Category: Firefox

December, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Up; Firefox, Safari – Down

By | January 3, 2013 | 2 Comments


When you look back, in 2011 a lot of people thought that Internet Explorer was pretty much doomed and that Google Chrome and Firefox will dominate the desktop space for an indefinite amount of time. Well, look how things have change… or did they?
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12 Best Firefox Add-ons Of 2012

By | December 26, 2012 | 6 Comments

12 Best Firefox Add-ons Of 2012Recently, Mozilla has published a list of the top 12 Firefox extensions of 2012. Unlike the majority of such recommendations, the following post actually includes a couple of new and less known extensions. Mostly because it’s one add-on per month rather than the top 12 extensions by downloads. So, grab that mouse of yours and start clicking.

Here is a list of the more useful ones:
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Firefox: The 64 Bit Version Development Continues

By | December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Firefox: The 64 Bit Version Development ContinuesDue to the ignorance, stupidity or both, Mozilla has decided to abandon the 64 bit version of Firefox for Windows and focus on 32 it builds. Now, it looks like they have changed their tune as Win64 nightly channel will not be completely abandoned.

On a downside, since win64 and win32 builds are not separated, Mozilla has decided to sit back and do nothing (as in “disable crash reports for the x86-64 builds”) instead of solving the underlying issue, at least for now.
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Infographic: Mozilla In 2012

By | December 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

Infographic: Mozilla In 2012What better way to end the year than to remember and remind you about the company’s progress in 2012.

This is exactly what Mozilla did and when you combine everything together, it does look impressive. For example: did you know that Firefox got over 100 new features in less than 12 months? How about close to 20,000 enhancements?

Well, you are about to.
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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.

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