[Nightly Update] Firefox 34.0 Comes with Built-in Themes for Customization Lovers

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NOTE: This article is updated whenever some interesting stuff is found in Nightly build of Mozilla Firefox web browser. So keep checking this page regularly.

Download Links: Nightly | Aurora | UX (latest UI improvements)

UPDATE 71:

In latest Nightly 34.0 build, Mozilla has added a few built-in themes to customize Firefox appearance. Users can apply these themes using Customize screen:

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UPDATE 70:

In latest Nightly 34.0 build, Mozilla has moved "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup" option to General tab of Preferences window.

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UPDATE 69:

Recently we told you about "Share This Page" button which was added to Nightly 33.0 toolbar but at that time the button was not working. It was just a dummy button with no functionality.

Now in the latest Nightly 34.0 build, Mozilla team has added functionality to this button. Now when you click on "Share This Page" button, it allows you to add various social networking website icons such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc to Firefox and then you can click on those icons to immediately share the current webpage on those websites.

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If you can't see the "Share This Page" button in Nightly toolbar, check the button in Australis Menu.

UPDATE 68:

The latest Firefox 34.0 Nightly build comes with a new menu to customize "New Tab" page appearance:

Mozilla_Firefox_New_Tab_Page_Customization_Menu.png

As you can see in the above image, it allows you to select New Tab page look from following 3 options:

  • Enhanced
  • Classic
  • Blank

Thanks to our reader "Kyle" for the update...

UPDATE 67:

The latest Firefox 33.0 Nightly build comes with a new button "Share This Page" in toolbar:

Share_This_Page_Toolbar_Button_Firefox.png

Currently the button is not working. Its always remains disabled. It seems Mozilla has disabled the button for some reasons and the button will start working in upcoming Nightly builds.

UPDATE 66:

Mozilla has added a new toolbar icon "Invite someone to talk" in the latest Nightly 33.0 build. You can click on the icon and get a call URL to invite a friend to talk.

Invite_Someone_to_Talk_Call_Icon_Firefox.png

UPDATE 65:

The latest Nightly 32.0 build comes with an improved iconized context menu which shows basic icons such as back, forward, refresh, bookmark at the top:

New_Firefox_Context_Menu_with_Icons.png

Thanks to our reader "TheAslan" for the update...

UPDATE 64:

Mozilla has put a new option to enable or disable Title Bar in the latest Nightly 29.0 build.

How to Enable Titlebar Text and Icon in Mozilla Firefox 28 and Later?

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UPDATE 63:

Mozilla has added a new option in the latest Nightly 28 build to directly launch Firefox in Windows 8 style Metro mode as shown in following screenshot:

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UPDATE 62:

The latest Nightly 28 build comes with 2 new options in toolbar context menu:

  • Add to Menu
  • Remove from Toolbar

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These new options appear when you right-click on titlebar or toolbar.

"Add to Menu" option adds the toolbar button to "Customize and Control" menu previously known as orange Firefox button.

"Remove from Toolbar" option deletes the button from toolbar.

Nice and useful addition by Mozilla.

UPDATE 61:

The latest Nightly 28 build comes with a new Australis UI.

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Check out our exclusive review of Australis UI:

[Review] The New "Australis" UI of Mozilla Firefox Web Browser

UPDATE 60:

UPDATE: The search bar has been moved back to bottom in newer builds.

Another interesting UI change in latest Nightly 25.0 build! Mozilla has moved the search bar to top in latest Nightly build. In previous Firefox versions, the search bar used to show at bottom but now it has been moved to top as shown in following screenshot:

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The search bar is used to find text in webpages. It can be accessed by pressing "Ctrl+F" keys together.

UPDATE 59:

The latest Nightly 25.0 build comes with new "Automatic Update" options which allow you to automatic update Firefox for Desktop as well as its Metro app for Windows 8.

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UPDATE 58:

"Close Tabs to the Right" option is a useful feature present in Google Chrome web browser which allows users to close all tabs present at the right-side of the selected tab. This option was missing in Mozilla Firefox but now it has been added in the latest Nightly build.

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A confirmation dialog box is shown if you click on the option.

