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Back in business

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Well, long time no see. Please forgive me but I’ve been busy. Now I’m back on track and promise to update the blog as often as possible. I’m also pleased to see that quite a lot of people visit my humble site, so I assume that knowledge gathered here is still useful. Let’s go on than with the news: Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Hadrys

May 12, 2009 at 21:59

My old-NEW Firefox

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There is a ton of posts about dressing up Firefox with Chromifox – a skin that looks nearly like Google Chrome and I must admit – it’s very practical too. The thing is that trying to make FF more like Chrome I’ve discovered add-ons which literally changed my life. I’ve promised to write about this and now I’ve tested enough to know what is a total FF must have! It’s a pity that you can’t exactly make FF to split each tab into separate process but Chrome sets a good direction and probably soon sandboxing (separating java, flash, tabs etc) will become a standard.

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November 6, 2008 at 22:55

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Give me back my Adblock!

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After two weeks with great Google Chrome browser I’m switching back to Firefox 3.0 and the reason is trivial – Chrome lacks of Adblock (ad-ons in general) at the moment. I can live without other add-ons but I forgot how hard can it be without Adblock and this is not about longer loading times. Huge pop ups in front of content and two times longer columns full of blinking stuff disordering text. No thanks…

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September 13, 2008 at 12:54

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Google Chrome

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Recently I’m developing a web project (XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL) and in order to provide cross browser compatibility I was forced to install all the popular browsers including Opera, Safari and the coolest ever IE6 on XP virtual machine (1.3 GB!!!). Nothing changed and Firefox was still the best. Today I’ve just found out about Google’s project: Chrome.

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Written by Hadrys

September 3, 2008 at 09:32

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Firefox add-ons

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Have you heard about Firefox add-ons? These tiny apps can do very useful things! Adblock is a must have and filters most of annoying ads, I’ve seen one page so far that didn’t allow Adblock but sorry, I’ve found the information somewhere else… This was so stupid as requiring login on forums to do the search or download attachments.

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Written by Hadrys

August 31, 2008 at 10:51

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Skype plugin blocks content in Firefox 3.0

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Recently I’ve reinstalled my parrent’s laptops and they reported some pages not showing parts of the content, images etc (like maps in Google Maps). This was not the case of settings or Adblock and Flashblock either (btw these are coooool addons) but … Skype. Skype automatically installed it’s plugin and I didn’t care as Skype is fine. It looks like the problem is popular, known and described, however it’s worth mentioning as it took some time to realize this was the bugger.

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August 6, 2008 at 09:15

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NetFront 3.5

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Mobile browser wars continue and last time Opera was my choice (mostly). Thanks to Timmi’s comment I’ve discovered the best ever browser – NetFront 3.5 – which I recon can be beaten only by new Firefox. Fast and smart are the main advantages but there is a lot more. It all begins with properly rendered pages exactly the same way as your desktop computer does. You can easily scroll them with your thumb or stylus, zoom out and in with 2 taps and you always have a thumbnail map of the page. Brilliance goes on.

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Written by Hadrys

July 23, 2008 at 10:08

Posted in Office in my pocket

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