Archive for September 5th, 2008
If you are new to Avant browser, let me say that it can be best described as a custom web browser application. Avant Browser is a standalone application designed to expand services provided by Microsoft Internet Explorer. If you know your way around with IE, then you will have no problems driving this baby.
In order to keep up with providing one of the best tools for surfing the Web, Avant’s Development Team unveiled a new release on September 4, 2008—Version 11.7 – Build 7. What’s new in this latest upgrade? Quite a lot.
According to Avant browser’s official web page, below are additions made to their latest version:
- Address bar highlighting.
- Fixed the bug that caused pictures from being able to appear in RSS Reader.
- Fixed the bug where sometimes you can’t open up a page the first time starting the browser.
- Fixed the bug that caused the Autofill feature to sometimes lead to entering urls very slowly.
- Fixed the bug where a new page was always opened in foreground under any condition.
- Fixed the bug where the Save As Text function didn’t work.
- Fixed the bug where uninstalling Avant removed all items in the default list under Vista.
- Fixed the bug that restarting a new instance of Avant kept notifying you to reopen up the opened tabs in the previous instance.
- Fixed the bug that caused the focus to jump to the previously used tab after entering URL.
- Fixed the bug where the search and address bar didn’t allow special characters.
- Fixed Avant’s User Agent String.
- Fixed the bug where the options for the floating bar didn’t take effect.
- Fixed the bug that caused the address bar to not get changed accordingly when the newly opened blank page was redirected to the homepage.
- Fixed the Autofill password security issue.
- Perfected both browsers’ icon resolution in the switching programs interface.
- Fixed the bug where the Zoom In function didn’t act accurately.
If you can’t sleep well, unless you have the latest version of your Web browser, then please click here to download Avant 11.7, Build 7. Good Day!
Yesterday I highlighted several software easter eggs which you can find in popular computer applications. Today I have another surprise for you. The guys over at Google also like to have some fun with easter eggs. For example, if you type “about:internets” (without the quotation marks) in Chrome’s address box you’ll find an amusing screen saver.
There’s also interesting secret information about Chrome that you can shovel out using the about command. Let’s take a look at some of this geeky information. Be careful this is confidential stuff.
Now you can go ahead and tell your coworkers you’re a Certified Google Chrome Technician. Adiós!
The easter eggs that I’m talking about in this post, have nothing to do with the multi-colored eggs hidden in gardens and yards for children to find, or chocolate eggs filled with jelly beans gobbled up during Easter Week. Nope, this time I’m referring to software or virtual easter eggs found in software, video games, CDs, DVDs and so forth.
To clarify the term, let me use an adequate definition as provided by the Wikipedia Encyclopedia. Yes, I know that I use this reference source a lot; but let’s be honest, it’s a great source for information no matter what they say.
“A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message or feature in an object such as a movie, book, DVD, computer program, or video game. The term draws a parallel with the custom of the Easter egg hunt observed in many countries.
Historically, the name is actually derived by the practice of the last Russian imperial family’s tradition of giving elaborately jeweled egg-shaped creations by Fabergé which usually contained hidden gifts themselves.” [Wikipedia Encyclopedia]
Early this morning I stumbled upon an entry made by Lifehacker, dubbed “Top Ten Software Easter Eggs” which captured my attention. I was surprised to learn that easter eggs have been planted in software like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Open Office or Flight Simulator just to name a few.
If you enjoy hunting for digital easter eggs, I’m sure this basket with ten eggs will suit your taste. Have fun and spread the news to other easter egg lovers. Good Day!