Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, March 7th

By | March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 7th

FavBrowser.com

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Opera 11.10 to Include Password Synchronization

By | March 6, 2011 | 8 Comments

Opera 11.10 to Include Password SynchronizationOur reader Mark has noticed an interesting piece of code in the latest Opera snapshot.

opera:config#OperaSync|SyncPasswordManager

Although password manager synchronization is yet to be announced, it does not stop us from doing that now.

On the side note, recent Opera 11.10 builds also include: new internal pages styling, speed dial animation and zoom and more.

Onclick Javascript Does Not Work in Google Chrome and Firefox?

By | March 6, 2011 | 2 Comments

Onclick Javascript in Google Chrome and Firefox Does Not Work?If you have found that onclick event does not work on Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari web browsers, then here is quick way to fix it:

Replace onclick form id with its name

For example, let’s say you have the following:

id=”form1″ name=”checkform1″

Find JS event:

onclick=”document.form1.cSSld.value=””

Replace with:

onclick=”document.checkform1.cSSld.value=””

All set. It now works with all web browsers.

IE6 Countdown

By | March 4, 2011 | 9 Comments

IE6 Countdown

In the world where it’s cool to hate Internet Explorer 6, Microsoft has launched a new site that displays the market share of this abomination.

By using data from Net Applications, web developers have put up a nice worldwide map which shows IE6 usage for every country.

Who takes the lead? China, with staggering 34.5%.

Thanks, RamaSubbu SK.

Web Browsers Usage By Country

By | March 3, 2011 | 17 Comments

BrowserRank has put up a world map which displays the most popular web browsers in various countries, both desktop and mobile.

Web Browsers Usage By Country
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19 Chrome Bugs Fixed in Preparation for Pwn2Own Hacking Contest

By | March 2, 2011 | 3 Comments

Nine researchers were paid a total of $14,000 in bug bounties for bringing the Chrome bugs to Google’s attention. The company then promptly patched them last Monday.

Pwn2Own, an annual hacking contest that takes place at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, was most likely the trigger for the updates, for Google fixed security flaws a week before last year’s Pwn2Own contest as well.
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Download Firefox 3.6.14 And 3.5.17

By | March 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

Download Firefox 3.6.14 And 3.5.17While everyone waits for the final build of Firefox 4, Mozilla has not yet forgotten previous versions and have released security updates for both, Firefox 3.6 and 3.5 branches.

Both releases fix a total of 10 security related vulnerabilities (8 critical) as well as several stability bugs.

Download
Firefox 3.6.14
Firefox 3.5.17

Release Notes
Firefox 3.6.14
Firefox 3.5.17

February, 2011 – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Firefox, Opera – Down

By | March 1, 2011 | 17 Comments

February, 2011 - Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Firefox, Opera - Down

It’s the 1st of March already, so let’s dive into February market share data.

With the release of Internet Explorer 9 RC, Microsoft has taken some share back, up from 56.00% to 56.77% (0.77 point increase).

While everyone awaits the final version of Firefox 4, an open source web browser continues the downtrend, from 22.75% to 21.74% (1.01 point decrease).
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Download Opera with Hardware Acceleration

By | March 1, 2011 | 21 Comments

Download Opera with Hardware AccelerationNow here is something for Opera users to play with, as Norwegian browser maker has recently released a public build of Opera that finally supports hardware acceleration.

Although it’s just a preview (not intended for daily use) and available for Windows users only, company promises that their standards based canvas implementation will also work with Linux or Mac OS X operating systems. Now isn’t that nice?

How is that possible?
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How Would You Change Internet Explorer?

By | March 1, 2011 | 17 Comments

How Would You Change Internet Explorer?

If you had a chance, how would you change Microsoft Internet Explorer so it would start recovering from the never ending market share decline?