Category: Firefox

WebGL: Play Angry Birds For Free

By | May 12, 2011 | 9 Comments

WebGL: Play Angry Birds For Free

With the worldwide launch of Google Chrome Store, it was also revealed that the popular Angry Birds game has been included there for free and can be played anytime, all the time.

The better news is that Google Chrome is not a necessity. As long as your web browser supports hardware accelerated WebGL or Canvas, you shouldn’t experience any issues.

So, what are you waiting for? Jut click the following link and enjoy free gaming.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 9th

By | May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 2nd

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Mozilla Defies the Department of Homeland Security

By | May 6, 2011 | 4 Comments

Mozilla Defies the Department of Homeland SecurityMozilla declared that it will not agree to a US Department of Homeland Security request to get rid of a Firefox extension yesterday. The extension in question is MAFIAA Fire.

What this particular extension does is redirect users to working sites set up to replace domains seized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is believed that an antipiracy campaign by the DHS has seen reduced effectiveness due to this.
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How To Activate Autocomplete In Firefox 4

By | May 5, 2011 | 20 Comments
How to Activate Autocomplete in Firefox 4

Firefox 4 without Autocomplete.

Both Opera and Chrome have autocomplete as standard in the address field so surely a browser as customizable as Firefox 4 would have a feature as simple as autocomplete as well, no? Turns out that it does!
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April, 2011: Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | May 4, 2011 | 16 Comments

April, 2011: Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

It’s May already as we look at the browsers market share results for the last month, April that is. Were there any drastic changes? Let’s find out.

It looks like Internet Explorer 9 is not yet good enough to prevent users from switching to other browsers as Microsoft lost market share yet again, down from 55.92% to 55.11% (0.81 point decrease).

Mozilla is facing similar situation as Firefox web browser market share decreased by 0.17 point, from 21.80% to 21.63%.
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How To Save And Quit In Firefox 4

By | May 3, 2011 | 9 Comments
How To Save And Quit In Firefox 4

Firefox 4 without Save and Quit.

Browsing some forums recently, I discovered that people miss the Firefox 3 feature that allowed you to save a session for next time upon quitting Firefox. Knowing that Mozilla couldn’t have possibly removed it, I had to investigate the matter and found an answer. Save and Quit is still here, but hidden!
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 2nd

By | May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 2nd

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Download Firefox 4.0.1

By | April 29, 2011 | 3 Comments

Download Firefox 4.0.1Here comes the first stability and security update for Firefox 4 web browser as well as update for both, Firefox 3.6 and 3.5 branches.

Firefox 4.0.1 includes 3 security patches (2 of them are marked as critical) and just over 50 bug fixes, 55 to be exact.

As for Firefox 3.6.17 and 3.5.19 releases, both versions patch 6 security vulnerabilities (3 critical) and 17, 19 bug fixes respectively.

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Firefox 5 to Receive Huge Performance Improvements

By | April 28, 2011 | 9 Comments

Firefox 5 to Receive Huge Performance ImprovementsThanks to various tweaks and improvements, the upcoming Firefox 5 release, which is scheduled for the July 2011 release, will see a big jump in performance.

The first in the list are: a new JavaScript compiler codenamed IonMonkey and rendering engine improvements, which should offer a significant performance boost in hardware acceleration and web pages rendering.

According to Mozilla, a new JavaScript interface algorithm that they’ve been working on is already 40% faster than its own TranceMonkey or Google’s Crankshaft.

Furthermore, due to the recent Firefox criticism on heavy memory usage, the new version will have key improvements in this area as well.

Firefox 5 does indeed look promising and we can’t wait to give the Beta version a test drive.

Firefox Aurora Lacks Users

By | April 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

Firefox Aurora Lacks UsersWith the recent introduction of the new channel structure, it looks like Mozilla is not receiving the users it originally anticipated.

How so? Matt Brubeck, the software engineer for the Firefox Mobile has tweeted the following:

We need more Firefox users to join the Aurora channel, and start testing Firefox 5 features like CSS3 Animation: http://firefox.com/channel

As of today, the Beta release of Firefox 5 web browser is scheduled for the May 17 with the final release target set to June 21st.