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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Opera Mini Clone – TeaShark

By | October 23, 2007

When you see something new in the web browsers world it always excites you, right? Not this time. TeaShark (alpha) is a mobile web browser and as they say “TeaShark is a new way to use the web when mobile.” It might sound good but it isn’t, it’s a clone. Just take a look at this demonstration.


TeaShark offers few new features although, it’s a smart address entry.

TeaShark Smart Entry

The engine remembers common patterns – popular sites, URLs – and the addresses you have visited*, incrementally filling the address bar as you type.

Find text on the page, bookmarks import, RSS reader and… Ad blocking (sounds cool).

Now I am not sure if they’ve just got some leaked Opera Mini 4 Pre-Beta 3 source or did that on their own, will see I guess…

TeaShark home page.

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Netscape Navigator Released

By | October 22, 2007 | 2 Comments

Netscape Navigator’ve just got an update from Netscape Navigator team, build includes various security fixes which were fixed in Firefox (see post).

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Firefox Released

By | October 19, 2007 | 4 Comments

Firefox Firefox version is now available to download. Firefox supports a few more languages and includes security as well as other fixes. Here’s the changelog.

  • MFSA 2007-36 URIs with invalid %-encoding mishandled by Windows
  • MFSA 2007-35 XPCNativeWrapper pollution using Script object
  • MFSA 2007-34 Possible file stealing through sftp protocol
  • MFSA 2007-33 XUL pages can hide the window titlebar
  • MFSA 2007-32 File input focus stealing vulnerability
  • MFSA 2007-31 Browser digest authentication request splitting
  • MFSA 2007-30 onUnload Tailgating
  • MFSA 2007-29 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:
  • Added Georgian (ka) language
  • Added Romanian (ro) language
  • Added Kurdish (ku) language (beta)
  • Firefox is almost compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), see known issues for more information.

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    Meebo For Firefox

    By | October 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Meebo for FirefoxWhat is Meebo?

    It’s basically a website for instant messaging on AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ and Jabber networks.

    And here’s why you need this add-on (if you are using Meebo and Firefox or any other Firefox based browser).

    Get a sidebar with all of your buddies visible while you’re browsing. Get visual notifications when your friends IM you. Drag and drop links and images from web pages right onto your friends.

    Download Meebo for Firefox.

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    Is Your Opera “Crashing” A Lot?

    By | October 18, 2007 | 63 Comments

    Opera Crashing ClosingWhen I say “Crashing” I mean that it just closes without any errors or notifications. Do you experience this very often and blame Opera for some kind of “bug” which causes it to crash all the time?

    In fact, one of the reasons why Opera just closing could be lack of the free HDD space. If you have only like 50 MB of free space or even less you’ve just found a reason for that.

    Solution? It’s time to clean your hard drive.

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    Opera 9.5 Beta Soon To Come

    By | October 17, 2007 | 4 Comments

    Opera 9.50 BetaA couple of days ago I’ve asked if anyone know more about “Opera’s Product Launch Party” and of course, no one was able to answer this question. However, today we finally know whole party “reason”. They will be releasing Opera 9.5 next Thursday (25 October).

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    Opera 9.24 Released

    By | October 17, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.24Great update from Opera Desktop Team. They have just released Opera 9.24 which fixes some issues. See the list below.

  • Fixed an issue where external news readers and e-mail clients could be used to execute arbitrary code.
  • Fixed an issue where scripts could overwrite functions on pages from other domains.
  • Download Opera 9.24.

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    Netscape Navigator 9 Final Released

    By | October 16, 2007 | 2 Comments

    Netscape Navigator 9 FinalIt’s finally here. Netscape team just released Netscape Navigator 9. There’s been a lot of changes since the previous final release, but before that let’s check changes since Netscape Navigator 9 RC1.

  • Added security measures when installing extensions from the sidebar browser
  • Fixed error that was displayed after updating (with auto-update) from 9.0b3 to 9.0RC1
  • What’s New in Netscape Navigator 9?

