IE9: 23 Million Downloads and Counting

By | February 1, 2011 | 6 Comments

With the approaching Internet Explorer 9 RC1 release date, IE team has recently revealed that Microsoft’s browser has been already downloaded more than 23 million times.

Furthermore, it looks like with a total 1.82% of Windows 7 users already using IE9, it has now reached 0.5% of the worldwide market share.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, January 31st

By | January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 31st

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Internet Explorer 9 RC Launching Soon

By | January 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 RC Launching SoonGood news, Microsoft has just sent out invitations to media press, inviting them to join an Internet Explorer 9 event on February 10th.

Members from the Internet Explorer team (and some special guests) will be visiting San Francisco in two weeks to share some important news. I know it’s an extremely busy news week already, but we’re hoping you can join us.

Just a few more weeks to go.

Download Firefox 4 Beta 10

By | January 27, 2011 | 4 Comments

Download Firefox 4 Beta 10Just few weeks after the Beta 9 release, here comes the next-to-last Beta build of Firefox web browser.

What’s changed? Improvements in memory usage, various stability enhancements and over 500 bug fixes.

However, with release cycle pickup up speed, you should expect Beta 11 at the end of January (31st) or very early February.

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Thanks, Jeff.

Download Opera 11.01

By | January 27, 2011 | 16 Comments

Download Opera 11.01After 2 RC builds, Norwegian browser maker has recently released the final build of Opera 11.01.

The following update includes a handful of bug fixes, various improvements in core and mail sectors as well as 6 security related patches.

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IE9 RC User Interface Changes

By | January 26, 2011 | 11 Comments

IE9 RC User Interface Changes DetailedIt looks like the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 RC build will feature some user interface changes.

Russian website has had their hands on the build numbered 9.00.8073.6010 (WIN7_IE9_Partner.110113-2300) and made a comparison against IE9 Beta.

Result?

Sharper edges, some color changes and various tweaks.
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Firefox 5 is Months Away

By | January 25, 2011 | 16 Comments

Firefox 5 is Months AwayIf you’ve been expecting Firefox 5 sometime next year then we have some good news for you.

According to Brendan Eich, the CTO of Mozilla, company is ready to speed up their release cycle and introduce Firefox 5 at the some point of this year.

Cast a colder eye on your blockers. Some of them can wait for a dot release or Firefox 5 that I do believe will be only months after 4 comes out. We are going to a fast release cycle. It serves our users better. To do that we have to get this touch and go done with Firefox 4.

If everything goes as planned, we should see the Final build of Firefox 4 sometime next monmth.

Optimized Firefox for Linux

By | January 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

Optimized Firefox for LinuxAfter Optimized Firefox for Windows post, here is something for Linux users to play with.

According to the website, Swiftfox is an optimized Firefox version for Linux that it is using the “most cutting edge” Firefox source code and is available for both, AMD and Intel processors.

Unlike “The Pale Moon Project”, it has little to none information about the exact optimizations and/or performance improvements.

However, if you are still interested in, give it a try.

Be Right Back

By | January 19, 2011 | 4 Comments

Be Right Back

Hi everyone,

Just a minor announcement: I’ll be flying to London later today and therefore, won’t be able to post any news for a few days to come.

Should be back on Monday (24th), so not a major inconvenience after all :-)

See you soon.

Firefox: Mouseless Browsing

By | January 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Firefox: Mouseless Browsing

There are times when using mouse is not an option and for such cases, Mouseless Browsing is a perfect add-on to install.

It’s compatible with Firefox 3.0 as well as the upcoming (Firefox 4.0) builds.

Features

* Supports numeric as well as character ids; character set configurable
* Option to show ids before entire page is loaded
* Configurable modifiers to open link in new tab/window/Cooliris Previews
* Configuration option to use numpad exclusively for Mouseless Browsing
* Configuration options to define for which elements ids should be shown (form element, links, pure image links, frames, other clickable elements)
* Smart positioning of ids: Ids for image links, textfields, selectboxes are placed in the right upper corner to minimize the impact on the page layout.
* Possibility to configure URL specific behavior (black/whitelist)
* Configurable shortcuts for all Mouseless Browsing actions

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