Category: Firefox

June, 2010 – Boom! Internet Explorer Gains Market Share; Firefox, Opera – Loses

By | July 1, 2010 | 8 Comments

June, 2010 - Internet Explorer Gains Market ShareAs 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.
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Firefox Home Submitted to Apple App Store

By | July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Firefox Home Submitted to Apple App Store
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.
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Firefox Tabs on Top Add-On

By | June 30, 2010 | 3 Comments

Firefox Tabs on Top Add-On
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.



IE6 is “Safer” than Chrome or Opera

By | June 29, 2010 | 13 Comments

IE6 is 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.

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Firefox 3.6.6 Released

By | June 27, 2010 | 7 Comments

Firefox 3.6.6 ReleasedMozilla 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.


Socialize, Organize and Share with Pearltrees

By | June 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

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.”


Via FirefoxFacts.


Firefox 3.6.4 with Crash Protection Released

By | June 23, 2010 | 7 Comments

Firefox 3.6.4 with Flash Protection Released

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.



Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

By | June 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.

Flock Ditches Firefox in Favor of Chromium
Flock Inc., company behind well known social web browser has released the very first Beta of Flock 3.0.
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Web Browser Add-Ons and Themes for World Cup Fans

By | June 18, 2010 | 3 Comments

Web Browser Add-Ons and Themes for World Cup FansAlthough 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.

Internet Explorer

World Cup Coverage 2010
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Flock Ditches Firefox in Favor of Chromium

By | June 17, 2010 | 8 Comments

Now here is a real bummer. Flock Inc., company behind well known social web browser has released the very first Beta of Flock 3.0.

What’s so special about that?
It appears that the latest version of Flock is now based on Chromium instead of Mozilla’s Firefox.

According to developers, this will help them to offer a much faster and better product for all the users.

There is also a bunch of new features, you may read more about them here.

Download Flock 3.0 (Windows only).

What do you guys think about this change?

Thanks to Blake, Sebastian Kraus and Shane Bundy for the news tip.