Category: Web Browsers

Weekly Questions Recap, February 21st

By | February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, February 21st
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.

Unresolved

Answered

Majority Of Web Browsers Are Unpatched

By | February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Majority of Web Browsers Are UnpatchedWolfgang Kandek, CTO of security risk and compliance management provider Qualys, revealed that approximately 80% of web browsers are susceptible to exploits of bugs that have already been patched. Kandek attributed this mostly to Windows, saying “All the different patching mechanisms are confusing, a bit of this and some of that.”

As discovered by BrowserCheck (which scans Windows, Mac and Linux machines for vulnerable browsers along with browser plug-ins), Oracle’s Java was the most probable plug-in to be outdated for the second year in a row, comprising a total of 40% scanned systems. Adobe’s Reader and Apple’s QuickTime were second and third, taking up 32% and 25% respectively.

Proposed solutions include:

  • Microsoft taking charge of patching crucial third party plug-ins via single updater.
  • Moving to HTML5, so browsers would no longer require various audio and video processing plug-ins.

Windows Phone Internet Explorer 9 Mobile vs. Safari

By | February 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Hardware acceleration supported.

Thanks, RamaSubbu SK!

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 14th

By | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 14th

FavBrowser.com

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Download Internet Explorer 9 RC

By | February 10, 2011 | 18 Comments

Download Internet Explorer 9 RC

The wait is over.

Microsoft has just uploaded the RC build to company servers and download links are already floating all over the web.

What’s new?
Ability to filter ActiveX controls
Performance improvements
Standards improvements
Tracking protection
Minor UI changes
95/100 on ACID3

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HTML5: Framerate Fest

By | February 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

HTML5: Framerate Fest

After introducing the hardware acceleration feature for IE9, Microsoft wasn’t really shy to demonstrate its advantages over other web browsers.

Recently, company has launched a Framerate Fest web site, inviting web developers to create their own HTML5 demo (300×300).

There have been only few entries so far (see official site) and submissions are open until the 25th of March.

One lucky winner will receive a brand new Xbox 360 with Kinect and some merchandise.

Technical Guidelines (.pdf)

Via: IStartedSomething

Firefox Ignores Font Family?

By | February 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Firefox Ignores Font Family?If you’ve been using Arial Narrow, Arial Black or similar fonts and they are not recognized in Firefox web browser while styling UL LI listings; here are a few ways to fix it:

- If you are not a web developer:
Tools > Options > Advanced > General Tab
Uncheck “Use hardware acceleration when available”
Restart Firefox
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Download Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Final

By | February 9, 2011 | 5 Comments

Download Adobe Flash Player 10.2 FinalAdobe has just released the Final build of Adobe Flash Player 10.2 that offers a couple of new features and enhancements:

Stage Video hardware acceleration
By enabling access to hardware acceleration, the following API enables better and high-performance video playback across different platforms.

Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors
Users can now play a full-screen video on one display while surfing with another.
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CSS Checkbox Styling Nightmare (Pic)

By | February 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

It looks like a simple checkbox is one of the hardest things to style (unless you use JS).
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Firefox 5, 6 and 7 Coming in 2011

By | February 8, 2011 | 9 Comments

Firefox 5, 6 and 7 Coming in 2011

Pushes turbo button.

It looks like Mozilla is following Google’s Chrome path and will be releasing not 1 but 3 “major” Firefox versions this year.

According to the official roadmap, the following goals were set:
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