Category: Firefox

Mozilla Developing A New Rendering Engine

By | December 13, 2012 | 17 Comments

Mozilla Developing A New Rendering EngineAimed at the multi core machines.

Year after year we keep hearing about the new ways and techniques to enhance the overall browser performance. However, while such tweaks are always welcome, the majority of them fall in the line of evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes.

Well, things are about to change as Mozilla has started the development of its new rendering engine called “Servo”.
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Firefox 18 Says Goodbye To The Animated Themes

By | December 12, 2012 | 10 Comments

Firefox 18 Says Goodbye To The Animated ThemesFor better or worse, the upcoming Firefox 18 release will no longer support distracting themes.

As of now, the current theme implementation requires loading massive images (300 x 200px for headers and 3000 x 100px for footers), resulting in slower startup times. Not only that but when you start animating data, things get even worse. Therefore, Mozilla has come up with a solution: disable animated themes and crop images during startup that match the screen resolution.
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Download Firefox 19 Nightly With Australis UI

By | December 10, 2012 | 15 Comments

Download Firefox 19 Nightly With Australis UINot yet ready for the Windows 8.

Some time ago, we were promised that a final version of Firefox 19 will include a new user interface codenamed “Australis”. However, since the very first Firefox 19 builds used the now outdated UI, some users began to worry.

Well, worry no more as the first batch of nightly Firefox builds with the new user interface is here.
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Browser Wars: Infographic

By | December 7, 2012 | 6 Comments
Browser Wars: Inforgraphic

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Now here is something that will make a lot of people angry, a new infographic, which shows IE9 beating the competition, check it out.

[Thanks, IE User]

Mobile Browser Benchmarks: Android Browser 4.1 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Dolphin 9 vs. Firefox 17 vs. Maxthon 1.7 vs. Opera Mobile 12.1 vs. Sleipnir 2.5

By | December 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mobile Browser Benchmarks: Android Browser 4.1 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Dolphin 9 vs. Firefox 17 vs. Maxthon 1.7 vs. Opera Mobile 12.1 vs. Sleipnir 2.5Now here is something for the Android users.

Guys from TomsHardware took massive list of Android 4.1 (Jellybean) supported web browsers and tested all of them. If you got confused by too many alternatives, this article should give you a pretty good indicator on who’s leading and who’s lagging in this area.

You will be surprised, I promise. If not, you are not getting your time back.
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Opera Theme For Firefox

By | December 6, 2012 | 9 Comments

Opera Theme For Firefox

Love the Opera look but not a fan of the overall browsing experience? Worry no more, FXOpera comes to the rescue. As you might guessed from the title, it allows you to enjoy both worlds with little to no compromises.

Sounds interesting? Visit the FXOpera page for installation details.

[Picture Source: Lasical]
[Via: FirefoxFacts]

Firefox 20 To Fix Private Browsing

By | December 5, 2012 | 10 Comments

Firefox 20 To Fix Private BrowsingBetter late than never.

A long time ago, with the release of Firefox 3.1 Beta 2, Mozilla has introduced a private browsing mode, you know, the one you use to buy Christmas gifts for your beloved ones.

However, it was pretty worthless as you had to close down an entire non private session in case you decided to have some fun.
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November, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down

By | December 3, 2012 | 7 Comments


It’s the last month of the year as we check the market share results for November. Were there any surprises? Let’s find out.
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Download Firefox 18 Beta

By | November 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

Download Firefox 18 BetaNow here is something for the Friday evening. Recently, Mozilla has released the 18th beta version of its Firefox web browser, which does have some neat improvements, especially when it comes to performance.

So what’s new?

According to the changelog, Firefox 18 includes a new JavaScript JIT compiler (codenamed IonMonkey), which was introduced earlier this year. As seen in the benchmarks below, it’s a significant improvement over previous versions.
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E4X To Be Completely Removed In Firefox 18

By | November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

E4X To Be Completely Removed In Firefox 18ECMAScript for XML (or simply E4X), a programming language extension that adds the native XML to JavaScript, is about to be phased out.

According to Mozilla’s Dave Mandelin, E4X is deprecated and “will be disabled by default for content in Firefox 16, disabled by default for chrome in Firefox 17, and removed in Firefox 18”.

As an alternative, Mozilla suggests using DOMParser / DOMSerializer or a non-native JXON algorithm instead.
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