Mozilla is following its new update policy very well and has updated its popular browser Firefox to version 10 today, bringing along support for full-screen web apps and extension management improvements, apart from few other minor changes. Antialiasing for WebGL is also now implemented, according to the new version’s release notes. You can download Firefox 10 final for Windows or Mac from the links below:
Mozilla has completed work on the final build of Firefox 9 and is ready to roll out the update to users worldwide, just over a month after Firefox 8 was released to the public. While they’ll put up the download links on their revamped website tomorrow, you can be the first one to download it today! Here are the direct download links:
…Sort of. Though set to open for public tomorrow, Firefox 8 final has hit Mozilla’s ftp servers already and includes speed and performance enhancements among other updates. This update is part of Mozilla’s quick release plans in which they plan to release updates pretty frequently to users so they can keep up with the latest. Hence, its no surprise that Firefox 8 comes just weeks (6 to be precise) after Firefox 7, which in turn came around a month after Firefox 6 hit the web.
Firefox 8: Change Log
- Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default
- Added a one-time add-on selection dialog to manage previously installed add-ons
- Added Twitter to the search bar
- Added a preference to load tabs on demand, improving start-up time when windows are restored
- Improved tab animations when moving, reordering, or detaching tabs
- Improved performance and memory handling
- Added CORS support for cross-domain textures in WebGL
- Added support for HTML5 context menus
- Added support for insertAdjacentHTML
- Improved CSS hyphen support for many languages
- Improved WebSocket support
- Fixed several stability issues
Last month we handed out a couple of easy-to-do but very effective solutions to get rid of the ugly Facebook Chat bar/sidebar to those of you who couldn’t adjust to the change brought in by Mark Zuckerberg and his men and the response we received was fantastic. Many of you wrote in to thank us for the tip and we appreciate it. In case you missed it, here’s the trick again.
Well today we have another easy-to-implement solution for you to get rid of the not-so-cool Facebook chat bar. The solution we have today is as effective as the previous ones we shared but is more flexible than them.
‘FB Chat Bully’ is an extension available for popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox (version 6 is out!), and gives you numerous options to customize as you like. For instance, you can remove the space-hogging sidebar, hide offline friends and show only the online ones, etc. You can even opt to hide your friends’ display pictures next to their names in the chat bar.
To begin weaving magic, download the extension for your preferred browser and enable the extension’s features. For Chrome you get three options: to hide offline users, to hide idle users and to hide users’ avatars (display pictures). The extension will automatically hide the sidebar when you login without having to enable it separately.
For Firefox, the sidebar isn’t hidden automatically and has to be hidden from the extension’s options. You can also choose to hide online friends in the left panel, hide offline users in the chat bar, hide idle users, hide users’ avatars and hide the status icon which indicates if a friend is online, idle or offline.
You can download ‘FB Chat Bully’ extensions for Chrome and Firefox from here.
Mozilla’s Firefox browser has been updated to version 6, and though it only shows ‘beta’ for now with the final version expected to be rolled out through the browser’s automatic updating feature starting next week, the final version is already available as a manual download from the Mozilla servers. This new release includes several minor improvements that might not be noticeable to the naked eye: no major UI changes or a revamped feature set — yet, after using the browser for a few minutes, you might immediately notice speed improvements of about 20% according to Mozilla itself, as well as significantly reduced memory consumption.
You can download Mozilla Firefox 6 from here:
Have you ever wanted to set multiple home pages on your browser? Ever wanted to load all your favorite sites the moment you launch your browser? Well, with Firefox, now you can. Continue reading “Setting Multiple Homepages In Firefox”
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1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time.
When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30.
This means it will make 30 requests at once.
3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer.
Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”.
This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it
If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages 2-30 times faster now.
Maemo is a software platform developed by Nokia for smartphones and Internet Tablets. It is based on the Debian Linux distribution.
Firefox for mobile is packed with your favorite features, including:
- Awesome Bar – Go to your favorite sites in just a couple of keystrokes with intelligent and personalized searching
- Weave Sync – Sync your Firefox tabs, history, bookmarks and passwords between your desktop and mobile device for a seamless browsing experience
- Add-ons – Customize your Firefox by adding small pieces of functionality, like games and news readers, that help make the mobile Web browser your own
- Location-Aware Browsing – Get maps and information relevant to your location
- Tabbed browsing – View open tabs as thumbnails to easily identify and select the Web page you’d like to go to next
- Safe Browsing – Get an Instant Web Site ID and easily access and edit security settings
- Available in more than 30 languages and counting.
As far as a comparison to browsers on other platforms, Mozilla offers a bit more functionality, but it still seems a little clunkier than the browsers on Android and iPhone platforms.