Jul 28, 2011

How to Repair Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is a mail client that uses the same code base as Mozilla Firefox. Just like Firefox, Thunderbird can suffer profile locks that block you from accessing the service. The error message reads: "Thunderbird is already running, but not responding. To open a new window you must close the existing Thunderbird process, or restart your system." You will need to remove the profile lock by deleting all Mozilla processes from your Windows taskbar.


Unlock Mozilla Thunderbird

Access your Windows Task Manager by pressing the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys simultaneously.

Left-click the "Processes" tab.

Highlight each Mozilla process and then press the "End Task" button located at the bottom right corner of the window.

Close the Windows Task Manager.

Restart your computer to finish repairing Mozilla Thunderbird.

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Jul 21, 2011

How to Get Mozilla Firefox Out of Safe Mode

If your computer locks up or your browser freezes, Mozilla Firefox may have to be started again in Safe Mode. Then you'll want to get it out of Safe Mode. Follow these tips to get Mozilla Firefox out of Safe Mode and utilize all of Firefox's features in surfing the Internet.

Exit your Firefox browser if it's open. Close all windows. If Firefox is stuck, visit your Task Manager, click on Firefox and select "End Task."
Locate the Firefox shortcut on your computer's desktop. Right-click on the shortcut and select "Properties."
Click on the "Shortcut" tab. Find the "Target" field. Look at the target path and find the phrase "-safe-mode" at the end of it. (If the Firefox path doesn't have the "-safe-mode" extension at the end of it, you are currently running Firefox out of safe mode.)

Position your cursor so that it is to the right of the "e" in "mode." Delete all of the characters in the "-safe-mode" part of the path so that the path ends with "exe."
Select "Apply" and "OK."
Restart Firefox and enjoy it out of safe mode.

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Jul 12, 2011

Mozilla New Security Tool

According to an IT support issue published just the previous week, it is believed that Mozilla is on the process of developing a tool for giving all the users of its rival browsers an easy way to find if the important add-ons are updated or not. The tool will allow the users of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera and Safari to check out if its add-ons are updated to their latest versions.

Mozilla has plans to switch on the cross-browser function of its new web tool which is an addition to its previous checking mechanism rooted into the Firefox 3.6 version. The newly developed functionality allows other major browsers such as Chrome 4, Safari 4 and the Opera 10.5 version users to easily checkout their outdated plug-ins. For instance, you can easily check out the versions of Adobe Flash, apple's QuickTime, etc. add-ons. However, the support of the tools is restricted for all Internet Explorer users to just IE7 and IE8. The main reason behind developing the tool is to avoid hackers from hacking your computer system due to the outdated versions of the add-ons. If unpatched, the chances of the system being susceptible to attacks increase.

Mozilla on Tuesday had activated the IT services plug-in for all the other browsers to check its usability in the preliminary version. However, the add-on was turned on only for checking the functionality and not for deals. In the newly designed add-on, the outdated plugins are tagged simply as "Update" in order to bring in the attention of the users. On the other hand, the updated plugins are tagged as "Up To Date" else tagged as "Research" if the status of the add-on is unknown. Some of the other tags which will be later added in the later phases of the plugin are "Maybe Vulnerable" and "Maybe Outdated".

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Jul 1, 2011

Why Use Mozilla Firefox?

Firefox is a completely free open-source web browser created by the Mozilla Foundation. Although many people haven't heard of it before, it is a very popular alternative to Internet Explorer. In fact, Firefox's latest version was so popular that it set the Guinness World Record for most downloaded software in a 24-hour period when it was released on June 17, 2008.

Firefox is a great alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, mostly because of its security and customization. Firefox is able to download items more quickly, is vastly more secure against malicious viruses and hackers, and offers great customization options, making it an obvious choice for people who spend a lot of their time browsing the Internet.

Internet Explorer lacks the multitude of great add-ons (downloadable enhancements) that Firefox offers. Mozilla has cultivated and encouraged a very creative user-based community that offers a wide range of options for customization. Thousands of add-ons of all different types are available for download at the Mozilla website, allowing users to personalize their Firefox experience.

Firefox also employs tabbed browsing, which makes browsing multiple web pages possible. A great feature that allows users to view different web pages in a single browser window, which is especially convenient for comparison shopping.

Although tabbed browsing has finally been adopted by Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft's browser significantly slows down after just several tabs have been opened, whereas Firefox can handle many more before any noticeable reduction in speed or responsiveness. Firefox also has the huge advantage because its users are able to customize their tabs through Mozilla's database of add-ons geared specifically at improving the tabbed browsing feature.

Unlike Internet Explorer, Firefox only uses a small amount of memory to open and run. The web browser only takes up a few resources, leaving your computer plenty of memory to run and operate other programs. Users also praise Firefox's ability to bring back their Firefox session, including all tabs that were open, if it should ever close unexpectedly.

Firefox offers its users with top-notch security against Internet-born viruses and spyware. Unlike Internet Explorer, Firefox utilizes incredibly superior built-in security measures that protect its users against any viruses, spyware and pop-ups that they may get while browsing the Internet. It is also constantly updated and patched in response to the latest security threats.

Of course, Firefox has its disadvantages as well, mainly in the form of incompatibility. Some websites designed specifically for Internet Explorer will not display properly or at all with Firefox, especially pages with ActiveX and VBScript, which are not supported by Firefox.

Mozilla is one of several free downloadable Internet browsers available. Smaller memory footprint, high levels of customization, faster load times and better security all make Mozilla's Firefox a worthy competitor in the internet browser war. So try it out for yourself and decide if it's the right browser for you.

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