Archive for August, 2010
• The History of Internet Explorer
As Microsoft celebrates the 15th birthday of Internet Explorer, lets dive into the past and see how it all started…
It looks like Steam survey now also tracks software usage. While it’s just a minority of all Internet users (and all of them are gamers), you can still gather some interesting numbers.
Personally, I was curious about Microsoft Silverlight adoption. Turns out, 1 out of 2 people has actually Silverlight installed. Adobe Flash Player on the other hand dominates the market.
For a complete list, visit the following page.
Thanks to nobody and Nox for the news tip!
It looks like the upcoming Firefox 4 Beta 4 release is set to include Firefox Sync; a feature that allows users to synchronize bookmarks, tabs, history, preferences, etc. among Firefox desktop and mobile platforms.
Furthermore, Beta 4 will have hardware acceleration enabled by default on Windows machines.
If everything goes as expected, we shall see the availability of Firefox 4 Beta 4 next Monday (August 23rd).
The latest weekly build of Opera 10.70 web browser (please note: this is not the final version) now includes ability to synchronize content blocker settings.
With Opera Link technology, users can use same speed dials, bookmarks, personal bar settings*, search engines, notes* and history* across different computers or even mobile phones.
* not available on mobile phones
Want to know more about Opera Link? Check the following post.
Thanks to Mark Gillespie for the news tip.
There comes a time when browser developers decide to implement a specific feature or do things in certain way that may cripple user experience.
So, lets dig into this mess and find out, what these things actually are.
Internet Explorer: Connecting
Turns out, such simple task as opening new tab, can also become a headache. If you’ve been using Internet Explorer 7/8, then infamous “Connecting…” message is already wired into your brain.
As you might know, Opera 10.60 brings support for search suggestions. However, it currently works for Bing and Wikipedia only.
Fortunately, you can now enable such suggestions for Google as well. Here is how:
1. Open search.ini file from your profile directory (if you have issues finding such file, type opera:about for some file paths).