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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How to Migrate From Netscape to Firefox and Thunderbird

By | January 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

How to Migrate From Netscape to Firefox and ThunderbirdA few weeks ago Netscape announced that they won’t be developing any new Netscape Navigator releases in the near future. As this web browser is really similar to Firefox, most of the current Netscape Navigator users will probably move to Firefox.

If you are using Navigator and would like to know more about migrating from it to Firefox, there’s a nice tutorial called “Migrating from Netscape to Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird” in their blog. Hope you will find it useful. Continue Reading

SpaceTime – 3D Web Browsing

By | January 8, 2008 | 2 Comments

SpaceTime 1.0Now this is something interesting. Have you ever heard about SpaceTime? No? You should check their web page then and watch the video. Firstly I thought that it’s just yet another useless “feature”, however, after watching SpaceTime demo video, I’ve changed my mind. It is not as useless as I thought. Check this screenshot for example: Continue Reading

New Firefox Campaign – It’s Just Wrong

By | January 8, 2008 | 3 Comments

Firefox MarketingThere’s a video which should do some kind of marketing I guess (and it really does):

So according to that video, Firefox users compared to IE users are:

14% less likely to have sleeping disorders
67% more likely to go mountain biking
40% less likely to be widowed Continue Reading

IE7Pro 2.0 Released

By | January 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

IE7 Pro 2.0This is one of the “must have” add-ons for Internet Explorer 7 users, and new version was just released. One of the most important “new features” (if we can call that a feature) is a 64 bit version. Here’s a complete list of changes and/or new features.

Changelog:

Move to full modular version.
Added MiniDM as a simple replacement for IE default download window
Added hotkey CTRL+M to minimize IE windows to tray iconMore...
64bit version released
Google sponsored search added

IE7 Pro Team did a great job, well done guys.

Download IE7Pro 2.0 32bit version
Download IE7Pro 2.0 64bit version

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Happy New Year!

By | January 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

May this year be at least twice better than the previous ones :-)

By the way, some site changes are on the way.

Netscape Navigator Leaves Web Browsers Industry

By | December 29, 2007 | 8 Comments

Netscape Navigator Dead SkullSeems everyone is talking about that right now. You got it right. According to the article (posted in Netscape blog), after February 1’st, AOL won’t be developing any further Netscape Navigator releases. The browser will be left on its own fate. Eh… Remember old times?

Netscape Navigator Dead
Netscape Navigator Market Share

It was the world’s most popular web browser and now its over. Internet Explorer will be next? I bet it will, I bet it will. If Microsoft will continue to use same “logic” while developing IE, someday you might see similar topic like this, just about Internet Explorer.

As for now, most of the current Netscape Navigator users will probably switch to Firefox and increase its market share.

That’s it. Check Netscape Navigator at Wikipedia if you want to remember old times.

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Merry Christmas Everyone

By | December 23, 2007 | 1 Comment

For those who are celebrating… I just wanted to wish everyone of you a calm and warm Christmas Eve, have a wonderful Christmas with those who you love.

It’s time to forget about web browsers and stop flaming. Well… At least for a day or two :-)

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas,

Spreading Opera Mini 4 (Video)

By | December 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini VideoIt was about time for the second video (which is promoting Opera Mini). Last time it was Opera Mini vs. iPhone (see here) and now something similar to “commercial”, although bit too long as a “real commercial” which would be on TV or so. Video itself is nicely made, great idea but nothing catchy. I am not sure yet, but I think that I’ve seen something really similar to this video a while ago. Also was wondering if RIM (Research in Motion) made any impact there, as all I can see is BlackBerry?

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What do you think?

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Firefox 3 Pre Beta 2 2007 15 05 Released

By | December 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3 Beta 2 is expected to be released in late December, as for now, here’s another nightly build from Firefox team, which is working on weekends too. This nightly introduces lots of fixes, so let’s proceed with the changelog, shall we?

