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Schedule

What we are working on

  • Until 8/30 - Finalizing changes for Firefox 7
  • After 8/30 - Drafting changes for Firefox 8
  • Ongoing - Track changes in Firefox 9
  • Ongoing - Updating old articles

Updates for Firefox 9

Firefox 9 Feature Tracking

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Firefox
Currently in NIGHTLY channel
Moves to AURORA week of September 27, 2011
999 [URL ARTICLE] Needs Update Notes

Updates for Firefox 8

Firefox 8 Feature Tracking

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Firefox
Currently in AURORA channel
Moves to BETA week of September 27, 2011
Rank Article or Feature Status Notes

Confirm Add-ons on upgrade
Feature Page

Ensure user accepts add-ons installed by third-party apps
Feature Page

Expose add-on performance information in Firefox
Feature Page
201 Using the Troubleshooting Information page Needs Update Bug 526802 - Add about:crashes to the Troubleshooting Information page

Tablet UI
Mobile Feature Page
999 [URL ARTICLE] Needs Update Notes

Updates for Firefox 7

Firefox 7 Feature Tracking

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Firefox
Currently in BETA channel
Moves to RELEASE week of September 27, 2011
Rank Article or Feature Status Notes
019 Options window - Advanced panel Ready for L10n Telemetry

How do I change my language on mobile? Ready for L10n Mobile language choice on first run

How do I copy and paste text on mobile? Ready for L10n Copy and paste on Android
114 Getting started with Firefox for mobile Ready for L10n Copy and paste on Android
999 [URL ARTICLE] Needs Update Notes

