Category: Firefox

Say Good Bye to Firefox 2 Phishing Protection

By | January 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

According to Mozilla Developer Center, phishing protection will no longer work on Firefox 2 as Google is turning off this feature.

The only way to continue using this feature on Firefox is to download Firefox 3 and update your web browser.

Mozilla Introduces Test Pilot

By | January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Today Mozilla has introduced a new project called Test Pilot that will aim to build a representative sample of 1% of the Firefox users. Like it says, it will replace or compliment the tedious and for some users, the confusing feedback forms, so with fewer clicks, they hope it will increase the overall participation.

Here is the abridged overview:

• Develop and promote a formal Test Pilot program with a Firefox add-on at its core.
• The only things asked will be the geographical zone, technical level, locale, etc… and selecting to be anonymous or not.
• It will inform users about new experiments like overview, use cases, etc… and it will download the software if allowed.
• All participants will receive a “flight badge” displayed in their Test Pilot profile and available to embed on blogs, social networks, etc.
• It will gather only the data needed so it won’t slow down the browser nor your network.

Although it has not been launched, you can add or debate Test Pilot at discussion forum.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 19th

By | January 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Browser Wars

By | January 18, 2009 | 5 Comments

P.S. Not the newest data, but still worth a look.

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Browsers are Hot Again

By | January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechCrunch published an interesting article on the recent “Browsers are Hot Again!” panel. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera were invited.

Here is an excerpt from the article on their vision:

An audience question asked each of the panelists to describe the essence of each browser. The responses were varied. Microsoft’s Hachamovitch said his team starts with looking at what the user wants and building from there (and pointed to IE 8’s impressive feature list). Krogh from Opera said they wanted to supply a standards compliant browser for literally any Internet connected device. Google’s Pichal said speed (of javascript) was their primary goal (Hachamovitch then dubbed him “Mr. Speed” in a later comment). Mozilla’s Shaver said Firefox was about “putting the web first,” and creating a standards-compliant browser in as many languages as possible to ensure that no one was left out of the Internet.

P.S. Internet Explorer 8 RC is going to be released within few weeks.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Delayed

By | January 15, 2009 | 4 Comments

Mozilla has recently announced that due to many remaining bugs still unfixed, they are going to delay Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 release for a week.

Instead of releasing it on Jan 26th, it will be launched on Feb 2nd.

The upcoming beta release is supposed to be the last beta for Firefox 3.1 series.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

By | January 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

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Windows 7 Beta and Internet Explorer 8 Experience

By | January 11, 2009 | 7 Comments

I was playing with the public beta of Windows 7 for a while now and decided to show you a few neat features of it while browsing with Internet Explorer and just show the overall experience.


Windows 7 shows all opened tabs on Internet Explorer 8.

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Mozilla Drops Google in Firefox 3.1 and Tries Yandex

By | January 11, 2009 | 3 Comments

It looks like Mozilla is trying some other players as well. As for now, Firefox default search engine for Russian language users will be Yandex instead of everyone’s beloved Google.

According to research studies conducted by TNS, FOM, and Comcon, Yandex is the largest resource and largest search engine in Russian Internet, based on the audience size and internet penetration. Continue Reading

Firebug 1.3 Released

By | January 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

The final version of Firebug 1.3 has been released and can be downloaded via addons.mozilla.org

The following version won’t work with Firefox 3.1. However, the upcoming Firebug 1.4 alpha release will fix that.

For the changelog, please check release notes here.

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