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Posted by Syam Kumar at December 7, 2006 01:41 PM
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Firefox 2

Firefox 2

Firefox 2 (Bon Echo) is released.

According to Firefox Extension Guru, you can not go directly from Firefox to Firefox 2 via auto-update.

So, Download Firefox 2 Now!

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Posted by Syam Kumar at October 25, 2006 03:00 PM
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Heard that Internet Explorer 7 is available for download.

Go on and download Mozilla Firefox 2 Preview anyway. ;-)

Posted by Syam Kumar at October 19, 2006 05:12 PM
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Opera Removed Banner and Licensing Fee

Full-featured Opera browser is now available free of charge. Advertisement banner and registration options are removed.

Posted by Syam Kumar at September 21, 2005 10:07 PM
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IE7 beta 1 Details

The first couple of things they've done are: Support the alpha channel in PNG images


fixes to the peekaboo and guillotine bugs

Source: IEBlog

Posted by Syam Kumar at April 24, 2005 12:55 AM
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Opera 8 Released

Opera 8 for Windows and Linux released.

New Features:

  • Voice support.
  • "Fit to window width" abolishes horizontal scrolling.
  • Support for XmlHttpRequest.
  • Easy access to useful features via a Start bar.
  • Easy retrieval of closed pages and blocked pop-ups.
Posted by Syam Kumar at April 19, 2005 01:47 PM
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Firefox Secrets Book

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Firefox Secrets

Firefox Secrets is SitePoint's new book, written by Cheah Chu Yeow.

Posted by Syam Kumar at March 22, 2005 01:51 PM
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Acid Test for Browsers

Hakon Wium Lie, chief technology officer of Opera Software challenges Microsoft:

Microsoft now has the chance to redeem itself with regard to Web interoperability. All it needs to do is make sure IE 7 passes the Acid2 test before shipping.


To the Web community I want to say: Microsoft has now been challenged. They will respond, if enough people remind them of the challenge. Please remind them. And, when IE 7 is released, make sure this is the first thing you type into it:

Anne says that this test could expose some bugs in "better browsers" as well.

Posted by Syam Kumar at March 17, 2005 07:03 PM
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Opera Fixes IDN Spoofing Bug

Opera released the second Beta version of its next browser (8.0 Beta 2). It includes an answer to the recent security debate over Web site spoofing.

Download Opera (8.0 Beta 2)

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Posted by Syam Kumar at February 26, 2005 06:21 PM
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Firefox 1.0.1 (Security Update)

Firefox 1.0.1 is released. This is a security update. IDNs are now displayed as punycode.

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Posted by Syam Kumar at February 25, 2005 07:36 PM
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Google Hires Firefox Developer

Google hires Firefox developer.

Let's start the "Google browser" rumour again! ;-)

Posted by Syam Kumar at January 25, 2005 03:23 PM
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Firefox Secrets

Because many people reach this page searching for how to view firefox cache, I am adding that information too: Just type about:cache in the address bar and press Enter. -March 25, 2005

Mozilla Firefox has some hidden preferences that can be manually added to configuration console (about:config) and tweaked to improve its performance.

Fix a memory leak in Firefox 1.0

Step 1. Type about:config into Firefox's Address Bar and press Enter.

Step 2. Right-click any row, then click New, Integer. Type or paste the following preference name into the dialog box that appears (this is a hidden preference that doesn't exist in the Configuration Console until you create it):


Step 3. Click OK, then enter the following integer number into the next dialog box, representing 16 MB of RAM for the cache:


Step 4. Click OK to close the dialog box, then close all instances of Firefox and restart it.

Speeding up the maximizing of Firefox

Step 1. Use about:config to create a new, Boolean value. Type or paste the following string into the dialog box that appears:


Step 2. Click OK to close the dialog box. Change the value from "true" to "false" and restart Firefox.


Setting this item to "false" may noticeably slow down other applications while Firefox is minimized, if your PC has less than 256 MB of RAM. If so, change the setting back to "true."

Windows Secrets Newsletter

Related: Firefox Secrets (Book)

Posted by Syam Kumar at December 11, 2004 12:16 AM
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... if you are using the usual HTML features (no MathML) and are serving your content as text/html to other browsers, there is no need to serve application/xhtml+xml to Mozilla. In fact, doing so would deprive the Mozilla users of incremental display, because incremental loading of XML documents has not been implemented yet. Serving valid HTML 4.01 as text/html ensures the widest browser and search engine support.

Mozilla Web Author FAQ

(Via Anne's Weblog about Markup & Style)

Posted by Syam Kumar at December 8, 2004 06:58 PM
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Firefox 1.0 Released!

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Posted by Syam Kumar at November 10, 2004 12:02 AM
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Mozilla Evangelism Guidelines

If you care about a free and open web which is not controlled by a few, then get involved with Mozilla Tech Evangelism and help make the web safe for standards-based browsers such as Mozilla and the other browsers based upon Gecko.

What to do if you have problems with a site

Technical Letter to Web Developer (English)
More languages

(Via Spreadfirefox )

Posted by Syam Kumar at September 24, 2004 06:53 PM
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Firefox Preview Release

A Preview Release of Mozilla Firefox web browser is released.

A new website, is also launched. It will be "the hub for the Firefox marketing effort, starting with a push to achieve one million downloads of the Firefox Preview Release over the next 10 days".

Download Mozilla Firefox Preview Release

Posted by Syam Kumar at September 14, 2004 05:33 PM
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Mozilla Firefox 0.9 Released

Mozilla Firefox 0.9 released.

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Posted by Syam Kumar at June 15, 2004 03:38 PM
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Make Your Web Site Work with XP SP2

According to Microsoft, its Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides "an enhanced security infrastructure that defends against viruses, worms, and hackers, along with increased manageability and control for IT professionals and an improved experience for users". Microsoft has published detailed information on the new security features in Windows XP SP2 that affect Internet Explorer, ActiveX controls, file downloads, pop-up windows etc. It explains what developers need to do to be prepared for the changes to Internet Explorer

Continue reading Make Your Web Site Work with XP SP2 →

Posted by Syam Kumar at May 30, 2004 12:00 AM
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The PC cousin of iCapture: ieCapture. See your site in different versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox 0.8 and Opera 7.23.

Posted by Syam Kumar at April 9, 2004 04:19 AM
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Mozilla Firebird Renamed to Firefox, Version 0.8 Released

The standalone Mozilla Firebird browser has been renamed to Firefox. Version 0.8 is released. There is an installer for windows and a new Aqua-style theme for Mac OS X .

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Posted by Syam Kumar at February 9, 2004 10:46 PM
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Multiple Versions of IE

One of the difficult challenges web designers face is making a site look consistent in different browsers and even in the different versions of the same browser. Joe Maddalone, of Insert Title Web Designs has discovered a way of running multiple versions of IE on the same installation of Windows, without any emulation software.

Download stand-alone IE 5.01 and 5.5 from skyzyk

Posted by Syam Kumar at November 8, 2003 04:31 AM
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