Flock, the social web browser that was acquired by Zynga back in January, 2011, is now shutting down.
April 26th, 2011 is the day when Flock support will be discontinued and company already suggests users to download an alternative web browser, such as: Firefox or Google Chrome.
Support for Flock browsers will be discontinued as of April 26th, 2011. We would like to thank our loyal users around the world for their support, and we encourage the Flock community to migrate in the coming weeks to one of the recommended web browsers listed below.
Why is Flock shutting down?
The final version of Opera 11.10 has been just released and can be downloaded here. In case you are using Opera 11.10 RC 4.1, there is no need to do so because it’s the very same build.
There are plenty of new features and improvements in the following version, including:
If you don’t like the way Opera 11.10 displays zoomed in site/logo thumbnails in the new Speed Dial, then here is how to fix this:
Right Click > Reload Every > 30 Minutes (or any other option)
Right Click > Reload
You will now notice that the full site thumbnails are back. However, if you don’t like the distraction by the constantly changing working environment, then click the following:
Right Click > Reload Every > Never
You now have static, full site thumbnails, just like in the older versions of Opera.
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- Mozilla Names Slow Extensions
- Google Chrome to Receive Scrolling Tabs
- Google Chrome to Improve Security
- Google Chrome Cookies
- The Story of Opera Employee
- Download Opera 11.10 RC
- CycleBlob: WebGL Lightcycle Game
- How Would You Change FavBrowser?
- FavBrowser.com v3 Launched
Now here is something for the cheerleaders.
Web site compression technology, Opera Turbo, has just received a significant upgrade which will certainly improve your browsing experience.
Thanks to WebP compression, JPEG images not only do look better now but also take less time to load (see picture above).
An aggressive release schedule for the next version of Firefox has been set by Mozilla, indicating that Firefox 5 is to come out on the 21st of June. Firefox 6 could be brought to the public just two months later if Mozilla keeps up with its schedule.
Nightly, Aurora, Beta, and Firefox being the series of versions that new features have to go through, Firefox 5 has to hit the Aurora channel by the 12th of April and reach the Beta channel by the 17th of May to meet the release deadline.
The company behind Maxthon has filed a petition, asking the European Commission to change the way it counts web browser market share on Windows PCs.
According to the official blog post, when it comes to the browser ballot screen, the EC should only count the number of Apple Safari users on Windows and not Mac OS machines, as it gives an unfair advantage to Apple and hurts smaller parties.
As you might know, market share determines the top 5 positions of the browser ballot screen and for the company that claims to be the world’s 5th largest web browser maker on Windows PCs, it’s kind of a big deal.
One of our readers, Shane Bundy, has noticed an interesting new feature that is planned for the future Google Chrome versions: scrolling tabs.
If you are not familiar with the scrolling tabs feature, see the picture above. It’s that arrow in the right corner which will appear after way too many tabs were opened and they no longer fit on your screen.
Hopefully, it can be disabled as well.