Private Browsing New location, new features


Private Browsing has a new home! Look for it in your Firefox “File” menu (instead of “Tools”) and select “New Private Window” to give it a spin.

We’ve also added some new features to Private Browsing. In the latest version of Firefox, you’ll see that you can open a new private window without closing or interrupting your current browsing session.

What is Private Browsing?

Private Browsing gives you control of your personal data by letting you browse the Web without saving any information about which sites and pages you’ve visited. For example: If you’re shopping for a present, you don’t want Firefox to ruin the surprise by keeping a list of all the pages you were shopping on.

Learn more about Private Browsing here.


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Happy 15th Birthday Mozilla

Mozillians all over the world Celebrating 15 years of building a better Web

Fifteen years ago, Mozilla was born out of the idea that a tiny non-profit—powered by a huge global community—could build a better Web.

(I received a letter from Brian King – Mozilla European Community Builder – Mozilla)

Hi Mozillians,

We are celebrating the Mozilla anniversary with the world on April 2. To commemerate 15 years of a better Web, the @Firefox and @Mozilla Twitter accounts will be posting 15 facts about Mozilla and pointing to throughout the day. In addition, @Firefox and @Mozilla will be asking followers to share their #webstory – and we’d love you to participate.

1. Share your #Webstory with us on Twitter April 2

You have made Mozilla’s #webstory possible, and we invite you to Retweet the 15 Mozilla facts and/or participate by submitting your own story. Give us a Tweet, an image or a video about how you’ve contributed to 15 years of Mozilla, what Mozilla and Firefox mean to you, or a memorable moment you’ve had on the Web. Be sure to post on Twitter with the hashtag #webstory. We’ll be retweeting and responding throughout the day to amplify our anniversary celebration.

2. Celebrate

Get together with Mozillians and invite others as well to come and celebrate 15 years of the open web with a party. Talk about what Mozilla does, and what the next 15 years might hold. These get togethers can be supported through the Reps event system.

Please spread the word among other Mozillians in your community.

And this is just the beginning. We will be working on other activities to make this a year-long celebration.

Looking forward to it!

4 Shortcuts to Find Things Fast with Firefox

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Most of our Firefox fans know that you can always use the Awesome Bar for your search needs — that’s one of its main jobs.

But sometimes, you just want a shortcut — hey, every second counts in our busy days. Maybe you want to search for a specific phrase or link in a Web page. Maybe you have a specific type of search you always do.

Here are four Firefox search shortcuts to the rescue!

1.    CTRL + L (Command on the Mac) pops your cursor right into the Awesome Bar’s search field. You don’t even have to reach for your mouse or touch-pad. Sweet!

2.    There are some pretty common searches that are universal like t are performed by many, so there are search command shortcuts built into the Awesome Bar. We know that a common search is finding the meaning of a word. You don’t have to navigate to a dictionary site, fill in the word, hit return, etc. Head to the address field in the Awesome Bar and type “dict” followed by the word you’d like to look up. Example: “dict nonprofit” to see what Mozilla Firefox means when it says it is proudly nonprofit.

3.    Looking for something within a Web page? Turn on one little setting in Firefox, and you can search a site for words or phrases just by starting to type. Typing? That’s all? Yes, but you do need to enable this feature.  If you don’t want to turn this feature on, you can always use Ctrl (Cmd for Mac) + F.

4. Looking for a link? You can search for phrases that occur in those links by using Quick Find. It’s a simple keyboard shortcut, just type ‘ (the single quote character) to bring up the Quick Find bar (links only). Here’s more on how to use the Quick Find feature.

There you go! We’ve shaved time off of your searching tasks to help you find what you need, fast. What will you do with that extra time? (We’re guessing cat videos. Ha!)