Category: Firefox

May, 2011: Firefox, Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Opera – Down

By | June 1, 2011 | 10 Comments

May, 2011: Firefox, Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Opera – Down

It’s getting hot out there as the first month of summer starts and it’s time to yet again, report the top 5 web browsers market share numbers.

Internet Explorer moves closer and closer to the 50% share mark, this time it went down by 0.84 point, from 55.11% to 54.27%.

After previous month’s drop, this time Firefox has recovered some of its market share and went up by 0.08 point, from 21.63% to 21.71%.
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China Web Boycott

By | May 31, 2011 | 3 Comments

China Web Boycott

As drama surrounding Ai Weiwei, the guy who was detained by Chinese authorities for tax evading, builds up, one of the programmers has created a web browser extension called “China Blocker”, which does exactly as described: blocks Chinese sites.

Why people are protesting? Ai Weiwei was a frequent spokesmen against the Chinese government and some people believe that this is the exact reason why Al was arrested.

China Blocker works with Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari web browsers and can be downloaded here.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 30th

By | May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 30th

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View YouTube 3D Videos With Firefox And GeForce

By | May 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

View YouTube 3D Videos With Firefox And GeForce

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Google, Mozilla and NVIDIA have teamed up to offer its users a unique 3D experience. By combining the power of a HTML5 based 3D playback (available in Firefox 4) and NVIDIA’s 3D Vision hardware, people from the Internets can now view stereoscopic 3D videos on YouTube.

According to Jonathan Huang, 3D Product Manager at YouTube, there are currently thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube and thanks to open standards, NVIDIA 3D Vision users will benefit.
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Firefox Gets about:permissions For More Privacy Control

By | May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Firefox Gets about:permissions For More Privacy ControlThe nightly builds of Firefox have received a new tool in the form of about:permissions. Typing about:permissions into the address bar welcomes one with a dashboard that lets you configure cookies, geolocation, pop ups, password keeping, and offline storage access on a per site basis.

If passwords have previously been set for a specific site, about:permissions will permit the viewing and removal of these passwords. One can also administer and get rid of cookies that sites have cached on the system or forget a site completely, eradicating it from Firefox’s memory.
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Google And Mozilla Start Debate Over Address Bar

By | May 24, 2011 | 12 Comments

Google And Mozilla Start Debate Over Address Bar

With Google allowing users to hide the address bar in canary builds of Chrome 13, Mozilla has decided to release the LessChrome HD extension which pretty much does the same thing. This has seemingly sparked a bit of a debate in the browser industry, as the address bar has always been an integral part of the web browser.
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Download Firefox 5 Beta

By | May 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Download Firefox 5 BetaFollowing Google’s Chrome faster release cycle, Mozilla has recently released the first beta of Firefox 5 web browser.

What’s New?

Firefox 5 Beta 1 introduces a support for CSS animations, additional HTML5 specifications, new feature which allows users to switch between different Firefox development channels, welcomed canvas, JavaScript, memory, networking performance improvements and more.

For a complete list of changes, visit the following page.

Download Firefox 5 Beta.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 23rd

By | May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 23rd

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Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari And Possibly Opera Affected By Memory Leak

By | May 19, 2011 | 13 Comments

Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari And Possibly Opera, Affected By Memory Leak

According to TNW, Internet Explorer is the only modern web browser (Opera was not tested due to temporary issue with the test page) that is not affected by the recently found memory leak.

One of the developers has created a test site with the Google’s App Engine to demonstrate the issue.

Once the site is back online, users can reproduce the bug by following these steps:
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Test Linux In Your Web Browser

By | May 18, 2011 | 3 Comments

Test Linux In Your Web Browser

Yes, you can now run Linux in your Linux while you Linux.

Fabrice Bellard, the author of QEMU, an open source machine emulator and virtualizer, has created a PC emulator in JavaScript.

How is this news? Thanks to various advancements in the web browsers, curious Google Chrome 11 and Firefox 4 users can now play with the actual Linux terminal in just under few minutes!

All you have to do is open the following page. That’s it.