Category Archive: Browsers

Apr 04 2015

Enable Tracking Protection in Mozilla Firefox

Here’s a quick tip that not only helps you maintain some privacy but may also increase browsing speed in Firefox as well. Recently introduced into Mozilla Firefox, there is a disabled capability which will be enabled in Firefox 39 (we’re on Firefox 36.0.5 at the time of writing). This functionality blocks all of those invisible …

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Nov 27 2013

The Verdict on Internet Explorer 11

As I wrote about earlier in the month, I thought I would give Internet Explorer 11 a go as my primary browser for the rest of the month. I was keen to see how well it would work given its compliance to most of the recent web standards and improved performance over prior versions and …

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Nov 20 2013

Internet Explorer 11 Eschews Version-Specific Document Modes

It’s been the bane of web developers for many years – Internet Explorer and the unique quirks associated with each version. Sure, you could try and accommodate this by detecting the version of Internet Explorer and writing code for each version but then you have issues of maintaining and updating multiple versions of code for …

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Nov 14 2013

Finding Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 11

If you’re using Internet Explorer 11 then some websites may not work properly for whatever reason. In these instances, you may need to add these websites the compatibility view list to have Internet Explorer use an alternative method of rendering the page. However, IE11 no longer shows the compatibility view button at the end of …

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Nov 13 2013

Internet Explorer 11 – Time to Reevaluate

Those of us in the know are all too aware of the history of Internet Explorer including its quirks, lack of standards compliance and the possibility of having your browser hosed but impossible to fix without potentially compromising the operating system. Microsoft had coasted for years on the popularity of Internet Explorer having the majority …

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Oct 05 2013

Say Goodbye to Flash Under Firefox 27

Here’s a quick tip. If you’re using the nightly release of Firefox then you’ll be up to Firefox 27 but you may not have realised that a new feature has slipped into the build. Mozilla has managed to build something called Shumway that renders SWF files in HTML5 removing the need for Flash to be …

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Aug 14 2013

Trying Out 64-Bit Firefox

For those that aren’t aware, there is a 64-bit version of Firefox lurking in the nightly builds of the browser which you can grab over here if you’re feeling adventurous. I say that because the nightly builds are usually for testing purposes only and may have numerous bugs and other issues and cannot be expected …

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Jul 21 2013

Improve Your Web Browsing Security

These days, when you’re browsing websites there can be a stack of cookies being downloaded to your computer by ad tracking sites in order to serve up targeted advertisements. Social network applets, whilst they can make it really convenient to share content with friends and see what friends have liked. can also do the same …

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Jul 06 2013

Has Firefox Cured its Memory Bloat?

For a while now I have used Google Chrome as my primary browser after growing tired of Firefox consuming gigabytes of memory per session and doing little to free memory apart from when you closed and reopened it. Apparently, Mozilla has made great strides to get memory management under control so I am doing to …

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Apr 03 2013

Disable Flash in Internet Explorer on Windows RT

Since Microsoft has changed the way Adobe Flash operates on Windows RT by going from a whitelist approach to a blacklist approach it may be worthwhile knowing how to disable Flash on you Windows RT tablet. You need to make these changes via the desktop version of Internet Explorer (which will also make the changes …

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