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60+ Amazing And Best New Features Of iOS 5!

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iOS 5 features! Apple releases its next version of iOS. iOS 5 comes out with some great new features and is ready to take on Android and other OS! iOS 5 supports iPhone 4, iPhone 3gs, iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch!

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[How To] Hide URL Bar In Firefox Browser Like Chrome?

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In our previous article we were speaking about how browsers got revolutionised in past few months. The latest browser versions have really got great makeovers and amazing features which makes them better when compared to their rivals.

But yes, Google and its Chrome browser is one of the strong leaders who forced Firefox and Internet Explorer to follow them with re-modifying their design.

Well all those are old stories and we hope you all accept this.

But Google team has went one step ahead in adding one more latest and mind blowing feature which killed/hide URL bar in Chrome browser. By the time wrote about this new feature it was only available through nightly builds and canary version. But now this feature has also hit developers’ version.

This makes clear that Compact Navigation is ready to get added in Chrome 13 feature list.

Hide URL Bar! But in Firefox!

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Ok now let’s get into our article! Just few days after we noticed compact navigation feature of Google Chrome we were looking out for a way to do the same in Firefox browser.

Here comes Mozilla labs add-on which does the same compact navigation of Chrome.

lesschrome hd firefox addon download link [How To] Hide URL Bar In Firefox Browser Like Chrome?

LessChrome HD is a new Firefox add-on is another Mozilla labs experiment which gives as much space to the page and only shows the browser interface when needed.

Tech LinkFirefox’s AwesomeBar Getting Better Than Chrome’s OmniBox!

The default browsing behavior now is to only show tabs at the top of the window, and pointing there will reveal the rest of the browser. Moving the mouse cursor back down makes it go away.

Well this experiment is an extension of Home dash experiments by Mozilla labs. Home dash used to display webpage in full screen mode with small icon on top-left corner. But due to users demand Mozilla labs team decided to show tabs on top with LessChrome HD add-on.

This add-on works fine on Firefox 4 and above versions only!

Advantage of this labs experiment when compared to Chrome’s compact navigation is it just hides the full URL bar and shows the same on mouse over. But Chrome’s compact navigation has got a new shorter version of URL bar.

Another advantage is none of the add-ons will be affected. Chrome’s new feature has almost killed extensions like Chrome SEO, Shareaholic!

In the end, browser war has heated up again! Get ready for clash of titans icon razz [How To] Hide URL Bar In Firefox Browser Like Chrome? Watch out this space for more info!

Does the interface appear and hide when you want? Do you like seeing the page context (URL and identity) when switching tabs? Please share it with Mozilla labs team and make it more interesting icon wink [How To] Hide URL Bar In Firefox Browser Like Chrome?

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Google Chrome 11 Dev Features “Focus Existing Tab on Open” Under Flags!

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As you all know Google never stops adding new features to its browser Google Chrome. All these features made Google to enter the browsers war and became strong contender in very short span of time!

Hope you all checked out the latest browsers stats from Net Applications and StatCounter which clearly showed how Google Chrome conquered world in two years. Google Chrome stats is now inching towards Firefox.

Chrome 10 will be released in few days and has got some very good features in it. The current build of Chrome 11 showed two more additions under About:flags page.

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Well FPS stands for “Frames per Second“. As you can see in the image, it described as

Shows a page’s actual frame rate, in frames per second, when hardware acceleration is active.

As per our knowledge this feature is an addon for upcoming 3D rendering features for Chrome. But still not yet clear with it!

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Title says it all. Focus existing tab on open is described as,

Typing a URL of an existing tab into the omnibox results in refocusing the tab instead of loading in the current tab.

If you the list of features in Firefox 4, Mozilla strongly highlights on this features. This feature is very simple but it has advantage as well as disadvantage!

Advantage is, if a user has opened more tabs and does not remember which all tabs he/she has opened. In this condition, user can just type a URL and Chrome takes you to already opened tab.

Disadvantage is, user cannot open same URL twice! But Firefox 4 will allow to do so!

Well these are couple of additions in list of Chrome features. But it is still under flags and may take sometime to go live icon smile Google Chrome 11 Dev Features Focus Existing Tab on Open Under Flags!

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Firefox 4 Beta 11 By Early Next Week, Beta 12 Confirmed!

firefox 41 Firefox 4 Beta 11 By Early Next Week, Beta 12 Confirmed!Mozilla is getting ready to put an end to its beta channel for Firefox 4.0 and working really hard towards it. We have been covering all the latest buzz happening in and around Firefox browser from long time.

