Discuss: Firefox 3.6

January 22, 2010 at 08:42:00
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 1.9 GHz / 2812 MB
Hi all,

This week's poll question is about the new release of Firefox 3.6. Discuss here if your first impressions of the new browser, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
January 23, 2010 at 15:30:40
I just upgraded from Firefox 3.5-I haven't used it long enough to tell if there's much of a difference, except that it isn't yet compatible with the Norton toolbar. I suspect that won't stop most people from upgrading, however.

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#2
January 23, 2010 at 15:39:21
So far I haven't experience problem installing & running the latest version on XP Vista & Win7 boxes. Do they open fast as proclaimed? Not that fast but slightly faster than version 3.5.7. The only big change I have noticed is you can decorate the top part of FF with any one of the over 300 silly skins called personas.

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#3
January 23, 2010 at 16:04:46
re: over 300 silly skins called personas.

Actually, according to the personas pop-out menu, the number is 41,626.


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#4
January 23, 2010 at 16:45:43
Oh no that is way lot too many. I'm used to the same old default personas and will stick to it. Think of me as an old dog. What's the use of it - a browser is a browser, not a desktop you know LOL.

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#5
January 23, 2010 at 17:20:20
I installed the add-on, tested a few personas and then disabled it.

I have a lot of links in my Bookmarks Toolbar and the personas make them hard to read.

At the personas website you can mouse over the personas and they will "sample" automatically in your browser. It didn't matter which color or design I experimented with, they all made the links harder to see.

I'm good with the default.


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#6
January 24, 2010 at 10:05:15
Upgraded to the latest release, dumped a plethora of themes that were non-compatible with it that I had under 3.5; I most use a couple anyways ... so far, so good!

The browser experience definitely feels snappier on my end.

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#7
January 24, 2010 at 10:14:12
I'm going to continue being a stubborn Microsoft fanboy and pretend that FF doesn't exist. :)

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#8
January 24, 2010 at 11:41:19
"I'm going to continue being a stubborn Microsoft fanboy and pretend that FF doesn't exist. :)"

In that case, you've gone rogue since you aren't moving in lock-step with your benefactor ;-)

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Under our new proposal, among other things, European consumers who buy a new Windows PC with Internet Explorer set as their default browser would be shown a ‘ballot screen’ from which they could, if they wished, easily install competing browsers from the Web. If this proposal is ultimately accepted, Microsoft will ship Windows in Europe with the full functionality available in the rest of the world. As requested by the Commission, we will be publishing our proposal in full here on our website as soon as possible.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/...

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#9
January 26, 2010 at 01:29:56
I won't be upgrading from Firefox 2.0.0.20 for Windows 9x, as Firefox 3 doesn't support my preferred O/S.

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#11
April 3, 2010 at 11:23:52
as of my post
http://www.computing.net/answers/th...
I feel that firefox is struggling and trying to pull IE fans into it's realm. I don't think that will happen for some time. IE is just plain and simple...the cadillac of all browsers.
IE7 is great, and I refuse to use IE8 which is too loaded down with securities.
IE7 still opens twice as fast as the new Firefox.

I'll bet no-one has ever opened IE and had to wait for an update before the browser opened....firefox is famous for that ;-)
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#12
April 3, 2010 at 16:23:53
Updated to FF 3.6 shortly after it was announced. Haven't even seen "Personas" (nor do I wish to), so it presumably kept my standard boring settings.

I have IE8 too. Both much of a muchness with FF being marginally slower to open. I find a second browser handy so that I can "temporarily" jump out of a path I am persuing. Also useful for fault diagnosis.

I refused the ballot screen Windows Update because I am quite capable of getting alternative browsers without MS assistance or intrusion.


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#13
April 5, 2010 at 07:24:50
re: I find a second browser handy...Also useful for fault diagnosis

I just ran into that very thing.

A webmaster of an organization I belong to put a bunch of jpgs on our website. Without getting into the gory details, I'll simply say that when I tried to view them in FF the user interface was very cumbersome.

I sent an email to the webmaster and he said he wasn't seeing the problem. I did a little more testing and found that the website worked fine with IE and Safari, but not with FF.

The webmaster thanked me for doing the testing and said he would work on making it compatible with FF.


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#14
April 5, 2010 at 07:29:35
Which goes to show why you need to test your site in multiple browsers. At a minimum, you should test for the big 3: IE, FF, and Chrome.

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#15
April 5, 2010 at 08:11:24
Why not Safari?

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#16
April 5, 2010 at 10:56:14
Mostly because it doesn't have 5% market share. Also, both Chrome and Safari use WebKit, so differences are theoretically minor.

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#17
April 5, 2010 at 11:18:15
Then there's Opera....

Unlike most folk I didn't like it because there appeared to be no Favorites bar or Bookmarks bar. They seem to rave about this dial-up thingy but that just seemed to me like a complicated way of running a Links bar (with more mouse clicks required).

I use Opera on my W98SE because its one of the few browsers that run on there and still get security updates. It seems pretty fast to load (knocking the socks of Firefox and IE8 on my XP, although they both load faster on the Vista). Maybe I've missed something about those Opera bars because I don't use the old W98 much anymore.


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#18
April 14, 2010 at 05:50:53
I used to only use FF, but as soon as MS used tabs too I didnt see why I had to use FF anymore. If I changed to any browser other than IE8 it would definately be Chrome, I really, really like it.

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#19
April 14, 2010 at 07:28:40
Chrome is also bare bones and doesn't have many features, I really like the classic menu and Chrome doesn't have one.

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