This is some awesome stuff for web developers/site owners. Google today has released a Firefox add-on (requires Firebug) which analyzes your site and gives you ideas on how to optimize it for the fastest browsing experience possible and save some bandwidth.
To make the story short: Before downloading Google Chrome, as usual, I have opened web browser and started to type “Google Chrome” in the address bar, predicting that it will lead me to the Google search results.
To my surprise, once I have typed that into Firefox 3 address bar and hit enter, it has opened Chrome home page instead.
Same with other web browser names: Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera queries lead to their home pages as well.
Kind of nice gesture from Mozilla, I guess.
It’s easy and simple, just right click on the tabs panel and uncheck “Enable thumbnail previews”.
Opera 10 with removed visual tabs.
With the launch of Opera 10 Beta, EspenAO from Choose Opera blog notified users about a new contest which is supposed to promote Turbo.
Basically, they ask you to submit pictures, videos, music, web sites or anything else Opera Turbo related.
As it says: Tell us how you reacted first time you tried compressed browsing. Create any kind of content, send us a link to your tweet or blog about it and we will share your experience with the community!
Some examples: Continue Reading
6 months after the 1st Alpha and yesterdays leak, Opera Software has officially launched the very first Opera 10 Beta release.
Besides already reported features, such as: new skin, visual tabs, opera turbo, crashlogging tool, speed dial configuration and resizable search field, Opera 10 Beta also brings faster browsing experience (40% performance increase), “Web integration” and more.
The 3rd and final wave of Internet Explorer 8 has been just released. As a result, IE8 is now available in a total of 63 languages.
New languages, as per wave 2:
Albanian, Assamese, Basque, Bengali (Bangladesh), Bengali (India), Gujarati, Indonesian, Kannada, Kazakh, Konkani, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Malay (Brunei Darussalam), Malay (Malaysia), Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi (India), Tamil, Telugu, Uzbek (Latin)
With Opera 10 Beta release tomorrow, we have something special for you, from Daniel Hendrycks. Enjoy! Continue Reading
Opera is the world’s number one mobile browser, overtaking iPhone in May according to data from StatCounter Global Stats. In May Opera took 24.6% of the worldwide market compared to 22.3% for iPhone. Nokia retains third place with 17.9%. However, if one includes iPod Touch then Apple browsers still lead with iPod Touch alone taking 14.9% of the market in May.
Thanks to Daniel for sending this.
Few of them already reported weird issue: even though their default search provider was set to Google, after the launch of Bing, it hijacked the search feature in the toolbar and became new default search engine.
To make things worse, it’s not possible to change it back to Google.
There are no official statements yet, from Google or Microsoft. Continue Reading