Since the launch of Firefox add-ons back in 2005, it took company more than 3 years to surpass 1 billion downloads mark (November 2008).
As yet another month has passed by, it’s time to find out, how browsers market share has evolved over past 30 days.
Surprisingly, Internet Explorer has increased its market share by 0.57 point, from 59.75% to 60.32%.
Firefox market share has been consolidating for a while now. This time it went down from 24.32% to 23.81%, 0.51 point decrease.
It looks like Mozilla has finally finished Firefox Home application and submitted it to Apple’s App Store. Pricing was revealed as well: it’s totally free.
As we wrote earlier, Firefox Home is a simple iPhone application (based on Weave Sync), that allows iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad users to access their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and tabs from their most recent browsing session.
If you don’t feel like waiting for the final Firefox 4 release (which does have tabs on top), there is a simple add-on, that provides you with the very same feature for Firefox 3.0 – 3.7a4pre web browsers.
In addition, it also supports Firefox 3.6 Personas, therefore, you shouldn’t experience any distortions while using.
US Bank Chase has decided to stop supporting Opera and Chrome web browsers, implying security issues and low popularity.
Therefore, people who use browsers other than: Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher, Firefox 2.0 and higher or Safari 3.0 and higher (for Mac systems only), may not be able to access Chase web site.
Mozilla has recently released an update for Firefox 3.6 branch that increases plugin hang detector timeout.
Instead of terminating non responsive plugin after 10 seconds (which is way too low), it will now wait for a total of 45 seconds.
You may also increase or decrease value by modifying dom.ipc.plugins.timeoutSecs attribute in Firefox config.
Thanks to beelzebub360 and Jeff Vann for the news tip.
Here is an interesting add-on for Firefox called “Pearltrees” that tries to replace old fashioned way to bookmark interesting sites.
According to extension authors, it allows you to organize, discover and stuff from the interwebs. As they say: “A pearl is like a bookmark. It holds anything you find interesting on the Web. Click it to open it, drag and drop it to move it… or put your pearl into the trash to delete it.”
Today, Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6.4 web browser.
Fixing a total of 226 bugs, Firefox 3.6.4 also includes a nifty feature called “Crash Protection” (Windows, Linux only) that prevents plugins from crashing whole browser. According to Mozilla wiki, it does that by running Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime and Microsoft Silverlight in a separate process called plugin-container.
• The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.
Although FIFA world cup has already started, it’s not yet too late to tweak your browser accordingly and get into soccer mood.
Here are few useful extensions for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Opera users.