Showing posts with label Firefox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Firefox. Show all posts

Wednesday

Which Is The Most Power Efficient & Battery Friendly Browser?

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 22, 2016
We all know that Google's Chrome browser and Mozilla's Firefox have been most used browsers in recent few years. But recently, Microsoft claimed that the recent number 1 browser Chrome may not be a friendly tool for your laptop's battery. In a battery test video, the software giant has pitted its Edge browser against Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers by streaming the same HD video for hours.

Which Is The Most Power Efficient & Battery Friendly Browser?

The below results came up after the test (in hours : minutes : seconds):
  • Chrome: 4:19:50
  • Firefox: 5:09:30
  • Opera: 6:18:33
  • Microsoft Edge: 7:22:07
As per the above results, Microsoft proved that it's Edge browser lasted 70% longer than Chrome. It also claimed that even for non-video tasks, its browser lasts 36 to 53% longer than the rivals.
Microsoft-Edge-power-Consumption-by-Browser
Picture Credit : Microsoft

These tasks, as claimed by the company, include things like opening sites, tabs, reading emails, scrolling articles and watching small videos. Microsoft has also reportedly published data it collected from millions Windows 10 PCs. In a blogpost, the software giant claims, "We designed Microsoft Edge from the ground up to prioritize power efficiency and deliver more battery life, without any special battery saving mode or changes to the default settings."


According to the latest data from NetApplications, Chrome is now the most popular browser in the world. The browser has over 45% share in the market. The biggest loser, according to the study, is Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which went from 41.37% down to 38.6% during the month of May.

Microsoft is working to make Microsoft Edge even more efficient with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update soon. No doubt about that, once immensely popular Internet Explorer is almost dead now and a re-birth has been given as Edge to it. Let's see how it goes in it's journey ahead competing it's rivals.

Mozilla Includes “One-Click Searches” To Firefox

Posted By: Arin Dey - November 26, 2014
Mozilla revealed the new royalty agreement with Yahoo last week regarding 5 years default search provider on Firefox beating Google. Within a week's time it has come up with another news that Firefox is adding  a feature which enables users to search with a single click. When users type a string into the Firefox search box, they will get a list of more organized search options from the default search engine. And even better, an array of buttons below these suggestions will allow users to choose which search engine or site they want to send the query to.

Lets see in the below example. Suppose, a user types "Mozilla" into the search box, they can search the term directly on Wikipedia.


Firefox is built with a set of pre-loaded search engines that are supported in different languages. Yahoo will be the new U.S. default search engine, Yandex will be the new default in Russia, and Baidu will remain the default in China.

This "one-click search engines" section in the settings helps user who can easily hide and show sites and alternate search options. Mozilla is also keep in introducing MDN, Stack Overflow, Yelp and dictionary sites are possible additions.

As per Mozilla the features are "coming soon to a Firefox near you!" but it didn't reveal when these updates will be rolling out. Hope this will help and take ahead Firefox from its closest rival Chrome.

Friday

Mozilla Updates Firefox Interface

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 21, 2014
Mozilla released Firefox 29 on Thursday and the update includes a new Australis interface.  This change is the largest interface change introduced since years by Mozilla.  Users can experience better after this update. 

Mozilla Updates Firefox Interface
The most important major change is in the customization available to users. Features of the browser can be rearranged within the interface. Tabs have been improved so there’s no more guessing about the tab you are using.

Like Google Chrome, Firefox now also has an account feature. It means you can sync between a set of versions allowing for smooth transition from device to device. Initially the old firefox users won't like the interface much because its been provided with a different pattern. Still as times goes they can adapt the feature usage. But Chrome users can find some similarities, which will make them easy to use Firefox.

Saturday

Google Chrome Is Now The Most Popular Web Browser

Posted By: Poketors - June 02, 2012
Global Stats from StatCounter published a report which says Google Chrome is fast approaching and the most popular Web browser worldwide. Last week, Google Chrome surpassed Microsoft Internet Explorer for the first time with 32.76 percent market share, while Internet Explorer dipped to 31.94 percent. Currently both are having a difference of less than a percentage in market share.


StatCounter is a free, online visitor stats tool. The StatCounter Global Stats are based on aggregate data collected by StatCounter on a sample exceeding 15 billion pageviews per month collected from across the StatCounter network of more than 3 million websites.

Last year, Internet Explorer was leading the web browser market share with 43 percent, followed by Mozilla Firefox with 29 percent, and Chrome at the third position with 19 percent.

Even though Chrome is now leading worldwide, Internet Explorer still leads in the USA with 37 percent, while Chrome is only 23 percent, followed by Mozilla Firefox 22 percent.

How To Backup Firefox Bookmarks

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 24, 2011
Taking favorites & bookmarks backup in Microsoft Internet Explorer is very easy and this step includes just copying the Favorite folder from My Documents. But in other browser it requires to follow few simple steps. We have observed that due to several system crash issue we may lose our data as well as important bookmarks too. But you are really in trouble when you lose your browser data like browser settings, bookmarks, toolbar, add-ones, cookies etc which you have saved and bookmarked since long time.
 How To Backup Firefox Bookmarks

Nowadays Mozilla Firefox has become the most used web browser in the world because of its support-ability with all web pages containing either video, audio or images . So people set Firefox as your default web browser and save a lot of settings daily, like addons, toolbar, bookmarks, saved forms etc.

Firefox backup toolDue to multiple reason your system may crash and when you re-install your browser at that time it would be time consuming task to bring back all the settings, addons, important page bookmarks which you have saved before.

MozBackup is a very useful utility for taking backups of your Firefox browser. It offers you to backup and restore bookmarks, mail, passwords, contacts, history, extensions, cache, cookies etc.

The support-ability products are Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Sunbird, Flock, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, Spice bird, Songbird and Netscape profiles. This MozBackup software is 100% free and you can download it here.

To backup Firefox Browser follow the steps below:

mozbackup1. Start MozBackup Utility and click on Next.
2. Now select Backup a profile and highlight Mozilla Thunderbird and Click Next
3. Highlight your profile (by default)
4. You can select the location where your backup files should be stored (by default it will save in My Document) and click on Next
5. You will be prompted with an option where you can opt for password protect your backup file. Click yes for setting password.
6. Now select the stuffs that you want to backup (ex: Bookmarks, email, address books, extensions, saved password, etc …) and click Next.
7. Click on Next and it will start backup your Firefox Browser
8. When it's done you will get a Finish button. Click on it and you are done.

Hope you have taken backup of all the useful bookmarks, mail, passwords, contacts, history, extensions, cache, cookies etc.

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