Category: Firefox

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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Firefox For Android Update Brings Security Improvements

By | November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Firefox For Android Update Brings Security ImprovementsAnd few other features.

As the never ending release cycle continues, Mozilla has released a new beta version of its Firefox web browser for Android.

Thanks to a list of bad sites provided by Google, the following build will now warn users about the potentially harmful websites. In addition to that, you will get search suggestions (over a secure HTTPS connection) when typing.
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Download Firefox 17 Final

By | November 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

Download Firefox 17 FinalWith social integration and more.

Prior to dropping the 64 bit support, Mozilla has also released the final build of the Firefox 17 web browser.

Focusing on the social aspect, the following build includes a revised Social API and support for Facebook Messenger (see screenshot below). In addition to that, Firefox 17 now has a click to play blocklist, which will protect unsuspecting consumers from running the vulnerable plugin version.
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Mozilla Cancels The 64 Bit Version of Firefox For Windows

By | November 22, 2012 | 9 Comments

Mozilla Cancels The 64 Bit Version of Firefox For WindowsOS X and Linux builds development to continue.

If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the official 64 bit Firefox release for Windows then grab some pills as Mozilla has just announced the plans to halt its development.

Why would they do that? According to Mozilla’s Benjamin Smedberg, they got things to do. As stated in the mozilla.dev.planning discussion board, crashes submitted by those using the 64 bit version of Firefox are treated as a second class citizens and are not actually tagged as a high priority reports. Why? Well, as he says, “because we are working on other things.”.
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Windows 8 Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.1

By | November 21, 2012 | 18 Comments

Windows 8 Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.1With Microsoft publishing a developer preview version of Windows 8 back in 2011, it’s time to find out, which (if any) of the web browser companies actually did their homework and optimized the software for the latest OS.

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 10
Firefox 16
Google Chrome 23
Opera 12.10
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Gaming Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Firefox 19 vs. Google Chrome 25

By | November 14, 2012 | 8 Comments

Gaming Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Firefox 19 vs. Google Chrome 25After a sugar coated promo from the Microsoft, it’s time to put their claims into a test and find out, how good or bad Internet Explorer 10 really is when it comes to gaming and HTML5 performance.

Thankfully, a game developer from Scirra.com did a bunch of tests and let me tell you, the results are pretty ugly. Why? Mostdly due to no WebGL support.

Real Life Scenarios
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SkyDrive Sends 2 Million Characters To Firefox And Opera

By | November 12, 2012 | 12 Comments

SkyDrive Sends 2 Million Characters To Firefox And OperaHangs the latter.

Just recently, Opera users started reporting an issue, which caused their browser to become unstable while browsing SkyDrive photos. Now, according to Opera’s Hallvord R. M. Steen, the root cause is Microsoft itself.

As stated in the blog post, SkyDrive suffers from a bug, which sends two million NULL characters during every browsing session that results in a 100% CPU usage.
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