Web developers breathe sigh of relief.
It looks like the good news day is not yet over as Microsoft has just announced plans to start rolling out updates for the older versions of Internet Explorer
According to the official blog post, starting from January, users will be prompted to update their web browser to Internet Explorer 9; this includes Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 machines.
Supports out-of-process plug-ins as well.
Christmas are coming early for Opera fans as for the first time ever, there is a 64 bit version of Opera 12 web browser available for download.
Now, before you start screaming like a little girl, keep in mind that this is a very early build, which can be downloaded from Opera Labs only, in both 32 and 64 bit flavors.
AdBlock Plus, a popular extension for Google Chrome and Firefox, has issued an update, which now allows non-intrusive advertising by default.
Following such “drastic” move, add-on authors have received a lot of negative feedback, blaming them for all kinds of problems.
Google funded study confirms.
Accuvant, the US based research, firm has published a new study, which compared security features of the three most popular web browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox.
As it turns out, the search giant funded study has made a conclusion that Google Chrome is the most secure browser out there, followed by Internet Explorer and Firefox.
It’s always important to backup your data, especially when it comes to your web browser. Thankfully, there are a couple of tools to do that, from cloud based servers to local ones. Here’s how you can backup Opera to your USB Flash drive or just a regular HDD:
- Download FavBackup
- Menu: Backup > Opera
If for one reason or another your Firefox extensions have disappeared or won’t work upon Firefox upgrade, then it’s possible that they were disabled during the installation process.
However, the hope is not lost yet as Mozilla’s “Add-on Compatibility Reporter” extension will most likely fix your problem.
After installation, incompatible extensions will be re-enabled so you could test them. As simple as that.