All Articles

Rank Article Status Notes
135 Accessibility Updated
028 Add-ons are disabled after updating Firefox Updated
062 Back and forward or other toolbar items are missing Ready for L10n
025 Backing up and restoring bookmarks Needs Update backing up to removable media, add link to the article about bookmarks, should probably direct people to use Sync.
045 Backing up your information Needs Update This article could be re-written and re-named. Instead of backing up your profile it should probably direct people to use Sync.
067 Basic Troubleshooting Updated
149 Blocking cookies Updated Ready for localization?
111 Bookmark folders Archive? Add to Sorting Bookmarks and then archive
176 Bookmark Tags Needs Update New screenshots, updates for fx4+
168 Bookmarks not saved Needs Update Add a warning about the browsing history when places.sqlite is deleted
088 Bookmarks Toolbar Needs Update Screenshots and updates for Fx4+
102 Cannot connect after upgrading Firefox Updated
161 Cannot log in to Firefox Home App Updated
165 Cannot log in to websites Updated Ready for localization?
083 Cannot uninstall an add-on Needs Update "Uninstalling manually" needs update for fx4
131 Cannot view full screen Flash videos Updated Ready for localization?
123 Changing fonts and colors Archive? This info is covered in Options Window - Content panel. Maybe add the right keywords and summary to that?
126 Changing the e-mail program used by Firefox Needs Update Add a troubleshooting section to change the proxy settings?
196 Choosing More Secure Passwords Updated
011 Clear Recent History Ready for L10n
145 Clearing Location bar history Updated
004 Common questions after updating Firefox Ready for L10n
189 Configuring McAfee Security Center Needs Update updates for latest version of McAfee, indicate that it applies only for Windows
175 Configuring Norton 360 Needs Update Popular software that causes problems for Fx updated recently, indicate that it applies only for Windows
162 Configuring Windows Firewall Needs Update indicate that it applies only for Windows
072 Cookies Updated
177 Could not initialize the browser security component Needs Update section on changing permissions could be eliminated. Deleting the file would suffice
136 Creating a desktop shortcut to a web page Needs Update New screenshot
013 Customizing Firefox with add-ons Ready for L10n
092 Deleting bookmarks Updated Ready for localization?
031 Deleting cookies Ready for L10n
208 Deleting the DigiNotar CA certificate Ready for L10n
152 Disabling third party cookies Updated Ready for localization?
097 Downloads window Needs Update New screenshots, menu paths
016 Enabling and disabling cookies Ready for L10n
038 Error loading web sites In Progress Improve helpfulness, restructure, make the troubleshooter easier to follow
054 Exporting bookmarks to an HTML file Updated Ready for localization?
180 Exporting bookmarks to Opera Needs Update New screenshots, new menu paths
157 Exporting data to Internet Explorer Needs Update New screenshots, new menu paths, indicate that it applies only for Windows
159 Exporting data to Safari In Progress New screenshots, new menu paths, indicate that it applies only for Mac and Windows
065 Finding your Firefox version Updated Ready for localization?
143 Firefox cannot connect securely because the SSL protocol is disabled Updated
064 Firefox cannot load websites but other programs can Updated Ready for localization?
137 Firefox consumes a lot of CPU resources Needs Update Needs multiple updates, including the use of the Template:ReportBrokenWebsite template
023 Firefox crashes Needs Update Startup crash, standalone application, update databases, remove a sentence
113 Firefox crashes when loading certain pages Archive? Archive or redirect to "How do I fix Firefox?"
164 Firefox crashes when trying to download a file Updated
066 Firefox crashes when you open it Archive? Archive or redirect to "How do I fix Firefox?"
042 Firefox does not ask to save tabs and windows on exit Ready for L10n
199 Firefox does not work Updated
160 Firefox for mobile doesn't support Flash Updated
050 Firefox hangs Needs Update Improve helpfulness. Can we simplify this? Make it easier to understand?
112 Firefox has just updated tab shows each time you start Firefox Updated
173 Firefox Home does not work Updated
078 Firefox is already running but is not responding Updated
155 Firefox is slow Ready for L10n
167 Firefox is stuck in Safe Mode In Progress Remove ref. to the safemode shortcut for fx4+, add the 64-bit file path for fx35
174 Firefox keeps opening many tabs or windows Updated
170 Firefox never finishes loading certain websites Archive? Should we archive this or redirect to is my problem caused by malware
207 Firefox prints incorrectly Updated Ready for localization?
158 Firefox Sync is not working Needs Update Symptoms for problems without error messages, add a solution for server incorrectly configured error, other reason for broken sync, check Sync Server Status
181 Firefox takes a long time to start up Updated
034 Firefox will not start Needs Update Improve helpfulness; Update for win7, new screenshots, remove fx3 info, add a link about malware, check if everything is still valid
118 Firewalls Updated
146 Flash-based videos and sound do not play correctly Updated
194 Fonts look blurry Needs Update Give a solution on Windows XP, indicate that it applies only for Firefox 4 and above
190 Forgot my master password Updated Ready for localization?
090 Form autocomplete Updated
191 Form autocomplete entries are not saved Archive? Very few views for this - is it still an issue? If it is, it needs to be updated
014 Getting started with Firefox Needs Update gentle introduction needed
114 Getting started with Firefox for mobile Needs Update Change the video thumbnail related to Fx4
206 Google Toolbar is not compatible with Firefox Updated Ready for localization?
124 High memory usage Updated Feature Page. If there is MDN or other documentation about this we should update this article with a link to it. Otherwise, this feature is out of scope for SUMO.
017 How do I add a device to Firefox Sync? Ready for L10n In admin category because it's a dupe of How to sync Firefox settings between computers and How do I sync Firefox between my desktop and mobile?
202 How do I avoid crashes? Updated
209 How do I change my language on mobile? Ready for L10n
210 How do I copy and paste text on mobile? Ready for L10n
009 How do I customize the toolbars? Ready for L10n
195 How do I find and install Add-ons? Updated
197 How do I get the Firefox Button? Needs Update Needs Windows XP screenshots, indicate that it applies only for Firefox 4 and above
119 How do I install Firefox on a mobile device? Updated Ready for localization?
073 How do I install the Flash plugin? Updated
060 How do I make Firefox remember my usernames and passwords? Ready for L10n
205 How do I manage my Firefox Sync account? Needs Update Other changes to make
188 How do I manage website permissions? Needs Update Indicate that it applies only for Fx 6 and above
087 How do I set up Firefox Sync? Needs Update Warn users that Sync is for private use
193 How do I stop websites from tracking me on mobile? Needs Update Indicate that it applies only for Firefox 5 and above
035 How do I stop websites from tracking me? Ready for L10n
032 How do I sync Firefox between my desktop and mobile? Ready for L10n
130 How do I upgrade my graphics drivers? Updated Ready for localization?
179 How do I use bookmarks on mobile? Updated
026 How do I use bookmarks? Ready for L10n
184 How do I use tabs on mobile? Updated
163 How do I use the Awesome Screen? Updated
047 How do I use Zoom? Updated Ready for localization?
187 How do I zoom in and out of a website? Updated Ready for localization?
154 How to clear Search bar history Updated Ready for localization?
012 How to clear the cache Ready for L10n
022 How to make Firefox the default browser Ready for L10n
006 How to set the home page Updated Ready for localization?
