Firefox 30 Introduces Sidebars Button, GStreamer 1.0 Support, & Quickshare In Android Context Menu

Mark O'Neill 12-06-2014

Fans of the Fox will be pleased to know that Mozilla has now brought out version number 30 of the Firefox browser. While there are no headline-pounding dramatic developments in this version, there are still a few interesting features for desktop and Android worth mentioning. Check out the release notes for desktop and mobile if you want the whole story.


Firefox 30 Introduces Sidebars Button, GStreamer 1.0 Support, & Quickshare In Android Context Menu firefox logo

If you use the desktop version, the browser will update automatically as usual when you start it up. And the upgrade for the Android version is apparently slow in making its way to Google Play. So bear with it if you don’t have it yet.

So what’s new? This version is pretty much tweaking and refining the product. As well as the usual bug fixes, the desktop version now includes a button for direct access to the sidebars (social, bookmark, and history), support for GStreamer 1.0, and a new Mac keyboard command (CMD-E) sets find term to selected text.

The Android version has also seen some tweaks added to it, the biggest being support for six new languages, and the addition of Quickshare buttons to the context menu. The six new languages are Belarusian, Argentine Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Indonesian, Latvian, and Malay. And you can now add web content to the home page panels using a Home Feeds Add-On.

Source: Mozilla via The Next Web


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  1. Colin
    June 14, 2014 at 7:48 am

    So where is this new sidebars button? I updated my desktop Firefox to V 30 and there is no button that I can see and there is nothing in "customise".

  2. likefunbutnot
    June 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    The update to include Quick Share is particularly useful and appreciated, but Firefox still only shares the page title and URL, which is incredibly lame when you intend to share non-textual content.