Category: Firefox

Google to Kill IE6 Gmail Support in 2010

By | February 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

Google to Kill IE6 Gmail Support in 2010Just recently, search engine giant halted older browsers support for few of their apps. Turns out, it’s only the beginning, as Google spokesman said: “We plan to stop supporting older browsers for the rest of the Google Apps suite, including Gmail, later in 2010″.

This move is slightly unexpected, as IE6 still owns 20% of browser market share. As for older browsers quote, Firefox 2.0, Safari 2.0 and Chrome 3.0 won’t be supported as well.

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Chrome Grabs 5% Market Share as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera Share Goes Down

By | February 3, 2010 | 89 Comments

Chrome Grabs 5% Market Share as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera Share Goes Down Microsoft Internet Explorer lost yet another chunk of market share, and went down from 62.69% to 62.12% (0.57 point decrease).

For a third time in a row, Mozilla Firefox lost more market share, as it fell from 24.61% to 24.43% (0.18 point decrease).

Yet another huge gain for Chrome web browser; moving up, from 4.63% to 5.22%, making it a 0.59 point increase.

Slowly but surely, Safari increased its market share by 0.07 point, up from 4.46% to 4.53% Continue Reading

Final version of Firefox for Mobile Released

By | February 2, 2010 | 11 Comments

This is it, ladies and gentlemen. The stable version of Fennec (or just Firefox Mobile) web browser for Maemo platform has been released.

As for today, it’s recommended for Nokia N900 users only, although N810 and N800 device owners can try it as well.


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Weekly Browsers Recap, February 1st

By | February 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 1st

Thansk to Gala and mabdul for links.

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Firefox: Hide Menu, Navigation Bar, Tabs, Bookmarks and Statusbar

By | January 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

Here is one more tip/extension for Firefox users. With simple add-on “Hide GUI Bars” you can hide various GUI elements, such as: menu, navigation bar, tabs, bookmarks and statusbar using toggle keys (CTRL+Shift+A).

Firefox: Hide Menu, Navigation Bar, Tabs, Bookmarks and Statusbar
Via FirefoxFacts.

Download.

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How to Disable CTRL+Q (and other Hotkeys) in Firefox, Thunderbird

By | January 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

How to Disable CTRL+Q (and other Hotkeys) in Firefox, ThunderbirdEver accidentally pressed CTRL+Q or any other hot key, when you didn’t really need that? Fortunately, extension called “keyconfig” will help you on this.

Not only you can change and disable hotkeys for Firefox and Thunderbird, but also: Sunbird, Flock, ChatZilla on XULRunner, Prism, Songbird, McCoy, SeaMonkey 2.0, etc.

keyconfig adds the ability to create new or modify existing shortcuts defined by a element, but only changing those which itself call a function (those with a command or oncommand attribute) has an effect (all others fulfill only cosmetic purposes it seems and are grayed out).

After it’s installed, just hit Ctrl+Shift+F12 (Tools > Keyconfig), find CTRL+Q and click on “Disable” button. That’s it.

Visit extension page.

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Bye, Google, Yahoo! to Become Default Search Engine in Firefox (Ubuntu)

By | January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

Bye, Google. Yahoo! to Become Default Search Engine in Firefox (Ubuntu)Starting from Ubuntu 10.04 (Ubuntu Lucid), the default search provider in new OS installations will be set to Yahoo! rather than Google.

The following announcement comes after Canonical Ltd. (company behind Ubuntu) struck a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo! Inc.

As for stats, Yahoo! search market share in US slipped down from 8.5% (November) to 8.28% (December), according to Stat Counter.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 25th

By | January 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 25th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Firefox 3.6 Released

By | January 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Firefox 3.6 ReleasedIt’s here! The final version of Firefox 3.6 web browser is now officially released. Designed to be a minor upgrade, not only it brings performance improvements, but also some of the new features:

Personas
Plugin update checker
Native videos full screen support
Downloadable web fonts
… and more.

Download Firefox 3.6.

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Firefox 3.6 Coming Tomorrow

By | January 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

The wait is almost over. The final version of Firefox 3.6 web browser is set to be released on Thursday, January 21 at 9:30 (PST).

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