Category: Firefox

Firefox 3 Pre-Milestone 9 (Alpha 9?) 2007 09 28 Released

By | September 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3 Milestone 9 Alpha 9Yet another great Firefox 3 build from Firefox team. This is not a final version; use it on your own risk. They’ve fixed lots of bugs in the past week and recently released one more Firefox 3 Pre-Milestone 9 (Alpha 9?) 2007 09 28 nightly build. And here’s the changelog for the last nightly build.

Fixed:

  • #284225 [Core:XSLT]- XSLT uses wrong security context for security checks [Win]
  • #292607 [Core:Drag and Drop]- Dragging (pre)-formatted text collapses whitespace [All]
  • #345428 [Core:Spelling checker]- No spellcheck on focus out [Win]
  • #368445 [Core:Layout]- Focus Outline of Select missing left, top, and bottom [Win]
  • #386229 [Core:Image: GFX]- Setting cursor with GIF, PNG or XBM doesn’t work [Win]
  • #391643 [Core:ImageLib]- Remove Get Alpha BytesPer Row from imgContainer.cpp [All]
  • #391777 [Core:DOM]- Empty Trash Button not functional on yahoo mail [All]
  • #392629 [Core:GFX: Thebes]- Comboboxes basically unusable with keyboard since border rewrite [All]
  • #393357 [Core:DOM]- nsDocument: :mRadioGroups leaks its members [All]
  • #393609 [Core:Widget: Cocoa]- Cocoa drag-drop fails to put link text (urld) on pasteboard [Mac]
  • #393906 [Core:GFX: Thebes]- “ASSERTION: Invalid offset” with rtl, wrapping [Mac]
  • #393979 [Core:Layout]- Remove orphaned comment in nsFrame: :BoxReflow [All]
  • #394085 [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- The star button is touching the right border of the location bar drop down button [Win]
  • #394466 [Toolkit:XRE Startup]- Call XClose Display before exit and exec [Lin]
  • #396649 [Core:History: Session]- Content viewers not evicted when going back [All]
  • #397022 [Core:Style System (CSS)]- ns CSS Value: :Array leak involving overriding declarations of CSS ‘content’ property [Mac]
  • #397149 [Core:Style System (CSS)]-ns CSSValue List leak with invalid value for “content” property [All]
  • #397386 [Core:General]- Large leak on grono.net front page [All]
  • #397492 [Firefox:General]- Consider filtering redundant calls to on Security Change [All]
  • #397527 [Firefox:Places]- append folder and all ancestors to the include / exclude folder array in ns NavHistory: :FilterResultSet(), to save repeated queries [All]
  • #397614 [Firefox:General]- BrowserGlue’s QI doesn’t need to declare nsI Supports [All]
  • #397644 [Core:Disability Access APIs]- input type=”file” not exposed correctly [Lin]
  • #397768 [Firefox:Migration]- Opera bookmark import loses last bookmark [Lin]
  • #397804 [Firefox:RSS Discovery and Preview]- pages loading feeds as content can trigger a leak [Mac]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • #362682 [Core:GFX: Thebes]- Some Unicode characters are no longer displayed with certain fonts (e.g. Arial) [Lin]
  • #391740 [Toolkit:XUL Widgets]- listheader in richlistbox appears to right/at bottom of richlistitems [All]
  • #397536 [Firefox:General]- performance improvements for JSON.jsm [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]
  • #386844 [Core:Plug-ins]- Crash when running Java Applets [@ XSync – JavaPlugin Instance5: :SetWindow] [Lin]
  • #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. useDownloadDir is false [Win]
  • #395534 [Firefox:Download Manager]- browser. download. lastDir is ignored when right-clicking and “Save Link As …” when browser. download. Use DownloadDir is true. [Win]
  • #396477 [Firefox: Download Manager]- DM renames executable files with double extension, i.e. filename.exe.exe [Win]
  • #397012 [Firefox: Menus]- menus won’t close on second click [Win]
  • #397225 [Firefox: RSS Discovery and Preview]- RSS feed subscription is broken [Win]
  • #397876 [mozilla.org: Build & Release]- Nightly updates are not available for builds later than 20070927 [All]
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    Internet Explorer vs Firefox vs Opera (Not Just Another Topic)

    By | September 26, 2007 | 4 Comments

    Firefox With Extensions

    Firefox No Extensions

    Opera

    Internet Explorer

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    ZoneAlarm ForceField Beta Released

    By | September 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

    ZoneAlarmZoneAlarm Forcefield beta has just been released for Windows XP and Windows Vista. It should be working with Internet Explorer 6-7 and Firefox 1.x-2.x versions. So what is it all about? It can protect you from various “bad things”. And as they say: “Protect yourself by creating a virtual “You” on any PC…”

    ForceField lets you connect and communicate the way you already do online, only with a combination of protective measures that makes you impervious. It uses a virtualization engine that shields your computer and personal data from Internet and computer-based threats. It also includes numerous protection layers to combat phishing, spyware and dangerous file downloads.

    Isn’t that a good idea?

    More details.

    It’s a Beta only, still many issues needs to be fixed. However, feel free to try it if you are interested.

    Known issues:

  • Virtualized surfing – Creates a “bubble of security” around your browsing session that works two ways: it protects your PC from Web site threats such as drive-by downloads; and protects your browsing session from threats on your PC
  • Seamless use – surf as you always do without any special knowledge required and no interruptions
  • Keylogger jamming – protects your browsing, banking and shopping by disabling keyloggers/screengrabbers that may reside on your PC
  • Anti-spyware scanning during your browsing session to protect you as you bank and shop
  • Phishing and fraudulent Web site warning and protection
  • Dangerous download scanning and protection
  • Private browsing to completely erase your surfing tracks from your PC (not yet in the beta)
  • Svelte proportions – ForceField can be deployed to any PC within about 30 seconds in its Instant ForceField form (not available in current beta), making it convenient for on-the-go use on shared public computers.
  • Full known issues list.

    Learn more.

    Download ForceField 1.0.158 Beta.

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    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)
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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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