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.

Author's Website

Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (5 Sep 2007)

By | September 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

FirefoxYet another nightly build from Firefox developers with more bug fixes.

Fixed:

  • [Firefox:Password Manager]- replace modal pre-submit save password dialog with post-submit bar [All]
  • [Core:Keyboard: Navigation]- Should css scrollable areas without scrollbars be tabbable? [All]
  • [Core:XPCOM]-do_ Get FastLoad Service should use ns Get Service ByCID [All]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]- occasionally lose caret in text fields and url bar (focus issues after cocoa widgets enabled) [Mac]
  • [Core:Printing]-Crash [@ ns PrintEngine: :Document Ready For Printing] with testcase that sets print preview, then reloads the page [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-implement nsI Access Node: :scrollToPoint [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- remove unused globalItemList* strings from mozilla/ toolkit /locales /en-US /chrome /mozapps /extensions /extensions. properties [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]- GetChildAtPoint() fails for scrolled content [All]
  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]- SetupExtraData should create “Crash Reports” dir if it doesn’t exist [All]
  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: Menus]- Menubar menus flicker when they are opened/closed [All]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]- text-changed: delete event details no longer correct effective 26th July build [All]
  • [Core:Plug-ins]- Java plugin doesn’t stay disabled on restart when disabled via plugin manager [All]
  • [Core:Networking]- https add-on install from filepicker crashes [@ net_Get URL SpecFromFile] [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [All]
  • [Core:File Handling]- move RDF code from ns External Helper App Service to ns Handler Service [All]
  • [Firefox:File Handling]- auto-add preferred handler to possible handlers when retrieving them [All]
  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: Menus]- Add cycle collection to XUL PopupListener [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- Extension incompatible message states Gecko Toolkit which users may find confusing [All]
  • Firefox:RSS Discovery and Preview]- Cannot successfully subscribe to RSS feed in Outlook 2007 from Firefox [Win]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- 0 byte downloads don’t appear in download manager [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- show notification using nsIAlertService when extension updates are available. [Mac]
  • [Core:DOM]-”ASSERTION: Item was successful, but node from collection was null!” involving DOMNodeRemoved event [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- NS_ ERROR_ ILLEGAL_ VALUE calling nsIExtensionManager.update when profile updates [Lin]
  • [Core:DOM: Events]- cache event listener manager when dispatching events [All]
  • [Core:DOM]-Inline May Dispatch Mutation Event [All]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- Info bubble for just-completed downloads says “Wednesday, December 31, 1969 6:00 PM” [All]
  • [Core:Event Handling]-Crash [@ nsGeneric HTML Element: :SetElementFocus] with kbd focus, onbeforecopy removing window [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- clean up extensions.css [All]
  • [Core:JavaScript Engine]- Too- much- native- recursion crash with getter, evalcx [Mac]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Core:Style System (CSS)]- consistently use NS_THEME_NONE [Mac]
  • [Core:Widget]-with gfx.color_management turned ON inconsistent behaviour for selection colours [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- Remove unused code from plugins landing [All]
  • [Firefox:RSS Discovery and Preview]- non well-formed feed breaks UI [Mac]
  • [Core:Layout]- Asserts on redoing totally empty line. [All]
  • [Core:Layout: HTML Frames]-[FIX]“ASSERTION: Already have an undisplayed context entry for aContent” with multiple body elements and position:absolute in iframe [All]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • [Other Applications:Reporter]-Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Auto-complete]- Location bar auto-complete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Core:ImageLib]-Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIFDecoder2: :DoLzw] [Win]
  • Download now.

    Web Browsers Speed Tests – How Fast Opera 9.5 Is?

    By | September 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Want to know more about web browsers speed? Which one of them is the fastest one? Nontroppo.org was testing Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.0.0.6, Firefox 3 Alpha 7, Safari Beta 3.0.2, Opera 9.23 and Opera 9.5 Alpha.

    See results here.

    Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed.

    Firefox First Run Page… Come On

    By | September 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxSome time ago I’ve reviewed 4 web browsers home pages and compared their web design, Firefox was the winner. This time I have some critics regarding Firefox “first run” page. Come on, this is not professional. How come that Mozilla’s Web Designers Team (or something like that) can’t make pictures look good? I had no troubles doing that.

    Firefox First Run
    Left side – Mozilla’s Web Designers Team
    Right side – FavBrowser.com, Me.

    I think that their buttons background is ugly. There are smarter ways to reduce pictures size without losing so much of their quality.

    Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed.

    Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 Final Released

    By | September 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Microsoft SilverlightNot exactly news about web browsers. However, Microsoft Silverlight is a very web browser related plug-in. I am happy to announce that Microsoft justy released Silverlight 1.0 Final. So, what exactly Silverlight is?

    Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on the Mac OS or Windows.

    Learn more.
    Download here (Windows or MAC).

    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (4 Sep 2007)

    By | September 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxHello Everyone,
    Every day (even on weekends) Firefox team is working hard to give us their latest web browser version, fixes lots of bugs and adding and/or polishing new features. We have another nightly release from them today as well.

