Category: Firefox

No Firefox 4 64 Bit for You

By | September 10, 2010 | 21 Comments

No Firefox 4 64 Bit for YouEven though 64 bit operating systems are becoming a standard in today’s computing world, Mozilla’s Director of Firefox (Mike Beltzner) revealed that company has no plans to release 64 bit Firefox 4 final build in the near future.

Early in the summer we decided to not yet provide supported 64-bit builds on Windows, and will instead work on delivering those in some future release.

If only we had a 64-bit Flash Player build for all the platforms…

Firefox 4 Beta 5 Released

By | September 9, 2010 | 19 Comments

Firefox 4 Beta 5 Released

As Firefox 4 Final nears its release, Mozilla released the fifth beta of its Firefox 4 web browser.

One of the key features in this version is a support for Direct2D hardware acceleration on Windows 7 machines that is now enabled by default.

Furthermore, Beta 5 introduces audio API which uses HTML5 (see video below), implementation of the HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) as well as hundreds of bug fixes and other improvements.
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Firefox 3.6.9 and 3.5.12 Released

By | September 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

Firefox 3.6.9 and 3.5.12 ReleasedLots of releases today; one of them is security and stability update for Firefox 3.6.x and 3.5.x web browsers.

Firefox 3.6.9 fixes a total of 67 bugs, including 14 security vulnerabilities that are also patched in 3.5.x branch.

In addition, latest stable release now includes a support for The X-Frame-Options response header.

Download Link: Firefox 3.6.9

Why Use Private Browsing Mode (18+ Picture)

By | September 6, 2010 | 5 Comments

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Web Browser Questions and Answers

By | September 5, 2010 | 12 Comments

Web Browser Questions and Answers

After a couple of requests, I have finally decided to launch a page that is ask.favbrowser.com

What is it all about?
Essentially, it is a web browser questions and answers site. Therefore, as the content starts kicking in, ask.favbrowser.com will serve as a good knowledge base for web browser related issues.

Also, you can earn points for asking and answering questions.

Can you redeem points for any cool prizes?
Not yet, but stay tunned, there will certainly be a couple of them in the near future.

Visit web browser questions and answers page.

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

By | September 3, 2010 | 22 Comments

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

With few major browser releases just around the corner, let’s find out how market share has changed over the past month.

After surprising 2 months market share increase in a row, this time Internet Explorer lost 0.34 of it, down from 60.74% to 60.40%.
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Mozilla Castrates Firefox 4

By | September 1, 2010 | 8 Comments

Mozilla Castrates Firefox 4It appears that in order to meet a set release deadline (that is Octobers or November of 2010), the final build of Firefox 4 web browser will be a cut down version.

The very first feature to be removed is “Account Manager”.

What does it do?
According to Dan Mills, it allows users to create new web page accounts with randomly generated passwords (optional) and login/out of them with a single click. Web developers could integrate such feature easily, within 15 minutes or more/less.

Anything else?
Yes, if Firefox 4 requires any additional stripping, potential candidates are: silent updates, Inspector and Web Console. All other features are safe, so far.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 30th

By | August 30, 2010 | 6 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 30th

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Internet Explorer 9 UI Screenshot, Features
Out of all potential IE9 “leaks” and concepts, this one is definitely the most plausible.

Facebook Chat to Stop Supporting IE6
According to Facebook blog post, company will be dropping Internet Explorer 6 support for its chat application…
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Firefox 4 Beta 4 Hits the Streets

By | August 24, 2010 | 17 Comments

Firefox 4 Beta 4 Hits the StreetsBy fixing a total of 623 bugs, Mozilla has just released another beta of long awaited, Firefox 4 web browser.

The following release includes few changes and improvements, among those are: Firefox Sync, Firefox Overview, HTML5 “buffered” video property support and experimental API to improve JavaScript animations.

Release Notes.
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The Joys of Private Browsing Mode

By | August 24, 2010 | 13 Comments

In case you haven’t heard yet, “private web browsing” is a feature that allows users to surf the web without leaving any trace of visited sites history.

Well, Mozilla has decided to run a study and publish such feature usage numbers.

The Joys of Private Browsing Mode
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