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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Extensions Post Removed

By | January 14, 2009 | 16 Comments

I have just removed recent published and “supposed to be funny” post on Opera’s Vision.

It was my mistake and I am sorry.

This Can Be Big: Apple Allows 3rd Party Web Browsers into App Store

By | January 14, 2009 | 3 Comments

Remember Opera for iPhone? Well, something good is happening at Apple App Store. As MacRumors says:

Over the past 24 hours, Apple has begun to approve 3rd party web browsing applications for the iPhone. A number of new web browsing apps have suddenly appeared with original submission dates ranging as far back as October. Continue Reading

Speed Up Internet Explorer

By | January 14, 2009 | 15 Comments

Now here is something for you, IE users. Five tweaks to increase Internet Explorer performance. Written by reliancep

1. Turn off Phishing Filter. This feature supposedly helps to prevent you from being tricked into accessing a rogue web site that is masquerading as a bona fide web site. I’ve found this feature to really slow down web access at times. Microsoft released a patch that supposedly fixes the problem, but my computer has the patch and I still notice this feature slowing down web access. If you think you can live without the extra protection of IE7 anti-phishing, you can disable it by starting IE7 and then going to: Continue Reading

New Apple Safari Vulnerability Discovered

By | January 13, 2009 | 3 Comments

Guy Brian has discovered a new Safari vulnerability which affects Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) users who haven’t changed default feed reader preferences.

This vulnerability allows phishing sites to silently read all the user data from hard drive without him knowing that.

There is however a workaround for Safari users on Windows OS. Continue Reading

Remove Opera Widgets Menu

By | January 13, 2009 | 3 Comments

Delete Opera Widgets MenuIf you want to delete/disable Opera’s widget menu, just follow these simple steps below:

Open “defaults” folder in Opera’s directory. For example:

C:\Program Files\Opera\defaults
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera

Close Opera and open standard_menu.ini file with your favorite text editor. For example: Notepad

Find and delete the following entry:

Submenu, M_WIDGET_MENU, Browser Widgets Menu

Save, exit and this is it. Start Opera.

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

By | January 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer

Firefox

Google Chrome Continue Reading

Speed Up Opera

By | January 12, 2009 | 10 Comments

Followed by Speed up Firefox articles, here are some tips by Sid on how you can increase Opera’s performance.

  • Delete private data : Go to Tools and click on Delete private data.Next click on details and check the all the boxes except Delete cookies and Clear all wand passwords.
  • Blocking flash images: Just right click on the flash image and block it for a particular web page but if you want to permanently switch off the flash view of that web site then go to Tools –> Preferences –>Advanced –> Blocked content
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    Windows 7 Beta and Internet Explorer 8 Experience

    By | January 11, 2009 | 7 Comments

    I was playing with the public beta of Windows 7 for a while now and decided to show you a few neat features of it while browsing with Internet Explorer and just show the overall experience.


    Windows 7 shows all opened tabs on Internet Explorer 8.

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    Mozilla Drops Google in Firefox 3.1 and Tries Yandex

    By | January 11, 2009 | 3 Comments

    It looks like Mozilla is trying some other players as well. As for now, Firefox default search engine for Russian language users will be Yandex instead of everyone’s beloved Google.

    According to research studies conducted by TNS, FOM, and Comcon, Yandex is the largest resource and largest search engine in Russian Internet, based on the audience size and internet penetration. Continue Reading

    Browsers Tracker, No Ads, More Writers and More

    By | January 8, 2009 | 3 Comments

    Here is another update for you: FavBrowser.com 2.30

    First of all, good news for our regular visitors. No more ads after posts or in the top right corner. Advertising will be shown only for our new readers and should disappears within few days.

    As per your request, I’ve just finished web browsers tracker script. It updates everything automatically every 30 minutes.

    Related posts will be back within few days!

    And finally, 4 new writers have joined the team: Alejandro Yee Cota (Tweet Directly From Opera’s Address Bar), Ameer Dawood (his post will be published tomorrow), Ethan Piekarski (How to Disable Firefox 3 Extensions Compatibility Check) and Russell Dowdy (Speed Up Firefox 3).

    Also, I am considering to begin coding and designing new WordPress theme. Feel free to post your suggestions here.