With the release of Firefox 6, we are happy to announced the availability of FavBackup 2.1.1, which fixes a bug when backing up AdBlock data (as reported by DeoDomuique) and adds a few new web browsers support.
– Added Google Chrome 15 Dev Support
– Added Firefox 6 Support
– Fixed Firefox AdBlock Backup Issues
Jumping ahead of schedule, Mozilla has uploaded the Final version of Firefox 6 web browser into their servers for you to download.
Although the official changelog is not yet available, Firefox 6 will include the following new features and enhancements:
Reduced startup times when using Panorama
Web Console usability improvements
Improved discoverability of Firefox Sync
Domain name highlighting in the address bar
A support for the latest draft version of WebSockets
EventSource / server-sent events and window.matchMedia support
… and more
Firefox 7, set to ship in late September, will be quite a bit faster because of recent efforts to plug the browser’s memory leaks. Mozilla developer Nicholas Nethercote credited the “MemShrink” project for closing memory bugs in the browser and producing a faster Firefox. MemShrink was announced approximately two months ago.
Firefox 7 uses less memory than Firefox 6 (and 5 and 4): often 20% to 30% less, and sometimes as much as 50% less. This means that Firefox 7 is faster (sometimes drastically so) and less likely to crash, particularly if you have many websites open at once and/or keep Firefox running for a long time between restarts. - Nicholas Nethercote, programmer at Mozilla
According to various reports, some users have recently received a Firefox update notification to their emails with a download link for you to try.
Don’t worry though; it does actually include a Firefox 5.0.1 installer. However, it is bundled with a Trojan horse, which is not exactly what people prefer.
It looks like Firefox related emails are getting more and more popular as just yesterday we have received a message informing us about the “Mozilla Firefox Inc Lotto” winnings.
- 8.4% of all hangs in IE9 in the past month caused by not using XMLHttpRequest
- 13 Firefox Add-Ons to Enhance Your Google+ Experience
- O’Brien: Is the end near for Google’s support for Firefox?
- A New Platform: Mozilla Against The World
- Google Announces Plans To Bake Android-Like Web Intents Into Chrome
- Google Chrome Dev Channel Update
- Google Chrome Beta Channel Update
- Chrome OS Stable Channel Updates for Chromebooks
- Chrome OS Dev Channel Update for Samsung Series 5 and Cr-48
- Choosing the Right Mobile Browser for Your Android Phone
- HTML5 Ad Builder Sprout Acquired By InMobi
Preparing for the next generation web browsers, Mozilla has published a few mockups that may resemble the upcoming Firefox (likely 7 or 8) user interface direction.
Some of the key changes include the removal of obsolete search bar, a new menu which is now icon based as well as an integration of a permanent Home tab.
IE users rejoice.
Earlier this week, we reported about the recent study which claims that IE users tend to have a lower IQ when compared to other web browser users. Turns out, it was a hoax all along.
According to BBC, the web site that published results was set up just weeks before official announcement and used staff images copied from Central Test, a French company specializing in research.
Although ApTiquant has already changed some of its staff member names, they did that few days too late.
[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK]