Mozilla Prism Now Available on Linux and Mac

by Karthik on November 12, 2007 · 2 comments


Mozilla Prism about which I had talked about earlier has just got a fresh release for Linux and Mac OSX. Prism is basically a stripped down version of Firefox that allows you to load a single page at a time. By using minimal resources Prism is able to deliver high performance. No tabs, no useful URL or navigation buttons. But Prism can come in handy if you like to keep a single web site like Gmail open all day, since it uses fewer resources than Firefox.

I Installed Prism on Ubuntu, and it seemed ok, except that it was still quite buggy. For example pressing the F11 button didn’t make Prism go full screen. There was also problems when I fired up pages that were Flash enabled. All in all it is a good release for Linux, expect the bugs to be ironed out in the future. Mac users tell me how Prism works for you.

You can download Prism from Mozilla Labs

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pat May 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm

it should not go into full screen mode by default for F11 the programmer of the web app should put that in not prism. some apps may not want to go full screen with F11 and so should not be built in to prism by default. prism opens this up to the program to do the action for each button.


make beats March 28, 2011 at 5:05 am

I loved it from beginning to end. I had to come back to it a few times. Thanks for the great read and so well done.


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