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  • The preferences list below is presented in alphabetical order with the full name in italics, the preference type (i.e. Integer, Boolean or String) in [ ] square brackets, any recommended values in ( ) round brackets, whether it needs to be created *Create, and then followed by a brief description.
  • browser.allTabs.previews [Boolean] - A new feature of Firefox 3.6, and disabled by default, if enabled (set to True) then a new button will be shown at the far right of the tab bar. Clicking this button will open the enhanced tab switcher. See the Tabbed Browsing area of the Features, Tips & Tricks section for details. New to Firefox 3.6

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    brokenwindowsLeading the batch of Microsoft patches for 2015 is a drama-laden update to fix a vulnerability in Windows 8.1 that Google researchers disclosed just two days ago. Google has a relatively new policy of publicly disclosing flaws 90 days after they are reported to the responsible software vendor — whether or not that vendor has fixed the bug yet. That 90-day period elapsed over the weekend, causing Google to spill the beans and potentially help attackers develop an exploit in advance of Patch Tuesday.

  • brokenflash-aTo see which version of Flash you have installed, check this link.
  • Windows users who browse the Web with anything other than Internet Explorer may need to apply this patch twice, once with IE and again using the alternative browser (Firefox, Opera, e.g.).

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