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Desktop Notifications in Chrome via Extensions

By • May 29th, 2010 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu, Windows

Desktop notifications are deployed to notify users that something important has happened in the “background”. Desktop notifications are now available to extensions in Chrome 5, which means developers can start using the notifications API in their extensions to deliver non-modal messages from web sites. Notifications from an extension have no permission prompts or infobar warnings.

Chromium Stable Channel for Ubuntu

By • May 26th, 2010 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu

Chromium for Ubuntu now has a stable channel that matches the recently released Google Chrome Stable (Channel) for Linux. First remove other chromium-daily PPAs before adding this one. Google actuallydecided that Chrome beta for Linux was stable enough to become a Stable, so Chromium Beta and Chromium Stable are the same builds, v5.0.375.55.

How to Play YouTube WebM Video Clips in Firefox

By • May 20th, 2010 • Filed under: Browsers, Firefox

Yesterday the WebM open web media project was announced at Google I/O. Opera, Chromium and Firefox already have builds that support WebM. Over 1.2 million YouTube video clips are already available in WebM, and Google has announced it will sooner transcode all YouTube video to WebM. To test/play YouTube WebM video clips in Firefox, download […]

Mozilla, Google, Opera and others announce WebM, an open web media project

By • May 19th, 2010 • Filed under: Firefox, Multimedia, Open-Source

Mozilla, Google, Opera and forty other publishers such as Adobe have announced WebM, a “project dedicated to developing a high-quality, open video format for the web that is freely available to everyone.” This projects aims at setting the web free with an open alternative to the h2.64 format championed by Apple and Microsoft.

Chrome Sync extended to Settings and Autofill

By • Apr 7th, 2010 • Filed under: Browsers, Open-Source, Ubuntu, Windows

Like Mozilla Weave that synchronizes almost everything about your Firefox setup; your saved passwords, browsing history, preferences, open browser tabs, and bookmarks across Firefox browsers, new Chromium build now syncs your Chrome Settings and Autofill data together with your bookmarks. As shown in the screenshot above, when setting up Chrome sync you can choose not […]