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.
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.
Now, there are quite a few extensions to track web page changes. Unfortunately, they are made for certain web browsers only.
What’s the solution?
Try Diphur.com. It is a simple bookmarking service that will do this for you. Therefore, you will be able to use it on any web browser.
Not ideal, but still, better than nothing.
Now here is something to freshen things up. A collection of artistic web browser (Firefox and Internet Explorer) photos/digital art, or just old “Internet Explorer vs. Firefox” argument, to be exact.
Now here is an interesting one. TaerkEX, a member of DeviantART has created a simple APNG (Animated PNG) animation.
What’s so great about that?
Well, picture contains two frames. Therefore, if your browser does not support APNG, you should only see the very first one.
Like this (.gif format):
Otherwise (.gif format):