Fixed

  • 258405 [Firefox:Toolbars] – New measure to prevent XUL spoofing also allows other custom toolbars to appear, not only the location bar. [All]
  • 342504 [Core:DOM] – [FIX]Tab is blanked when clicking an anchor link identical to the current url [All]
  • 365851 [Core:JavaScript Engine] – get/set/ call optimizations [All]
  • 396930 [Core:Disability Access APIs] – giving focus to tree before its populated crashes Thunderbird [@ nsUInt32Array: :GetAt] [Lin]
  • 398907 [Firefox:OS Integration] – Firefox saves wrong window restore size while closing a maximized window. [Win]
  • 399746 [Firefox:Page Info] – Exception… “‘[JavaScript Error: "gImage View.data[i] has no properties” {file: “chrome://browser/ content/ pageinfo/ pageInfo.js” line: 554}]’ when calling method: [nsIDOM NodeFilter: :acceptNode]” [All]
  • 401247 [Firefox:Places] – Assertion Failed (assert: null node) when middle-clicking on blank space in Bookmarks Toolbar [All]
  • 403691 [Core:Security: PSM] – unable to display decoded policies extension in certs from https://www.digicert.com [All]
  • 403830 [Core:DOM] – Use arena pools and a separate heap for content [Win]
  • 404894 [Toolkit:XUL Widgets] – Text in disabled xul should be grayed [Mac]
  • 406194 [Firefox:Places] – Rich url bar keeps old scroll position even on new input [All]
  • 406230 [Firefox:Download Manager] – Vertically align download icons in the center [All]
  • 406790 [Toolkit:Microformats] – Add support for an option to show/hide hidden microformats [All]
  • 407044 [Firefox:Download Manager] – Download manager should use more Linux stock icons [Lin]
  • 407193 [Firefox:Preferences] – Restore animate FadeIn behavior for Mac prefpanes (revert fix for bug 394881) [Mac]
  • 407286 [Firefox:Places] – ExpireItems (EXPIRATION _COUNT _PER _RUN) takes about 700ms (down from 8 seconds) but could be faster? [All]
  • 407292 [Firefox:Places] – When adding a bookmark with no title, we should use the uri as the title [All]
  • 407421 [Core:XP Miscellany] – [FIX]Named windows/tabs are randomly targeted from windows that target them [All]
  • 407540 [Firefox:Places] – Tags checked when they are created for a different bookmark [Mac]
  • 407655 [Firefox:Download Manager] – Reorganize download context menus [All]
  • 407788 [Core:Security: UI] – polish Delete Server Certificate Exceptions dialog [Win]
  • 408135 [Core:Layout] – nsCSSRuleProcessor: :GetRuleCascade does unnecessary array churning [All]
  • 408214 [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration] – crash reporter sending random “Name” field [Win]
  • 408295 [Core:Style System (CSS)] – avoid temporary arrays when cascading style rules [All]
  • 408316 [Firefox:Places] – License header in the middle of browser.js [All]
  • 408322 [Firefox:Places] – right click, bookmark this link doesn’t bookmark the link [All]
  • 408356 [Firefox:Build Config] – Removed deprecated MathML fonts on update and pave-over install [All]
  • 408359 [Firefox:Password Manager] – P assword Manager dialog’s Show/Hide Passwords button does not have an access key [All]
  • 408368 [Core:JavaScript Engine] – Suboptimal code in array_sort implementation [All]
  • 408373 [Firefox:Password Manager] – Typo in a comment in nsLogin Manager Prompter.js [All]
  • 408403 [Core:DOM] – [FIX]Use QI tables for document classes [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming

  • 404530 [Firefox:OS Integration] – Make use of GTK stock icons in more places [Lin]
  • 407415 [Core:GFX: Thebes] – NaNs in gfx*Font with font-size:0 and font-size-adjust [All]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs

  • 337761 [Core:XPCOM] – Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • 339804 [Firefox:General] – Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • 385245 [Firefox:Places] – history sidebar very slow (way slower than fx2) [All]
  • 386343 [Firefox:General] – Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • 388209 [Firefox:Places] – bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • 400075 [Core: ImageLib] – long delays painting the app when it’s brought to the foreground. [Win]
  • 402348 [Firefox: Tabbed Browser] – popup statusbar notification switches to incorrect tab when tab closed [All]
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    Opera 9.5, One More Weekly

    By | December 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5 BetaIt’s time for yet another weekly Opera 9.5 build for you to test; and as it was said, Sparc Solaris builds are there as well, although those builds crashes once you will try to use mail, but that’s what the progress is all about. And now, let’s see new weekly build changelog.

  • Unread count inconsistencies should be fixed
  • Animated GIFs should be fixed, for real this time
  • Fixed crash when clicking on the widget panel
  • Single clicking no longer behaves like drag and drop in bookmarks panel
  • Content Blocker now works again if you have disabled Speed Dial
  • Fixed various SVG crashers
  • Fixed various XSLT crashes
  • UNIX-specific

  • Sparc Solaris builds now start… but crashes when you try to use mail
  • Known issues

  • [BUG 295195] Download preferences are broken after saving changes. This leads to many seemingly separate bugs, such as wrong MIME-type when uploading JPG images or headers displayed in MHTML documents
  • [BUG 299224] Account settings broken when adding a new IRC/Chat account
  • [BUG 292685] Occasional crashes when opening download links from mail/newsfeeds
  • [BUG 299767] Opera on UNIX might crash if you close a tab while flash is being initialized
  • [BUG 292802] Opera on UNIX crashes when Java is initialized
  • Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Build 9694)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Windows (Classic Installer) (Build 9694)
    Download Opera 9.5 for Macintosh (Build 4579)
    Download Opera 9.5 for UNIX (Build 1719)

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