Category: Firefox

Firefox 3 Alpha 8 Released

By | September 20, 2007 | 1 Comment

Firefox 3 Alpha 8 FinalIt’s finally here. Firefox 3 Alpha 8, and not a “Pre-Alpha” version. This version fixes tons of bugs and introduces some new features, check this changelog for more details:

  • Basic and unpolished UI for starring and tagging pages has been added, as well as a richer Location Bar autocomplete algorithm that matches against page title (see Places UI Plan for more details)
  • Prompt for remembering passwords is no longer a modal dialog
  • Built in malware protection
  • Basic and unpolished UI for indicating richer website identity information has been added
  • Support for web-based protocol handlers, though it doesn’t work in all situations (bug 394483)
  • A new Applications preference panel for configuring handlers for various content types (see bug 377784) has replaced the Download Actions dialog and the Feeds preference panel
  • All Firefox add-ons must now use a secure method for auto-updating (bug 378216 and this guide for more details)
  • Firefox now quits properly (instead of just being killed) when Windows is shut down or restarted (bug 333907)
  • Added support for document.elementFromPoint method (bug 199692)
  • DOMWillOpenModalDialog events are no longer fired by the nsIPrompt implementation (bug 391100)
  • TYPE_PLUGIN has been removed from the Extension Manager code (bug 392140)
  • Check full list of all bugs fixed since Gran Paradiso Alpha 7 here (huge list).
  • Download Firefox 3 Alpha 8 for Windows
    Download Firefox 3 Alpha 8 for Mac OS X
    Download Firefox 3 Alpha 8 for Linux/GTK2

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    Firefox 2.0.0.7 Released

    By | September 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox 2.0.0.7While Firefox team is working on Firefox 3 it’s still important to fix various bugs in the Firefox 2 web browser. As a result, Firefox 2.0.0.7 was just released which fixes the following security issue:

    Code execution via QuickTime Media-link files

    Download Firefox 2.0.0.7.

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    Have You Found Your Favorite Skin?

    By | September 18, 2007 | 10 Comments

    Web BrowsersToday I was looking for some cool skins. It took me less than to find great looking skin for Firefox web browser, it’s “Blue Ice“.
    However, I haven’t found any great looking skin for Opera and don’t know why. Am I too picky? Or just used default skin for a very long time? I’ve tried some of the Editor’s picks but… Most of them there very old ones or just didn’t fit “my style”. Would you like to share us your favorite skins for your favorite web browser?

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (15 Sep 2007)

    By | September 16, 2007 | 1 Comment

    FirefoxYet another great Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 nightly build from Firefox team. Changelog:

    Fixed:

  • #278357 [Core:Embedding: APIs]- [FIX]Add flag to nsI Web Navigation: :LoadURI for the popup behaviour [Lin]
  • #375011 [Core:Widget: Cocoa]- menu separators cannot be unhidden if they are created hidden [Mac]
  • #387646 [Firefox:General]- Endcap cleanup [All]
  • #392511 [Core:DOM]-[FIX] innerHTML getter fails to escape entities in attributes properly (so “innerHTML = innerHTML” has an unexpected side effect) [All]
  • #393503 [Core:DOM]-[FIX] Disabling images doesn’t work for with no type attribute [Lin]
  • #393935 [Core:XPCOM]- Crash [@ nsProxyObject: :LockedFind] [Mac]
  • #394676 [Core:XBL]-XBL constructors fire after window. onload event [All]
  • #394792 [Core:Layout: Form Controls]- [FIX]Only bother updating text input commands for focused text inputs [All]
  • #395150 [Firefox:Password Manager]- fillDoc() shouldn’t trudge through each form if there are no stored logins for site [All]
  • #395402 [Firefox:Tabbed Browser]- Remove theme-specific bindings [All]
  • #395828 [Core:JavaScript Engine]- JS leaks on GMail and Google Calendar [All]
  • #395907 [Core:JavaScript Engine]- eval of function declaration does not change existing variable [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:
    None

    Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • #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]
  • #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 Download Dir 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]
  • #395773 [Firefox:Places]- Bookmarks backup suggests invalid file name [All] (OS setting)
  • Download.

