Archive for August, 2010

Download Opera 10.61

By | August 12, 2010 | 4 Comments

Download Opera 10.61Although Opera 10.61 has not been officially released yet, you may still grab it from Opera’s FTP servers.

The following release includes 3 security related fixes, a couple of user interface changes and other modifications.

For a complete list of changes, visit the following page.

Update: It’s now officially available and can be downloaded here.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for the news tip.


Firefox 4 Beta 3, Now with Multi Touch

By | August 12, 2010 | 7 Comments

Firefox 4 Beta 3, Now with Multi TouchMozilla has just released the Beta 3 of Firefox web browser that not only fixes a total of 470 bugs, but also enables multi-touch on Windows 7 machines.

Also, by changing JavaScript value representation, they managed to improve JS performance when executing heavy, numeric code.



Google SSL Search is Broken in Safari 5

By | August 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

It looks like there are some issues with Google SSL Search and/or Safari 5 web browser.

As reported by some users, when entering a search query via https link, it will redirect you to a standard web page.


How to Remove Firefox New Tab Button

By | August 10, 2010 | 3 Comments

How to Remove Firefox New Tab Button

If you want to hide a Firefox new tab button, follow these simple steps:

1. Locate your Firefox profile folder:

Windows XP/2000
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\< >\chrome
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 9th

By | August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 9th

July, 2010 – Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari Share Up; Firefox, Chrome – Down
As we enter August, it is time to yet again, check the latest market share numbers.

U.K. Government Refuses to Ditch IE6
Back in February, 2010, the online petition was filled urging British government to dump a 9 year old web browser.
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MSN (Windows Live) Chat in Opera

By | August 9, 2010 | 20 Comments

MSN (Windows Live) Chat in OperaOne of the users has written a tutorial that enables you to chat with your MSN contacts using a built-in Opera IRC client.

1. Go to Tools > Mail and Chat Accounts
2. Pick Chat (IRC)
3. Enter account details (use your Windows Live email)
4. When asked for server name, enter:
5. You should now see a tab called “&bitlbee”. Select it and type: register yourpassword
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BlackBerry 6 Web Browser

By | August 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

BlackBerry 6 Web BrowserIn the official BlackBerry Blog, team has demonstrated some of the features that are coming to a WebKit powered, BlackBerry 6 web browser.

What’s new?
In order to access specific web sites faster, engineers have redesigned browser start page which now includes a single URL and search entry box. Therefore, as you enter address, it will also seek your history and bookmarks sections.
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IE9 Platform Preview 4 Beats Safari 5, Acid3 95/100

By | August 5, 2010 | 13 Comments

IE9 Platform Preview 4 Beats Safari 5, Acid3 95/100In what appears to be the final platform preview of Internet Explorer 9, IE Team has highlighted a bunch of improvements that were made during the course of its development.

In the previous versions, JavaScript engine (codename: Chakra) was working as a separate component. Starting from IE9 Platform Preview 4, it is now integrated into IE core itself boosting overall JS performance.
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Firefox Heat Map: One Third of the Elements are Dead

By | August 5, 2010 | 8 Comments

Firefox Heat Map: Half of the Buttons are Dead

Mozilla Labs has released a Firefox heat map which provides a great insight, revealing more information about daily browser functions usage.

Obviously, the most popular elements are: location bar, back and reload buttons, scroll vertical bar as well as search bar.
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U.K. Government Refuses to Ditch IE6

By | August 4, 2010 | 19 Comments

U.K. Government Refuses to Ditch IE6Back in February, 2010, the online petition was filled urging British government to dump a 9 year old web browser.

Recently, Her Majesty’s Government has issued an official response stating that they will continue using Internet Explorer 6 and have no plans to upgrade it.

What’s the main reason? They want to save taxpayers money.
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