There comes a time when browser developers decide to implement a specific feature or do things in certain way that may cripple user experience.
So, lets dig into this mess and find out, what these things actually are.
Internet Explorer: Connecting
Turns out, such simple task as opening new tab, can also become a headache. If you’ve been using Internet Explorer 7/8, then infamous “Connecting…” message is already wired into your brain.
As you might know, Opera 10.60 brings support for search suggestions. However, it currently works for Bing and Wikipedia only.
Fortunately, you can now enable such suggestions for Google as well. Here is how:
1. Open search.ini file from your profile directory (if you have issues finding such file, type opera:about for some file paths).
• Internet Explorer 9 Launching on September 15th
IE team has just announced the launch of Internet Explorer 9 Beta that will take place in San Francisco on September 15th.
Did you know that there are over 30 ad block plugins and extensions for the top 5 web browsers?
Well, now you do.
AdBlockList.com (as the domain name suggests) is a web site that lists a ton of ad blockers for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari web browsers. Great resource, if you are interested in such tools.
Thanks to Nox for the news tip.
Thanks to Sarah from Infolinks, we have received an exclusive study (that will be published in the official Infolinks Metrics Center sometime next week) on browser users behavior.
About the study
By using data from over 30 000 publishers that generated over 40 million banner impressions, Infolinks monitored Click Through Rate (CTR) and Cost Per Thousand (CPM) ratios to find out, which browser users tend to click/view ads more often.
Although Opera 10.61 has not been officially released yet, you may still grab it from Opera’s FTP servers.
The following release includes 3 security related fixes, a couple of user interface changes and other modifications.
For a complete list of changes, visit the following page.
Update: It’s now officially available and can be downloaded here.
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for the news tip.
• July, 2010 – Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari Share Up; Firefox, Chrome – Down
As we enter August, it is time to yet again, check the latest market share numbers.
One of the my.opera.com users has written a tutorial that enables you to chat with your MSN contacts using a built-in Opera IRC client.
1. Go to Tools > Mail and Chat Accounts
2. Pick Chat (IRC)
3. Enter account details (use your Windows Live email)
4. When asked for server name, enter: im.sixxs.net
5. You should now see a tab called “&bitlbee”. Select it and type: register yourpassword
In what appears to be the final platform preview of Internet Explorer 9, IE Team has highlighted a bunch of improvements that were made during the course of its development.