172 How to set up Firefox Home on your iPhone Updated
057 How to sync Firefox settings between computers In Progress Replace content of the adddevices-alt template
169 How to use Firefox Home Updated
198 I've lost my Firefox Sync account information Updated Ready for localization?
200 I've lost my phone — how do I deactivate Sync? Updated
147 Images or animations do not show Archive? Do people really have this issue? If so, this needs multiple updates and to be simplified
096 Importing bookmarks and other data from other browsers Updated
106 Importing Bookmarks from an HTML File Updated Ready for localization
091 Importing bookmarks from Google Chrome In Progress warning replaced by tip
040 Importing favorites and other data from Internet Explorer Needs Update Need to remove saved form history and passwords for IE8+, indicate that it applies only for Windows
116 Importing Internet Explorer Favorites from another computer Needs Update Add the Template:ImportHTMLBookmarks template, indicate that it applies only for Windows
027 Installing a previous version of Firefox Needs Update Indicate that it applies only for Firefox 4 and above
093 Installing Firefox Updated
059 Installing Firefox on Linux Updated
068 Installing Firefox on Mac Needs Update Needs a new screenshot
089 Installing Firefox on Windows Needs Update New screenshots, screencast
085 Is my Firefox problem a result of malware Needs Update Add a link to an anti-rootkit utility
029 JavaScript Updated Ready for localization?
021 Keyboard shortcuts Ready for L10n
061 Location bar autocomplete Needs Update Add the ~ prefix
101 Location bar search Needs Update Fx4 doesn't redirect to an URL for searches
071 Lost Bookmarks Needs Update Improve helpfulness, Cleanup, fix menu paths
128 Managing file types Updated
030 Managing profiles Ready for L10n
008 Managing the Flash plugin Updated Ready for localization?
039 Menu bar is missing Ready for L10n
183 Mouse shortcuts Needs Update Some Mac (others?) shortcuts are incorrect
142 Multiple tabs open when starting Firefox Needs Update Remove the Main panel for fx35
095 Navigation Toolbar items Needs Update Update for fx4+
156 New tabs do not appear to the right of the last tab Updated
171 No programs can load websites Archive? If no programs can load websites, how do you find this article?
150 No sound in Firefox Updated Ready for localization?
052 Opening PDF files within Firefox Updated Ready for localization?
056 Options window Ready for L10n
019 Options window - Advanced panel Ready for L10n
069 Options window - Applications panel Updated
044 Options window - Content panel Ready for L10n
018 Options window - General panel Ready for L10n
043 Options window - Privacy panel Ready for L10n
053 Options window - Security panel Ready for L10n
076 Options window - Tabs panel Updated
129 Page Info window Updated Ready for localization?
132 Parental controls Updated
121 Personas Needs Update New screenshots, remove fx3 and 3.5 stuff
002 Plugin crash reports Updated Ready for localization?
010 Pop-up blocker Ready for L10n
144 Preferences are not saved Updated
133 Printing a web page Needs Update Menu paths, cleanup, permanent settings
007 Private Browsing Ready for L10n
108 Problems using Facebook in Firefox Updated
015 Profiles Ready for L10n
186 Protecting stored passwords using a master password Needs Update Fix minor displaying issues, add a link to the secure password article, entry number, add a section about OS users account, new screenshots, cleanup, rename it
070 Recovering important data from an old profile Needs Update Rethink this article? Use Sync instead?
182 Replace your Sync information Needs Update Outdated. Need to use Reset Sync
120 Resetting preferences Updated
037 Safe Mode Ready for L10n
080 Search bar Ready for L10n
178 Search suggestions Needs Update New screenshots
125 Searches are redirected to another site Needs Update Opt out of the DNS assistance service from the ISP
192 Searching within a page Ready for L10n
103 Secure Connection Failed Needs Update Adress some missing issues, cannot add an exception means bad things
110 Server not found Updated Ready for localization?
036 Session Restore Updated
148 Setting Firefox as the default browser does not work Updated
086 Site Identity Button Updated New Fx6 screenshots after the changed look. The look is so close to the current screenshots that this can wait until the article needs other updates.
185 Smart keywords Needs Update New screenshots
081 Software Update Failed Updated
098 Sorting bookmarks Needs Update New screenshots, menu paths, remove sidebar info? Sort order with copy/paste? Maybe rename to How do I organize my bookmarks? and include Bookmark Folders and Deleting Bookmarks.
075 Tabbed browsing Updated
020 The Adobe Flash plugin has crashed Ready for L10n
051 The bookmarks and history system will not be functional Ready for L10n
122 This connection is untrusted Updated
151 Toolbar keeps resetting Updated
046 Troubleshooting extensions and themes Updated Ready for localization? / Improve helpfulness?
049 Troubleshooting plugins Needs Update Improve helpfulness
084 Unable to download or save files Needs Update Cleanup, are all causes still valid?
134 Unable to install add-ons Needs Update Menu paths, Can this be simplified?
055 Uninstalling add-ons Updated Ready for localization?
063 Uninstalling Firefox Ready for L10n
005 Updating Firefox Ready for L10n
079 Username and password not remembered Updated
140 Using extensions with Firefox Archive? This article covers the same topic as Customizing Firefox with add-ons
105 Using plugins with Firefox Updated Ready for localization?
077 Using the Adobe Reader plugin with Firefox Updated
033 Using the Java plugin with Firefox Ready for L10n
117 Using the QuickTime plugin with Firefox Updated
099 Using the RealPlayer plugin with Firefox Archive? See discussion thread
127 Using the Silverlight plugin with Firefox Updated
094 Using the spell checker Needs Update New screenshot, menu paths, profile instructions, a dictionary must be installed first for some locales, each new word is added in all dictionaries
201 Using the Troubleshooting Information page Archive? Instructions for this are included in relevant troubleshooting articles
003 Using the Windows Media Player plugin with Firefox Ready for L10n
041 Using themes with Firefox Needs Update Remove pre 3.6 info, update menus, focus more on Personas
109 Video or audio does not play Updated
204 Viewing video in Firefox without a plugin Archive? People don't ask about how to play a video - only about issues when it doesn't work
141 Warning Unresponsive script Needs Update Section about addon needs to be updated or deleted
153 Websites look wrong Updated Ready for localization?
104 Websites say cookies are blocked Updated Ready for localization?
024 What are App Tabs? Needs Update Indicate that it applies only for Firefox 4 and above
001 What are Tab Groups? Needs Update Indicate that it applies only for Firefox 4 and above
203 What are the mobile keyboard shortcuts? Updated
139 What happened to the Bookmarks Toolbar? Archive? Only for Firefox 4 and above. Maybe no longer needed since the creation of Common questions after updating Firefox
100 What happened to the Status Bar? Needs Update Indicate that it applies only for Firefox 4 and above
138 What is Firefox Home Updated Ready for localization?
050 What is Firefox Sync? Updated
107 What is plugin-container Needs Update Update for Mac
115 What is the Add-on Bar? Needs Update Indicate that it applies only for Firefox 4 and above
074 Where can I find my Firefox Sync Key? In Progress we should redirect this article to the "How do I manage my Firefox Sync account?" in that article.
082 Where can I find the code to add a device to Firefox Sync? Updated
166 Why are tabs on top? Needs Update Indicate that it applies only for Firefox 4 and above
048 Will Firefox work on my mobile device? Updated May need frequent updates as we push to test more devices

