Posts Tagged ‘web browser’

Opera Software Readies Opera 11.51 Maintenance Release

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I’ve never used Opera myself … but just for the sake of variety, I think I’ll try it out soon.

When I look at the feeds in my RSS feed reader I cannot help but notice that the Opera browser is not receiving the same attention that the Firefox and Google Chrome browsers receive. This puzzled me for some time now and I figured that it is either caused by Opera’s marketing of the browser, or the fact that Firefox and Chrome are more popular than Opera.


Control Google Chrome with Your Mouse with Smooth Gestures

Monday, July 25th, 2011

I don’t quite understand why anybody would want to do this … but here’s how anyway.

Unlike Opera, Google Chrome does not support mouse gestures by default. This input method is probably not at the top of Google’s priority. Chrome users who would like to add mouse gestures to their browser can do so by installing an extension like Smooth Gestures.


Microsoft Pushes Out Second Internet Explorer 10 Preview

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

This “race to the highest version number” is almost getting to be kind of funny; at this rate, give them another three years, and all of the major browsers will be up to v.99 …

Microsoft has switched into full gear and is now releasing new versions of the Internet Explorer on a regular basis. That’s good for the Internet as a whole, and especially good for Windows users who work with the system’s default browser.

Not a lot of time has passed since the release of Internet Explorer 9. Microsoft is nevertheless working on the browser’s successor. Internet Explorer 10 has been released recently in a preview version. The browser, that is supposedly shipping with Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 8, improves Internet Explorer 9 in several areas.


Opera Featherweight Introduces Interface Changes

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

I haven’t really tried Opera yet, but this light weight interface does sound kind of interesting …

Every browser developer seems to be inclined these days to streamline and at the same time minimize the user interface. We have seen it with Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, and now it is Opera’s turn do propose the same. Currently available as an Opera Next snapshot only but soon making its way to stable Opera builds.


The Best Firefox Privacy Add-Ons

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Here’s a whole slew of useful add-ons for Firefox users who are concerned about privacy …

I have dealt with Firefox security add-ons about a month ago and promised to write another guide this time dealing with privacy related add-ons. So what’s the core difference between privacy and security anyway? I personally consider privacy to be a part of security, which explains for instance why Ghacks has only a security category, and no privacy category.


5 Google Chrome Tips

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Here are some simple-yet-useful tricks for Google Chrome users …

In the comments to Tips to Master Google Chrome you told us to post more Chrome tips. This article offers five Chrome tips that you may not have heard about before. These little tips help you in your daily Chrome routine, they may speed up things further or highlight a feature that may help you in another way.


Opera Turbo Overview – Discovering Opera, Part 1

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

I’ve got to admit that I’ve never really had much experience with Opera … but this article makes me kind of curious.

The developers of the Opera web browser have been inventive in past years, and it is a confirmation of their hard work that many of the features that they have introduced in Opera are now part of nearly every other Internet browser as well. Not all features on the other hand have been “borrowed” by other companies. Opera Turbo is such a feature. First introduced in 2009, it built on Opera’s extensive knowledge of mobile browsing.


Internet Explorer 10 Will Not Support Vista, XP

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

I’d file this one under “interesting, but not exactly surprising” …

It was more or less clear that Microsoft’s upcoming web browser Internet Explorer 10 would not support Windows XP, considering that Internet Explorer 9 did not support the operating system as well. Windows Vista users on the other hand were caught by surprise that their operating system would not be supported by IE10 as well.


Opera 11.10 Download Available – Grab Your Copy Now

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

If you had all four popular web browsers, and updated each browser every time that an update was available … it would almost be a full-time job just keeping up with the updates.

Opera Software is usually pretty quick in releasing the final version of the Opera web browser once they have reached the release candidate stage. This time it took four release candidates before they shipped Opera 11.10 final. Downloads are already available on the main Opera homepage, and Opera 11 stable users should see update notifications soon. A check with the beta version of Opera 11.10 did not find the update yet, and it is not clear if beta users will see update notifications or if they need to install the Internet browser manually.


Can You Remove Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7?

Monday, April 11th, 2011

IE8 gave me a whole lot of troubles when I was installing Windows 7; specifically, it was taking me forever to download Windows updates via IE8. Updating to IE9 solved the problem immediately.

The topic came up recently on our How To Uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 9 guide: Is it possible to remove or uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7? The short answer is no, it is not. At least not if you mean to completely remove the web browser from the operating system. Internet Explorer 8 ships with Windows 7 and is an integral part of the operating system. Well, that in itself is not entirely true as well as Windows 7 E editions that are sold in the European Union ship without Internet Explorer 8 enabled. The browser is still there though.