Firefox/Chrome: When government officials seized ownership of a number of domains last month, a lot of people suddenly found their favorite torrent tracker shut down. Many owners of the seized domains simply moved to new URLs. If you're looking for them, the MAFIAA Fire extension uses a crowd-sourced database of alternative domains to connect you. More »
When you close a browser tab prematurely, whether it's by accident or, unbeknownst to you, you're going to need it again moments later, it's no fun digging through your history to get it back. That's why Control/Command+Shift+T was invented. It resurrects your fallen tabs from the graveyard of your browser history.More »
<!-- videoId: aFWP-nltqfk --><!-- /videoId: aFWP-nltqfk --> Firefox: LessChrome HD is a Firefox extension made by the folks at Mozilla that hides Firefox's address bar by default,
According to TNW, Internet Explorer is the only modern web browser (Opera was not tested due to temporary issue with the test page) that is not affected by the recently found memory leak.
Once the site is back online, users can reproduce the bug by following these steps:
- Request an image from a server.
- Image result contains “Cache-Control: no-store”.
- Display the image.
Instead of freeing allocated memory, none of the tested web browsers did that. Here are his tests results:
Safari 5: Failed
Firefox 4.x: Failed
IE 7/8/9: Passed
As THB said, No-Store attribute was created so browsers would not store image on the local disk. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Furthermore, it looks like the issue is not OS related and was confirmed by both Windows and Linux users.
So here you have it folks, today Microsoft has a good reason to smile about.
If you are looking for a great way to boost your productivity by blocking certain sites and the specific time of the day, then Google Chrome or Firefox are the browsers to user.
LeechBlock is a Firefox extension which allows you to block up to six time-wasting web sites at different times of the day or limit the time you surf them.
StayFocusd is a Google Chrome extension which will enable you not only to block various web pages, but also restrict the amount of time you use them.
Opening a lot of links takes a lot of clicks, which gets tedious when you're scouring Google for information. These Chrome and Firefox add-ons will let you select multiple links with a click-and-drag motion, opening them all at once. More »
The internet is wonderful, but it's also a landfill for many annoying things.
Free Chrome and Firefox extension CloudMagic now indexes content from Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Contacts for offline searching within the browser. More »
If you prefer Firefox functionality but want Google Chrome look, then here is something for you.
FXChrome is a simple, Google Chrome like theme for Firefox 4.
There is not much left to say other than: click here and check it out.
Be sure to check the installation instructions.
Firefox's separate downloads window can get kind of annoying, especially if you don't have the screen space to be moving windows around. The Downloads in Tab extension will let you monitor those downloads in a tab, Google Chrome-style. More »
Last.fm is one of our favorite music recommendation and statistics engines, and if you've fallen in love with Amazon's new Cloud Player service, you're probably looking for a way to scrobble the songs you listen to. This script will do the trick. More »
Most browsers: You're filling out your shipping address on Amazon, and you decide you want to continue shopping. You grab a few more items and—oh no!—now you're stuck filling out that form again. Avoid this annoyance with a simple userscript. More »
Some time ago, TomsHardware has published a nice list of benchmark results for the top 5 web browsers. Unfortunately, they did not test the final version of Firefox 4.
Well, this is no longer the case as the most recent tests now include the following:
Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 10
Chrome/Firefox/Internet Explorer: If you need a bit of help sifting through your Google search results, browser extension Google +Like will direct you toward the most popular pages by telling you which results have the most "Likes" on Facebook. More »
Now here is a new benchmark for you to talk about: power consumption.
Turns out, Microsoft optimized Internet Explorer 9 not only for the performance but also for your wallet and productivity.
According to IE Blog, when it comes to power consumption, IE9 and Firefox 4 are the browsers to die for.
Want some good news? Just by using Internet Explorer 9 over Opera 11 you can have an extra hour of the battery life on your laptop!
What do you think about the results? For even more details, visit the original post.
A baseline was determined with test systems sitting idle, and then browsers were pointed at about:blank, a news site, the HTML5 Galactic demo, and the IE9 fish tank demo. Perhaps unsurprisingly, IE9 came out on top -- though Firefox 4 was a very close second on nearly every test. As you can see, the other browsers didn't necessarily fare quite as well, with Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera all posting significantly worse scores. In Opera 11's case, a laptop battery would last over one hour more with Internet Explorer 9 installed.