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Google Chrome: How to make it faster, smarter and better than before – PCWorld

If you aren’t using Google Chrome yet, you should be. When it comes to browser speed—and especially JavaScript performance—Mozilla and Microsoft can’t compete with Google. But Chrome can go even faster if you’re willing to make some adjustments under the hood. To help with that effort, we’ve gathered for your consideration a few of our favorite free Google Chrome. Experience the power enhancements they provide, and in a few days you’ll wonder how you ever survived online with a bare-bones browser. If you’re a more-advanced power user, you can dig into Chrome’s experimental options that use your CPU and GPU to optimize your Web browsing. Those options are buried in an obscure Chrome menu to prevent casual surfers from accidentally Read More

Google Chrome Scroll to next image extension – Ghacks Technology News

If you are browsing a lot of images on the Internet, for instance on forums like 4chan, blogs or other websites where several images are posted on a single page regularly, you are probably using the mouse to browse all images on a page. While that is great and all, it may not be the most elegant solution to browse images on websites especially not on image dump pages where dozens or may more than a hundred images are posted on. The Google Chrome extension Scroll to next image adds two keyboard shortcuts to the web browser to add another option to browse images on websites opened in the browser. Instead of having to use the mouse at all to Read More

Firefox: Search or enter address now displayed in address bar – Ghacks Technology News

When it comes to interface design it is important to name interface elements properly so that users of the program or service know what they are supposed to do. Mozilla has modified Firefox’s address bar information in recent time on multiple occasions. You may remember that Mozilla engineers made the decision to remove the favicon, the little icon identifying websites that you visit in the browser, from the address bar so that it is only displayed on the tab instead. The tab is also the only location where you get to see part of the page title, unless you look at the source code of page information. The removal of the favicon on the other hand is not the only Read More

Firefox in Full Support of Windows 8, Screen Shots of New Browser Engine … – Hot Hardware

The verdict might still be out on whether or not the masses dig the Modern UI of Windows 8, but that hasn’t stopped some developers from putting major weight behind their efforts to support it. Take Mozilla, for example, which has no intention of not given its users the option. If there’s one thing that sucks, it’s not having your favorite browser accessible on your platform of choice. Firefox is available pretty-well everywhere else – heck, it’s even getting its own phone – so why not add Windows 8 to the collection? The best part of this news is that it’s not just something that’ll come in the future, but is available to test-drive now if you’re willing to Read More

On the Firefox origin of Chrome OS – Android Authority

You read the title right. Chrome OS has its roots in Mozilla Firefox, according to former Google employee Jeff Nelson. He has recently blogged about how the operating system came to be and shared some interesting facts, the first of which is that the then new operating system was not exactly built from scratch but was actually a barebones Linux distro. When Jeff Nelson was still working as an engineer for the search giant, the Chrome OS used to be developed under the code name, “Google OS.”  That changed after the product’s public release in 2009 when it was marketed under different names: Chromebook, Chromebox, Chrome OS. He first pitched this idea of a “network-based operating system across devices” around Read More

Quickly access Google cached pages in Chrome – CNET (blog)

An example of a cached page in Google Chrome. (Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET) Ever use Google to search for an answer and when you find it in the search results and click on the page, it’s gone? How annoying. Another bothersome occurrence appears when a Web page layout has changed, and the information you usually find in a certain place is now moved somewhere else. For times like this, Google’s page cache is amazingly useful. The results are not 100 percent guaranteed to show you exactly what you’re looking for, but hey, there’s not a whole lot of 100 percent anythings left in the world. Before Google went through its home page identity crisis, the cached link took residence Read More

Google Introduces SyncFileSystem API For Chrome To Let HTML5 Apps Sync … – TechCrunch

One nifty feature of HTML5 is that web apps can store data locally on your computer and have it available even when you are offline. Google today introduced a new API for Chrome, the SyncFileSystem API, that offers an app-private sandboxed file storage system, similar to what’s already in the HTML5 specs. The interesting new feature here is that this data is also automatically synchronized across clients via a cloud back-up service linked to Google Drive. The API is currently only available in the highly experimental Canary version of Chrome, but it will likely find its way into the release channel over the next few months. As Google notes, this shouldn’t be confused with an API that allows developers to Read More

Firefox is Shrewdly Embracing Windows 8 – Forbes

Mozilla’s Firefox Jumps Into The Smartphone Wars Parmy Olson Forbes Staff The Smartphone Disruptors In 2013 Will Be Mozilla/Firefox, Jolla/Sailfish, and Ubuntu Mobile Ewan Spence Contributor Third Way: What If Microsoft Threw Its Weight Behind Mozilla’s Firefox OS? Anthony Wing Kosner Contributor Google And Mozilla Strike The Golden Spike On The Tracks Of The Real Time Web Anthony Wing Kosner Contributor Firefox for Windows 8 screenshot (photo courtesy of Firefox Nightly). If there’s one thing you can say about the corporate strategy of Mozilla it is that it is adaptive. That flexibility has allowed the company to survive and thrive, hanging its hat on various operating systems and winning fans with its Firefox web browser. According to Mozilla, the company Read More

Save to Dropbox from the Chrome right-click menu – CNET (blog)

(Credit: Dropbox.com) Dropbox is one of the top cloud storage solutions for anyone who needs to share or collaborate on documents, audio or images. As long as you have Internet connectivity, you can access your files from anywhere, giving you peace of mind that a specific file won’t be forgotten when you’re away from the computer. If you’re often saving documents or images from the Web, you may notice that the process isn’t very streamlined on its own. You either have to use the Dropbox software on your PC and choose that folder every time you want to save something, or you have to locate the file and upload it through your Web browser. With the first option, you could Read More

Mozilla announces Nightly build of Metro Firefox for Windows 8, says it's … – The Next Web

Mozilla today announced the release of the first Nightly build of Firefox Metro. The company also confirmed that the browser is now stable enough for “regular testing” by interested Windows 8 users. Mozilla’s Director of Community Development Asa Dotzler revealed the news last night: On Tuesday, our preliminary Metro Firefox development work arrived at mozilla-central, the source code repository that feeds the Firefox Nightly channel. This means that if you are on the Firefox Nightly channel and you have a Windows 8 device, your Wednesday Firefox update should deliver a Metro Firefox tile to the far right end of your Windows Start screen. There’s plenty of work still to do, but it’s stable enough that we’re ready for more and Read More