Posts Tagged ‘Firefox’

Installing Next Generation Java on Linux and Firefox 3.6 and later on openSuSE 11.1 64bits

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

First, locate and download latest Java version from :

1. Exit Firefox.

2. Uninstall any previous installations of Java Plugin.

Only one Java Plugin can be used at a time. When you want to use a different plugin, or version of a plugin, remove the symbolic links to any other versions and create a fresh symbolic link to the new one.

Remove the symbolic links (or move them to another directory) to and from the Firefox plugins directory /usr/lib64/browser-plugins

3. Install downloaded java plugin

4. Create a symbolic link to the Java Plugin in the Firefox plugins directory.

Create a symbolic link to the Java Plugin file in the Firefox plugins directory:

    cd /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_23/lib/amd64/

5. Start the Firefox browser .

Type about:plugins in the Location bar to confirm that the Java Plugin is loaded. You can also click the Tools menu to confirm that Java Console is there.

FireFox 3.6 is finally here

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Firefox 3.6 has finally landed. Now you can try the latest web browser from Mozilla. The new version comes with some new features: speed, detection of outdated plugins and graphics personas. Most important feature of all is the added securities that makes it the safest browser to use.

You can try it for yourself after you download it from here :

Web Browser Market Share Report

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

According to market research firm Net Applications, Internet Explorer had roughly 67 percent of the worldwide browser market in August, while the Mozilla foundation’s Firefox had 23 percent and Apple Inc’s Safari browser had 4 percent. This was true on Aug 2009.


Firefox 3.5.2 Released

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Mozilla Foundation released the latest version of the well known web browser, Firefox 3.5.2. The new version addresses several critical security vulnerabilities. Among the stability improvements, it also brings proper ICC profiles rendering. Private browsing mode is included along with open video format support already built in.

Firefox 3.5 Download Link

To test the new open video format support in Firefox, check out :

Xmarks – A Very Useful Firefox add-on

Friday, April 24th, 2009

If you haven’t tried Xmarks add-on with Firefox web browser then you’re missing on a whole lot of features. If you use more than one computer, keeping bookmarks and passwords synched between the machines can be a bit of a hassle. Actually, it can be a major hassle, unless you’ve got something like Xmarks at your fingertips.

Xmarks is an extension that provides the ability to sync bookmarks and passwords, backup and restore bookmarks, and provide access to your bookmarks from the Xmarks Web site. In addition, you have the ability to set up profiles, so you can separate your personal and work bookmarks if you want to.

Give Xmarks a test drive, you won’t regret it. Additional features include :

Site Info built into your browser

Click on the Xmarks info icon in your location bar to see detailed information about the site you are on, and discover other great sites just like it.

See suggested tags when you bookmark

The next time you add a bookmark, Xmarks will automatically suggest a list of bookmark tags. These suggestions are based on the tags other Xmarks users chose for the same site.

Quickly find tagged bookmarks

Type a tag name into the Firefox 3 location bar (also known as the Awesome Bar) to quickly find sites with that tag.

Installing native 64bit Flash Player on Linux

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Find below bash script for openSuSE 11.0 and 11.1 that will install 64bit Flash Player :


echo “Stopping Firefox”
sudo killall -9 firefox

echo “Removing previous installations of flash plugin :”

sudo rm -f /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/browser-plugins/
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/flash-plugin/
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper

echo “Installing Flash Player 10”
tar zxvf

sudo cp /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/
sudo cp /usr/lib/browser-plugins/

# some cleaning up

sudo rm -rf
sudo rm -rf

You need to chmod +x then execute it. Remember to enable flash pluging in Firefox then restarting.

Mozilla Firefox 3 Release v3.0.7, released on March 4, 2009

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Firefox 3 is the best and most secure web browser available today. It really is the one to use to avoid all those pop-ups, spywares and malwares.

On March 4, version 3.0.7 was introduced. It several issues found in Firefox 3.0.6:

  • Fixed several security issues.
  • Fixed several stability issues.
  • Official releases for the Estonian, Kannada, and Telugu languages are now available.
  • Items in the “File” menu show as inactive after using the “Print” item from that menu – switching to a new tab restores them (bug 425844). This issue has been fixed.
  • For some users, cookies would appear to go “missing” after a few days (bug 444600).
  • Mac users of the Flashblock add-on, experienced an issue where sound from the Flash plug-in would continue to play for a short time after closing a tab or window (bug 474022).
  • Fixed several issues related to accessibility features.
  • See the Firefox 3.0.6 release notes for changes in previous releases.

See the complete list of bugs fixed.