Friday, May 29, 2009

Mozilla Prism 1.0 Beta making it's way finally...

Mozilla's Prism project has been around for quite a while now, and many companies have been using and testing it throughtout the life of its development thus far; it may have taken a rather long time, but Mozilla have finally pushed Prism into its 1.0 beta stages, as they have reported on their blog.

First of all, What is Mozilla Prism?
Prism is a desktop application developed by Mozilla, the very same company that is famous for the Firefox web browser, that allows you to take certain websites and turn them into desktop applications themselves (called single-site browsers or site-specific browsers; SSB for short), for Windows, Mac or Linux.

According to Mozilla, here are some of the main features:
  • New API functionality for allowing Prism-enabled web sites more desktop like power.
  • Ability to set fonts, proxy settings and other application-speciļ¬c settings.
  • The ability to clear private data on demand.
  • Applications are automatically updated when new Prism versions are available.
  • Tray icon support, as well as submenus for dock and system tray menus.
  • Full OS X 10.4 support, and further OS X specific enhancement.
  • Support for SSL exceptions.
here are two ways to use Prism; A Firefox extension or a standalone application.
Either way, you can easily turn any website into a Prism application.

Prism supports Intel Macs only running OS X 10.4 or later.

Prism Firefox Extension FIREFOX USERS

Once you have installed the extension and restarted the browser, you can turn any web site into a Prism application by choosing "Create Application for this Website" in the Tools menu.


This application will be located in the Start menu on Windows or the Applications folder on Macintosh. Simply fill out the URL of the website you want to turn into an application, give it a name and select where you want the shortcut to be created, then click OK.

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