Category: Firefox

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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Browsers Market Share for the Year 2008

By | January 8, 2009 | 14 Comments

Previous year were great for some of the web browsers and not so good for Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.

Since it’s now 2009, let’s sum up all the market share reports and check final results.

Internet Explorer lost 7.32% of its market share Continue Reading

Speed Up Firefox (Linux Only)

By | January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here is another tip for Linux users only by Andrei.

Speed up Firefox by mounting the profile in tmpfs

tmpfs is a virtual, RAM-backed filesystem. It’s lightning-fast, but since it’s RAM-backed, any file written to tmpfs uses precious memory while it’s there, and the entire contents of the virtual partition are lost on shutdown or crash. The good news is that these detriments can be minimized, making tmpfs a viable choice for your profile directory. This document gives some tips on how to mount your Firefox profile in a tmpfs partition while minimizing the downsides of tmpfs.

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Speed Up Firefox 3

By | January 6, 2009 | 4 Comments

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 two biggest things that jump out right off the bar is the addition of private browsing and the new Trace Monkey JavaScript engine.

Trace Monkey is available in Firefox 3 but has to be enabled, now with 3.1 it is on by default. The time it takes to render pages with 3.1 is a considerably boost from previous Firefox versions. Continue Reading

Video: How to Disable Firefox 3 Extensions Compatibility Check

By | January 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you’re like me, you probably lost a few extensions during the upgrade to Firefox 3 because the original author simply disappeared and never updated his extensions, or perhaps you came up against a problem and all the solutions seem to point towards an extension incompatible with Firefox 3.

In either case, it’s very annoying not to be able to install or use the extensions that you want/need. This is when disabling the add-on compatibility check comes in handy. All it takes is adding one entry into your about:config, which I’ll show you in the video/steps below. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

By | January 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Web Browsers Security Handbook

By | January 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Now here is something quite informative. Browser Security Handbook published by Google.

As Google explains, the document is meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers.

The following browsers are included: Continue Reading

Firefox Addons – 6 Things You Can Do With Plain Text

By | December 28, 2008 | 1 Comment

Here is a great post on how can you expand your Firefox reading experience.

Plain text to link: turn any highlighted text into a link
Browse pages tagged with this word / phrase on StumbleUpon
Count the highlighted words: word count plus
Search the highlighted word in any search engine you select in your search plugins
Search the highlighted word using multiple search engines: KallOut
Search the highlighted word using Google advanced operators – advanced dork

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21th

By | December 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

Sorry for not posting last few days. Had no internet (provider problems) connection since Thursday. Time to catch up.