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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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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    2007 November Browsers Market Share Results

    By | December 13, 2007 | 2 Comments

    2007 November Browsers Market Share ResultsBit late, but we have to do that anyway, November web browsers market share (see October stats here).

    As for November, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, this time it felt from 78.36% to 77.35% (1.01% decrease). Well… Still a leader.

    Not a big surprise, Firefox hits 15% and even reaches a total of 16.01%, that’s a nice gain, from 14.97% to 16.01% (1.04% increase).

    Safari lost some market share on October; however, they’ve got a nice increase this month, from 5.09% to 5.14% (0.05% increase).

    According to HitsLinks, Opera increased its market share as well. This time by 0.07%, and moved from 0.58% to 0.65%. However, they had almost 1% last month. Something is wrong with their data I guess. Oh well…

    Bad days for Netscape, it continues to lose its market share, this time Netscape market share felt from 0.66% to 0.60% (0.06% decrease).

    No idea why, but HitsLink shows wrong data at this moment, says 0.03% market share for Opera Mini, while it should be 0.66% or so…

    Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

    2007 November Browsers Market Share Results

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    We are Back

    By | December 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

    And… Yes, we are back on track. God it’s good to blog again. My news feeds shows more than 2000 unread messages, will have to read them, I guess. Also, we will be moving FavBrowser.com into a new server (thanks to Lotosus.com).

    FavBrowser.com Updates

    By | December 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Hello everyone,

    I’d just like to update you a bit. I was very busy during this and last week so couldn’t post there very often. Sorry about that. Now I should have bit more time.

    Have a Nice Day.

    Opera Tips and Tricks

    By | December 1, 2007 | 2 Comments

    The first one I’ve accidentally found by cleaning up my mouse buttons while Opera web browser was launched.

    Hold right mouse click and scroll the mouse wheel. You should see all the tabs listed now.

    And the second one was randomly found some time ago, very useful feature. Mark some text and click right mouse button. Menu should appear with some options. I use “Translate” function from time to time. That’s a great feature as I don’t have to open any “Translate” tools, Opera does that for me.

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    Poor Guy and Opera Mini

    By | November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera MiniFunny things can happen while you are using Opera Mini.

    It’s a story about one guy who fills an unemployment claim (see his blog for more details) using Opera Mini and “Oregon Dept of Unemployment” rejects it. Why? Here’s an answer.

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    Firefox 2.0.0.10 Portable Edition Released

    By | November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox 2.0.0.10 Portable Edition

    Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you.

    Check “Firefox 2.0.0.10 Is Here” topic for the changelog.

    Download Firefox 2.0.0.10 Portable Edition.

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