Category: Firefox

64-Bit Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux

By | September 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

64-Bit Flash Player for Windows, Mac and LinuxGood news, everyone, Adobe has just released a preview build of 64-bit Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

Known issues:
- Video playback issues may appear on certain websites such as Hulu.com, Audi.co.uk, and nbc.com.
- Mouse interactivity in the Settings UI dialog does not work using Internet Explorer 9. Keyboard navigation works as expected. Please pardon our dust.
- Internet Explorer 9 is not yet final. As such, Adobe is continuing to work with Microsoft to resolve critical issues before the final release of Internet Explorer 9.
- This release will not receive automatic update notifications, and users will need to manually uninstall this preview before installing a standard shipping release of Flash Player

We are one step closer to 64-bit mainstream web browsers!

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Weekly Questions Recap, September 14th

By | September 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Questions Recap, September 14th

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Firefox 4 Beta 6 Renamed to Beta 7

By | September 14, 2010 | 8 Comments

Firefox 4 Beta 6 Renamed to Beta 7According to Mozilla’s Developer Center, company will issue a minor update to Beta 5 sometime this week, which will fix stability bug on Windows systems as well as OSX rendering and keyboard/mouse focus issues.

As a result of this update, upcoming Beta 6 release will be renamed to Beta 7 and it set for the second half of September release.

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.