If you are annoyed by “Connecting…” messages when opening new tab in Internet Explorer, then continue reading because we have a solution to fix this.
One of the reasons on why this could happen is installed add-ons. Fortunately, IE team has provided a tool which will tell you how much certain extension can slow down new tab page load.
As from the information in the right column, you can now optimize your load time by disabling one or few add-ons, unless you want to sacrifice functionality over performance.
Picture source: IE Blog
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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, mabdul and Nox for links.
BetaNews has recently made an interesting discovery (Is Google optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP netbooks?). As you might guess from the title, they suspect that Google is optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP and not for Windows 7.
Using the most recent v3 release (184.108.40.206), they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over 220.127.116.11 while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.
Higher is better
For some more details and reasons behind that, you might want to check the original article.
Thanks to Help for sending this.
Here comes a very nice move from Mozilla which is “Contributions Pilot”. So what is it all about?
Basically, it allows users to say a big thanks to add-on developers by donating money through PayPal system.
Furthermore, Mozilla won’t earn anything from donations leaving everything to hard working developers.
If you would like to find out more about this project (F.A.Q. included), feel free to head over to the accouchement page.
Thanks to Nox for sending this.
The Register writes:
Microsoft is continuing to insist it has gone to great lengths in recent months to appease European antitrust watchdogs by saying it will “respect the user choice of the default browser” in Windows.
However, rival browser maker Opera, which brought the original complaint about Microsoft tying its browser to its operating system to the European Commission in 2007, continues to proclaim the software giant hasn’t gone far enough yet.
NTRA Net writes:
The decision to remove the browser from the European version of Windows 7 to charges of the European Commission’s dominance of market forces to obtain the software by means other than that built into the system, so Microsoft has created a guide guidance for installation and the availability of a CD to pay.
If you ever wanted to see how Opera browser user interface has evolved, then head over to the following page and check it out.
Zoquete has made a screenshot gallery which includes the following Opera versions:
Opera 1, Opera 3.0, Opera 3.62, Opera 4.02
Opera 5.12, Opera 6.06, Opera 7.0, Opera 7.54
Opera 8.0, Opera 8.54, Opera 9.27, Opera 9.5