    Fixes:

  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: Trees]-Items in trees has a cropped right-margin [All]
  • [Core:Internationalization]-Line Breaking with Pango/Uniscribe [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Disable insecure extension updates by default [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-Browser hangs mixing filters and text [Win]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Remove overrides from extensions.xml [All]
  • [Core:Security: PSM]-Add scriptable interface to verify digital signatures [All]
  • [Core:Layout]-Remove unused trimmed-space counting [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Add a get plugins link to the add-ons mgr. [All]
  • [Toolkit:XUL Widgets]-tree.xml: _reorderColumn should not fail in cases where the move and before columns are the same. [All]
  • [Core:Build Config]-Firefox confvars.sh includes xml-rpc as a default extension [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Load app defaults and extension defaults separately [All]
  • [Core:X-remote]-Memory leak in XRemoteClient: :DoSend Command Line() [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- XPCOMUtilify Extension Manager [All]
  • [Core:Layout: Fonts and Text]-Inconsistent text-decoration positioning [All]
  • [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: XUL]-”ASSERTION: post-reflow queues not empty” with xul:listboxbody and xul:text [Mac]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-Aqua textfields – textarea, input type=”text” – do not accept padding. [Mac]
  • [Core:Layout]-Crash [@ nsIFrame: :Invalidate] with object, positioning and bidi character [Win]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-”ASSERTION: Textrun was not completely removed from the cache” with non-breaking hyphen [Mac]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-Bookmarks menu opens wrong bookmark [Mac]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Firefox:RSS Discovery and Preview]-non well-formed feed breaks UI [Mac]
  • [Core:Layout]-Asserts on redoing totally empty line. [All]
  • [Core:Layout: HTML Frames]-[FIX]“ASSERTION: Already have an undisplayed context entry for aContent” with multiple elements and position: absolute in iframe [All]
  • [Core:XSLT]-numerous xslt leaks visiting http://www.metacafe.com [Lin]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • [Other Applications: Reporter]- Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Auto-complete]- Location bar auto-complete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Core:ImageLib]- Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIF Decoder2: :DoLzw] [Win]
  • Download.

    Maxthon 2.0.3 Final Released

    By | September 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

    MaxthonOne more web browser release today, it’s Maxthon 2.0.3 Final. This new build introduces few new features and fixes various bugs.

    New Features

  • Added Link to Online Favorites Recovery
  • Added Prompt dialog when switching user
  • Groups Menu’s show/hide states will not be determined by whether user has Groups Data
  • Fixed

  • Press ESC to Stop Loading Page
  • Last Page can not be closed in v2.0.3-rc
  • Increased the priority of website white list, now it’s above global black list
  • Slow Language Menu when have a lots of languages installed
  • Modified Table display in Setup Center
  • Shortcut Key Text duplicate when set Shortcut Keys
  • Feed Discovery mistakes
  • Can not unblock content under Block Page Content mode
  • URL Display error in Up One Level feature
  • Fixed display problem with default Utilities, Added Regedit
  • Improve several dialog’s presentation
  • Download now.

    Opera 9.5 Alpha Released So Download Opera 9.5 Now

    By | September 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5 AlphaGood afternoon everyone,

    I know you were waiting for this release; it doesn’t even matter if you hate Opera, but you are so curious about new Opera 9.5 features that you will continue reading this article. Opera 9.5 was developed more than a year and can be downloaded from here. Alpha 9.5 introduces some new features as well as thousands of bug fixes and that’s not all. It’s extremely fast web browser. To get more detailed view, check this changelog. As Opera Desktop team said:

    Opera 9.5 alpha is:
    Performance
    Full history search
    Improved site compatibility
    Access for everyone
    Improved platform integration
    Preview of bookmark and Speed Dial synchronization

    Changelog
    New shortcuts
    Download

    Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed.

    Exclusive Opera 9.5 Features & Video

    By | September 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Be sure to check this out. Exclusive Opera 9.5 Features & Video.

    Amazing.

    Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed.

    Firefox 3 Receives Remember Password Upgrade

    By | September 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxFirefox 3 team keeps releasing new Firefox 3 nightly builds with new features and/or fixes. This time they’ve upgraded “remember password” feature, once you enter your details and trying to login, Firefox 3 will ask either if you want to remember those details or not. So no more accidently saved invalid passwords, now you’ve got a plenty of time to think before clicking “Remember” if entered details were correct or not.

    Firefox Remember Password

    FavBrowser

    Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed.

    2007 August Browsers Market Share Results

    By | September 2, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Browsers Market ShareAugust is over and we have August browsers market share results. See July results here.

    Last 4 months Internet Explorer managed to increase its market share, however, this month it lost some market share and slipped from 78.98 to 78.68% (0.27% decrease).

    This month is good for Firefox fans, this browser increased its market share from 14.37% to 14.67% (0.3% increase).

    Safari keeps increasing its market share as well, this time from 4.56% to 4.68% (0.12% increase).

    Last month Opera lost some market share as well as this one, from 0.89% to 0.88% (0.01% decrease).

    Netscape keeps losing its market share, this time from 0.75% to 0.71% (0.04% decrease).

    Not a big surprise, Opera Mini gains more and more market share every month, this time from 0.24% to 0.27% (0.03% increase).

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

    Market Share 2007 August

    Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed.