Posts Tagged by Browser
|27 January 2011||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
If you are a frequent web surfer, your bookmarks will be one of your important piece of data. Usually for most of us, when we are planning to reinstall the operating system that we use, we tend to forget to backup the web browser bookmarks and other data such as saved passwords, extensions, etc. (at least for me, and most of my friends). Unless you are using web browser synchronizing services such as Opera Link or XMarks, backing up and restoring your bookmarks manually is pretty much not a user friendly step.
FavBackup is a free simple program that allows you to easily backup and restore your web browser bookmarks. FavBackup supports backup and restore the bookmarks for major web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome and Flock).
Other than bookmarks, FavBackup is also able to backup full web browser profile and data such as cookies, saved passwords, site preferences, search engines and many more. This will ease the backup, restore or migration process of your web browser profile to another system.
By default, FavBackup will automatically list the profiles of the web browser that installed on your system. If you want to backup a portable web browser, FavBackup has the ability to select custom web browser profile location.
|16 May 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
I’m pretty sure some of us are actually get annoyed with Flash animations. While Firefox and Chrome have their own FlashBlock extensions, Opera Browser users don’t have the option to install extensions to the browser. However, in Opera Browser, you can actually block Flash (and other plugin) by enabling the ‘on demand plugin’ option. While this is not as inconvenience as using the FlashBlock extension where you get the extra functionalities such as the option to whilelist a site, this is better than nothing for Opera Browser users.
How to Enable On Demand Plugin in Opera Browser
2. Make sure you also enable the ‘Enable On Demand Plugin Placeholder’ (2) option so you can easily see if a webpage contains any plugin.
|30 May 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
|28 December 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
If you use Avant Browser, or you don’t like the current web browser that you use now, you might want to try Orca Browser. Orca Browser is developed by the developer of Avant Browser. Orca Browser is developed to be fast, user friendly and designed to add more functionality on Mozilla Firefox. Orca Browser uses the same web rendering engine as Firefox, Gecko.
Features of Orca Browser according to the developer:
- Online Profile Storage – users of Orca Browser can store their bookmarks, RSS feeds, browser configurations, web passwords, etc on Avant Online Storage so the users can access and synchronize their data anywhere or just simply as an online backup for Orca Browser’s settings.
- You can use Firefox Extensions on Orca Browser too! (some, not all)
- Popup and ad blocker
- Mouse Gestures – Navigation for the lazy. Mouse gestures will let you to perform some browser commands with mouse movements.
- Session saving and recovery
- RSS Reader
- Clearing browsing traces with one click.
In my quick test, the memory usage of Orca Browser is lower (around 40MB) than Firefox 3 when opening same 7 websites. Compared with Orca Browser’s sister, Avant Browser, the memory usage of Orca Browser is lower.
Like Avant Browser, Orca Browser will popup a small menu when you hover your cursor on images which allows you to save the image, zoom in or out, copy the URL of the image, open the image in new tab or e-mail the image which might be handy for some user. There is also a menu that allows you to translate a webpage to a few other language using Google Translate service.
|12 December 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Most of us usually have our own favourite web browsers that we use to access the world wide web. Each of these browsers have their own characteristics and features that made us love them. For November 2008, 49.13% of TMS Network’s blog visitors use Mozilla Firefox to visit this blog, 39.2% uses Internet Explorer, 5.13% uses Opera, 3.33% uses Google Chrome and 1.7% uses Safari. As for me, I like to take my favourite web browser in my pendrive so I can use it if I go to internet cafe or at work. This allows me to use the browser with my own settings, addons and any customizations that I’ve done. In this post, I will list a few portable web browser that we can install and run from a portable USB drive.
Since this is my favourite web browser, I will start with Opera. The portable version of Opera has the same features as the normal desktop version, surf the web, write emails, or use IRC. In fact, with Opera Link, you can synchronize your bookmark, notes, history and speed dial. Opera Link works very well with the portable version of Opera. You can expect it to be functional as the desktop version. However, the portable version cannot run directly from network (using \\192.168.1.10\Opera Portable\ path for example). You need to mount the directory as network drive first.
|2 November 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
You are browsing YouTube and you’ve found nice video. You want to save the video so you can view it offline. In my previous post, I’ve shown you one method on how to download flash video from websites using Mozilla Firefox and DownloadHelper. In this post, I will show you how to download most of the media (audio and video) from any websites, using any of your favourite web browser.
What you need is, Grab++. Grab++ is a small utility that will help you to capture audio and video files from most of all websites, and enables you to download them. Grab++ is integrated with OrbitDownloader, and it is free. Grab++ works by sniffing files that being downloaded by your browser for media. Below, I will show you how to download a video from Youtube with Opera, using Grab++.
1. Download and install OrbitDownloader. Run OrbirDownloader, go to Tools > Grab++ (1) to run Grab++.
2. In Grab++ window, go to Action > Preferences (2). Go to Monitoring (3) tab, and choose the browser that you want Grab++ to capture the media. In this case, I will choose Opera. If your browser isn’t listed, you can browse for the .exe file of your browser (4). Click OK to save the configuration. Don’t close Grab++ yet.
|3 September 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Google Chrome is the latest open source web browser, built with WebKit and Mozilla technology, developed by Google. When I first run Google Chrome, I noticed the simple GUI of Google Chrome. You will get the basic GUI such as tabs, address bar, back, forward and home buttons. Even bookmarks is actually hidden by default (you have the option to show it somehow).
Some Google Chrome features:
- Phishing and malware sites blacklist will be periodically downloaded by Google Chrome.
- Each tabs in Google Chrome are sandboxed, meaning that each tab is isolated and cannot affect other tabs, and have the similar ‘Protected Mode’ used by Explorer 7 on Windows Vista.
- Google Chrome comes with its own task manager, so you can see which tab or plugin that hogs your system resources.
|29 June 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
A few days ago I received the invitation to join the Project Pogo Limited Beta by the Pogo Development Team. AT&T Pogo is a Mozilla Firefox based web browser developed by AT&T and Vizible. The current version is based on Mozilla Firefox 22.214.171.124. Currently AT&T Pogo is in early limited beta stage. What is so unique about AT&T Pogo? While most of other web browsers will display the same flat 2D interface, AT&T Pogo will offers you a more visually appealing 3D interface. The future of web browsing is here! (Large images warning!)
|17 June 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
While Firefox 3 will arive soon tomorrow, 17th June 2008, Flock 2.0 beta 1 is also available for test drive. Flock 2.0 will be based on Firefox 3 technology. Flock is a web browser that specializes in providing social networking and other Web 2.0 features built into its interface. The browser is built on Mozilla’s Firefox codebase.
However, I experienced random crashes with Flock 2.0 beta, especially when organizing or dealing with Favorites (Windows XP SP3). I also lost my bookmark during the update. So, better backup your configuration first if you are planning to test Flock 2.0 beta. It is still in beta stage. Just a small cosmetic change in Flock 2.0 beta.
Flock 2.0 beta is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.