Category: Upcoming

Firefox 4.0 User Interface Screenshots Arrives

By | July 28, 2009 | 9 Comments

Just recently some of the Firefox 3.7 theme mockups were revealed. With overall positive feedback, Mozilla has decided to publish Firefox 4.0 screenshots as well.

The interface itself looks like Firefox 3.7. However, don’t be tricked, it has some fantastic improvements (Combo Stop/Refresh/Go Button).

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Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry Program Halted

By | July 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Due to Skyfire Alpha for BlackBerry leaks, team has decided to temporary halt Alpha program and focus on a new build which should be released within few weeks. Obviously, the next release will include some sort of protection against leaked builds.

Firefox 3.7 Theme Mockups Emerge

By | July 21, 2009 | 7 Comments

Mozilla has revealed the very first theme mockups for the upcoming Firefox 3.7 version. It should be also noted that it’s just a vision and not the final product.

Some clarifications as from wiki.mozilla.org:

  • 1. Embracing Glass: Toolbar and Tabs using Glass. Buttons translucent and slightly glossy to meld with the toolbar. Raised 3D lookachieve tactile “feel”.
  • 2. Page Button: Connect the Page button to the left side of the tab area. Directly connected to the Page.
  • 3. Tools/Bookmark Bar: Connecting the Tools button to the side of the Window to emphasize the fact that it is used for customizing and changing the UI. Adding a button next to that to toggle the Bookmarks Bar which is turned off by default.

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Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 Vulnerability

By | July 15, 2009 | 1 Comment

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 VulnerabilitySoon enough we will see Firefox 3.5.1 release as Mozilla is working hard to fix the critical security flaw.

Meanwhile, you may temporary mitigate it by disabling JIT in the JavaScript engine, to do so:

Type about:config in the location bar
Search for javascript.options.jit.content, double click it to set it to false.

Microsoft’s Gazelle Browser: A Layperson’s Explanation

By | July 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

ZDNet Writes:

Microsoft Research has published a new article that explains in more layperson-like terms exactly what its “Gazelle” Web browser is and why the company’s researchers believe it’s needed.

Microsoft is slated to present a paper on Gazelle at the Usenix Security Symposium in August. At that event, the Gazelle team will describe “the design and construction of a browser that is actually a multi-principal operating system.”

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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.

Firefox 3.5 is set for Release Tomorrow

By | June 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

If you are anxiously waiting for more details on Firefox 3.5 release, then here are some: the final version of Firefox 3.5 web browser is going to be released on June 30th, Tuesday.

Multi Process Firefox Demonstrated

By | June 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

Chris Pitchin has posted a video which demonstrates Firefox multi process feature.

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More on Opera Freedom

By | June 14, 2009 | 8 Comments


With all the hype building around Opera Software, there are hundreds of comments all over the internet, guessing what it will be. While some of speculations include: new widgets platform, cloud computing related technology, etc. there is one which makes more sense than any other (at least in my point of view):

Mike (@mydigitalself) (at TechCrunch)
“If you take a step back and look at the evolution of the social web, our content is fast becoming an integral part of the web, and our content is stored on devices – mainly laptops and phones.

Now imagine that your device, rather than being a consumer of the web and having to explicitly push data up to the web, becomes PART OF the web.

I think that Opera may just create a P2P web that easily allows you to share your content with anyone or on any site. Your device effectively becomes a web site.”

Any other ideas?

Opera 10 Beta Leaked Screenshot + Release Date?

By | June 2, 2009 | 14 Comments

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, I have found this via my.opera.com (Posted by: YeOK).

Opera 10 Beta Leaked Screenshot + Release Date
Opera 10 Beta: Visual Tabs

As from Opera twitter:
Tomorrow.
about 9 hours ago from web

This could indicate the release of Opera 10 Beta.

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Mozilla to Update Firefox 3.5 Icons

By | May 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Opera Software is not the only one who is tweaking the look of their default web browser skin. Alex Faaborg from Mozilla has announced that they will update approximately 25 icons across all 4 platforms.

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