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News Firefox 3.6 released

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Jan 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Updating right now but I'm not overly excited.
    Already tried the alpha ages ago.
     
  3. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    ...is it finally possible to turn off the "awesome" bar without adjusting files in a text editor?
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    What's the "awesome" bar?
     
  5. mjm25

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    it's the address bar, but it's clever, for example if you type in "bittech" itll take you straight to bit-tech.net. just an example.
     
  6. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    Just installed it, i'm used to google chrome and firefox 3.6 certainly feels as quick, it's very snappy (either that or my internet connection is good at the moment, i'm whizzing around sites like nobody's buisness).

    One gripe is that the webpages look smaller in firefox compared to chrome, or that could just be me and i have to get used to where everything is.
     
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  7. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Does the new release address the problems the previous one had with win 7
     
  8. Arkanrais

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    I tried out chrome recently, and found it craps its self when I have 10+ tabs open, and an hour after downloading it, my email started spamming people on my contact list (was rather annoying to be receiving emails from my own address telling me to go to some site to buy PSP's and other electronics). the only thing I had done was install chrome aside from visiting a few of my daily sites (bit, youtube & deviantart), so that's put me off using google stuff for a wee while yet.
     
  9. UncertainGod

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    Ah more unfounded scaremongering against Google. Well done.

    FF 3.6 is a big improvement to stability and once sufficiently tweaked almost keeps up with chrome, I just wish they would work on launch speed.
     
  10. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I'll bet it was the big button labelled, "Click here for cheesecake" that got you, wasn't it?
     
  11. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Back in the day of the Mozilla Suite you could have it load into memory when Windows started. I never knew why they didn't include that option with Firefox.
     
  12. UncertainGod

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    I know, there used to be an app called firefoxpreloader or some such but it hasn't been updated since 2005 and does some very odd things in win 7. Was considering writing a system service that kept the app resident in memory but I'm not very up on windows api's, etc. Also wish there was a way to directly control SuperFetch in win 7 so that I could specify that Firefox should always be held in spare memory unless it was needed.
     
  13. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Support for CSS gradients :thumb:
     
  14. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    You guys don't have 2-5 seconds for FF to open?
    Good Lord, buy a SSD then! :eyebrow:
     
  15. erratum1

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    innit ! it's like a second on my computer to clicking on the icon and it being ready at my homepage which is google.co.uk.
     
  16. dicobalt

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    Been using 3.6 since beta5, no problems here.
     
  17. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Loving the new persona's.
     
  18. steveo_mcg

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    Aye but its more like 30s on my crappy work box.
     
  19. sear

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    How sad, and here I am still on a 3.5.8 prerelease.
     
  20. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    What do they do? I've clicked to use one on the website and nothing visible happens.
     
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