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[How To] Export Firefox Tabs To Google Chrome

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Sep 12th 2011 - No Comments
I think most of us use two or more browsers on our PCs, isn’t it? And sure, a lot has happened to us we want to open the same tabs that we have in Firefox, but Chrome. Well well, to avoid being copied each of the links, we can do is simply install an extension in Firefox and the task will be reduced to a couple of clicks.

Of course, to do, you must be a user of Firefox and Chrome, because if you use other browsers, this will not help at all. Anyway, that said, I tell you what this extension is called Open in Chrome. Suppose we have about 10 tabs open in the browser window Firefox, and Chrome have about 4 tabs open. Then, not to be changing every second window, we want to export those 10 tabs of Firefox to Chrome, and so only work in a browser window.

So if you have installed Open in Chrome, which we have to do is go to the Tools menu in Firefox, to click the “Open tabs in Google Chrome” and ready. The 10 tabs appear next to the 4 they had in Chrome. Now, if the browser had Chrome open, then open a new window. Or if you had multiple windows of Chrome open the tabs in Firefox appear in the latest Chrome .

Easy, right? To download the extension Open in Chrome, they click the link below. I hope you have served, have any problems? Do comment below.

FireFox 6: better and more stable

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Sep 11th 2011 - No Comments
From 1st August, Mozilla launched the new stable version of Firefox for both desktop and mobile devices, according to MozillaZine, the news:

Plugin checker from the Manager.Last year, Mozilla introduced a website where we can know if the plugins you have installed in the browser is updated or when we install a new version.

But to reach this place we should remember its URL. From now on, in the Plugin Manager can find a link that leads directly to the site. The easiest place to find and be safe at all times that the plugins are in their latest version.

Improvements about memory: memory is a page that displays information about how Firefox is using the memory allocated to it. This information screen is improving in detail in each new stable.

Better promotion of Firefox Sync when entering passwords. Firefox Sync is a feature of Firefox which allows us to synchronize our personal information in different computers, for example between our house, our work or mobile device securely (data is encrypted before sent to the server). This new stable release added promotions for this non-intrusive service, when you enter a website where we have our password saved, for example.

Managing permissions for web sites. From this version, Firefox has a window in which we can manage the permissions that are on our web sites at a detailed information. If we enter about: permissions in the navigation bar, and we enter, we will have a sidebar list of websites that have information stored in your browser (cookies, passwords, etc.). And may decide to keep or let prefer not.

Domain highlighted in the navigation bar. In these new versions are improving the design of the navigation bar to provide the user reading the URL and avoid, where possible deception. Just like other browsers, this version from the domain address of a website stands out, that we may be easier to recognize the site where we are authentic. This makes it easier to distinguish exactly where we are.

Loading Panorama groups when requested. Panorama created the appearance of great advantages when it comes to managing a large number of websites open at the same time. But this led them to open more tabs than before. When started Firefox , if we had many groups in Panorama, load them all, which adversely affected the speed. From now on, groups of Panorama will be loaded when you apply for any of the tabs of the same.

Panorama persistent groups. When a user had many windows open (to separate their work) and turn Panorama groups in each window, closing the windows lost information. It is now corrected. More options to better organize your navigation.

Moving high-resolution Windows. Moving the page in the browser was more fluent in MacOSX that in Windows, although the technology for improvement was present for years. This difference between a line scrolling (as now) and a shift per pixel as achieved from this new version of Firefox influences the way the user feels the application responds by improving the sense of speed of response.

Web Developer menu. All development tools are integrated within a menu option called Web Developer.

Draft. Those who develop with Firefox surely have installed the Firebug . Besides this great addition, Mozilla is developing some internal tools for Firefox to help without forcing developers to install a plugin. A use case, for example, when we are in the house of a friend or in a cafe, where we use these tools without installing anything. This new version adds Draft, a space where we can test code JavaScript that runs in the current session. Perfect for trying out new ideas on how we can think of.

Improvements to the Web console. Since its appearance in Firefox 4 , the web console (which shows information from the CSS, JavaScript, network and console) has received many improvements. From this version you can choose where to place it in the browser (by default appears above) has an auto-complete when you start typing a command and save a message queue, which will be ready once the developer decides to use the tool.

Autocomplete popup in the web console. As you type a command, we can see all available options in a popup window that allows you to choose from there without typing the entire command.

Mobile Version

Interface Changes to Gingerbread. Firefox is a new design in OS devices Gingerbread Android.

Instructions were improved for the first time it runs. Changed instructions for the first time you run Firefox in a mobile device, demonstrating their strengths and best features, such as side panels, accessories, and so on.

