Browsers Market Share for the Year 2008

By | January 8, 2009 | 14 Comments

Previous year were great for some of the web browsers and not so good for Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.

Since it’s now 2009, let’s sum up all the market share reports and check final results.

Internet Explorer lost 7.32% of its market share Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 Update as High Priority

By | January 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

The upcoming release of Internet Explorer 8 will be available via Automatic Updates. According to Microsoft, the following update will be marked as high priority for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and important for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2009.

Alternatively, Microsoft is offering IE8 Blocker Toolkit which will allow administrators to disable delivery of Internet Explorer 8.

How will itl work?

Automatic update will notify you when IE8 is ready to install in the right side of taskbar. As simple as that.

Speed Up Firefox (Linux Only)

By | January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here is another tip for Linux users only by Andrei.

Speed up Firefox by mounting the profile in tmpfs

tmpfs is a virtual, RAM-backed filesystem. It’s lightning-fast, but since it’s RAM-backed, any file written to tmpfs uses precious memory while it’s there, and the entire contents of the virtual partition are lost on shutdown or crash. The good news is that these detriments can be minimized, making tmpfs a viable choice for your profile directory. This document gives some tips on how to mount your Firefox profile in a tmpfs partition while minimizing the downsides of tmpfs.

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Speed Up Firefox 3

By | January 6, 2009 | 4 Comments

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 two biggest things that jump out right off the bar is the addition of private browsing and the new Trace Monkey JavaScript engine.

Trace Monkey is available in Firefox 3 but has to be enabled, now with 3.1 it is on by default. The time it takes to render pages with 3.1 is a considerably boost from previous Firefox versions. Continue Reading

FavBrowser.com 2.21

By | January 5, 2009 | 6 Comments

Just a minor update to increase your browsing experience.

Archives were moved from sidebar to a separate page and now can be found in the top navigation.

Also, I am considering to re-enable related posts plugin. Let me know what you think about that.

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Video: How to Disable Firefox 3 Extensions Compatibility Check

By | January 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you’re like me, you probably lost a few extensions during the upgrade to Firefox 3 because the original author simply disappeared and never updated his extensions, or perhaps you came up against a problem and all the solutions seem to point towards an extension incompatible with Firefox 3.

In either case, it’s very annoying not to be able to install or use the extensions that you want/need. This is when disabling the add-on compatibility check comes in handy. All it takes is adding one entry into your about:config, which I’ll show you in the video/steps below. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

By | January 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Web Browsers Security Handbook

By | January 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Now here is something quite informative. Browser Security Handbook published by Google.

As Google explains, the document is meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers.

The following browsers are included: Continue Reading

Tweet Directly From Opera’s Address Bar

By | January 2, 2009 | 5 Comments

Dustin Wilson, also known as Khadgar in the MyOpera community has been able to tweet by configuring Opera.

First you have to configure it by adding the data URI:
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5 Reasons People Still Use Internet Explorer 6

By | January 1, 2009 | 5 Comments

Here is an article by Yarden on why people are still using old Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 version.

To sum it up:

They Don’t Know What a Browser Is
They Don’t Know That There Are Alternative Browsers
They Are Afraid Of Change Continue Reading