• Firefox takes 28% market share in Europe

    XiTi Monitor has released its latest report (FR) on web browsers utilization in Europe and the rest of the world according to a survey during the first week of July. All European countries saw an increase in Firefox participation with Hungary showing the most dramatic increase from 27.2%, in the latest March 2007 survey, to

  • Workaround for Firefox 3.5 slow startups on Windows

    If you find yourself with very long startup times after upgrading to Firefox 3.5 (from say 10 seconds to the order of minutes), you may be experimenting a bug due to a change in how Firefox 3.5 gets the randomness it needs for security purposes on Windows. The procedure involves scanning some temporary folders looking

  • Final Firefox 3.5 Update: A New Logo

    Final Firefox 3.5 Update: A New Logo

    For the upcoming new Firefox 3.5 (Shiretoko), Mozilla is planning an important final update: the venerable Firefox icon. A few weeks ago, and despite the proximity of Firefox 3.5 final release, Mozilla announced its intention to revisit the logo for a subtle update that reflects the deep changes it has experimented in the last three

  • Firefox 3 Ultimate Feature: Performance

    Firefox 3 Ultimate Feature: Performance

    Along with the long list of new features and improvements we can find in Firefox 3 betas so far, there is a series of performance improvements coming to Firefox 3 Beta 4. I’ve finally managed to run a set of tests to see how Firefox 3 performance compares to Firefox 2’s. JavaScript As you may

  • Vacuum your Firefox Databases for Better Performance

    Vacuum your Firefox Databases for Better Performance

    Since Firefox 3.0, bookmarks, history and most storage is kept in SQLite databases. Also, the default history time span was raised from 9 to 90 days as it became more discoverable and useful thanks to the awesome bar, so depending on your browsing habits it could represent some pretty large databases. Aas any other database,

  • Planned Features for Firefox 3

    Planned Features for Firefox 3

    In today’s Firefox 3 (code name Gran Paradiso) meeting, developers released a preliminary list of requirements for Firefox 3. The new target release date is sometime in the third quarter this year. Among the list of mandatory requirements, read, what is the most likely to be included in Firefox 3 we have: Improved interaction with