    Visual Refresh
    Netscape Navigator 9′s theme has been updated to save screen-space and leave more room for the websites you visit.

    URL Correction
    Navigator 9 will automatically correct common typos in URLs. For example, if you accidentally type googlecom, Navigator will fix it be to The browser will watch for nearly 30 different types of common mistakes and correct them for you (asking you to confirm, if you choose to enable confirmation).

    Link Pad
    The Link Pad is a new sidebar feature that allows you to save links/URLs that you want to visit later without cluttering your bookmarks. Just drag a link over the Link Pad status bar icon and drop it to save it in the Link Pad. By default, clicking on an item in the Link Pad will open it in the browser and remove it from the list, saving you the step of deleting it.

    Extension Compatibility
    Navigator 9 shares an architecture with the latest Mozilla technologies; as such, Navigator 9 will let you install extensions that are compatible with Firefox ® 2.

    Sidebar Mini Browser
    You’ve always been able to have bookmarks open in the sidebar, but we’ve improved this functionality and extended it to all links, not just bookmarks. Additionally, we’ve added a navigation toolbar to the sidebar for even easier split-screened browsing. Just right-click on a link and select “Open Link in Sidebar” to get started!

    Restart Netcape
    A smalll but oft-requested feature: you can now restart Navigator (and keep your current tabs intact) by selecting “Restart Navigator” from the File menu.

    Resizeable Textarea
    Drag the bottom-right corners of text fields in forms to add more typing space.

    Tab History
    Opening a link in a new tab will give the new tab the same history as the source tab for a more seamless tabbed browsing experience.

    OPML Support
    Netscape Navigator supports importing and exporting your bookmarks in OPML, a popular format for sharing lists of newsfeeds.

    By popular demand, the Netscape 7-style throbber is back. Click on it any time to visit

    Combined Stop/Reload button
    To save space in your toolbar, we’ve combined the stop and reload buttons. Because you never need both at the same time, the toolbar will only show the relevant half of the pair.

    Since Navigator 9 is based on the newest Mozilla ® technologies, there are additional features in Navigator 9 that were not available in Netscape Browser 8.x. You can read about those new features in these release notes from Mozilla.

    Enjoy the final release from Netscape team.

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Milestone 9 (Alpha 9?) 2007 10 12 Released

    By | October 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox Alpha 9Yet another nightly from Firefox team. Please don’t forget that this is not a final version, it’s an alpha. Build contains many issues known and unknown ones. Use it on your own risk. This build fixes a total of 25 bugs which is a big amount, Firefox team managed to fix all of them just in a single day. For more details check this changelog.

    Fixed Bugs:

