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.
Soon enough we will see Firefox 3.5.1 release as Mozilla is working hard to fix the critical security flaw.
Type about:config in the location bar
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.”
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.
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 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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Mozilla has started a new project to make Firefox split in several processes at a time: one running the main user interface (chrome), and another or several others running the web content in each tab. Like Chrome or Internet Explorer 8 which have implemented this behavior to some degree, the main benefit would be the increase of stability: a single tab crash would not take down the whole session with it, as well as performance improvements in multiprocessor systems that are progressively becoming the norm.