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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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

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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

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Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (2 Sep 2007)

By | September 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

FirefoxYet another new nightly build from Firefox team, they are working on weekends too. This build fixes a total of 3 bugs:

  • [Firefox:Places]-Implement “Save this Search” [All]
  • [Toolkit:XUL Widgets]-general.xml cleanup [Mac]
  • [Core:DOM]-nsNSElementTearoff should participate in cycle collection [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Core:XSLT]-numerous xslt leaks visiting metacafe.com [Lin]
  • [Firefox:General]-Load app defaults and extension defaults separately [All]
  • And contains same regressions/annoying/common bugs as in the previous build.

    Download from here.

    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (1 Sep 2007)

    By | September 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxFirefox team just can’t stop working. Recently they have released a very first September nightly build. Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8, 1 Sep 2007. Let’s check the changelog.

    Fixed:

  • [Firefox:Password Manager]- replace modal pre-submit save password dialog with post-submit bar [All]
  • [Core:Installer: XPInstall Engine]- Blocked XPI install should have allow once feature [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-live bookmarks should only refresh when browser is active [All]
  • [Core:History: Session]-[FIX] Restore events may not be revoked when a new load happens [All]
  • [Firefox:Menus]-Tools menu leaks Clear Private Data label [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Phishing Protection]- let malware checking block page loads [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-the location bar dropdown should show a star next to bookmarked results [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Add favicons on recently closed tabs list [All]
  • [Core:Networking: HTTP]- prefetch- related leak loading firefox google start page [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-Improve filter architecture [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- Restart button in Installation tab remains grayed out after an update of multiple extensions [Win]
  • [Core:DOM: Events]-Crash [@ PresShell: :ResizeReflow] with onbeforecut removing element, iframe and position: fixed [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- double clicking the url in the location bar looks like it places the text in the X selection but doesn’t [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Star icon shouldn’t be set for items in RSS / Live Bookmarks. [All]
  • [Firefox:Preferences]-Security pref pane’s last groupbox is partially cutoff [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-Enum mapping for marker incorrect [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Star icon in url autocomplete results shouldn’t be set for items in RSS / Live Bookmarks. [All
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Firefox:General]-Load app defaults and extension defaults separately [All]
  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-Ensure a11y support in breakpad [Lin]
  • [Core:DOM]-Dangling pointer in nsXULPD Global Object leads to mem corruption/crashes [Win]
  • 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 Autocomplete]- Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Core:ImageLib]-Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIFDecoder2: :DoLzw] [Win]
  • Download.

    This Summer Is Over…

    By | September 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

    And it has nothing to do with web browsers. So how was your summer? Was it good?

    This summer is over but we will have another one, and another one, and… ;-) Hello autumn.

    5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Firefox

    By | September 1, 2007 | 9 Comments

    FirefoxIt’s time for my final “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like” post. Firstly it was Internet Explorer, then Opera and now… Firefox. For obvious reasons I won’t post “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Safari” as Safari 3 is still a beta. I hope that you enjoyed those posts, sooner or later I will come back to this “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like” posts again. Till then I hope that most of those reasons and/or problems/annoyances will be fixed soon. And here it comes…

    1. Firefox needs to be restarted after each add-on and/or theme installation.
    2. It has very less features so you have to install dozens of add-ons. Why I don’t like to install add-ons? See 1′st reason.
    3. Poor download manager.
    4. Sometimes happens when I click back (why can’t it just BACK?).

    Firefox Error

    5. I don’t know why but Firefox team ignores some of the security issues. Do you like that?

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    Text Ads In The Posts

    By | September 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

    I bet that you really don’t like them, don’t you? Good news, no more text ads with tiny pop-ups in the posts.

    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (31 Aug 2007)

    By | September 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxYet another weekly build from Firefox team. Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8. As you can see from the changelog there are still so many bugs, but that’s why this is an alpha version. Changelog:

    Fixed:

  • [Core:Layout]-BandRect.mFrames should be created as an nsAutoVoidArray [All]
  • [Firefox:Bookmarks]-Bookmarks menus should be sticky (should remain open in some cases) [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-SVG image has no horizontal scrollbar [Win]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Extension Manager. prototype._shutdown shouldn’t call gOS.removeObserver(this, “profile-after-change”) unless ExtensionManager.prototype. observe(subject, “app-startup”, data) has been called [Win]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-Deadlock when _win32_scaled_font_create fails and calls cairo_scaled_font_destroy [Win]
  • [Core:SVG]-Simplify SVG frame initialization [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-DM should restore the database state gracefully after a crash [All]
  • [Core:XPCOM]-ASSERTION: should not have buffer of zero size [@nsTArray base: :EnsureCapacity] [Mac]
  • [Core:SVG]-Incorrect gradient transform inside filter [Lin]
  • [Core:Networking: Cache]-”ASSERTION: AtomImpl not thread-safe” within nsCacheMetaData::MetaElement: :~MetaElement [Mac]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Form to file a bug is missing from MSAA tree [Win]
  • [Core:SVG]-Some values of pointer-events not working [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Bookmarks “star” panel should capture keyboard shortcuts [Mac]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-native system colors on windows are in monitor color space [Win]
  • [Core:Editor]-[FIX]typing text on last line and pressing enter moves cursor below bottom of text box [All]
  • [Core:GFX: Thebes]-Assertion: What’s this case?: ‘result == 0 || result == 1′ in gfxFont configUtils when different fonts have a common family name [Lin]
  • [Core:Disability Access APIs]-Warnings when accessible relations queried [All]
  • [Toolkit:Storage]-Add a closeDatabase() method to mozStorage [All]
  • [Core:Widget: Cocoa]-remove unnecessary docshell usage from cocoa menu impl [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Session Restore]-”quit” should be capitalized in “Save and quit” option of session restore dialog [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Preferences]-UI to provide access to extension options from app options cut off [Win]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]-Check for updates is offering incompatible updates [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-Ensure a11y support in breakpad [Lin]
  • [Core:DOM]-Dangling pointer in nsXULPD GlobalObject leads to mem corruption/crashes [Win]
  • 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:Extension/Theme Manager]-Restart button in Installation tab remains grayed out after an update of multiple extensions [Win]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]-Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Core:ImageLib]-Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIFDecoder2::DoLzw] [Win]
  • Download now.

    Opera 9.5, More News About Opera 9.5

    By | August 31, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Opera 9.5It’s coming… “Opera Desktop Team” provided us even more details about upcoming Opera 9.5 (Kestrel) release, post includes information about: Performance, Site Compatibility, Accessibility, Operating Systems (OS) Integration, Opera Mail and more. You can read their post here. That’s not all of course, I think that you will be able to see most exciting features only after Opera 9.5 alpha release. Enjoy.

    5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Opera

    By | August 31, 2007 | 14 Comments

    OperaTime for some more critics and as I promised, it’s “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Opera”. You can check my “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Internet Explorer” here. And here we go…

    1. No intergrated spell check. So you accidentally can type with some erors (?).
    2. No “smart” auto update.
    3. Where’s auto-complete when filling various forms? Few fields is not enough. I wish to have this, even Internet Explorer has that.
    4. Can’t remove “Widgets” from menu as well as delete multiple wands. I like clean browser.
    5. RSS news placed in the “mail” folder. I was making a backup of all my files but haven’t made that “mail” folder backup as I wasn’t using mail. Seems RSS news items were placed exactly there so I lost all of them.

    Tomorrow you will see “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Firefox” post.

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