Posts Tagged ‘developer’

Opera 35 Ships with Audio Muting

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Given the popularity of the browser audio muting function, it’s kind of surprising that it’s taken this long for all of the various tabbed browsers to pick it up.

Opera Software released an update to the Developer channel (bringing the version to Opera 35) yesterday that introduces a batch of new features and improvements to the web browser. Probably the biggest feature to find its way into Opera 35 is audio muting. It works similar to how Chrome and Firefox handle it: audio indicators are displayed automatically in tabs when audio starts to play on sites.

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Everything you Need to Know about Push Notifications in Firefox

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

The most important thing you need to know is how to disable push notifications. Fortunately, this article tells you how.

Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other modern browsers will support so-called push notifications on the desktop in the near future or are already supporting it. Push notifications allow websites to notify the user even if the site itself is no longer open. It is a notification system that can be utilized by sites to inform users about new messages or items available on site among other things.

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Mozilla Releases 64-Bit Firefox Developer Edition for Windows

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Better late than never, I guess …

Windows users who wanted to run a 64-bit version of Firefox in the past were limited to the Nightly Channel up until now as it was the only channel that offered 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Firefox on Windows. All other channels, Stable, Beta and Developer Edition, were not offered as a 64-bit version for the Windows operating system.

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List of Interesting Experimental Flags for Google Chrome

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

It’s a good idea to be very careful about using these flags, but they still provide an interesting look at future capabilities that Google is currently experimenting with.

If you are a regular here you know that you can modify quite a few Google Chrome settings on the chrome://flags/ page. The majority of settings that you find there are not yet ready for prime time. Some technologies may still be in active development, other features are tested by Google and made available to a wider audience through flags.

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Clumsy Makes Your Windows Network Conditions Worse … On Purpose

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

This does sound like a useful tool for developers … but wouldn’t it be simpler to just turn on a microwave near your wireless router?

Most Internet users strive to have a reliable network connection to the Internet, as it enables them to enjoy what it has to offer without most of the issues that may occur otherwise. If you are a gamer, you may want to avoid lag more than anything else, while P2P users may dislike throttling and users who stream media the dropping of packets. If you are a network administrator, or a developer whose creations rely on network connections, you may want to test how it behaves when conditions worsen.

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Why You Need to Verify App Developers Before You Download in Windows Store

Friday, October 25th, 2013

This should probably go without saying, but it’s still good advice …

If you have worked with Windows 8 before you have likely browsed the integrated Windows Store at least once to see what is on offer there. I personally think that Microsoft missed a chance here to include a universal app manager into the system that includes desktop and Windows apps. While you do get links to some desktop apps right now, it is not the same as downloading verified virus-free programs from the store that auto-update automatically. Plus, I cannot figure out why some desktop apps are listed here while others are not.

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