Category: Firefox

Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 Released

By | September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 ReleasedToday Mozilla has released security and stability updates for Firefox 3.5 and 3.0 series.

The following updates fix a couple of critical security vulnerabilities and offer various stability improvements.

Download Firefox 3.5.3.
Download Firefox 3.0.14.

Upcoming: Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 Releases

By | September 8, 2009 | 2 Comments

According to Mozilla’s release schedule, Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 web browsers are set for release tomorrow, fixing security and stability issues.

Opera 10 Reaches 10 Million Downloads

By | September 8, 2009 | 15 Comments

Opera 10 Reaches 10 Million Downloads

Opera Software today announced that the final version of Opera 10 has already been downloaded 10 million times during first week of release.

Just for a record: Firefox 3.5 was downloaded more than 5 million times within 24 hours. Safari 4 reached 11 million downloads in 3 days.

Download Opera 10 Final.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, September 7th

By | September 7, 2009 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 7th

Browser Wars: Ultimate Browser Benchmark: Chrome 2 vs. Chrome 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Opera 10 vs. Firefox 3.5 vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8 vs. Safari 4

By | September 7, 2009 | 64 Comments

With the release of Opera 10 Final, it’s time to find out, who is the king of performance in web browser area.

The following browsers were tested (with no settings changed):
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.2
Firefox 3.6 (Alpha)
Chrome 2.0.172.43
Chrome 3.0.195.10 (Beta)
Chrome 4.0.203.2 (Alpha)
Opera 10
Safari 4.0.3 Continue Reading

August, 2009 – IE, Chrome and Safari Market Share Goes Up; Firefox, Opera – Down

By | September 2, 2009 | 5 Comments

How market share data changed since last report? Let’s find out.

Surprisingly, Internet Explorer has increased its market share by 0.21, from 58.69% to 58.9%.

Firefox has lost small chunk of market share and fell from 31.28% to 31.17% (0.12 decrease).

Chrome user base keeps growing, this time it went up by 0.04, from 3.38% to 3.42%.

Just like Firefox, Opera has also lost some market share. It went down from 2.67% 2.42% (0.25 decrease).

Safari continues its growth and went up by another 0.13 points, from 3.25% to 3.38%.

August, 2009 – IE, Chrome and Safari Market Share Goes Up; Firefox, Opera - Down

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 31st

By | August 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 31st

Thanks to Trygve Lie for links.

Speed Up Firefox by Vacuuming SQLite Database

By | August 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Speed Up Firefox by Vacuuming SQLite DatabaseJeremy Orem has posted an interesting tip on how to speed up Firefox web browser.

All you have to do is paste the following command (as single line) to your console bar (can be accessed via tools > error console):

Components.classes["@mozilla.org/browser/nav-history-service;1"].getService
(Components.interfaces.nsPIPlacesDatabase).DBConnection.executeSimpleSQL(“VACUUM”);

And hit enter (user interface might freeze for a moment).

As he says, it will vacuum Firefox’s sqllite database which will lead to better browser performance.

Via FirefoxFacts

YouTube Video Lags in Firefox?

By | August 26, 2009 | 11 Comments

YouTube Video Lags in Firefox?If you are experiencing video jumpiness while watching videos in Firefox web browser, then here is a possible solution (as from LifeHacker):

“The quick fix for this problem, at least for my own sake, is to increase the time between each of the saves performed by session restore. By opening about:config in your Firefox address bar, then typing browser.sessionstore.interval in the filter box, you’ll see a value of 10000, which is in milliseconds. (Meaning your session is saved every 10 seconds.) I changed this to 300000, or every 5 minutes, as I don’t have the urgent need for tab restoration. If you feel like being more on the safe side, try increasing it to something a bit lower, say 120000, or every 2 minutes.”

Cats and Firefox Support

By | August 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Cats ButterWhat do cats and Firefox support (support.mozilla.com) have in common? Apparently, feedback suggests that almost 50% of users arrived to support page by a mistake. Who are those to blame? Cats, of course!

Here are some comments written by people, who’ve accidentally visited support page (as from blog.mozilla.com)

“actually the cat walked on the keyboard”

“bent over to pick something up and accidentally leaned on the f1 key”

“Cat jumped onto laptop”

“CHILD GOT A HOLD OF THE KEYBOARD AND STARTED PUSHING BUTTONS.”

“finger too big. finger hit f1 by mistake. stupid bigfinger.” Continue Reading