The new Firefox Preference UI Design..isn’t it cool?

Firefox 38.0.1 tools tabs now on side of window and after i did my upgrade, i was like “It’s about time”. Firefox’s Preferences, until now, have required navigation through a cumbersome floating window but now its a blended web fit into the browser design. I must say pretty surprise and yeps, damn nice..Ive always been a Firefox fan!

But hey for those who don’t really like fast change, here is a way to roll back. You can toggle browser.preferences.inContent to false on the about:config page to restore the standalone Options/Preferences window that you had in previous Firefox versions.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click “I’ll be careful” to continue.

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Funny though, From reviews, some people think its not a good idea, Like its a plan for “One design for all devices” approach by Firefox and maybe Preference will be removed eventually or stripped down.

This is a long awaited design as its been announced way earlier, and the way i see it. The introduction of the Customizer, and the increased UI/UX just helps put Firefox out there for techy and non-tech users.

Whats your take?

Is Facebook Buying Opera Browser?

Well they call it a rumour but this rumours are always true, the new one “is about a potential Facebook acquisition of Norwegian browser company Opera” .The move – which would no doubt send shivers of panic through Google – although unlikely to affect Chrome’s continued growth in the short term, would see the two tech giants battle it out on your desktop and mobile for web surfing as well as social networking.

It’s interesting to note that it seems that “web browsers”  lately have become the new status symbol for major web companies, with Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple and Yahoo all offering it’s own take on them. A mobile browser component would compliment the mythical “Facebook Phone” rumored to be in development completing all the required components needed to launch it’s own phone platform. If the rumor turns out to be true, we may be about to see the emergence of yet another browser war. This time embedded with all your social information. A scary thought for some, but a necessary one.
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Backup your Browser Bookmarks/Favourites

Backing up your bookmarks is one of those things you always want to do but never get around to do it.  Then when your system crashes or its missing and you loose your internet references, you wish you had done it when you had the chance.  Backing up your bookmarks is a relatively easy task so get to it now. Here are some ways to backup for Firefox 4+ and Internet Explorer 9 and other lesser versions.


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FireFox 4 is Finally Available!!!

After over 2 months of having Firefox 4 in Beta version, Mozilla is proud to release Mozilla Firefox 4, the newest version of the popular, free and open source Web browser. Firefox puts users in control of their Web experience, providing a streamlined user interface, fun new features, a boost in speed and support for modern Web technologies. Firefox 4 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in more than 80 languages. Firefox 4 will also be available on Android and Maemo devices soon.

Firefox 4 is the fastest Firefox yet. With dramatic speed and performance advancements across the board, Firefox is between two and six times faster than previous releases. Major enhancements to the JavaScript engine make everything from startup time to page load speed to graphics and JavaScript performance screaming fast in Firefox ~ Mozilla Blog

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