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 Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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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? was testing Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, Firefox 3 Alpha 7, Safari Beta 3.0.2, Opera 9.23 and Opera 9.5 Alpha.

See results here.

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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 –, Me.

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

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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.


  • [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 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 [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:
    Full history search
    Improved site compatibility
    Access for everyone
    Improved platform integration
    Preview of bookmark and Speed Dial synchronization

    New shortcuts

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    Exclusive Opera 9.5 Features & Video

    By | September 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

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


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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 [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.