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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:30 pm    Post subject: Firefox 9.0 Brings Improvements for Lion Reply with quote

Firefox 9.0 Brings Improvements for Lion
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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Mozilla has released Firefox 9.0 for Mac. According to the company, this update brings improved support, theme integration and two-finger swipe navigation (swipe left to go forward a page and right to back a page) for Mac OS X Lion. It also brings improved JavaScript performance and standards support for HTML5, MathML, and CSS. Firefox 9.0 for Mac weighs in at 30.8MB and requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see they have implemented native fullscreen though. Sad

Chrome is still the best in my book. For Windows and Mac.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a big fan of Firefox anymore. Chrome has sort of taken of its place. In fact, I'm even liking it way more than Safari these days. You may laugh, but IE 10 isn't that shabby either. I would maybe put it in second place.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firefox 9.0 is working nicely on my new Mini and my MBP, although I had to shoe horn it in. It just would not replace the the old Firefox 8 in my applications folder. I just ended up trashing the old one before dragging the new one in. Never had to do it that way before. Chrome seems too unfinished and clunky to me and Safari is just plain slow.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine wouldn't install at first either. Then I used App Zapper to clear everything out and it went smoothly.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rightondamark wrote:
I see they have implemented native fullscreen though. Sad
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This is not evident to me. On my version, I don't have the little full screen symbol on the upper right corner of my FF window.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rightondamark wrote:
I see they have implemented native fullscreen though. Sad
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This is not evident to me. On my version, I don't have the little full screen symbol on the upper right corner of my FF window.


Just go to view/toolbars/customize and drag the full screen toggle to where ever you want it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

caulktel wrote:
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Just go to view/toolbars/customize and drag the full screen toggle to where ever you want it.

I have downloaded/installed FF9, but couldn't find the full screen toggle in view/toolbars/customize...

Please help. Tks

Update: Got it by adding the new icon.
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it; thanks caulktel
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice update. This is the fastest Firefox has felt in a while for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a question, after this update I noticed that when looking at the bookmarks the little icon that is usually to the left of the bookmark is no longer there. How does one turn this feature back on? It really helps me to recognize my sites by seeing their logo/icon to the left of the mark. I suppose I can get along without it, but would like it back.

Funny, they just updated to 9.01 as I was typing this post. Wonder what it fixed, not my icon thingys. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those icons are called "favicons" and they come from the site visited - and the site can choose to dynamically update them, so they keep changing (like, for example Google Calendar showing the date).

You might have to actually visit the bookmarked sites first, for Firefox 9 to refresh the favicons that the site is currently using?

(This may be rubbish, in which case, I apologise - and you can ignore me!)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I new they had a name but couldn't remember what they were. I was aware that you have to visit the site first, but even after that they don't show up. It is definitely something to do with FF 9, because I'm used to just clicking each bookmark till I get through all of them and replace all the favicons after a major update but that's not working this time around. Now that I know the right name I will Google it and see if I can fix it. Thanks

Apparently it is a bug in FF9, here is the fix:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/896163#answer-28981
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Version 9.0.1 is already out. It sounds like they had some real issues with the initial release.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I was able to add the fullscreen icon too. I missed it on the first look. That being said, it still doesn't work like a native fullscreen app and give you access to the menubar. It seems more like a workaround.
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