Archive for the ‘Firefox’ Category

August 02, 2007
Filed Under (Firefox, Software) by syafthegeek

From Filehippo

The award-winning Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence. Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups.

Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It’s easy to import your favorites and settings and get started.

The latest version delivers easier navigation for everyone, including those who are visually or motor-impaired. Firefox is the first browser to support DHTML accessibility, which, when enabled by Web authors, allows rich Web applications to be read aloud. Users may navigate with keystrokes rather than mouse clicks, reducing the tabbing required to navigate documents such as spreadsheets. Firefox 1.5 (Windows version) is also the first browser to meet US federal government requirements that software be easily accessible to users with physical impairments.

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July 05, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, News, Tech article, Firefox) by syafthegeek

Mozilla has released the sixth alpha of Gran Paradiso, Firefox 3 development name. This release comes with a very short delay to the original schedule which is an important achievement considering Alpha 5 was delayed for about a week

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June 18, 2007
Filed Under (Tech article, Firefox) by syafthegeek

Facebook have increasing popular these days as more and more applications came out for Facebook. You can check out Mashable.com for an updated news about more applications are available for Facebook including Last.fm, Twitter, and many more. So after I browser through my Facebook account for any applications that I could find and I stumbled on Facebook toolbar. Then I install it on my Firefox and it works great. You can check your Facebook account including your profile, friends and inbox and also you can set the toolbar settings to notify you if there’s any new message, new friends, and many more. If anyone have a Facebook account, do add me here and don’t forget to leave me a message ok? Hehe :)

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June 08, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Tech article, Firefox) by syafthegeek

The fifth public alpha build of Firefox 3 has been officially released. The new alpha build, which is codenamed Gran Paradiso, features early components of the revamped Places system, a cohesive storage framework that will unify bookmark and history storage.

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May 22, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Tips and Tricks, Firefox) by syafthegeek

Firefox only: Greasemonkey scripters have come up with a few Google Reader user scripts that make some welcome GReader tweaks like maximizing the viewing area, skipping Google’s default subscribe mechanism, and adding keyboard shortcuts. Today I’ve rolled up those three useful scripts into a single Firefox extension, called Better GReader.

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May 18, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, News, Firefox) by syafthegeek

A new study from the security watchdog firm Secunia has revealed that of all major web browsers, Firefox is kept most up to date with security patches. Unfortunately, users of other popular applications aren’t so vigilant.

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May 10, 2007
Filed Under (Web, Tips and Tricks, Firefox, Software) by syafthegeek

An add-on from FoxTorrent is a long awaited add-on for me as I can download torrent right through Firefox itself. Opera has added this features on its browser but what about Firefox? FoxTorrent has done an excellent job to come up with this add-on. After the installation of FoxTorrent, you need to restart Firefox as usual. Then search for any torrent files that you want. Let say you download a Grey’s Anatomy torrent files and Firefox will prompt you whether you want to open the file using the default torrent client/software which is FoxTorrent or you want to use other client by browsing your computer to find it. This is where I messed up my torrent downloading activities.

I’ve tried to download the torrent files automatically but it still download using my previous torrent clien, uTorrent. Then I’ve decided to download the torrent file and save it on my dekstop. After that, I’ve right clicked on the files in order to use it on FoxTorrent and it still won’t download it. If you want to see any downloading activities or FoxTorrent main page on your Firefox, you can go to Tools > FoxTorrent download. There you can see any downloading progress or not using FoxTorrent. So I leave it for a while thinking that sooner or later I’m able to use FoxTorrent and it did. But without restarting Firefox a couple of times.

As a default FoxTorrent is your default torrent client after you’ve installed it and I’ve download the torrent files and save it on my desktop. After that I right clicked on the torrent files and I choose FoxTorrent to open it. Then FoxTorrent download it by listing the files that I download it and you can see where it saves the files on the download folder button. In order to cancel it, this is the weirdest part, when I clicked the cancel button it still downloading the file and no way I could double cancel it. Therefore I realized that it still buggy and need some time to really use it with a stable version. I think I should use my favorite torrent client, uTorrent. Heheh :)

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April 19, 2007
Filed Under (Tips and Tricks, Firefox) by syafthegeek

This is a quick tip that I’ve found when I try to download a TV Torrent files at EZTV. After you subscribed EZTV feed and bookmarked it in Firefox, you can see the feed updates on your bookmarks toolbar. If you click on one of them you are automatically download torrent files directly from the RSS feeds. Save the torrent files and open it with your favorite torrent client like uTorrent, BitComet, Shareaza, Ares, and Azureus.

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March 24, 2007
Filed Under (Tips and Tricks, Firefox) by syafthegeek

This is a cool tip for those who are using Firefox. In order to change your text size quickly just hold the control key on the keyboard and scroll up and down using your scroll mouse. You can see the text changing based on how many times you scroll up and down. That’s all. ;)

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March 18, 2007
Filed Under (Firefox) by syafthegeek

We all know that Firefox is the best alternative browser on the internet but there’s a major drawback that is excessive CPU usage. This has been an issue for Firefox users whether we like it or not, it is still a major issue. Even the developers admit it that we have to bear with it in order to fully utilize Firefox features. For example if anyone installed too many Firefox extensions then it would probably eat up your CPU and also your RAM. So what I did is uninstalling any extensions that I personally think it’s not that important.

Tab browsing has become the main feature that allows us to manage our browsing. We can tab and not having a lot of windows in taskbar. But this also can eat up our CPU and RAM. Why? Too many tabs opened up in Firefox can result of Firefox slow down. For instance, any myspace page that uses too many videos, pictures, or heavy layouts, this could also lead to Firefox lagging. Imagine if you opened up a lot of myspace pages in your tabs. Doesn’t it feel so slow?

Anyway, there are no specific solution to this as to Firefox configuration in about:config. This kind of configuration seems no differences in Firefox performances. So after all, we have to bear with it.

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