Mozilla is readying a program that will allow companies to build their own customized browsers based on the next version of Firefox, which will be out in a few weeks.
The Build Your Own Browser program is a good fit for enterprises that want to create a customized browser that can be easily installed across multiple corporate desktops, said Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox at Mozilla.
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At the WWDC today Apple has announced the final version of Safari 4 web browser for both, Windows and Mac OS X. As I am kind of getting bored with all the lies from them, won’t even comment their latest statement: “world’s fastest and most innovative web browser.” (according to AppleInsider) Good for them, I guess.
Few new features in the final release are:
– Top Sites, offering a visual preview of frequently visited and favorite pages
– Full History Search, to search through titles, web addresses and the complete text of recently viewed pages
– Cover Flow, to easily flip through web history or bookmarks.
– Smart Address Fields for automatically completing web addresses from an easy to read list of suggestions
– Search Fields, to fine tune searches with recommendations from Google Suggest or a list of recent searches
– Full Page Zoom, for a closer look at any website without degrading the quality of the site’s layout and text.
There are many great new features in this baby, for instance: Opera Turbo which needs no introduction, long promised Widgets, tweaked user interface, Dragonfly (yep), full AJAX support and so much more.
For a complete list, feel free to check “Opera Mobile 9.7 beta” page.
It seems that developers are having a hard time with Firefox 3.5 release. With more than few Beta delays already, it was announced that the 1st release candidate (RC) is also going to be delayed. As there are still 10 blockers left to fix, we are not going to see release unlit next week.
Months after development, Google has finally released the very first builds of Chrome for both, Linux and Mac OS X. As it’s available in dev channel, product managers have warned users not to download any of those builds, unless you are a developer or just like to use incomplete and crashing software.
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.