Thanks to our reader "Ahmad" for the update...

UPDATE 57:

Mozilla has released first alpha build of upcoming Firefox 24.0 version to the Nightly channel.

UPDATE 56:

The latest Nightly 23.0 build comes with a new bookmark icon in toolbar which lets you access bookmark options as well as allows you to instantly bookmark a page.

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Thanks to our reader "Kyle" for the update...

UPDATE 55:

Recently in following article we told you that Mozilla is going to remove several unnecessary options from Firefox preferences window:

Mozilla to Remove Several Unnecessary Options from Firefox Preferences Window

In latest Nightly build Mozilla has removed the options to enable or disable SSL and TLS protocols. These options were present in "Advanced -> Encryption" tab of Firefox preferences window but now they are no longer present.

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UPDATE 54:

Mozilla has removed a few unnecessary options from Firefox 23.0 preferences window. More options will be removed in future builds.

Check out following topic for more details:

Mozilla to Remove Several Unnecessary Options from Firefox Preferences Window

UPDATE 53:

The latest Firefox 22.0 Nightly build comes with a new tab "Services" in Add-ons Manager (about:addons) which allows you to manage social API easily and quickly.

Services_Tab_Mozilla_Firefox_Addon_Manager.png

Thanks to our reader "Ahmad" for the update...

UPDATE 52:

Mozilla has released a testing build of its upcoming Metro version of Firefox for Windows 8. The latest Nightly build installs a new Metro version of Firefox in Windows 8 computers. You can launch and test it using the Start Screen in Windows 8.

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You can read more about this version at following link:

How to Use Mozilla Firefox Metro Version in Windows 8?

UPDATE 51:

Latest Firefox 21.0 Nightly build comes with new options to customize tracking settings. When you open Nightly preferences, you see 3 new options in "Privacy" tab as shown in following screenshot:

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Thanks to our reader "Ahmad" for the update...

UPDATE 50:

Latest Firefox 21.0 Nightly build adds a new option to the "New Tab" page which allows you to restore removed thumbnails to the page. Whenever you remove a thumbnail from new tab page, Firefox shows 2 new options: Undo and Restore all.

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You can restore the most recently removed thumbnail by clicking on "Undo" option. If you want to restore all removed thumbnails, click on "Restore All" option.

Thanks to our reader "Ahmad" for the update...

UPDATE 49:

Latest Firefox 21.0 Nightly build comes with a new tab "Data Choices" in Options window which allows you to customize privacy settings such as:

  • Enable or disable telemetry
  • Enable or disable Firefox health report
  • Enable or disable crash reporter

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Mozilla has moved these options from "General" tab to this new tab. Thanks to our reader "a" for notifying us about this feature...

UPDATE 48:

With the release of new Firefox 18.0 stable version, Mozilla has released first alpha build of upcoming Firefox 21.0 version to the Nightly channel.

This new build features a new animation in download complete notification. When you download a file from Internet and the download completes, Firefox shows a new animation for the download manager icon present in the toolbar as shown in following image:

Firefox_Download_Complete_Notification_Animation.gif

We would also like to tell that Mozilla has replaced the old download manager window with a new downloads section which is shown using the built-in Library which also shows History and Bookmarks.

Thanks to our reader "a" for letting us know about the new animation...

UPDATE 47:

When you open Firefox in private browsing mode, it overwrites the existing window with the new private browsing window and you lose all the tabs which you were working on. But the latest Nightly build fixes this issue.

The current Firefox 20.0 Alpha build opens the private browsing session in a new window instead of overwriting your running session. So now you can have both normal session as well as private browsing session running at same time. Good move Mozilla...

UPDATE 46:

Mozilla Firefox 20.0 Alpha 1 build has been released and available for download. If you are already using nightly build, it'll automatically update it otherwise you can download it using the link mentioned at the top.

UPDATE 45:

The latest Alpha build of Mozilla Firefox 18.0 version also comes with a Metro version of Firefox specially designed for Windows 8 Start Screen.

