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Firefox Keeps Nipping at Microsoft’s IE Marketshare

Firefox Keeps Nipping at Microsoft’s IE Marketshare

Long live Firefox! I anxiously await the final release of FF3. Since using Firefox years ago, I've only used IE when forced to test a website in it. IE's limitations and restrictions are irritating for web developers, such as myself. I will continue to encourage people to use Firefox and rally the fans to smash the application download [...]

Two Hidden Features New in Firefox 3

Two Hidden Features New in Firefox 3

Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 was revealed to the world last week, which means the final release is only about a month away. If you haven’t yet checked that your site works smoothly in the new browser, now’s the time! A few (understandably) angry Linux users aside, the consensus seems to be that Firefox 3 represents a huge leap [...]

Firefox Logo Found In Deep Space

Firefox Logo Found In Deep Space

  One of these is a photograph taken by the Hubble space telescope on December 17, 2002, featuring the variable star V838 Monocerotis. The other is the same photograph overlaid with a familiar logo. Can you tell which is which? Below is another photo of the same star, from the Wikipedia entry on V838 Monocerotis. If the above photo has [...]

Maximize Firefox Without Extensions Using about:config

Maximize Firefox Without Extensions Using about:config

If you type about:config in your address bar, Firefox opens the master directory of user-defined preferences and built-in settings. The ultimate arena for performance tampering, the about:config settings are the foundation for programming Firefox extensions. (more…)

Firefox Beta 3 R4 memory usage is superb

Firefox Beta 3 R4 memory usage is superb

Even Opera gets pwnt. IE 8 and Safari couldn't be completed because they crashed during testing. The drop in memory usage at the end is when they close all but one tab - IE7 never releases memory. Source

When will we be able to tell IE6 users to jump off a bridge?

When will we be able to tell IE6 users to jump off a bridge?

Another afternoon spent coming up with CSS hacks for .png transparency and other nonsense for IE6. On Feb 12, Windows Update supposedly began forcing IE7 updates on people and that's super duper great. Now when someone calls Microsoft about IE6, they can properly get chewed out and hung up on. But what about the rest of us career Internet [...]

Unlinker: An Extremely Helpful Firefox Add-On

Unlinker: An Extremely Helpful Firefox Add-On

Some of you might already be using Unlinker since I have posted about it several times before. A lot of you have asked, what does it do? Hopefully this brief post will help you see the usefulness of this relatively simple but powerful Firefox Extension... Suppose you are on a forum, blog, Apache index page, or any other page full of links to [...]

Animated PNG in Firefox 3

Animated PNG in Firefox 3

Firefox 3 has support for Animated PNG: One of many new features added to Firefox 3 is the support of a new file format, the Animated PNG! Browsers have supported animated GIFs for more than a decade, but the GIF image format has a number of limitations and is overdue for replacement. The PNG image format is now widely accepted as a superior [...]

Quickly Switch Google Accounts with the Google Account Multi-Login

Quickly Switch Google Accounts with the Google Account Multi-Login

This is for the Firefox browser with Greasemonkey installed. Free Greasemonkey user script Google Account Multi-Login adds a simple drop-down menu to Google pages (including Gmail) for quick switching between your different user accounts. Just install the script, reload the page, and you can start adding your Google accounts to the drop-down. It's [...]

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