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.
Well, it looks like Microsoft Edge won’t be that usable during this year after all, at least for most users. According to the software giant itself, the extensions were pushed back to 2016 and according to our own sources, it’s likely to happen sometime in spring of 2016, so don’t expect anything in January or so.
In the statement, they said that Microsoft is “committed to providing customers with a personalized web experience, which is why bringing extensions to Microsoft Edge continues to be a high priority. We’re actively working to develop a secure extension model to make the safest and most reliable browser for our customers, and look forward to sharing more in a future Windows 10 update in 2016.”
Takes some time getting used to it.
Not so long time ago, Norwegian browser maker has revealed its logo and slogan (do more). Now, it looks like it has finally made it to the latest developer build of Opera 34.
That’s not the only change, though. A download progress warning dialog is also being tested, so no longer will you interrupt your downloads when closing Opera. How to enable? Type “opera:flags” in the URL bar and look for “show-downloads-in-progress-warning” flag.
Other changes include the support for Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface plugins, which was disabled before, bug fixes, codec improvements for Linux users and MSE+MP3 on the developer stream.
Makes few people upset as a result.
Now here’s a pretty controversial move. Focusing on the masses and what they use, Google has decided to drop some of the least popular features in its Chrome web browser.
For example, the upcoming release will drop notifications center (which was added back in 2013), as pretty much no one was using it, according to Google.
When Opera complained about bundling Internet Explorer with Windows 7 to the EU and asked to include the famous browser ballot screen, we thought it wasn’t the best decision for the consumers as most have no idea what they are doing on their machines and an extra pop-up could have confused them even more.
Then, Mozilla complained that setting Firefox as default web browser in Windows 10 is not exactly as straightforward as it should be, and then we too did not understand what was the fuss all about. It was easy, at least for us.
Well, third time is the charm, as it looks like Microsoft has started nagging Windows 10 users to give their (incomplete and broken) Edge browser another go. According to the latest report, this is what happens in the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10568) when you switch to Chrome, Firefox or any other (better) web browser:
Another day, another headache.
Now here is something to cheer you up before the weekend. As it turns out, a critical security vulnerability (CVE-2015-7645), affecting all Flash versions on all operating systems (Windows, Linux and OS X), has been recently discovered and is already exploited by various web sites.
The only way to protect yourself? Uninstall Adobe Flash, as the company is said to be releasing patch only sometime next week.
The sense of adventure never ends with Adobe.
Or any other, Chromium based web browser.
If you have recently changed site nameservers, migrated web hosting, simply seeing sites with old content, or for any other reason need to clear your DNS Cache and it is not working, here is how you do it properly:
Assuming you have already done the usual (OS level cleaning, which you can read more about here):
> Type “chrome://net-internals/#dns” in the address bar and click “Clear host cache” button.
> Type “chrome://net-internals/#sockets” and hit on the “flush socket pools” button.
> Lastly, simply clear Google Chrome Cache by going to Menu > Settings > History > Clear browsing data
Recently, Microsoft has pushed new Windows 10 builds for both PC and Mobile and with that came an updated version of Microsoft Edge, which does bring some needed changes.
Starting with the mobile, it looks like the user interface has received some necessary changes, including: slightly changed fly-out menu when tapping on … (see screenshot below)
In addition to that, you can now access Favorites, Reading List, History and Downloads much faster, and without having to visit the Hub. As far as other changes go, there is now also a toggle for syncing Favorites and Reading lists (yay) and ability to import favorites from other web browsers.
In case you missed, Google and Mozilla have decided to rename the .bro extension to .br because a feminist told me so. Below, you will find some of the best comments from the reddit thread.
Well i’m glad they finally addressed one of the biggest issues with Firefox. Now it’s perfect !
This is the world we live in.
When it comes to the first world browser problems, there are certainly more important things to talk about than ditching plugins, abandoning flash, and so on…
Just recently, Google revealed a new and open source web compression algorithm called Brotli, which is around 25% than Zopfli, a now previous generation algo from the very same company. Now what happened next is pretty ridiculous. Due to the nature of this name, files compressed with Brotli would have had a file extension .bro, but that is no longer the case as it will be changed to .br. Why?