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If you are facing problems with Firefox Metro version in Windows 8, check out following article:

How to Use Mozilla Firefox Metro Version in Windows 8? Fix Metro App Launching Desktop Version

UPDATE 44:

Mozilla has released first Alpha build of Firefox 18.0. The most noticeable change in this new build is the come back of good old Download Manager. Mozilla has removed the new download manager and replaced it with the old classic download manager window.

Thanks to our reader "Bilal Haider" for the update...

UPDATE 43:

Mozilla has updated the "New Tab" page in the latest Nightly 17.0 build. Now a new "preload" function has been introduced which makes the "New Tab" page faster by preloading it in the background.

Currently the feature is under testing and users will need to manually enable it. To enable preload feature:

1. Open Firefox and type about:config in the addressbar and press Enter. It'll confirm, click on I'll be careful, I promise! button.

2. Now type preload in the Filter box and look for following boolean key:

browser.newtab.preload

3. The entry "browser.newtab.preload" would be set to false. Double-click on it or right-click on it and select "Toggle". It'll set its value to true.

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4. That's it. It'll immediately enable preload function for "New Tab" page and it'll load much faster than before.

UPDATE 42:

Mozilla Firefox 17.0 Alpha 1 build has been released and available for download. If you are already using nightly build, it'll automatically update it otherwise you can download it using the link mentioned at the top.

Thanks to our reader "Bilal Haider" for the quick update...

UPDATE 41:

Mozilla Firefox 16.0 Alpha 1 build has been released and available for download. If you are already using nightly build, it'll automatically update it otherwise you can download it using the link mentioned at the top.

UPDATE 40:

Mozilla has made 2 noticeable changes in latest Firefox 15.0 nightly build.

First change is the removal of "Tabs on Top" option. Now you no longer get this option when you right-click on toolbar or select "Toolbars" menu in Menubar. So you'll have to keep the tab bar on top even if you don't like it.

Second change is the re-allocation of "Don't load tabs until selected" option in Firefox Preferences window. In previous versions of Firefox, this option was present in "General" tab of Preferences window but now it has been moved to "Tabs" tab so that all settings related to tabs are present in a single place.

PS: If you are using the Nightly build and want to get tabs on bottom, you can do that using an easy about:config trick:

How to Put Tabs Back on Bottom in Mozilla Firefox?

Thanks to our reader "TheAslan" for sharing this trick...

UPDATE 39:

Finally Mozilla has finalized the "Silent Background Update" feature in Firefox. The latest Firefox 15.0 nightly build comes with this new feature enabled. Now when you install an update in Firefox and restarts it to apply the update, Firefox no longer takes too much time to install the update and no longer shows any screen such as "Installing update...". Now the update is installed in background while you are using Firefox.

UPDATE 38:

Latest Firefox 15.0 Nightly build comes with new InContent Preferences feature which shows Firefox Preferences as web page in separate tab. Check out following topic for more info with screenshots:

How to Enable New InContent Preferences Feature in Mozilla Firefox Nightly Build?

UPDATE 37:

Mozilla Firefox 15.0 Alpha 1 build has been released and available for download. If you are already using nightly build, it'll automatically update it otherwise you can download it using the link mentioned at the top.

Thanks to our reader "TheAslan" for the update...

UPDATE 36:

Latest Firefox 14.0 Nightly build comes with a new simple website security certificate icon in addressbar as shown in following screenshot:

New_Website_Icon_Firefox_Addressbar.png

Thanks to our reader "Kyle" for the update...

UPDATE 35:

Latest Firefox 14.0 Nightly build comes with new re-designed "Download Manager". Now when a download starts, a new "Downloads" icon appears in Navigation toolbar which shows progress of download as shown in following screenshot:

New_Firefox_Download_Manager.png

Alternatively you can access the download manager using "Ctrl+J" keyboard shortcut.

Thanks to AskVG reader "Ahmad" for the update...

PS: If you don't like this new download manager and want to switch back to old one, you can use following steps:

1. Open Firefox and type about:config in the addressbar and press Enter. It'll confirm, click on I'll be careful, I promise! button.

2. Now type ToolkitUI in the Filter box and look for following boolean key:

browser.download.useToolkitUI

3. The entry "browser.download.useToolkitUI" would be set to false. Double-click on it or right-click on it and select "Toggle". It'll set its value to true.

