Category: Firefox

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.
Download.

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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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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 23rd

By | August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 23rd

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The History of Internet Explorer
As Microsoft celebrates the 15th birthday of Internet Explorer, lets dive into the past and see how it all started…

Is Internet Explorer the Modern Times Jesus?
Before we begin… If you are easily offended Christian, just skip this post.
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Steam Software Survey

By | August 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

It looks like Steam survey now also tracks software usage. While it’s just a minority of all Internet users (and all of them are gamers), you can still gather some interesting numbers.

Personally, I was curious about Microsoft Silverlight adoption. Turns out, 1 out of 2 people has actually Silverlight installed. Adobe Flash Player on the other hand dominates the market.

Stats:
Steam Software Survey

For a complete list, visit the following page.

Thanks to nobody and Nox for the news tip!

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Firefox 4 Beta 4 to Include Sync, Hardware Acceleration

By | August 20, 2010 | 11 Comments

Firefox 4 Beta 4 to Include Sync, Hardware AccelerationIt looks like the upcoming Firefox 4 Beta 4 release is set to include Firefox Sync; a feature that allows users to synchronize bookmarks, tabs, history, preferences, etc. among Firefox desktop and mobile platforms.

Furthermore, Beta 4 will have hardware acceleration enabled by default on Windows machines.

If everything goes as expected, we shall see the availability of Firefox 4 Beta 4 next Monday (August 23rd).

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6 of the Worst Web Browser Features

By | August 19, 2010 | 55 Comments

There comes a time when browser developers decide to implement a specific feature or do things in certain way that may cripple user experience.

So, lets dig into this mess and find out, what these things actually are.

Internet Explorer: Connecting

Internet Explorer: Connecting
Turns out, such simple task as opening new tab, can also become a headache. If you’ve been using Internet Explorer 7/8, then infamous “Connecting…” message is already wired into your brain.
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