  • #251910 [Firefox:Places]- No hover highlighting (i.e. mouse-tracking) in Bookmarks/History sidebar [All]
  • #339754 [Core:Installer: XPInstall Engine]- Threadsafety asserts from chrome registry when installing extensions [Lin]
  • #368811 [Firefox:General]- Firefox crashes on exit after plugin install activated by InstallTrigger. install(xpi, installCompleteFunction) [Win]
  • #386065 [Core:Layout: Form Controls]-legend {font-size:0;} still shows the text ( mainpage) [Win]
  • #386551 [Core:Disability Access APIs]- expose ARIA description on document [All]
  • #386585 [Core:ImageLib]- Update libpng to version 1.2.21 [All]
  • #391740 [Toolkit:XUL Widgets]- listheader in richlistbox appears to right/at bottom of richlistitems [All]
  • #391868 [Core:Layout]- Page Source very small with meta charset=windows-1258 [All]
  • #394805 [Core:Layout: BiDi Hebrew & Arabic]- “ASSERTION: ResolveBidi called on non-first continuation” [All]
  • #396745 [Directory:LDAP XPCOM SDK]- nsILDAPConnection: :Init should take an nsILDAPURL as a parameter instead of three others. [All]
  • #397135 [Toolkit:XUL Widgets]- tree._ensureColumnOrder dies if no columns are defined [All]
  • #397288 [Core:GFX: Thebes]- Missing text without fallback from U+0000-00FF fast path when first font-family doesn’t have necessary glyphs [Lin]
  • #397296 [Firefox:Build Config]- Firefox builds need to use the current NSS CVS tag [All]
  • #397434 [Firefox:Phishing Protection]- Phishing update request is malformed [All]
  • #397518 [Core:MathML]-” ASSERTION: The block in an {ib} split shouldn’t be living inside an inline” with mathml [Mac]
  • #397796 [Toolkit:XULRunner]- Allow XULRunner apps to specify the name of xulrunner-stub via configure [All]
  • #398056 [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]- does not recognize srcdirs with SVN when using svn-ssh [Lin]
  • #398363 [Core:Widget]- Removing Cairo Checks in nsBaseDragService [All]
  • #398512 [Core:Widget: Gtk]- crash on shutdown and before restart (gdk_display_close) with gtk xim module [Lin]
  • #399048 [Core:Security: UI]- Add accesskeys to all buttons, make Get Certificate the default button (Add Exception dialog) [All]
  • #399050 [Firefox:Download Manager]- directories created with wrong permissions [Lin]
  • #399136 [Directory:LDAP XPCOM SDK]- 396745 broke nsLDAPChannel.cpp [Lin]
  • #399259 [Firefox:Form Manager]- Form manager shouldn’t cache Login Manager service at startup. [All]
  • #399354 [Core:SVG]- Some SVG filters not checking in2 requirement [Lin]
  • #399440 [Firefox:Menus]- Work offline menu has incorrect state after cancelled request to go offline in sub windows [Mac]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • #398156 [Core:Disability Access APIs]- Several wairole to ATK object attributes missing [Lin]
  • #398807 [Firefox:Session Restore]- session restore accounts for 2-3% of talos pageload (make it faster) [All]
  • #399542 [Core:ImageLib]- libpng 1.2.21 update broke a unit test [All]
  • #388564 [Core:JavaScript Engine]- [RFE] JavaScript Tracing Framework [Sol]
  • #391584 [Core:Selection]- double-clicking a word followed by link selects the first word of the link text [Win]
  • #393928 [Core:Plug-ins]- Let Java applets be scriptable through NPRuntime as well. (make OJI obsolete) [All]
  • #397783 [Core:Layout]- Remove lots of redundant nsISupportsArray include/forward definitions from content [All]
  • #399376 [Core:XP Toolkit/Widgets: Trees]- Trees don’t crop cells properly if the header is hidden [All]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • #333965 [Firefox:Places]- Places’ search feature hangs [Win]
  • #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]
  • #389131 [Other Applications:Reporter]- Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • #394079 [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • #394910 [Firefox:Download Manager]- The download always goes to browser. download. lastDir when browser. download.use DownloadDir is false [Win]
  • #395534 [Firefox:Download Manager]-browser. download.lastDir is ignored when right-clicking and “Save Link As …” when browser. download. useDownloadDir is true. [Win]
  • #398085 [Core:JavaScript Engine]- Crash on Load [@ js_Interpret] [All]
  • #398346 [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- Opening/closing toolbar customize breaks the location bar [All]
  • #398551 [Firefox:Download Manager]- Since checkin for bug 396477 it is impossible to download tar.gz or tar.bz2 files. [Lin]
  • Download now.

    Opera’s Product Launch Gone Wild?

    By | October 12, 2007 | 7 Comments

    This is kinda interesting… Anyone knows more details?

    From Opera’s press release:

    Opera today released details of its rumored product launch party, to be held at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, California on October 25, 2007. What will be unveiled remains a mystery, but helping Opera with the unveiling will be two of the hottest indie bands in the United States: The 88 and The Binges. A limited number of spots on the guest list are available absolutely free. Visit to learn how you can get the chance to rock out with The 88, The Binges and Opera.

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