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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Firefox 3.6 Released Reply with quote

Firefox 3.6 Released
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Posted by: Glenn

Mozilla today announced the release of Firefox 3.6, a significant update to their popular open source Web browser. This version of the software is built on Mozilla's Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, which has been under development since early 2009 and contains many improvements for web developers, add-on developers, and users. The update also brings improved performance and support for a new type of theme called Personas that allows users to change the look of the browser without having to restart.

Other notable features and improvements include:

- Protection from out-of-date plugins to keep users safer as they browse.
- Open, native video can now be displayed full screen and supports poster frames.
- Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time.
- The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
- Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
- Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
- Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
- Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.

Firefox 3.6 weighs in at 18.6MB and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using both firefox 3.6 and chromium. Firefox 3.6 is notably faster than Chromium for me so far.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't say it's any faster than Chromium for me, but it does seem as fast, and this is a big improvement.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think Chrome is a tad faster, but it's much closer than with 3.5.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always fear updating FF because some add-ons I use are usually not supported early on. I've gone back to earlier FF versions because of add-ons.
I use a QuickPageZoom and used to use a Mouse gestures.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, my brother will be happy, but as for me, I use Safari.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GOOD JOB, MOZILLA, YOU JERK-ASSES!!!! Evil or Very Mad

No update notification, so I go to the firefox website and they specifically say you don't have to uninstall your present version just install is over your present version.

Well, it refused to install because it said info.plist was in use. Now my old version of firefox is damaged/incomplete and I cannot open it or access any plist files.

EXPLETIVE
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firefox is my boy! Smile

I didn't have any trouble installing Firefox 3.6 over the previous release in my applications folder. I did have everything closed though.

I think it's really fast too! I'm not sure why we can't get over the Acid 3 Test hurdle though. What's up with that Mozilla?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how you can mouseover and get a preview of the Personas themes. That's the best way I've ever seen something implemented like that for previewing and installation.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is annoying:

If you go to "full screen" then go back to regular screen format your yellow "minimize to doc" button becomes disabled. You have to close and quit Firefox and then relaunch to use that button.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pontificator wrote:
This is annoying:

If you go to "full screen" then go back to regular screen format your yellow "minimize to doc" button becomes disabled. You have to close and quit Firefox and then relaunch to use that button.


I spent a bit of time testing all of my extensions as it was behaving very strangely upon install. Initially all of my bookmarks disappeared and it would allow me to click buttons while viewing pages. Apparently, some extensions are reported as working fine when they truly aren't. Had to load and unload all of them individually to find the bad one; found an update to the bad one and now it's notably faster than the 3.5.x version.

Perhaps you might give it a shot. I can't repeat the issues you have.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: FF 3.6?????? Reply with quote

I had toyed with FF 3.6 a few weeks ago and most
of my Add-On's didn't work and it lost all of my bookmarks.

Went back to FF 3.5 and had to put my bookmarks
back manually. I'll wait another month and try FF 3.6
again.

I must say, I've been using "Opera" a little more
often and its very polished. Many of the Add-On's
I use with FF come as a standard features in "Opera".

Has anyone tried "Shiira"? I've used it in the past
and it was way ahead of all the other browsers.
It hasn't been developed for a while now and most of the
popular browsers have caught up then surpassed it.
Shiira has a really cool icon but to see it you must download
and install it. HERE'S the link if you want to play. The link is kind of funky. Just Google it.
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