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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Firefox and Windows 7 Jumplist Feature

By | May 23, 2009 | 19 Comments

Firefox, Windows 7 JumplistIf you enjoy Interent Explorer 8 on Windows 7 due to all the quick access buttons (Open New Tab, Frequenst Visited Pages, etc.) and would like to have something similar Firefox, then we have a solution for you. Although upcoming 3.5 release won’t support Windows 7 Jumplist feature (maybe in Firefox 3.6..?), you can still “enable” it in your Firefox web browser.

How to do that? It’s actually very simple. Just install Winfox utility and you are almost ready to go.

As author explains: Winfox must be running to update your top fifteen visited sites. Currently has to be killed by using task manager.

The following software works on 32 and 64 bit machines and requires Firefox 3.0 or later.

Download:
Winfox – 32 bit (x86)
Winfox – 64 bit (x64)

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Quantity or Quality?

By | May 22, 2009 | 15 Comments

As for today, we usually don’t publish articles which have a small inpact in web browsers market. Latest example would be: Opera reaches 20% market share in Antarctica.

However, as this web site is all about the news and information, I am considering to increase a number of articles per day (quantity over quality). If you have few minutes of your spare time, please vote and let me know what you think.

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Why Hold a Hearing in the EU if Key Decision Makers are Unable to Attend?

By | May 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

Why Hold a Hearing in the EU if Key Decision Makers are Unable to Attend?Dave Heiner writes:

For as long as I’ve been at Microsoft (since 1994), there has always been keen interest in the antitrust issues raised by the success of Windows.

Interest peaked after we included a Web browser in Windows 95. That design choice led to the U.S. government case against Microsoft, which was resolved in 2002 with a consent decree and court rulings designed to promote competitive opportunities for browser vendors. Today Microsoft’s integration of the browser into Windows is regulated by these rulings, and computer users can choose Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Opera or other browsers that run on Windows.

Continue reading at Microsofontheissues.com

Google Chrome is Now Faster (Again)

By | May 21, 2009 | 10 Comments

Google Chrome is Now Faster (Again)With its latest Chrome release, Google claims that they have managed to increase JavaScript performance on heavy pages by another 30% which makes fast browser even faster.

Also, the following version now supports autofill, full screen mode (F11) and an useful feature to remove thumbnails from the new tab page. In addition, since the Chrome launch, they have fixed over 300 bugs which were causing crashes. Continue Reading

Introducing Mozilla Jetpack

By | May 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

Introducing Mozilla JetPack
Mozilla Labs has recently introduced a new project called Jetpack which can enhance your browsing experience. So what exactly is it?

Jetpack is a new Firefox extension which basically ads a new programming interface (aka API), where coders can now add simple features to Firefox web browser. It also requires JavaScript, HTML and CSS knowledge only. Continue Reading

How to Add WolframAlpha to Your Web Browser Search Engines List

By | May 21, 2009 | 3 Comments

WolframAlpha has been getting a lot of buzz recently from all over the internet (no, it’s not a web search engine), so why not post about it here?

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s basically a “knowledge engine” with lots of valuable data. For instance: by typing “microsoft apple” you will see its stock price, dividend information, average returns and more:

How to Add WolframAlpha to Your Web Browser Search Engines List

Earth, Saturn, Sun results Continue Reading

Browser Version Tracker Updated

By | May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Added:

Stable Releases
Google Chrome
Maxton

Preview Releases
Safari 4 Beta

Flock version number is now also fixed.

Webware 100 Winners Announced

By | May 20, 2009 | 5 Comments

Webware 100 Winners AnnouncedThe final list of Webware 100 winners has been finally published on cNET.com.

So who won in browsing category?

Diigo
Firefox
Flock
Google Chrome
iGoogle
Internet Explorer 8
Maxthon
Opera
Safari
XMarks

Flock 2.5 Released, Improves Facebook, Twitter Experience and More

By | May 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

The social web browser has received a pleasant and long awaited upgrade which is a must have for all Flock users. The following release includes few new features such as: FlockCast and Facebook chat as well as various enchantments.

Flock team has also made a couple of videos to demonstrate these improvements.

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Chrome 1.0.154.65 Released

By | May 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Chrome 1.0.154.65 ReleasedA new update for Chrome web browser has been released some time ago. The following release fixes a startup crash which happened to some of the users.

It’s always recommended to update your web browser to the latest stable release, be sure to do that.

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Thanks to Mabdul for sending this.