Mozilla’s decision to strip the version number from Firefox’s “About” dialog box has been greeted by a nearly unanimous thumbs down, according to a lengthy, and at times heated, debate on a company discussion list.
The pushback was the second in as many months against Mozilla, which found itself the center of a late June controversy over its apparent lack of interest in enterprise customers. Asa Dotzler, a director of Firefox, explained why Mozilla was dumping the version number in a thread in the mozilla.dev.usability discussion group.
RockMelt is now better than ever thanks to all the security and performance improvements in the latest stable version of Chromium, namely Chromium 13.
Theme support in the New Tab page has been added as well and can be gotten from here.
Over 100 bugs were also fixed with this release to make RockMelt even more reliable which includes resolving an issue a few users experienced with having to log into Facebook every time, Facebook being a big part of RockMelt.
Firefox users had trouble accessing JPMorgan Chase’s website chase.com today when the bank experienced problems with an outdated security certificate. Going by a Chase spokesman, the Firefox certificate was updated on the bank’s servers in about 45 minutes, fixing the issue.
The outage involved a lapsed security certificate. Website servers present certificates to a customer’s browsers to verify identities. This certificate, which has information such as the address of the site, is verified by a third party that is trusted by a user’s computer. A certificate that is outdated or lapsed would appear as having been revoked by the issuing server.
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.
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.
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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.
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- Mozilla Brings The Sign In Button To The Browser Level
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- How browsers make money, or why Google needs Firefox
- Building better web apps with a new Chrome Beta
- Dev Channel Updates for Chromebooks
- Google Chrome Dev Channel Update
- Google Chrome Beta Channel Update
- Google Chrome Beta and Stable Channel Update
- Opera goes to China with Oupeng browser launch
- Maxthon Mobile Selected as the Default Browser for GalnetMIUI
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.
– Added Google Chrome 15 Dev Support
– Added Firefox 6 Support
– Fixed Firefox AdBlock Backup Issues
Jumping 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