Category: Firefox

Firefox 5 First Look

By | February 17, 2011 | 8 Comments

Even though the Final version of Firefox 4 has not yet been released, Mozilla team is already working on a new UI functionality for the upcoming Firefox 5 (targeted this year) browser.

One of the few new features is tab coloring by favicon (which for some users might be a headache (if can’t be disabled)).
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Firefox 4 RC1 Coming Next Week

By | February 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

Firefox 4 RC1 Coming Next WeekIt looks like the development of Firefox 4 is doing well as Mozilla now plans to release the RC build of an open-source web browser later next week on February 25th.

However, don’t forget Beta 12 which should be landing shortly.

As for the Final version, it is targeted for the March release.

Majority Of Web Browsers Are Unpatched

By | February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Majority of Web Browsers Are UnpatchedWolfgang Kandek, CTO of security risk and compliance management provider Qualys, revealed that approximately 80% of web browsers are susceptible to exploits of bugs that have already been patched. Kandek attributed this mostly to Windows, saying “All the different patching mechanisms are confusing, a bit of this and some of that.”

As discovered by BrowserCheck (which scans Windows, Mac and Linux machines for vulnerable browsers along with browser plug-ins), Oracle’s Java was the most probable plug-in to be outdated for the second year in a row, comprising a total of 40% scanned systems. Adobe’s Reader and Apple’s QuickTime were second and third, taking up 32% and 25% respectively.

Proposed solutions include:

  • Microsoft taking charge of patching crucial third party plug-ins via single updater.
  • Moving to HTML5, so browsers would no longer require various audio and video processing plug-ins.

Director of Firefox Leaves Mozilla

By | February 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

Director of Firefox Leaves MozillaMike Beltzner, Mozilla’s Director if Firefox will be leaving company right after Firefox 4 Final release.

For around six years (sine Firefox 1.5), he has been leading development of the open-source browser and assures everyone that this wasn’t really an easy decision to make.

It’s not a choice I made lightly, I can assure you. I’m incredibly eager to see how Mozilla continues to evolve, shifting its strategy to the new world in which the Web is not just alive and thriving, but evolving and transforming daily

As for the future, Mike is planning to join Dug as product strategist.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 14th

By | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 14th

FavBrowser.com

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Download Firefox 4 Beta 11

By | February 9, 2011 | 7 Comments

Download Firefox 4 Beta 11A week of Firefox news.

As many people eagerly await the final version of Firefox 4, here comes the next-to-last beta build of this web browser.

With nearly 350 bugs fixed, this update also brings a couple of new features and enhancements:
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Firefox Ignores Font Family?

By | February 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Firefox Ignores Font Family?If you’ve been using Arial Narrow, Arial Black or similar fonts and they are not recognized in Firefox web browser while styling UL LI listings; here are a few ways to fix it:

- If you are not a web developer:
Tools > Options > Advanced > General Tab
Uncheck “Use hardware acceleration when available”
Restart Firefox
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Firefox Borrows Google’s Chrome Update Procedure

By | February 9, 2011 | 11 Comments

If you’ve been using Google Chrome for a long time, then it’s pretty clear to you that to check for updates, all you have to do is go to:

About Google Chrome

Firefox Borrows Google Chrome Update Procedure
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CSS Checkbox Styling Nightmare (Pic)

By | February 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

It looks like a simple checkbox is one of the hardest things to style (unless you use JS).
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Firefox 5, 6 and 7 Coming in 2011

By | February 8, 2011 | 9 Comments

Firefox 5, 6 and 7 Coming in 2011

Pushes turbo button.

It looks like Mozilla is following Google’s Chrome path and will be releasing not 1 but 3 “major” Firefox versions this year.

According to the official roadmap, the following goals were set:
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