Category: Firefox

HTML5 Awesome: Tron Trailer

By | December 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

Ah, the joys of HTML5.

Franz Enzenhofer has created a Tron trailer demo to demonstrate the possibilities of HTML5 canvas tag.

So what can you do with it? Add effects, change size, scale, rotation and skew.

It’s pretty neat, check it out.

Watch.

Via Geek.com

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

By | December 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

Thanks, spicykappella.

Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE and Safari to Windows Phone 7

By | December 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE and Safari to Windows Phone 7

Good news for Windows Phone 7 users.

The application called Chrome to WP7 can now not only send links from Google Chrome, but also Internet Explorer 8 and 9, Firefox, Opera and Safari web browsers.

A neat little app to save your time.

Download.

Points Increase for ask.FavBrowser.com

By | December 5, 2010 | 2 Comments

Points Increase for ask.FavBrowser.com

Just a minor update here, until the end of 2010, you will earn more activity points on the ask.favbrowser.com web site.

100 points for registration
10 points for asking a question
15 points for the best answer
3 points for selecting the best answer
3 points for answering a question
1 point for a daily visit

Don’t forget. You can redeem points for a bunch of cool prizes, so head over to ask.favbrowser.com and pick your Christmas gift right now.

Nov, 2010 – Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | December 5, 2010 | 7 Comments

Nov, 2010 - Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

All right, it’s the last month of 2010 and a good time to check the browser market share numbers from the previous month. Let’s begin, shall we?

While Microsoft is working on a new version of web browser, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, going down from 59.18% to 58.44% (0.74 point decrease).

With no Firefox 4 Final release this year, Mozilla’s browser continues the downtrend, spiking down from 22.83% to 22.76% (0.07 point decrease).
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Download Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Beta

By | December 2, 2010 | 7 Comments

Yesterday, Adobe has released a Beta version of Flash Player 10.2 bringing some nice enhancements, including: hardware acceleration support.

What’s New?

Stage Video hardware acceleration
A new method for video playback in Flash Player will allow developers to leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline, enabling best-in-class playback performance. Stage Video can dramatically decrease processor usage and enables higher frame rates, reduced memory usage, and greater pixel fidelity and quality.
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Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XP

By | November 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XPHardware acceleration is great if you are running Vista or Windows 7 machines. However, when it comes to XP or other operating systems, you won’t be able to experience the very best of it.

What’s the solution?

Joe Drew, the developer of Firefox web browser is considering writing a hardware accelerated backend to canvas, possibly in collaboration with other browser maker (you are welcome to join).

As he said:
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Optimized Firefox for Windows

By | November 30, 2010 | 11 Comments

Optimized Firefox for WindowsNow here is something to try for a speed fanatics.

The Pale Moon Project is a highly optimized version of Firefox web browser made specifically for Windows OS.

According to the project authors, it outperforms Mozilla Firefox by up to 25% in the synthetic benchmarks. In addition, it disables ActiveX, ActiveX scripting, accessibility and parental control features. Therefore, if you require such things, The Pale Moon Project is not for you.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 29th

By | November 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 29th

FavBrowser.com

Internet Explorer on Mac
Oh no.

Control Your Web Browser with Kinect
Reveals endless possibilities.

Are You Serious?
A picture.
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Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

By | November 29, 2010 | 9 Comments

Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

Asa Dotzler, the Director of Community Development at Mozilla Corp. has raised a fair question:

Why do I have these plug-ins in Firefox? I don’t think I ever asked for any of them

There are quite a few plug-ins that make little to no sense, for example:

Why would Firefox ever need a Google or RockMelt Update? Furthermore, why is it okay to install all this malware for the big guys like Apple or Google?

P.S. They are enabled by default.