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Browser Stats: Chrome Fractions Behind 20% Share; Firefox 4.0 Surpasses Firefox 3.6!

Browser war

Browser statistics of May 2011 is out. Latest stat shows many interesting news. Google Chrome is inching towards 20% market share and growing very strong than ever before. Firefox 4.0 now becomes leading Firefox version.

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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 +1 Button Release: Weeks Away! But Experiment It Now!

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We hope most of you guys would have attended or watched Google I/O conference yesterday. Well as expected Google I/O showed us many great features and products which may go online in some days (some of them are already available).

Google has lot of things in their pocket which can grab your attention from their rivals. Following are the few important features which was discussed in Google I/O yesterday,

  • Rent movies from Android Market
  • Introduction to Google Music Beta
  • Android At Home Hub or “Project Tungsten”
  • Google TV is getting Android 3.1 “this summer!”
  • Google’s looking to invest heavily in the application framework
  • Once you create a playlist using Google Music, it’s instantly available on phones, tablets, everything. Here comes a one more new killer feature, Instant Mix.
  • Currently Google has got 310 devices in 112 countries; at this point last year, Google was activating 100,000 devices a day, up to 300,000 by December of last year. Now, the outfit’s seeing 400,000 device activations “every single day.”

Well Google has promised to deliver many things via Google I/O.

Upon all these, Google has shown the demo of the most expected and amazing feature “+1 button”.

Google +1 button works similar to Facebook Like and Twitter RT button. Visitors will get to see the counter.

When it comes to Admin part, Google +1 button has got similar features as Facebook like provides for the admin.

  • Activity stats
  • Who has +1′d your site will also be reported in aggregate, such as by age and sex
  • Location wise +1’d report

Don’t you think Facebook has the similar features for “like” button?

Tech Link: A Preview Of The Google +1 Button For Website

+1 Button will be available in some “Weeks”

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No, the Huffington Post does not yet have this button. No one does yet, Google said. But Timothy Jordan, the developer advocate from Google who lead the developer session, said its only weeks away.

But, Experiment Google +1 Button Today!

Many of you may know about or may not know also. Google has a launched an Experimental “+1 button” for Google Search which is available from more than a month now.

Google says,

The +1 button is shorthand for “this is pretty cool” or “you should check this out.”

Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1′s can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search.

Sometimes it’s easier to find exactly what you’re looking for when someone (your friends) you know already found it. Get recommendations for the things that interest you, right when you want them, in your search results.

For participating in this lab experiment there are some pre-requisites,

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After you done with all the above points go to google.com and search for something. Your search result will have a +1 button next to each link.

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Try +1’ing some links and then visit your Google Profile page. You will get to see a new tab like below with the +1’d link.

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We hope Google +1 button is all set to give tough competition to Facebook Like. Watch this space for more information.

And again! What do you think about Google +1 button? Did you like (not FB like icon wink Google +1 Button Release: Weeks Away! But Experiment It Now! )the advantages provided by Google? Will this kill Facebook Like button? Share your thought icon smile Google +1 Button Release: Weeks Away! But Experiment It Now!

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[Browser Stats] Chrome Unstoppable! Firefox 4 Better Than IE9 And Opera 11

browser stats [Browser Stats] Chrome Unstoppable! Firefox 4 Better Than IE9 And Opera 11

Microsoft released it latest version of its browser, Internet Explorer 9 just two months back. Mozilla finally released Firefox 4 which took almost a year to develop and test. Opera slowly and silently releasing the updated version now and then. About Chrome, Google never stopped the updating process!

After all these latest updates how they are performing? Are they getting new users or losing the existing ones to their rivals?

Well the latest market share for the month of April is out and here what stats speak about.

Chrome’s Growth – Unstoppable

 

As you all know Google has got a new schedule plan of releasing new version of Chrome browser once in every six weeks. The plan is working out well for them as they started gaining more and more new users by releasing great and new features in very short period of time.

According to Net Applications, Google Chrome is almost nearing to 12% of market share which now stands at 11.94%. From last month, Chrome has certainly gained 0.37% of market share.

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But another browsers statistics provide StatCounter speaks something different. According to StatCounter, Google Chrome’s market share stands at 18.29% which is 0.92% up from previous month stats.

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Even after the release of next generation browser by Microsoft and Mozilla, Internet Explorer and Firefox market shares has gone down quite a bit.

Firefox 4 Better Than IE9 And Opera 11?

 

firefox 4 better than ie9 opera 11 [Browser Stats] Chrome Unstoppable! Firefox 4 Better Than IE9 And Opera 11

Well this month market share shows Firefox 4 is running on more machines when compared to Internet Explorer 9 and Opera 11.x. Nothing shocking in that as Firefox 4 surpassed IE9’s download count within few hours of public release. And Opera is not so impressive even though they got some amazing features.

Mozilla is nearing to release Firefox 5 in a month of time. It’s time for all these browser vendors to wake up soon and get some other advertising strategies to grab their lost market share. Else Chrome will eat their share soon as it is getting done with some great features in coming versions.

What do you think this market share of leading browsers? What they are missing? Please share your thoughts by hitting comment box below icon wink [Browser Stats] Chrome Unstoppable! Firefox 4 Better Than IE9 And Opera 11