Detect Which Browser Window/Tab Plays Music In The Background

By | August 17, 2011 | 5 Comments

Detect Which Browser Window/Tab Plays Music In The Background

So you have a web browser open with dozens of tabs when suddenly you hear an annoying sound and have no idea which of the sites does that.

Don’t worry. MuteTab, a Google Chrome extension, is here to rescue. Not only it detects sound from tabs but also allows you to mute background tabs altogether.

Unfortunately, it’s not yet available in other web browsers. However, if you are a Google Chrome user, give it a try.

View Facebook Notifications Without Visiting Facebook

By | August 16, 2011 | 3 Comments

View Facebook Notifications Without Visiting Facebook

Here is a fun Speed Dial Extension for the Opera web browser: Facebook Preview.

Basically, it allows you to view Facebook notifications without opening the page. However, it still requires uses to use the “Keep me logged in” option.

Offering three different display modes to choose from, it will surely attract some of the social network addicts.

Give it a try.

Via my.opera.com

Microsoft Sends Mozilla A Cupcake

By | August 16, 2011 | 14 Comments

Microsoft Sends Mozilla A Cupcake

Orders more wholesale.

Continuing its sweet tradition, the software giant has sent a gift to Mozilla Corporation, congratulating them on the Firefox 6 release. What is that, you ask? A delicious cupcake.

Unfortunately for Mozilla, Microsoft has decided not to send a full sized cake, which would’ve been sent prior the rapid release cycle introduction. Still, a nice gesture nonetheless.

Via Neowin

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 15th

By | August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 15th

[Thanks, asknobody]

Guess The Web Browser Game (Pic)

By | August 15, 2011 | 14 Comments

Idea for family game night.
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Web Browser Backup: FavBackup 2.1.1 Released

By | August 14, 2011 | 6 Comments

Browsers Backup: FavBackup 2.1.0 Released

With the release of Firefox 6, we are happy to announced the availability of FavBackup 2.1.1, which fixes a bug when backing up AdBlock data (as reported by DeoDomuique) and adds a few new web browsers support.

Changelog

– Added Google Chrome 15 Dev Support
– Added Firefox 6 Support
– Fixed Firefox AdBlock Backup Issues

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Download Firefox 6 Final

By | August 14, 2011 | 9 Comments

Download Firefox 6 FinalJumping ahead of schedule, Mozilla has uploaded the Final version of Firefox 6 web browser into their servers for you to download.

Although the official changelog is not yet available, Firefox 6 will include the following new features and enhancements:

Reduced startup times when using Panorama
Web Console usability improvements
Improved discoverability of Firefox Sync
Domain name highlighting in the address bar
A support for the latest draft version of WebSockets
EventSource / server-sent events and window.matchMedia support
… and more

Download (Windows).
Download (Other OS’es).

Firefox: A Perfect Match

By | August 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

Firefox Funny

Via Reddit.

Firefox’s Memory Appetite Decreased By 20% To 30%

By | August 11, 2011 | 11 Comments

Firefox's Memory Appetite Decreased By 20% to 30%Firefox 7, set to ship in late September, will be quite a bit faster because of recent efforts to plug the browser’s memory leaks. Mozilla developer Nicholas Nethercote credited the “MemShrink” project for closing memory bugs in the browser and producing a faster Firefox. MemShrink was announced approximately two months ago.

Firefox 7 uses less memory than Firefox 6 (and 5 and 4): often 20% to 30% less, and sometimes as much as 50% less. This means that Firefox 7 is faster (sometimes drastically so) and less likely to crash, particularly if you have many websites open at once and/or keep Firefox running for a long time between restarts. - Nicholas Nethercote, programmer at Mozilla

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If Web Browsers Were Memes

By | August 11, 2011 | 13 Comments

What if Internet memes represented top 6 web browsers? Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera and Maxthon…
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