Category: Upcoming

Mozilla’s Firefox 7 And 8 Screenshots

By | August 4, 2011 | 59 Comments

Mozilla's Firefox 7 And 8 Screenshots

Preparing for the next generation web browsers, Mozilla has published a few mockups that may resemble the upcoming Firefox (likely 7 or 8) user interface direction.

Some of the key changes include the removal of obsolete search bar, a new menu which is now icon based as well as an integration of a permanent Home tab.
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WhoIsLive Makes The Whole Web Social

By | July 27, 2011 | 5 Comments

WhoIsLive Makes The Whole Web Social

What if every web page you visited became an instant chat room? Startup WhoIsLive released a browser extension yesterday that let’s you find out the answer to that question.
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New Web Based Mobile OS By Mozilla On The Way

By | July 26, 2011 | 4 Comments

New Web Based Mobile OS By Mozilla On The Way

It appears as if Mozilla is planning on developing what is deemed a truly open source mobile operating system based on the web. An HTML5 based mobile OS, to be exact.
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RockMelt Updates To 0.9.62.313

By | July 25, 2011 | 5 Comments

RockMelt Updates To 0.9.62.313The latest version of RockMelt is out and it includes a number of improvements to performance and stability. The newest Chromium enhancements have been added as well as over 130 issues have been fixed,  allowing for what the company promises to be a better browsing experience. No new features have been added otherwise, so it’s a particular minor update.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion also got some love, with RockMelt now running a lot more smoothly on the newly released operating system. The RockMelt experience on Lion is said to become even better in the near future, however. What this promise entails is better support for full screen mode, gesture based navigation, and hiding scrollbars until sites are scrolled.

RockMelt can be downloaded from here.

Mozilla To Implement Multiprocess Browsing

By | July 20, 2011 | 37 Comments

Mozilla To Implement Multiprocess BrowsingAccording to Christopher Blizzard, Mozilla’s Web platform director, via a blog post, Mozilla has renewed its efforts to bring multiprocess browsing to Firefox. The post stresses the key advantages that process isolation will transfer to Firefox and tackles some of the requirements for Mozilla’s implementation.

Although multiprocess browsing became a higher priority for Mozilla after the release of Firefox 4, it is still not clear when the feature might land. Current and upcoming versions of Firefox do not yet have the feature, so chances that the it might hit the public by the end of this year are slim.
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Firefox 8 (64 Bit) Picks Up The Pace

By | July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Firefox 8 (64 Bit) Picks Up The PaceGood news for all the 64 bit software fans.

According to Armen Zambrano, the Release Engineer at Mozilla Corporation, with the introduction of a small set of Windows 2008 64-bit machines, Mozilla started cooking Firefox x86-64 nightly builds and has been doing so for more than a week now.

Furthermore, Asa Dotzler, Product Manager for the Firefox desktop browser, is now collecting feedback and expectations about the future 64 bit builds. In case you are interested in expressing your opinion as well, feel free to visit the following post.

The future looks pretty exciting and we can’t wait to see which of the web browser vendors is next.

Download Firefox 8 Pre-Alpha 1 (64 bit).

Google Chrome To Receive Multiple Profiles Feature

By | July 12, 2011 | 10 Comments

Google Chrome To Receive Multiple Profiles FeatureGood news, the future Google Chrome release will receive a feature that some people wanted for ages: multi-profiles.

According to the Revision 91573 post at chromium.org (which was spotted by one of our readers, Shane Bundy), when creating a new profile, not only will the user be able to name it (obviously) but also assign a different icon for every single one of them.

If you are curious enough to try this feature now, it already available in the latest version of Chromium.

Opera Working To Fix Facebook Video Calling

By | July 11, 2011 | 25 Comments

Opera Working To Fix Facebook Video CallingFacebook unveiled its new video calling feature this week right after Google+ came out and boasted with Hangouts (video chats with up to ten people). Unfortunately, Opera is not supported by Facebook for this feature at present. An Opera employee had the following to say about the matter:

The reason for Facebook’s block seems to be a problem with our version of Opera on OS X. Facebook’s plug-in installs itself as FacebookVideoCalling.webplugin on Mac, but our browser only recognises plug-ins with a .plugin extension. This causes their plug-in detection scripts to think the installation failed, triggering a renewed installation process. Our fearless engineers are working to fix this issue in Opera code as soon as possible, and we’re also in talks with Facebook to find a quick resolution to the problem. - Patrick H. Lauke, Web Evangelist in the Developer Relations Team at Opera

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Firefox 5 Update To Fix Mac OS X Crash Bug

By | July 11, 2011 | 3 Comments

Firefox 5 Update To Fix OS X Crash BugFirefox 5.0.1 will arrive shortly going by an announcement made by Mozilla. No release date was given, however. The update isn’t for Windows or Linux operating systems either, just for Mac OS X. This is because Lion i.e. Mac OS X 10.7 possesses a bug that makes Firefox 5 crash when showing websites that utilize downloadable fonts.

We alerted Apple to the problem before the release of 10.7 but they did not fix the problem before 10.7 went to final release. We’ve changed the font APIs that we’re using to newer versions which appear to fix the problem. The bug in Lion will cause severe crash problems for Firefox 5 users if it’s not fixed. - Christopher Blizzard, Mozilla’s Web platform director

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Download Opera 12 Pre-Alpha

By | July 7, 2011 | 65 Comments

Download Opera 12 Pre-Alpha

Just a week after releasing the final version of Opera 11.50, here comes the pre-alpha build of Opera’s next generation web browser: Opera 12 (codenamed “Wahoo”).

Although it has no new features or major improvements over Opera 11.50, the following version fixes nearly 40 bugs, which is always a good thing.

Anyway, while we wait… What are some of the major features you would like to see in Opera 12 and is hardware acceleration one of them?

Stay tuned.

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