Templates

See the Templates list for all available templates.

Article Status Notes
Template:aboutconfig Updated
Template:addcomputer In Progress Steps to be updated for Firefox 4 and 5 (last update during Firefox 4 Beta)
Template:adddevices Archive?
Template:adddevices-alt Archived
Template:addiphone Updated
Template:addmobiledevice Updated
Template:amo Updated
Template:backtoOptionsPreferences Updated
Template:changesyncpw Updated
Template:clearCookiesCache Updated
Template:closeFirefox Updated
Template:closeOptionsPreferences Updated
Template:computercode Updated
Template:contextmenu Updated
Template:crashsig Updated
Template:customhistory Updated Ready for localization?
Template:ExportHTMLBookmarks Updated Ready for localization?
Template:ImportHTMLBookmarks Updated Ready for localization?
Template:iphonecode Updated
Template:linuxPic Updated
Template:mobilecode Updated
Template:Only in Fx4 Updated
Template:onlyinbeta Ready for L10n
Template:Open Add-ons Updated
Template:OpenBookmarksLibrary Updated
Template:OpenHistoryLibrary Updated
Template:openprofilefolder Updated
Template:optionspreferences Updated
Template:plugincheck Updated
Template:profileFolder Updated
Template:ReportBrokenWebsite Needs Update How to report for versions before the current one
Template:safemode Updated
Template:synckey-note Updated
Template:syncsetup Updated
Template:Tracking Updated
Template:UpdateFlash Updated
Template:UpdateProblems Updated
Template:whatissynckey Updated