4. That's it. Now you'll be able to enjoy the classic download manager in a separate window instead of the new one.

UPDATE 34:

As mentioned in UPDATE 22, recently Mozilla re-designed built-in image viewer in Firefox and put a dark background when you directly view an image.

Now in the latest Firefox 14.0 Nightly build, Mozilla has again re-designed the image viewer and replaced dark background with a new textured background as shown in following screenshot:

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What do you think about this change? Looking better?

UPDATE 33:

The latest Firefox 14.0 nightly build comes with new Script Debugger which is disabled by default. You can enable it using following steps:

1. Open Firefox and type about:config in the addressbar and press Enter. It'll confirm, click on I'll be careful, I promise! button.

2. Now type debugger in the Filter box and look for following boolean key:

devtools.debugger.enabled

3. The entry "devtools.debugger.enabled" would be set to false. Double-click on it or right-click on it and select "Toggle". It'll set its value to true.

4. That's it. Now you can access this new Script Debugger using "Web Developer" menu or using "Ctrl+Shift+S" hotkey.

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Thanks to our reader "Carbonize" for this info...

UPDATE 32:

The latest Firefox 14.0 nightly build comes with built-in PDF reader. By default its disabled, but you can enable it using following method:

1. Open about:config and type pdfjs in the Filter box and look for following boolean key:

pdfjs.disabled

2. The entry "pdfjs.disabled" would be set to true. Double-click on it or right-click on it and select "Toggle". It'll set its value to false.

3. That's it. Now whenever you'll visit a webpage containing a pdf file, Firefox will open it in its own built-in PDF reader.

This built-in PDF reader uses HTML5 to display PDF files directly in Firefox browser.

Thanks to our reader "Carbonize" for the update...

UPDATE 31:

We told you yesterday that Mozilla is working on a new homepage design and the good news is that the new homepage has been put in the latest nightly 14.0 alpha build.

Following is a preview of this new homepage in action:

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The new homepage is very useful and provides quick access to Bookmarks Manager, History Manager, Settings, Add-ons Manager, Downloads Manager and Sync. It also contains Google search box as usual.

Thanks to our reader "Ahmad" for the update...

UPDATE 30:

Mozilla has added a new "Reset to Default State" button in latest nightly build which can be used to restore Firefox to factory settings.

Read more info at following link:

Mozilla to Add "Reset to Default State" Button to Firefox Browser

UPDATE 29:

Mozilla has once again redesigned "New Tab" page in the latest nightly build of Firefox 14.0. Now "New Tab" page looks far better compared to the previous one mentioned in Update 27.

The background color has been changed, also the page title doesn't overlap the website thumbnail. Its shown below the thumbnail which makes the whole "New Tab" page looking cleaner.

Following is a screenshot of this redesigned "New Tab" page in action:

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Thanks to our reader "darkprop" for the update...

UPDATE 28:

Mozilla has added a new secret "about:compartments" page in latest nightly build of Firefox 13.0 version. You can access this secret page by just typing about:compartments in Firefox addressbar and press Enter.

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This new page shows a list of all live JS compartments. If you don't know, compartments are little segments of memory which is used by JavaScripts in Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla's idea behind adding this new page was to make detection of zombie compartments as simple as possible. Zombie compartments are a kind of memory leak. In previous versions, you had to use about:memory page to find out zombie compartments which was a little bit complicated but now addition of this new about:compartments page makes it easier.

This page shows all running websites compartments separate from system compartments.

It also contains a "More verbose" link which can be used to show truncated URLs in full.

UPDATE 27:

The latest Mozilla Firefox 13.0 Alpha build comes with redesigned "New Tab" page enabled by default. Recently the new tab page appeared in an alpha build but Mozilla removed it from later builds. But now the new tab page is back.

New_Tab_Page_Mozilla_Firefox.png

Thanks to our reader "TheAslan" for the update...

NOTE: Previous updates have been removed to reduce database overhead.

PS: If any of your favorite extensions is not working in this nightly build, you can use instructions given in following topic:

How to Fix Broken Incompatible Extensions in Firefox, Make Them Compatible With Newer Versions





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