Maxthon 2.0.3 Final Released

By | September 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

MaxthonOne more web browser release today, it’s Maxthon 2.0.3 Final. This new build introduces few new features and fixes various bugs.

New Features

  • Added Link to Online Favorites Recovery
  • Added Prompt dialog when switching user
  • Groups Menu’s show/hide states will not be determined by whether user has Groups Data
  • Fixed

  • Press ESC to Stop Loading Page
  • Last Page can not be closed in v2.0.3-rc
  • Increased the priority of website white list, now it’s above global black list
  • Slow Language Menu when have a lots of languages installed
  • Modified Table display in Setup Center
  • Shortcut Key Text duplicate when set Shortcut Keys
  • Feed Discovery mistakes
  • Can not unblock content under Block Page Content mode
  • URL Display error in Up One Level feature
  • Fixed display problem with default Utilities, Added Regedit
  • Improve several dialog’s presentation
  • Download now.

    Opera 9.5 Alpha Released So Download Opera 9.5 Now

    By | September 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5 AlphaGood afternoon everyone,

    I know you were waiting for this release; it doesn’t even matter if you hate Opera, but you are so curious about new Opera 9.5 features that you will continue reading this article. Opera 9.5 was developed more than a year and can be downloaded from here. Alpha 9.5 introduces some new features as well as thousands of bug fixes and that’s not all. It’s extremely fast web browser. To get more detailed view, check this changelog. As Opera Desktop team said:

    Opera 9.5 alpha is:
    Full history search
    Improved site compatibility
    Access for everyone
    Improved platform integration
    Preview of bookmark and Speed Dial synchronization

    New shortcuts

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    Exclusive Opera 9.5 Features & Video

    By | September 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Be sure to check this out. Exclusive Opera 9.5 Features & Video.


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    Firefox 3 Receives Remember Password Upgrade

    By | September 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxFirefox 3 team keeps releasing new Firefox 3 nightly builds with new features and/or fixes. This time they’ve upgraded “remember password” feature, once you enter your details and trying to login, Firefox 3 will ask either if you want to remember those details or not. So no more accidently saved invalid passwords, now you’ve got a plenty of time to think before clicking “Remember” if entered details were correct or not.

    Firefox Remember Password


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    2007 August Browsers Market Share Results

    By | September 2, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Browsers Market ShareAugust is over and we have August browsers market share results. See July results here.

    Last 4 months Internet Explorer managed to increase its market share, however, this month it lost some market share and slipped from 78.98 to 78.68% (0.27% decrease).

    This month is good for Firefox fans, this browser increased its market share from 14.37% to 14.67% (0.3% increase).

    Safari keeps increasing its market share as well, this time from 4.56% to 4.68% (0.12% increase).

    Last month Opera lost some market share as well as this one, from 0.89% to 0.88% (0.01% decrease).

    Netscape keeps losing its market share, this time from 0.75% to 0.71% (0.04% decrease).

    Not a big surprise, Opera Mini gains more and more market share every month, this time from 0.24% to 0.27% (0.03% increase).

    Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

    Market Share 2007 August

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    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (2 Sep 2007)

    By | September 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxYet another new nightly build from Firefox team, they are working on weekends too. This build fixes a total of 3 bugs:

  • [Firefox:Places]-Implement “Save this Search” [All]
  • [Toolkit:XUL Widgets]-general.xml cleanup [Mac]
  • [Core:DOM]-nsNSElementTearoff should participate in cycle collection [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Core:XSLT]-numerous xslt leaks visiting [Lin]
  • [Firefox:General]-Load app defaults and extension defaults separately [All]
  • And contains same regressions/annoying/common bugs as in the previous build.

    Download from here.

    Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8 – New Nightly Build (1 Sep 2007)

    By | September 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

    FirefoxFirefox team just can’t stop working. Recently they have released a very first September nightly build. Firefox 3 Pre-Alpha 8, 1 Sep 2007. Let’s check the changelog.


  • [Firefox:Password Manager]- replace modal pre-submit save password dialog with post-submit bar [All]
  • [Core:Installer: XPInstall Engine]- Blocked XPI install should have allow once feature [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-live bookmarks should only refresh when browser is active [All]
  • [Core:History: Session]-[FIX] Restore events may not be revoked when a new load happens [All]
  • [Firefox:Menus]-Tools menu leaks Clear Private Data label [Mac]
  • [Firefox:Phishing Protection]- let malware checking block page loads [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-the location bar dropdown should show a star next to bookmarked results [All]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Add favicons on recently closed tabs list [All]
  • [Core:Networking: HTTP]- prefetch- related leak loading firefox google start page [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-Improve filter architecture [All]
  • [Firefox:Extension/Theme Manager]- Restart button in Installation tab remains grayed out after an update of multiple extensions [Win]
  • [Core:DOM: Events]-Crash [@ PresShell: :ResizeReflow] with onbeforecut removing element, iframe and position: fixed [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- double clicking the url in the location bar looks like it places the text in the X selection but doesn’t [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Star icon shouldn’t be set for items in RSS / Live Bookmarks. [All]
  • [Firefox:Preferences]-Security pref pane’s last groupbox is partially cutoff [All]
  • [Core:SVG]-Enum mapping for marker incorrect [Lin]
  • [Firefox:Places]-Star icon in url autocomplete results shouldn’t be set for items in RSS / Live Bookmarks. [All
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming:

  • [Firefox:General]-Load app defaults and extension defaults separately [All]
  • [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration]-Ensure a11y support in breakpad [Lin]
  • [Core:DOM]-Dangling pointer in nsXULPD Global Object leads to mem corruption/crashes [Win]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs:

  • [Core:XPCOM]-Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • [Firefox:General]-Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • [Firefox:General]-Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • [Firefox:Places]-bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • [Other Applications:Reporter]- Reporter should move away from SOAP (Reporter fails to send reports on trunk) [All]
  • [Firefox:Download Manager]- Downloads no longer remember last download directory – always defaults to Downloads [Win]
  • [Firefox:Location Bar and Autocomplete]- Location bar autocomplete hangs after first character is typed; regardless of speed of character input [Win]
  • [Core:ImageLib]-Crash Viewing Image [ @ nsGIFDecoder2: :DoLzw] [Win]
  • Download.

    This Summer Is Over…

    By | September 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

    And it has nothing to do with web browsers. So how was your summer? Was it good?

    This summer is over but we will have another one, and another one, and… ;-) Hello autumn.

    5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Firefox

    By | September 1, 2007 | 9 Comments

    FirefoxIt’s time for my final “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like” post. Firstly it was Internet Explorer, then Opera and now… Firefox. For obvious reasons I won’t post “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Safari” as Safari 3 is still a beta. I hope that you enjoyed those posts, sooner or later I will come back to this “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like” posts again. Till then I hope that most of those reasons and/or problems/annoyances will be fixed soon. And here it comes…

    1. Firefox needs to be restarted after each add-on and/or theme installation.
    2. It has very less features so you have to install dozens of add-ons. Why I don’t like to install add-ons? See 1′st reason.
    3. Poor download manager.
    4. Sometimes happens when I click back (why can’t it just BACK?).

    Firefox Error

    5. I don’t know why but Firefox team ignores some of the security issues. Do you like that?

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    Text Ads In The Posts

    By | September 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

    I bet that you really don’t like them, don’t you? Good news, no more text ads with tiny pop-ups in the posts.