Category: Firefox

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.

Google Chrome, Firefox: Block Specific Sites With LeechBlock And StayFocusd

By | May 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

If you are looking for a great way to boost your productivity by blocking certain sites and the specific time of the day, then Google Chrome or Firefox are the browsers to user.

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Google Chrome, Firefox: Blocks Specific Sites with LeechBlock and StayFocusd
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WebGL: iOS RAGE

By | May 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

WebGL: iOS RAGE

Earlier this year, RAGE, the upcoming 3rd person shooter from the id Software (set for September release) has received an iOS version of the game.

Now, Brandon Jones, the US based software developer took one step further and rendered it with WebGL. That’s right, RAGE running in your web browser!
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 16th

By | May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 16th

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Firefox 3.5 To Be Killed Off Soon

By | May 16, 2011 | 7 Comments

Firefox 3.5 To Be Killed Off SoonFirefox 3.5, currently boasting 12 million users according to Mozilla, will be updated to a newer version next month through an automatic upgrade. Makes sense that Mozilla wants to upgrade its users, for Firefox 3.5 received its last security patch approximately three weeks ago.

Mozilla started offering an upgrade to Firefox 4 to people running Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6 last week. According to Christian Legnitto, the Firefox release manager, Mozilla will force 3.6 on 3.5 stragglers not choosing to update to Firefox 4 or 3.6. However, Legnitto later said that his choice of the word “force” was poor, and noted that only Firefox 3.5 users who had left the default automatic updates setting enabled would be moved to Firefox 3.6 automatically.
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