Firefox 3.6.4 has finally arrived, and as expected it brings added stability by making Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins run on their own process, so if something goes wrong with them, your whole session will still survive and you will be given an option to reload the plugin.
While Silverlight, Flash, and QuickTime are supported out of the box as they were subject to intense quality control, you can actually run any plugin on its own process. You just need to know the name of the plugin library (which you get from about:plugins),
For example to have the Adobe Reader plugin running on its own process, create a boolean preference in about:config, name it dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.nppdf32.dll, set it to true, and restart. For Java, the preference must be named dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npjp2.dll, and so on.
Conversely, you can disable OOPP for enabled by default plugins by creating and setting their respective preference to false.
This update also includes fixes to four critical and a few other less severe vulnerabilities, so you are strongly encouraged to update right away. Just click on Check for Updates… in the Help menu.
Много всего написано было про “AwesomeBar“, еще до официального выхода по интернету гуляли различные мнения. Кто-то был(и остаются) без ума от этого нововведения, кому-то оно совершенного не понравилось. Я лично где-то посередине – что-то нравиться, а что-то нет. Вот нарыл несколько способов “поизвращаться” над НиибацаБар-ом. Сам все еще не попробовал…
Начну с самого простого, не требующего особых “усилий”..
oldbar – Oldbar makes the location (URL) bar look like Firefox 2. If you need another alternative to this, try out Old Location Bar. Why two add-ons that do the same thing? I don’t know either.
Hide Unvisited – You too can hide pages (bookmarks) that you haven’t visited (since deleting or clearing history) from showing in the AwesomeBar.
Enter Selects – This Extension allows you to press enter in the AwesomeBar to select the first result (without pressing down).
Hidden Places – Stop URLs from specified domains being added to places and the AwesomeBar.
Edit Middle – Show AwesomeBar results when editing in the middle (not just at the end).
Supernode – In peer-to-peer networking, a supernode works as one of that network’s relayers and proxy servers, handling data flow and connections for other users. This usually requires a fairly fast Internet connection with a lot of bandwidth and a modest amount of CPU time, as a lot of data will invariably pass through the supernode and needs to be processed.
Some peer-to-peer designs allow for the user to choose whether they ever want to be treated as supernodes; others do not. Skype by default is configured as a supernode, an issue that has caused controversy.
В двух словах и по-русски – Skype имеет особенность жрать как трафик, так и оперативку, причем особенность эта по умолчанию.
There are several ways to prevent Skype from becoming a supernode:
* Beginning with Skype 3.0, an explicit switch is provided in the registry settings to allow the disabling of supernode functionality.
* Any computer hosted on a network that is behind a network address translation (NAT) device or restrictive firewall will disable supernode functionality.
* Skype clients behind an HTTP or SOCKS5 proxy will not serve as supernodes.