Mozilla just released Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 just few days before. As said before, beta 11 was planned to be out in market by this week. But due to an issue that was found when building on Windows package causing some delay.

Well Beta 11 has been tagged and is spinning (build, QA validation) now. And it will be out by early next week.

firefox 4 beat 12 pre release image Firefox 4 Beta 11 By Early Next Week, Beta 12 Confirmed!

Few days back Mozilla team was planning to have a Beta 12 to fix some bugs which could not be fixed before Beta 11 release. And today we got a confirmation that Mozilla will be extending its beta branch to Beta 12.

During product planning meeting Mozilla team said,

B12 has a small enough list of bugs that it’s plausible it will be the last beta, though we’re not locking that up, since some of the plugin work needs to crystallize before we can assess timing risk.

So this confirms we will be getting one more beta before Mozilla team move towards first release candidate. We may expect Beta 12 before mid of February. Minified version of Firefox 4 has already moved to Beta 12!

As for now, it seems like Firefox 4 first RC and final release will be delayed for couple of weeks. Firefox is really loosing some fair amount of users to its rival browsers as they keep delaying Firefox 4.0 release.

Hope Firefox soon comes back into browsers war strongly! What you guys say? icon smile Firefox 4 Beta 11 By Early Next Week, Beta 12 Confirmed!

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Chrome 9 Features Faster HTTPS Via TLS Extension!

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As you all know Google is experimenting many features inside chromium labs these days. And we have been following Google team from the day one they started adding new features inside Chromium under about:flags(initially about:labs).

Following are some of the features under about:flags which are being experimenting by Google,

  1. Instant Search As Option
  2. Cloud Print servic

Many features are getting integrated in Chrome final version and few are still under testing.

Just few days back Google updated beta channel to Chrome 8 and final version will be out by end of the month. Chrome 9 build has already started and Google is experimenting many features in it.

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The latest build, Chromium 9.0.582.0 added three new experimental features. Following are the explanation on three features,

#1. Snap Start

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Description given by Chromium team for snap start is “Enables an experimental TLS extension which removes a round trip from HTTPS handshakes.” I know you would have confused what it is actually.

TLS(Transport Layer Security) is a protocol used in secures HTTPS. We love SSL/TLS because of the privacy and security that it gives to our users and, like everything, we want to make it faster.

How HTTPS works?

When you visit any secure site(HTTPS site), the client(browser) send a handshake request to webserver and waits for confirmation. Once the round trip is completed, client starts retrieving page contents.

This round trip depends on on how far away the webserver is from the client. So usually https site loading time depends on the distance.

Advantage of Snap Start

This feature forces Chrome to proceed to send out a request ahead of receiving the confirmation that the handshake was completed. By the time handshake was successful, you would have already connected to the new page before receiving the notification that the handshake had completed.

#2. Check for known conflicts with 3rd party modules

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This is another experimental feature added in Chromium labs/flag. This feature enables a background check that warns you when a software incompatibility is detected (ie. 3rd party modules that crash the browser).

Few days my Twitter buddy @AskAaronLee suggested his friend @LDbyClarissa for her query on Chrome. Her query was,

Chrome keeps giving me an “awe snap” on each page i try to open up, or use. Even the help page. Tried all suggestion in google chrome help forum for this issue and no luck. :/

Well I couldn’t reply to her that time. Here  we are explaining what could be reason for that.

Chrome browser usually crashes due to plugin incompatibility. Adobe Flash and a PDF reader plugins sometime doesn’t work properly in few sites. Unusual suggestion is, deleting cookies and flash contents saved by Chrome.

This Chrome experimental feature adds support for these kind of errors.

#3. Experimental Extension APIs

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Google says this feature “Enables experimental extension APIs. Note that the extension gallery doesn’t allow you to upload extensions that use experimental APIs.”

This features is mainly added for extension developers who have to create new extensions after the APIs are released. And it enable extensions will be ready and available well before even the feature supporting that extensions is added for all users.

Watch out this space more updates! Browser war is getting hotter day by day!

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These are the three experimental features added by Chromium team in Chrome 9 latest build. Hope you all are excited to see these features integrated by default in Chrome.

Now what you say? Will these features adds still more advantages to Chrome browser? Share what you feel. icon smile Chrome 9 Features Faster HTTPS Via TLS Extension! Cheers!!