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    Tune Up Your Firefox about:blank Page

    By | September 16, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Isn’t Firefox about:blank page bit boring? Just a white backgrund and nothing else. Have you ever wanted to make it look different? Guess what. You can do that now with Firefox Stylish add-on.

    Some cool looking about:blank pages

    Firefox about:blank
    Download.

    Firefox about:blank dark
    Download.

    I had some problems after installing “about:blank – FF blurry” style. It messed up all my other styles. Maybe that’s just me, but don’t say that I haven’t warned you. Use it on your own risk.

    You can find many about:blank pages styles here or even create your own one.

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (13 Sep 2007)

    By | September 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxYet another nightly build from Firefox team. It’s Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8, 13 Sep 2007, this version includes only one bug fix (according to changelog) which is:

  • #395862 [Firefox:General]-Help > About broken in trunk [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • #395066 [Firefox:Places]-Hang when trying to clear browsing history [All]
  • Everything else seems to be the same since the previous nightly build.

    Download.

    Animated Favicons, Firefox Only?

    By | September 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

    Web BrowsersIs there anything wrong with the code itself or only Firefox (and Firefox based browsers) can handle animated favicons?

    [link href="ico.gif" TYPE="image/gif" REL="icon"]
    Changed <> with the [] so code would be visible.

    http://www.pokelondon.com

    I’ve checked this site with Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.0.0.6, Opera 9.23, Opera 9.5 Alpha, Safari 3.0.3 Beta, and only in Firefox I’ve seen animated favicon. Any ideas?

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (11 Sep 2007)

    By | September 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox 3Let’s go straight to the point and check this build changelog (with bugs numbers).

    Fixed:

  • #389437 [Core:Layout: Fonts and Text]-crashes [@ ns Sample Word Breaker: :NextWord] when using Alt+Arrow in text fields [All]
  • #391266 [Core:GFX]-with color management on, Acid2 face looks like a bankrobber [Win]
  • #394403 [Core:ImageLib]-Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIFDecoder2: :DoLzw] [Win]
  • #394534 [Core:HTML: Parser]-[FIX]First attribute doesn’t win in misplaced content [Lin]
  • #395407 [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-Symbol upload and unpack can conflict if builds have the same buildid [All]
  • #395633 [Firefox:Places]-backup date is wrong [Win]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • #393464 BACKOUT[Firefox:Places]-Bookmarks manager doesn’t search in tags field [All]
  • #395066 [Firefox:Places]-Hang when trying to clear browsing history [All]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • #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]
  • #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. Use Download Dir is true. [Win]
  • #000000 [Firefox:General]- Crashes with Adblock Plus (even if disabled)[All]
  • Download.

    Some Statistics, Firefox Downloads and My.Opera.com Members

    By | September 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox Recently Reached Four Hundred Million (400 000 000) Firefox Downloads.

    My.Opera.com Reached One Million (1 000 000) Members.

    And the question remains: how many active users?

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (10 Sep 2007)

    By | September 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox Good evening everyone, we have another nightly release from Firefox team, it’s Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 of 10 Sep 2007. Changelog:

    Fixed:

  • [Firefox:Places]-Provide backup and restore functionality for Places bookmarks [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-[regression] No Protocol Handling Dialog Appears with Unknown Protocols [All]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- if the user chooses a result from autocomplete results, or types it manually, have that weigh heavily in ranking ac results [All]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]-when searching previous autocomplete results, if we find any, tell the front end immediately, instead of waiting for our first db query to return [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Firefox:Places]-Hang when trying to clear browsing history [All]
  • 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:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]-The download always goes to browser.download.lastDir when browser.download.useDownloadDir is false [Win]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- browser. download. lastDir is ignored when right-clicking and “Save Link As …” when browser. download. useDownloadDir is true. [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Crashes with Adblock Plus (even if disabled) [All]
  • Download.