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.
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
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
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
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
Sorry for not posting last few days. Had no internet (provider problems) connection since Thursday. Time to catch up.
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Mozilla team has released an update for its Firefox 3.0 branch web browser. The following release fixes 8 security vulnerabilities, adds more languages (Bengali, Esperanto, Galicia, Hindi, and Latvian) and no longer includes eula during installation.
It’s time to test some other web browsers this time. Who is the fastest browser among those in V8 Benchmark Suite and who scores most in Acid 3 test? Let’s find out.
Test setup Continue Reading
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