Browsers

Toolbar Buttons

Recently a comment was left on my Get Mail Extension stating the add-on was no longer on AMO (addons.mozilla.org) and provided a link to his Toolbar Buttons extension. Once installed and you restart Firefox (SunBird, Flock or Thunderbird) right-click on the toolbar and select ‘Customize…’ , you will discover a treasure trove of new toolbar buttons. Simply drag and drop the buttons to your toolbar. Important: be sure to click ‘Done’ when finished. If you click the X instead, your changes will not be saved. A couple buttons I found useful were Undo Close Tab and Check for Update (much…

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Safari Test Drive

Note: Most images can be viewed full size by clicking the image. I decided to download and take Safari for a ‘test drive’ today.  Sadly, I was not that impressed with the browser.  It does have a few nice features but they do not outweigh all the problems and general annoyances.   So there are some features Firefox does not have.  Safari displays  a ‘progress/load bar’ in the address bar (see last image for example).  Also, Safari will show a blue border around the active text box, including the address bar or search box.     One other nice feature…

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Safari For Windows? How weird!

Okay now this is very weird (almost unnatural), Apple has released (Beta) Safari 3.0 for Windows. This use to be a Mac only browser, but now it seems Apple has wanted to get in on the “PC Browser War”. For those of you keeping track we have IE 7, Opera 9.5, Netscape Communicator 9, and Firefox 3 in addition to Safari all trying to compete to be your web browser. Percy at Mozilla Links has done a brief but ‘weird’ review of Safari. Here were his observations: It has beautiful fonts, and as it has been already said, they must…

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Netscape 9 Beta 1 Released

Back in February, I posted: Netscape 9 Announced. Now, four months later Netscape Navigator Beta 1 has been release. Yes, they have resurrected the Navigator name in this version. Remember, Netscape 9 is built by AOL/Time Warner (not affiliated with Mozilla) off the Mozilla Fx 2 rendering engine (Gecko 1.8). You could almost call Netscape 9 a “power user’s” version of Fx 2. Besides the standard, Session Management, Spell Check, etc. it also has many other standard features which would require extensions in Fx 2: Resizeable Textarea – allows you to make a textarea larger or smaller URL Correction –…

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Flock 0.7.10 Released

Flock has release a minor “Maintenance Patch” with version 0.7.10. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.9) Gecko/20070130 Firefox/1.5.0.9 Flock/0.7.10.1 The 0.7.10 Flock Maintenance Patch has several enhancements and bug fixes including: Added support for Blogger Beta auto detection Added a progress bar when adding photos to the Photo Uploader Added support for .bmp type photos Open or closed state of the photobar is preserved across Flock restarts Better error messaging and error handling when uploading photos to Photobucket. News Source: Flock Release Notes

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Netscape 9 Announced

Per the Netscape Blog, Netscape 9 is in the developmental stages now. Much like Netscape 8, it is going to be browser only, it will not have Mail or Composer which were last included with Netscape 7.2 back in August 2004. However, unlike Netscape 8, this version will be released for Mac OS X and Linux as well as Windows. A few more details, this will be based on Firefox 2 (Gecko 1.8), include Live Bookmarks, Netscape Friends’ Activity Sidebar and Netscape Sitemail Notifier. I have no idea when this is going to be released but I am guessing late…

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Flock Can Convert Your Fx Extensions

I use Flock for all my feeds but am disappointed that I could not get my favorite extension CoLT. Tonight I had done a search on the Flock Extensions site and this what was displayed: No results were found for your search query. Please try another or just upload a Firefox extension to convert it so that it will work with Flock. When you click the above link you will be taken to an upload utility where you can either upload the Firefox Extension XPI file or the URL for the XPI file you want to convert to Flock. The…

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More Blog Changes & FileZilla

Thanks to everyone who has commented about the new theme and layout. Based on these comments I have made a couple more tweaks. The old ‘Featured Links’ section use to have ‘buttons’ for all the browsers and some of the blogs. People commented those did not look so great with the rest of the blog. Well, I have to agree the ‘buttons’ were all different sizes and just too big. I have removed all the linked images. Also recategorized the ‘Featured Links’ into either ‘Blogs’ or ‘Internet & Browsers’. I have also added a link to FileZilla, a fast and…

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