Category: Firefox

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

By | January 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

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Mozilla Drops Firefox 3.7

By | January 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Drops Firefox 3.7Apparently, Mozilla has decided to kill Firefox 3.7 and modify its current development process.

Originally, they planned to release version 3.7 as a minor upgrade, later this year. However, Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox said, that they will introduce various new features and tweaks via security updates, which do happen every few weeks or so.

The very first update will bring separated plugin processes from web browser itself which was planned for Firefox 3.7 (Q3-Q4 release). After development changes, estimated time of arrival remains unknown.

The good news: developers won’t have to waste their time updating extensions to make them “compatible” with “Firefox 3.7″. On the other hand, people, who prefer running stable, bug free releases and don’t really care about new features, might find this update scheme inconvenient.

As for Firefox 3.6 Final, it will be released either, on Jan 19th or 26th.

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Firefox, Opera, Safari: Grammar, Style, and Spell Checker

By | January 12, 2010 | 9 Comments

Now here is something useful for Firefox, Opera and Safari users. Unlike regular inline spell check, this tool will also seek for grammar and style mistakes.

Firefox, Safari Grammar, Style and Spell Checker
Picture Source: FirefoxFacts.

How to Install?
Add Proofreader <– drag this link to your browser’s link bar, or right-click and add as a bookmark.

How to Use

  • Click the “Add Proofreader” link on your link bar to add a Proofread button above each text box.
  • Click Check Spelling and Grammar to find spelling mistakes, misused words, and grammar errors
  • Click Edit text to continue editing.

Visit tool home page.

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Firefox 3.6 RC Released

By | January 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.6 RC Released!As we are nearing to the final Firefox 3.6 release, Mozilla has announced the availability of the very first release candidate (RC) build.

This version aims to fix earlier reported stability issues and various bugs. A total 1597 of changes were made, since alpha release.

Download Firefox 3.6 RC.

Final version should be available sometime in Q1, 2010.

Thanks to Ryan for the news tip.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

By | January 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

Thanks a lot to Nox for links.

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Firefox 3.5.7 and 3.0.17 Released

By | January 6, 2010 | 7 Comments

Firefox 3.5.7 and 3.0.17 ReleasedFew more updates came from Mozilla, as company released Firefox 3.5.7 and 3.0.17 web browser versions.

Firefox 3.5.7 fixes a total of 3 bug fixes (one is a major crasher), while version 3.0.17 have 2 issues fixed (same as 3.5.7, except for a major crasher).

Download:
Firefox 3.5.7
Firefox 3.0.17

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Chrome Overtakes Safari in Market Share Race

By | January 5, 2010 | 9 Comments

Chrome Overtakes Safari in Market Share RaceWell, this certainly wasn’t a big surprise. During the last month of 2009, Google Chrome (4.63% market share) became world’s 3rd most used web browser, overtaking Apple’s Safari (4.46%).

In other news, Internet Explorer market share went down from 63.62% to 62.69% (0.93 point decrease).

Firefox also lost some of the market share, going down from 24.72% to 24.61% (0.11 point decrease). Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

By | January 4, 2010 | 4 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, f, Ichann and Nox for links.

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Firefox 3.6, Now With Hide Menu Bar Option

By | December 30, 2009 | 19 Comments

Latest Firefox 3.6 Beta release now includes an option to hide menu bar, which will help users to save few pixels of screen space.

If you have menu disabled and want to quickly access it, just hit Alt key and it should appear.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 28th

By | December 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 28th

Thanks to Nox for links.

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