StumbleUpon for Safari, Opera and Others

By | January 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you are using Safari, Opera or any other web browser which doesn’t support official StumbeUpon toolbar, don’t worry yet. There are few tools with less, same and even more functionalities that are officially supported in the toolbar.

Here are some tips on how to get use the toolbar. They will work independently of the OS:

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Resize Text Areas in Opera

By | January 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

To get to work the following User Javascripts, you need to establish a folder path where the .js files will be stored (“Preferences” > “Advanced” > “Content” > “JavaScript Options” > “User JavaScript files”).

Both scripts started out from the simple desire of resizing text areas easily (like CSS3 UI).

And thanks a lot to xErath, the writer of these javascripts.

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Browsers are Hot Again

By | January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechCrunch published an interesting article on the recent “Browsers are Hot Again!” panel. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera were invited.

Here is an excerpt from the article on their vision:

An audience question asked each of the panelists to describe the essence of each browser. The responses were varied. Microsoft’s Hachamovitch said his team starts with looking at what the user wants and building from there (and pointed to IE 8’s impressive feature list). Krogh from Opera said they wanted to supply a standards compliant browser for literally any Internet connected device. Google’s Pichal said speed (of javascript) was their primary goal (Hachamovitch then dubbed him “Mr. Speed” in a later comment). Mozilla’s Shaver said Firefox was about “putting the web first,” and creating a standards-compliant browser in as many languages as possible to ensure that no one was left out of the Internet.

P.S. Internet Explorer 8 RC is going to be released within few weeks.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Delayed

By | January 15, 2009 | 4 Comments

Mozilla has recently announced that due to many remaining bugs still unfixed, they are going to delay Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 release for a week.

Instead of releasing it on Jan 26th, it will be launched on Feb 2nd.

The upcoming beta release is supposed to be the last beta for Firefox 3.1 series.

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Speed Up Safari

By | January 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here are few simple tips to increase Safari performance.

Disable Add-ons

Add-ons, such as PithHelmet or Saft, whilst extremely useful, can be the source of performance or stability issues. Fortunately, most utilities like these have an option to disable their functionality to allow you to troubleshoot. You could also choose to remove them from your computer altogether. To do this, follow the instructions on Apple’s Safari add-ons technote. Continue Reading

Extensions Post Removed

By | January 14, 2009 | 16 Comments

I have just removed recent published and “supposed to be funny” post on Opera’s Vision.

It was my mistake and I am sorry.

This Can Be Big: Apple Allows 3rd Party Web Browsers into App Store

By | January 14, 2009 | 3 Comments

Remember Opera for iPhone? Well, something good is happening at Apple App Store. As MacRumors says:

Over the past 24 hours, Apple has begun to approve 3rd party web browsing applications for the iPhone. A number of new web browsing apps have suddenly appeared with original submission dates ranging as far back as October. Continue Reading

Speed Up Internet Explorer

By | January 14, 2009 | 15 Comments

Now here is something for you, IE users. Five tweaks to increase Internet Explorer performance. Written by reliancep

1. Turn off Phishing Filter. This feature supposedly helps to prevent you from being tricked into accessing a rogue web site that is masquerading as a bona fide web site. I’ve found this feature to really slow down web access at times. Microsoft released a patch that supposedly fixes the problem, but my computer has the patch and I still notice this feature slowing down web access. If you think you can live without the extra protection of IE7 anti-phishing, you can disable it by starting IE7 and then going to: Continue Reading

New Apple Safari Vulnerability Discovered

By | January 13, 2009 | 3 Comments

Guy Brian has discovered a new Safari vulnerability which affects Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) users who haven’t changed default feed reader preferences.

This vulnerability allows phishing sites to silently read all the user data from hard drive without him knowing that.

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Remove Opera Widgets Menu

By | January 13, 2009 | 3 Comments

Delete Opera Widgets MenuIf you want to delete/disable Opera’s widget menu, just follow these simple steps below:

Open “defaults” folder in Opera’s directory. For example:

C:\Program Files\Opera\defaults
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera

Close Opera and open standard_menu.ini file with your favorite text editor. For example: Notepad

Find and delete the following entry:

Submenu, M_WIDGET_MENU, Browser Widgets Menu

Save, exit and this is it. Start Opera.