Firefox 3 has arrived and my behavior has changed right from the instance I have switched to Firefox 3. The sudden gush of excitement has made me more happier and I am starting to become more smart in the web world. Is it due to Firefox or something else, I am not sure but one thing which I am sure about is you must and must switch to Firefox 3. Its rare that you come across something very perfect, efficient, creative and beautiful all at the same time, and this time its in the form of Firefox 3. Beauty has certainly met brains in the new version.
Without letting any of my excitement down, I am going to tell you the amazing things that I found in Firefox 3. First of all the startup time of Firefox 3 is much quicker than Firefox 2. The next things which strikes as it starts is its appearance. I have fallen in love with the two little glowy buttons for back and forward browsing.
Now We Have The Awesomebar!
The show stealer of the entire futuristic parade of Firefox 3 is its address bar or awesomebar. Its awesome in its true sense. You wouldn’t even have imagined that Read the rest of this entry »
All you internet power users, here’s the time to rejoice and keep your fingers crossed for the big occasion. Firefox, the king of browsers is all set to launch in its grandeur form and it is going to be more amazing than ever. Firefox version 3, the highly expected launch, is coming near. The guys over at Mozilla have already given the enthusiastic testers their high time by releasing their Beta candidate last year. And going by the features, people have reported in their blogs and wiki’s this time, Firefox is going to turn out as the emperor. Code named “Gran Paradiso“, Firefox is bound to live up to its expectations.
Firefox has released the full feature release candidate which is said to be quite stable, but its not yet the final release. From what the bloggers have been publishing about this release candidate it seems quite evident that the features are simply eye popping. The major surprise comes in the form of a fast browser loaded with features. One thing the Mozilla guys have stuck to their mission, is improving the browser speed and load capabilities. From the reports on comparisons of the performance of various browsers Firefox 3 has passed out with flying colors. Also the new version sports a more native look and feel of the underlying OS. This means, but obviously, that, you must switch over to Firefox 3 once it releases.
If you are thinking that a speedier browser owes to compromises on its feature set, then Firefox 3 is all set to prove you wrong. The earlier much wanted features are Read the rest of this entry »
If you are a daily surfer then probably you would have the habit of keeping your URL history alive for a very long period. This is because frequent surfers do not have the time to remember each and every URL they have visited over the last few days. They even dread to lose their URL for an article of their liking. That is why bookmarking sites like Del.icio.us, Reddit etc have become so popular. Storing bookmarks in the browsers itself has become a passe for frequent surfers.
The bookmarking sites are fast enough to load on entering its URL. But it is somewhat distracting to get to the required article or site by getting redirected from the bookmarking site. This is the time where the browsers URL history comes in to utmost important. And it is not a small feature to be missed out on. For me, it is THE Read the rest of this entry »
I stumbled upon the Piclens plugin for Firefox today and this in my opinion, is one of the most elegant plugins created for Firefox. Firefox till date remains the world’s favorite browser and the addition of such wonderful plugins makes it even more worthwhile to browse the web. So what’s so wonderful about this plugin?
Piclens is a slideshow presenter for convenient viewing of websites which have stack loads of photos. You name it, Flickr, Facebook, Google Images, Yahoo Images, Picasa Web Albums and any other. You may have never witnessed such a slideshow before within a browser. When you install this plugin and browse any of the above site, the pictures get a tiny play button displayed on the bottom. The instant you hit this play button your get transferred into wonderland. Believe me, its true.
Piclens has been developed by Read the rest of this entry »
My favorite browser in its version 2.0 provides much more than one could ask for. Firefox 2.0 comes up with some even more powerful features than it already had and even more number of exciting add-ons for a all in one kind of a application feeling. I wont list out the features here as the Mozilla guys have done it pretty well in thier release notes.
The things to which I appreciate in the new Firefox is the session storage. It’s of a tremendous usage in daily works that if ever your browser were to close down somehow either due to an abnormal shutdown your session would be restored the next time you open your browser. It means that now, you dont have to bear the brunt if ever you forgot to bookmark a page if you have opened it and in case your system crashed or you wear typing out some details in a form when the firefox got restarted. The next time you open your browser all tabs with all the information filled in the forms would be restored.
The best thing of Firefox 2.0 is Read the rest of this entry »