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 Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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A Glimpse to Firefox 3.6

By | July 30, 2009 | 5 Comments

After sharing Firefox 3.7 and Firefox 4.0 functionality as well as user interface changes, it’s time to start focusing on the next Firefox release (code named Namoroka) which is going to be 3.6.

The upcoming Firefox version will be based on Gecko 1.9.2 layout engine and is targeted for early-to-mid 2010 release.

What’s new?

As you might expect, Firefox 3.6 will receive various performance improvements which include: faster startup times and greater overall responsiveness in user interface. Continue Reading

Firefox 4.0 User Interface Screenshots Arrives

By | July 28, 2009 | 9 Comments

Just recently some of the Firefox 3.7 theme mockups were revealed. With overall positive feedback, Mozilla has decided to publish Firefox 4.0 screenshots as well.

The interface itself looks like Firefox 3.7. However, don’t be tricked, it has some fantastic improvements (Combo Stop/Refresh/Go Button).

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Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry Program Halted

By | July 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Due to Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry leaks, team has decided to temporary halt Alpha program and focus on a new build which should be released within few weeks. Obviously, the next release will include some sort of protection against leaked builds.

European Vista and XP to Get Browser Ballot Screen Too

By | July 28, 2009 | 27 Comments writes:

Microsoft has confirmed that it will be distributing a ballot screen software update to users, in Europe, of Windows XP and Windows Vista.

According to TechFlash Opera’s chief technology officer, Hakon Wium Lie, suggested that displaying the IE logo could result in a natural bias toward Internet Explorer. “We’re not sure about the use of logos,” Lie said. “The blue ‘e’ has become so associated with the Internet in general, due to the bundling with Windows. We think using the blue “e” might not be such a good idea.”


Weekly Browsers Recap, July 27th

By | July 27, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 27th

Opera: Apple, Ubuntu Should Include Browser Ballot Screen Too

By | July 27, 2009 | 12 Comments

OSNews Writes:

Last week, the European Commission announced that Microsoft is willing to implement a browser ballot screen in Windows so that users can select a browser to install when installing Windows or when setting up their OEM computer. While this makes Opera very happy, Opera would like to see Ubuntu and Apple offer such a ballot screen too.


Firebug for Safari, Chrome, Opera or Internet Explorer

By | July 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you are a hardcore Firebug addict and can’t see yourself using different tools (while enjoying other web browser), then Firebug Lite might be what you are looking for.

What can you do with it?
By adding Firebug Lite JavaScript code into your page, you can emulate some of the Firebug features in browsers other than Firefox.

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Microsoft Caves to EU Pressure, Will Offer Browser Ballot

By | July 24, 2009 | 9 Comments

Ars Technica writes:

Microsoft has decided that the last thing it needs in this economy is some combination of the following: fines, legal bills, and a delay of Windows 7. It has offered to adopt the European Union’s preferred solution for bowser competition: a browser selector screen at startup.

Although Intel may have been hit with a bigger fine, the multi-year saga of Microsoft’s fight with the European Union’s Competition Commission may have run up larger legal bills, given its longevity. The most recent point of contention between Redmond and Europe has been the browser; Microsoft bundles its own with its operating systems, but the EU views that as using monopoly power to the detriment of potential competitors.


Internet Explorer Developer Tools vs. Firefox Firebug vs. Safari Web Inspector vs. Opera Dragonfly

By | July 23, 2009 | 9 Comments

The time has come to compare most popular web browsers developer tools: Internet Explorer 8 Developer Tools, Firefox Firebug (1.4), Safari Web Inspector (r46183) which is similar to Google Chrome Developer Tools and Opera Dragonfly (Alpha 3).


Those are default installed web browsers/extensions with no settings changed. This is a mini comparison which focuses on elements inspection, source modification and overall usage rather than advanced tools. If you find yourself using features such as script debugging, elements loading speed, etc. this review might not be very helpful.
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How to Install Safari Web Inspector in Windows

By | July 22, 2009 | 3 Comments

How to Install Safari Web Inspector in WindowsBack in the old days you’ve had to add key lines to the Safari preference files and that was pretty much it, turns out this trick doesn’t work anymore (at least in Safari 4).

To install web inspector: download latest WebKit nightly build, extract files and open run-nightly-webkit.cmd

Find file which is located in:

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