Category: Firefox

Internet Explorer Developer Tools vs. Firefox Firebug vs. Safari Web Inspector vs. Opera Dragonfly

By | July 23, 2009 | 9 Comments

The time has come to compare most popular web browsers developer tools: Internet Explorer 8 Developer Tools, Firefox Firebug (1.4), Safari Web Inspector (r46183) which is similar to Google Chrome Developer Tools and Opera Dragonfly (Alpha 3).

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Those are default installed web browsers/extensions with no settings changed. This is a mini comparison which focuses on elements inspection, source modification and overall usage rather than advanced tools. If you find yourself using features such as script debugging, elements loading speed, etc. this review might not be very helpful.
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Firefox 3.7 Theme Mockups Emerge

By | July 21, 2009 | 7 Comments

Mozilla has revealed the very first theme mockups for the upcoming Firefox 3.7 version. It should be also noted that it’s just a vision and not the final product.

Some clarifications as from wiki.mozilla.org:

  • 1. Embracing Glass: Toolbar and Tabs using Glass. Buttons translucent and slightly glossy to meld with the toolbar. Raised 3D lookachieve tactile “feel”.
  • 2. Page Button: Connect the Page button to the left side of the tab area. Directly connected to the Page.
  • 3. Tools/Bookmark Bar: Connecting the Tools button to the side of the Window to emphasize the fact that it is used for customizing and changing the UI. Adding a button next to that to toggle the Bookmarks Bar which is turned off by default.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 20th

By | July 20, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 20th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, mabdul and Nox for links.

Chrome 3 Performance: Windows XP vs. Windows 7

By | July 19, 2009 | 6 Comments

BetaNews has recently made an interesting discovery (Is Google optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP netbooks?). As you might guess from the title, they suspect that Google is optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP and not for Windows 7.

Using the most recent v3 release (3.0.193.1), they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over 3.0.192.1 while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.

Windows 7 vs XP Chrome
Higher is better

For some more details and reasons behind that, you might want to check the original article.

Thanks to Help for sending this.

Donate Cash to Firefox Add-On Developers

By | July 18, 2009 | 2 Comments

Donate Cash to Firefox Add-On DevelopersHere comes a very nice move from Mozilla which is “Contributions Pilot”. So what is it all about?

Basically, it allows users to say a big thanks to add-on developers by donating money through PayPal system.

Furthermore, Mozilla won’t earn anything from donations leaving everything to hard working developers.

If you would like to find out more about this project (F.A.Q. included), feel free to head over to the accouchement page.

Thanks to Nox for sending this.

Firefox 3.5.1 Released

By | July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mozilla has released the first update for Firefox 3.5 series which fixes a critical vulnerability reported earlier this week.

Download Firefox 3.5.1

User Friendly Internet Explorer

By | July 16, 2009 | 6 Comments

Spending millions of dollars, Microsoft came up with a new version of Internet Explorer (not really):

Friendly IE
Picture Source: DeadDog

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

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Google to Stop Supporting IE6 on YouTube

By | July 15, 2009 | 5 Comments

Good news, Google Inc. has decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 web browser on YouTube.

The following screenshot was taken by IE6 user

YouTube IE6
Picture Source: Neowin

As you can see, Google recommends upgrading web browser to Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome.

Speaking of IE6 support, I no longer code for it and neither should you. Otherwise, we may end up supporting it for many years to come as sites works fine with Internet Explorer 6.

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 Vulnerability

By | July 15, 2009 | 1 Comment

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 VulnerabilitySoon enough we will see Firefox 3.5.1 release as Mozilla is working hard to fix the critical security flaw.

Meanwhile, you may temporary mitigate it by disabling JIT in the JavaScript engine, to do so:

Type about:config in the location bar
Search for javascript.options.jit.content, double click it to set it to false.

Chrome Experiments

By | July 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here comes a project from Google to demonstrate the possibilities of JavaScript in Chrome web browser. If you are not using Chrome already and don’t feel like installing it, you may run those examples on other web browsers as well. However, due to Google’s superior JavaScript engine, it would be wise to run them on Chrome.

Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.