Category: Firefox

Mozilla Considers Updating Policy

By | May 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Considers Updating PolicyAfter the recent NoScript / AdBlock Plus battle (which is over), Mozilla Extensions Blog has proposed an update to its policy:

“Changes to default home page and search preferences, as well as settings of other installed add-ons, must be related to the core functionality of the add-on. If this relation can be established, you must adhere to the following requirements when making changes to these settings:

  • The add-on description must clearly state what changes the add-on makes.
  • All changes must be ‘opt-in’, meaning the user must take non-default action to enact the change.
  • Uninstalling the add-on restores the user’s original settings if they were changed.

These are minimum requirements and not a guarantee that your add-on will be approved.”

The author of NoScript (Maone) already agreed to these statements and released an update to its extension.

War Breaks out Between AdBlock Plus and NoScript

By | May 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

War Breaks out Between AdBlock Plus and NoScriptWell, there is not much left to add actually, here is an article from NeoWin

A quiet war has broken out between the authors of AdBlock Plus and NoScript and money is on the table. Both are trying to outdo each other by disabling each other’s functionality.

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Or just head over to AdBlock Plus author post: Attention NoScript users.

Google Becomes Default Firefox Location Provider

By | April 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Google Becomes Firefox Default Location ProviderGoogle Code Blog today announced that Google’s Location Service became a default location provider in Firefox 3.5 Beta 4.

As the post says: “This means that developers can, with users’ permission, gain access to their approximate location without requiring any additional plug-ins or setting configurations.”

Top Ranking Applications (Wakoopa)

By | April 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

TechCrunch Writes

“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”

Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.

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Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 is Here

By | April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Long awaited, the next beta of Firefox 3.5 (aka Firefox 3.1) series has been released in 70 languages.

The following release contains a new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, private browsing mode, the ability to provide location aware browsing and many more!

Download Firefox 3.5 Beta 4
New features and changes

Firefox 3.0.10 Released

By | April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

One tiny update for Firefox 3 has been released recently which fixes security and major stability issue .

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Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10

By | April 27, 2009 | 29 Comments

Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10While companies are working on their next-generation web browsers, Betanews has managed to test the performance of the upcoming ones, such as:

Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, Google Chrome 2, Safari 4, Opera 10. Test also includes Internet Explorer 7 and 8.

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As it says: “Tests combine the Acid3 standards test with three trusted performance tests for CSS rendering and JavaScript speed.” Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

By | April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

Firefox 3.5 to Receive Tabs Restore Feature Upgrade

By | April 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Starting with the upcoming Firefox 3.5 Beta 4, new public releases will feature an upgraded window restore feature.

Besides the regular one, where you can open recently closed tabs, an improvement allows users to reopen few tabs at the same time which will be a great time saver in a certain situations.

Picture Source: Mozilla Links

Firefox 3.0.9 Released

By | April 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.0.9 ReleasedFirefox team has released an update to its Firefox 3 series. The following release fixes 9 security vulnerabilities as well as couple of bugs which include several stability fixes.

For a complete list of changes, feel free to check what’s new section in the following page.

Download Firefox 3.0.9