Going by what Mozilla has to say, the channel switcher will be removed from Firefox. Why? While the channel switcher seemed like a good idea at first, it was only really useful as a springboard it appears. This conclusion came to light due to the fact that the feature was rarely utilized once users made the switch to a particular channel.
As it turns out, users of Firefox are much more interested in running different versions of the browser alongside each other, and so Mozilla has declared that its efforts are best directed elsewhere. You will still be able to switch back and forth between the Aurora and Beta channels, of course. Simply visit the Future of Firefox page to obtain them.
Suitable for systems with low amounts of memory only.
If, for one reason or another you still experience Firefox memory leaks that seem to affect your web browsing experience, then Firefox Plumber could be the extension you’ve been waiting for.
Although it does not actually solve the issue itself, Firefox Plumber offloads your RAM in favor of the hard drive.
So you’ve just received your Google Chrome Notebook and already running out of ideas?
Well, here is one: put it into the blender.
According to various reports, Apple has released a developer preview build of its upcoming, Safari 5.1 web browser.
Weighting a total of 45.3 MB, Safari 5.1 includes a variety of new features and improvements for both Windows and Mac OS X users.
The following release improves graphics performance on Windows, brings media caching for video and audio web apps, separates browser’s rendering process from its application process, which improves overall browser responsiveness and stability.
The following version not only fixes a total of 12 security related vulnerabilities and rewards bug hunters with a total of $6837, but also includes some neat new features. Including but not limited to: 3D CSS hardware acceleration, ability to delete Flash cookies, improved screen reader support and protection against malicious downloads.
What else is new?
Recently, Mozilla has released the sixth version of its Firefox Aurora web browser, including a variety of changes for both everyday users and web developers.
Here is just a small list of Firefox 6 Aurora features:
Data Management Window
As seen in the screenshot above, Data Management Window (which can be accessed by typing in “about:permissions” ion the URL bar) allows users to control data access for the specific web sites, including: cookies, passwords and location information.
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Removes annoying ads.
After few weeks of testing, an alternative browser for Android, Dolphin Browser HD 5.0 took off its Beta tag and has been released as the 5.0.1 Final.
As you might expect, version 5.0 includes a great list of changes, including:
In the recent Windows 8 reveal video, Microsoft has also offered a sneak peak at the upcoming Internet Explorer 10 web browser.
According to Jensen Harris, director of program management at Microsoft, just like in Windows Phone 7, IE10 includes a touch optimized UI which will drastically improve user experience on the touch screen supported devices.