Author Archive: Vygantas

Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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Google Chrome Has 120 Million Users

By | April 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google Chrome Has 120 Million UsersBack in December, Google has announced that Google Chrome has more than 120 million active users, which is good.

However, during the Q1 2011 earnings call, company has stated that Google Chrome sees about 30% growth every quarter and now has 120 million active users.

Confused yet? Turns out, 120 million active users milestone that was hit in December was not using DAU (Daily Active Users) metric. Instead, it relied on more “generic” active users calculations.

Makes you wonder what parameters do other web browser companies use to count their users…

Opera 11.10 Final Bugs

By | April 15, 2011 | 38 Comments

After playing with Opera 11.10 for a few days I wanted to show you some of the most annoying bugs.

- Zoom Picture > Save (CTRL+Click) > Picture Scroll Feature Turns Itself On
- Payoneer.com Broken Menus
- Scroll Bar Appears in Some Text Select Fields
- Speed Dial Reloads After Restart

Since the “close button bug” is already reported, it was not included in the video.

Just like with the few previous major new builds, I believe that this release is rushed and shouldn’t have been labeled as the “Final” in the first place. But then again, maybe those things do not happen to other users and 11.10 is in fact as solid as rock.

UPDATE:

Tiffany Brown from Opera Software was kind enough to explain pretty much all the mentioned bugs.

Speed Dial Reload bug:

I think what you’re seeing with Speed Dial has to do with changes we have made to that feature. It *appears* to reload, but doesn’t actually fetch new content unless you (or the site’s developers) have actually enabled automatic refreshing.

Payoneer

The issue is related to how Opera 11.10 is calculating the offset on that page. The fix is to use clientHeight if it is larger than offsetHeight. I will reach out to Payoneer’s development team. Sometimes things change between versions. Opera 11.10 reports offsetHeight correctly, but somehow the menu script on their site is not recognizing that.

Download Silverlight 5 Beta

By | April 14, 2011 | 7 Comments

Followed by the very first release of Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft has also announced the availability of the Silverlight 5 Beta.

According to the press release, Silverlight 5 aims to bring a lot of new features improvements to the table, from 64 bit operating systems support to hardware acceleration and text enhancements.

Some of the changes
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IE10 and Windows Vista? Forget It

By | April 14, 2011 | 10 Comments

IE10 and Windows Vista? Forget It

After dropping Windows XP support from the Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft continues to push forward and has now announced its plans to dump Windows Vista support as well.

As a result, IE10 will now only work with Windows 7 and newer operating systems.

It’s good that Google Chrome does not use the very same strategy. Otherwise, we would still be waiting for the Windows 10 to finally start using it.

Via: WinBeta

Dear Opera, How Do I Open This Tab?

By | April 14, 2011 | 39 Comments

Dear Opera, How Do I Open This Tab?

It looks like the recent Opera 11.10 release includes a flawed/not well thought feature which displays the X button for the specific pages/tabs that open in a new window after the mouse click.

So my question to Opera is: how do I actually open one without closing it?

Click here to test it.

Firefox 5 Tweaks Tab Close and Auto Resize

By | April 13, 2011 | 19 Comments

Good news! More than 2 years after the initial request, Mozilla has finally decided to implement the Google Chrome like closing tab behavior.

What’s the big deal?
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Flock Is Dead

By | April 12, 2011 | 14 Comments

Flock Is DeadFlock, the social web browser that was acquired by Zynga back in January, 2011, is now shutting down.

April 26th, 2011 is the day when Flock support will be discontinued and company already suggests users to download an alternative web browser, such as: Firefox or Google Chrome.

Support for Flock browsers will be discontinued as of April 26th, 2011. We would like to thank our loyal users around the world for their support, and we encourage the Flock community to migrate in the coming weeks to one of the recommended web browsers listed below.

Why is Flock shutting down?
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Download Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1

By | April 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

I am really excited to let you know that Microsoft has learned its lesson and is already working on the next version of Internet Explorer.

In fact, you can already download IE10 Platform Preview from the following page.

What’s New?
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Download Opera 11.10 Final

By | April 12, 2011 | 11 Comments

Download Opera 11.10 Final

The final version of Opera 11.10 has been just released and can be downloaded here. In case you are using Opera 11.10 RC 4.1, there is no need to do so because it’s the very same build.

What’s New?

There are plenty of new features and improvements in the following version, including:

An improved version of web compression technology called Opera Turbo.
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Opera: Show Full Site Thumbnails (Old Speed Dial)

By | April 12, 2011 | 21 Comments

Opera Speed Dial: Show Full Site Thumbnails (Old Speed Dial)

If you don’t like the way Opera 11.10 displays zoomed in site/logo thumbnails in the new Speed Dial, then here is how to fix this:

Right Click > Reload Every > 30 Minutes (or any other option)
Right Click > Reload

You will now notice that the full site thumbnails are back. However, if you don’t like the distraction by the constantly changing working environment, then click the following:

Right Click > Reload Every > Never

You now have static, full site thumbnails, just like in the older versions of Opera.