installed that come in handy from time to time. Odds are […]

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Latest Windows 10 preview brings extensions to Microsoft Edge browser

It took a little longer than expected, but Microsoft has finally brought support for extensions to its Edge web browser… kind of. Right now Edge extensions are still a bit experimental. You’ll need to join the Windows Insider Program, sign up for the fast ring, and install Windows 10 Build 14291 to get them. But […]

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Firefox 42 won’t support unsigned extensions

One of the things that makes Mozilla’s Firefox browser so powerful is its support for third-party add-ons and extensions that can change the look or behavior of the browser. But some extensions could also pose risks or hijack your browser. Earlier this year Mozilla announced plans to phase out support for unsigned extensions. Among other […]

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Soon Chrome will only run extensions from the Chrome Web Store

Browser extensions are tools that can change the way a web browser behaves on some or all web pages you visit. They can do everything from manage your passwords to providing quick access to internet radio stations. They can also take over your browser by overriding your default settings — and that’s something Google wants […]