Mozilla has officially released the very first Beta of its upcoming Firefox 3.1 web browser. Basically 3.1 features (but not all of them) are something what was originally planned for Firefox 3. The following release also received some nice performance improvements and various enhancements.
Key New Features
Web standards improvements in the Gecko layout engine Continue Reading
The download manager was dramatically improved for Firefox 3: a progress indicator in the status bar, automatic antivirus scans, a streamlined interface with filtering capabilities, and most notably, download resuming across sessions.
As usual, you can use all these enhancements without touching anything, or go the customization way and tweak a preference or two.
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No matter which browser you prefer, there’s a plethora of ways to customize the way you surf the Web. There are countless plugins, extensions, toolbars and more. Some of these are easy to install while others require a little more effort.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best instructional resources for the most popular browsers today, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera and even the still wet behind the ears rookie, Google Chrome.
This one sounds good. Logan Kugler posted about 8 things which you probably didn’t knew about Firefox 3, such as:
Duplicate tabs with drag-and-drop.
Minimize the toolbar.
Use smart bookmarks.
Send e-mail via Yahoo! Mail or Gmail by default.
Change the behavior of the Awesome Bar.
And bit more…
Mozilla team launched a new contest for everyone who is interested in helping increase Firefox retention rate which is 25% so far (number of people who’ve downloaded Firefox and continue using it).
The contest will roll out in two phases. For the first one, due on October 24, participants must provide a 2-page executive summary of their project that should stay within a $10,000 budget. Mozilla will choose which proposals advance to the next phase, and participants will have until December 5 to submit detailed descriptions that will be presented to the community for final voting. Continue Reading
After the recent Google Chrome launch it’s time to check new web browsers market share data.
Internet Explorer continues to lose market share, this time it felt by 0.63%, from 72.15% to 71.52%
Firefox lost some market share as well; it felt from 19.73% to 19.46% (0.27% decrease). Continue Reading
Gmail Manager is a Firefox extension that allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications. Displays account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets.
Manage multiple Gmail accounts
Receive new mail notifications
Support for Gmail hosted accounts Continue Reading