Feel Firefox add-ons are going down the tube? Mozilla, apparently, agrees with you because they have put together ‘Add-on Guidelines’ that are intended to “foster an open and diverse add-on developer community while ensuring an excellent user experience”.
The guidelines, which are available on MozillaWiki (link below), specifically issue four [...]Read More »
“Private Browsing” mode in Firefox 15 and higher is broken, reveals surfing activity according to reports
Firefox’s “Private Browsing” mode is a mode in which you can use Firefox to surf the web without Firefox storing any data on where you have been, what you did, etc. In other words, Private Browsing is supposed to make it so you leave no trace on your computer of [...]Read More »
Anyone else notice Chrome ads on Google.com for people running Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Opera?
Chrome may be dominating browser wars but apparently Google isn’t satisfied. Recently — and by recently I mean past few days, if memory serves — I’ve noticed an ad on Google.com telling me to install Chrome. I first saw the ad on Google.com in the form of a blue banner [...]Read More »
We all know what URLs (Uniform Resource Locator) are; put in popular jargon, a URL is the address to a web page. URIs (Uniform Resource Identifier) are similar to URLs but are one level above; URIs point to a resource and are [...]Read More »
Back in July dotTech covered the features to expect in Firefox 15. Now Firefox 15 has been officially released and we know exactly what it brings with it. Let’s take a look.
Out of all the major changes to Firefox 15, the most significant changes for end users are the [...]Read More »
If you are fed up with Java’s security vulnerabilities but are not willing to completely uninstall Java from your computer, a potential middle ground is disabling Java in your browser. This guide shows you how to disable Java in Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Opera.
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Ever wanted to force a Chrome extension to automatically disable itself when you visited a specific website? Some plugins, such as AdBlock Plus, have an option built-in that allow users to disable the plugins for specific websites. Other plugins, however, don’t. That is where Extension Automation comes in.
Extension Automation [...]Read More »
‘Do Not Track’ is a semi-new concept in the digital world that tells advertisers to not track user Internet activity for the purposes of serving targeted advertising. What happens is, when enabled, a header is sent to along with every web request you make containing either a 1 for ‘I [...]Read More »
In terms of global browser usage, Google Chrome surpassed Firefox in December 2011 and beat Internet Explorer 8 in January 2012 but still had less market share than the total Internet Explorer family combined. Now, according to StatCounter, Chrome commands one-third of the global browser market (33.81%), making it [...]Read More »
Firefox 14 just arrived but Firefox 15 is already in Beta and will be released before you know it. So what exactly does Firefox 15 bring us? Well it is too early to provide a full official changelog but there are a few interesting changes you can expect.
Without a [...]Read More »
In a move which most of the critics of rapid update cycle call to be one of those rare moments when major changes that really affect users get incorporated in an upgrade, Google Chrome has added native support for communication services such as webcam and microphone in its latest version [...]Read More »
A Mozilla Firefox developer, Jono DiCarlo, has finally found the need to express his feelings as he posted a lengthy and well-written post which has triggered some quite interesting debates and discussions.
DiCarlo, in his blog post, points out that Firefox got it all wrong by trying to mimic the [...]Read More »
Around every month or so, some browser analytics service counts up the number of people they saw using each browser and releases measurements of each one’s popularity. At Google I/O this year, Google did the same, counting up the number of “active” Chrome users and comparing them to the users [...]Read More »
Mozilla Firefox, the open source browser which has been facing serious threat from Google Chrome and has been trying hard to gain back and/or grow beyond its old days’ user-base which has declined since the coming of Google Chrome, currently has its latest Firefox 14 in Beta; and on July [...]Read More »
Internet users getting attacked through security flaws or loopholes in one of the most important plug-ins as far as the web browser of a common user is concerned, Flash, has not been an uncommon situation till now. There have been various discussions and specific criticism on the degree of [...]Read More »
Watch online videos in cinema style with Turn Off the Lights [Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari]
It’s not everyday you find a browser extension available for all the major browsers so this must be a special day. Turn Off the Lights is available for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari and it will improve your online video watching experience. However, if you are still afraid [...]Read More »
Wanna capture your browser screen and do cool red rectangles with pointing arrows and text annotations just like Ashraf does? If your answer is yes, then check out Awesome Screenshot.
ABOUT AWESOME SCREENSHOT
By now, you already know that Awesome Screenshot (AS) let’s you take snapshots of your browser [...]Read More »
The average Firefox address bar contains a website URL; how boring. Location Bar Enhancer, an add-on for Firefox, changes all that by turning your address bar into a breadcrumb trail — you know the type of thing you see when browsing folders in Windows Vista or Win7.[...]
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A few weeks ago we had a good discussion regarding advertisements. There are many dotTechies who are OK with advertisements; but there are also others that are not. Out of those that dislike ads, there are some that block ads and there are some that would like to block ads [...]Read More »
Did that title catch your attention? Yeah, I bet it did. According to StatCounter, Chrome 16 is now the most popular browser in the world with 24.96% of market share, surpassing Internet Explorer 8 (20.89%) late last year. Of course it must be mentioned the Internet Explorer family is still [...]Read More »
With the recent rapid releases of Firefox, there may be a desire to test the latest release of FF before upgrading to ensure add-on compatibility, etc. There are many ways to go about testing the latest release of Firefox including using portable versions of FF or installing on a virtual [...]Read More »
A few months ago in one of my classes a Chrome fanboy proclaimed how “popular” Chrome is and how “everyone must be using it”. At the time a friend and I scoffed at him, partly due to his fanboyism and partly due to the fact we knew Chrome wasn’t as [...]Read More »