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Firefox: YouTube doesn’t load videos properly

YouTube can fail to properly load a video in Firefox for multiple reasons. However, there are also multiple solutions which can fix this problem. Any time YouTube should fail, you can try the following solutions to troubleshoot the problems and have it working properly again.

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Firefox 10 is available

firefoxNow the 10th Version of the Firefox browser is available in the final version. The list of changes compared to the previous version can be quite impressive. Although the release of Firefox 9 was only a few weeks ago, in this short time Mozilla worked hard on the new Firefox 10. As has been written here at Foxload in October of last year, Mozilla has made changes in compatibility testing of add-ons. In the new version old add-ons are compatible by default and can be reused.

Apart from this important change, there were other adjustments. In future the forward button will not appear until the back button has been pressed. Also on the technical site, a lot has changed. Thus, for WebGL finally implemented the anti-aliasing, which should give browser-based applications an even higher graphic experience. Also the CSS3 property "3D Transforms" is now supported. With the "Full Screen API" developers can now build web applications that can be displayed in full screen mode.

However, there are still some unsolved problems. Thus, the new two-digit version number cause problems on a small number of websites. Likewise, Firefox will crash when you try to run the browser with a locked profile. However, the problems for most users are negligibly small. To enjoy the new Firefox 10, here is the download to start.

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Mozilla annoys Firefox users by the new release policy

Mozilla has introduced a new release policy with the release of Firefox 4. New major releases should be deployed faster in the future and so Firefox 5 is already available a few weeks after the release of the new Firefox 4. But not only the end users have their problems, also companies complain about the arrogant policies of Mozilla. But even Mozilla wants to know anything, they still believe that a user finds it great when he "should" upgrade his browser every 6 weeks with a complete new version.

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Changes in Firefox 3.6.13

In the current Firefox version 3.6.13 there are several changes that improve both the stability and the security of the browser. In total there were 11 security-related updates.

  • Incomplete fix for CVE-2010-0179
  • Integer overflow vulnerability in NewIdArray
  • Use-after-free error with nsDOMAttribute MutationObserver
  • Java security bypass from LiveConnect loaded via data: URL meta refresh
  • Add support for OTS font sanitizer
  • Crash and remote code execution using HTML tags inside a XUL tree
  • Chrome privilege escalation with window.open and ISINDEX element
  • Buffer overflow while line breaking after document.write with long string
  • Miscellaneous memory safety hazards
  • Location bar SSL spoofing using network error page
  • XSS hazard in multiple character encodings

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Mini-Update: Firefox 3.6.8 available

A few days before Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6.7 and now it is already the next update to version 3.6.8 available! Since the last update there were many changes and fixes, so you could actually expect an imminent update to 3.6.8. Due to the necessary update was that at some sites in conjunction with plug-ins it came to stability problems. This should be fixed now with the new Release.

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Mozilla closes lot of security issues in Firefox 3.6.7

Mozilla has released another version of Firefox. With release 3.6.7 a lot of security issues are resolved. About 8 critical and 2 high priority problems.

A list of the fixed bugs:

  • Remote code execution using malformed PNG image
  • nsTreeSelection dangling pointer remote code execution vulnerability
  • nsCSSValue::Array index integer overflow
  • Arbitrary code execution using SJOW and fast native function
  • Plugin parameter EnsureCachedAttrParamArrays remote code execution vulnerability
  • Use-after-free error in NodeIterator
  • DOM attribute cloning remote code execution vulnerability
  • Miscellaneous memory safety hazards

Most of the bugs comes together with buffer overflow and remote code executing. Please update to Firefox 3.6.7 as soon as possible.

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Firefox 3.6.6 is now available

After the previous version of Firefox was scheduled, the Mozilla team updated Firefox again and is now providing Firefox 3.6.6 for all users. Because of the new plugin crash protection which was released in version 3.6.4, some flash games with a loading time of more than 10 seconds, were killed.

In the new release this timeout is now increased to an amount of 45 seconds, so that the most long loading plugins should work again.

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