Start Pages

Article Status Notes
Home page - Quick Ready for L10n Left side. Contains: Template:Common Questions, Template:New to Firefox
Template:Common Questions Updated Contained in Home page - Quick
Template:New to Firefox Updated Contained in Home page - Quick
Home page - Explore Ready for L10n Main section. Contains: Template:Advanced topic, Template:Customizing Firefox topic, Template:Privacy & Security topic, Template:Troubleshooting topic, Template:Using Firefox topic
Template:Advanced topic Updated Contained in Home page - Explore
Template:Customizing Firefox topic Updated Contained in Home page - Explore
Template:Privacy & Security topic Updated Contained in Home page - Explore
Template:Troubleshooting topic Updated Contained in Home page - Explore
Template:Using Firefox topic Updated Contained in Home page - Explore
Home page - Top Updated Ready for localization? / When it has content, it's a warning message across the front page.
Desktop home for mobile - Common Questions Ready for L10n Mobile friendly version of Desktop home page, contains Template:DesktopMobile
Template:DesktopMobile Updated Content for Desktop home for mobile - Common Questions
Mobile home - Quick Needs Update When new header is live we can re-purpose the other products section.
Mobile home - Explore Ready for L10n Main section. Contains: Template:Mobile explore 1, Template:Mobile explore 2
Template:Mobile explore 1 Updated Contained in Mobile home - Explore
Template:Mobile explore 2 Updated Contained in Mobile home - Explore
Mobile home for mobile - Common Questions Ready for L10n Mobile friendly version of Mobile home page, contains Template:MobileMobile
Template:MobileMobile Updated Content for Mobile home for mobile - Common Questions
Sync home - Quick Needs Update When new header is live we can re-purpose the other products section.
Sync home - Explore Ready for L10n Main section. Contains: Template:Sync explore 1
Template:Sync explore 1 Needs Update Add new Sync articles / Contained in Sync home - Explore, Sync home for mobile - Common Questions
Sync home for mobile - Common Questions Ready for L10n Mobile friendly version of Sync home page. Contains: Template:Sync explore 1
FxHome home - Quick Needs Update When new header is live we can re-purpose the other products section.
FxHome home - Explore Ready for L10n Main section. Contains: Template:fxhome explore 1
Template:fxhome explore 1 Updated Contained in FxHome home - Explore, FxHome home for mobile - Common Questions
FxHome home for mobile - Common Questions Ready for L10n Mobile friendly version of Fx Home home page. Contains: Template:fxhome explore 1

Proposed

Article Status Notes
How do I fix Firefox? In Progress
Firefox Integrity Check In Progress
How do I use Firefox gestures on my mobile device? In Progress Forum thread
Why is Firefox for Mobile slow? In Progress
Template:ApplytoFx In Progress
Template:ApplytoOS In Progress
What is hardware acceleration? Needs Draft Forum thread
"How can I improve my privacy and security?" or "Staying safe on the web" Needs Draft Forum thread and Forum thread
"Changing the language of Firefox to English" or "Getting a localized version of Firefox" Needs Draft Installing one or several localized versions of Firefox sharing the same profile, overwriting the current one. Forum thread
"Changing the language of Firefox to English" or "Setting preferred languages inside Firefox" Needs Draft Definition of a preferred language, difference with a localized version, setting the first preferred language, sorting out or removing preferred languages, setting a dictionary different from the default one. Forum thread
[URL ARTICLE] Needs Draft Notes

Status Templates

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Archived {{sarchived}}
Needs Draft {{sdraft}}
Needs Update {{supdate}}
In Progress {{sprogress}}
Updated {{supdated}}
Ready for L10n {{sl10n}}