Improved integration with form filling wizard of Android. Mobile devices have a wizard to fill out forms for easy data entry (as well as choices in the selected list, etc.).. This new version improves the integration of native system Android .

Using IndexedDB to host data on the device. Added the possibility of using this type of database for web applications store data locally. This helps to better performance and functionality of web applications. The platform

Ability to use the < progress > < / progress >. One of the agregadors HTML5 is the < progress > to represent the progress of an event, such as upload or download a file. From this version of Firefox , this label is available and there is no need to do with Flash or libraries of JavaScript .

You can download this new version from the website or if you already have Firefox installed, update via the menu Help -> About Firefox. For the mobile version, directs the browser on your device with Android or Maemo to this site or you can find it directly on the Android Market.

Firefox for Tablets: Developments and Images

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Sep 2nd 2011 - 1 Comment
Mozilla’s mobile division was kind enough to share some of their progress towards the full inclusion and natural Firefox in tablets. All this work has to do, of course, with making a user interface that meets a series of design considerations. We know we are not starting from scratch, but from what has been done with the mobile version of Firefox, currently in its sixth edition, like the desktop version. It is an “evolution,” say its creators, in the process of adjusting to a larger screen.

The tablets are increasingly present in our lives, and the applications installed on mobile we can not take advantage of them all the potential dimensions of the displays of tablets offered. Today we know how they will be the Firefox browser for tablets. It is, therefore, an evolution of existing applications for mobile platforms, with a series of improvements if they take advantage of the screen tablets.
Starting with the visuals, we find a minimalist design that fits perfectly into Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but nevertheless, you have the visual elements that lets us know that we are in Firefox.
Let the AwesomeBar , which is as well call the sidebar tabs giving access to different menus depending on whether we go to the markers, our history or synchronize with our desktop Firefox browser. With respect to the mobile version, in this version AwesomeBar moves to the left, making it easier to use and display more results.
If the mobile version, it is necessary to hide visual elements to exploit the full screen version in the tablets can bring some of these items back, as are the tabs. In landscape mode have a sidebar tab represented by thumbnails of the websites that we open, so quickly we can know what is behind them and access their content. In portrait mode shrinks in a menu item to be located at the top, displaying when processing each of the tabs of pages that have open.
I have no doubt that Mozilla is working seriously to provide beautiful Firefox, functional, great performance on mobile devices, also in tablets. This is really noticeable from the fourth version of the browser. It is certain that the progress shown here will enjoy soon.

However, saying “Firefox for tablets” is practically the same as saying “Firefox Android Honeycomb.” I wish we could have Firefox in IOS and all kinds of operating systems for tablets. The problem is technical or political when Apple only supports WebKit browser-centric, and a real hardship for those who prefer the spirit of the red panda to surf the web.

Now what remains is to wait for Firefox may be available for us to test and compare their performance compared with other available browsers.

New Firefox 4 for Android and Nokia Miemo is Available Now

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Mar 16th 2011 - No Comments
Firefox 4 is now available for Android and Nokia Maemo devices in a new beta version which is giving great output in terms of stability and performance.
There are so many improvements and bug fixes are done from Firefox.
Some improvements include more pan/zoom responsiveness, faster booting and better page load times, the latter specifically due to JavaScript enhancements. The beta also includes features such as Firefox Sync (which lets you seamlessly carry your tabs, bookmarks and history between devices, whether those devices be mobile or desktop), tabbed browsing, Firefox add-ons and more.

Firefox for mobile is a developing area of the browser sector we’ve been following with great interest over the past year.
The browser originally launched with the codename “Fennec.” The alpha version hit the Android Market last August, and the first beta came out last October.
Unfortunately, iPhone and iPad users will have to stick to Firefox Home for iOS for now. The Firefox Home app isn’t a browser itself, but it will help Apple mobile users get access to their Firefox bookmarks, browsing history and open tabs — all from within Mobile Safari.
Expect more (and frequent) beta updates before a final tested-and-approved version is released.

Preview Open Tabs in Firefox When Cycling Through Them with Ctrl+Tab

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Mar 5th 2011 - No Comments
Ctrl+Tab is handy for cycling through your Firefox tabs, but here i am showing you that with a small about:config tweak in Firefox 4, you can get really nice Alt+Tab style preview when you use it.
In Firefox 4 (b12 at least), if you hop into about:config and change browser.ctrlTab.previews to true, then Ctrl+Tab changes tabs with a very nice looking little popup.

This is really cool and amazing preview of all the currently opened tabs. Every user should try this trick. After applying this you will see your tabs like i n following image.

It’s a simple tweak that takes about 5 seconds, but boy does it make Ctrl+Tab switching much easier to use!