Articles by mconley

These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 21

Highlights The App Updater is now using LZMA compression and SHA384 for signing. The release of builds taking advantage of this should be unthrottled today. So far, complete update files … Read more

These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 18

Highlights The datetime picker has been enabled by default on Nightly! Please test and report bugs Firefox Screenshots is in Nightly and enabled by default!  Take a shot of something. … Read more

These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 17

Highlights Form Autofill is enabled-by-default in Nightly! Give it a try by manually creating an address profile in about:preferences. Photon Engineering Newsletter #1 went out last week, #2 coming later … Read more

These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 14

Highlights Volunteer contributor Kevin Jones has been doing amazing work on the lazytabs project Initial measurements suggest the potential for epic session restoration time wins if and when this is … Read more

These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 13

Highlights We’ve now got 4 content processes on by default on Nightly! Background tabs are being restored in the content process by default now, improving perceived session restore performance, especially … Read more

These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 12

Highlights Turning on the permissions dialog for WebExtensions this week Download progress indication redesign landed and is now in Nightly and Firefox Developer Edition! (UX spec) Special thanks to the … Read more

These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 11

Highlights Just in case you didn’t get the memo, the add-ons team blogged about their plans up to Firefox 57. New WebExtension APIs have landed in Nightly, including: Sidebar API … Read more

These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 10

Highlights The Sidebar WebExtension API (compatible with Opera’s API) has been implemented ? Preferences reorg and search project is fully underway. jaws and mconley lead a “hack-weekend” this past weekend … Read more

These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 9

Highlights Firefox 51 was released! Includes the new Zoom Indicator in the URL bar when zoom level is non-default Improved e10s tab-switching! Whitelist of ~700 addons for e10s Tested with … Read more

These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 8

The first Firefox Desktop Engineering meeting for 2017 took place this morning! Here are the interesting bits: Highlights past wrote a blog post about some upcoming privacy and security features … Read more