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News Firefox 3 Beta 1 available

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Nov 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    It's not bad, it is slightly faster to load pages too however there is a serious issue where its breaking stuff that is inside of a table, where FF2 would just format it correctly and wrap to the next line FF3B1 doesnt seem to, it actually puts a scroll bar in which is very irritating.

    As with places, I cant honestly see myself using it much as I rarely bookmark anyway, I tend to remember URL's.
     
  3. The Chugnut

    The Chugnut New Member

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    I've spent the last 15 minutes trying to make it crash, but have failed. I'm very impressed.
    I'll have to live without some addons until they're updated, but it's all good.
    Faster Firefox without any nasty hacks. Top stuff!

    Edit: I see what you mean BioSniper, that's not good news.
     
  4. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Before I go installing this, it doesn't overwrite your current Firefox version does it? I don't want to go loosing all my addons. I need 'em for work.
     
  5. The Chugnut

    The Chugnut New Member

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    Yeah, sadly it does. The Web Developer bar, I would imagine, will be updated pretty sharpish. *crosses fingers*
     
  6. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    It shouldn't will, I have both installed, you just have to run one or the other, you cannot run both exe's at the same time.
     
  7. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    It didn't for me, I have both installed on my system right now.

    Beta 1 was ok nothing too special. Pages were faster loading.
     
  8. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Page loads are significantly faster, the layout engine still needs a few tweaks but over all a very good improvement.
     
  9. quack

    quack New Member

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    The toolbar that appears when it asks you if you want to save your password or not is pretty excellent. I hate having to answer the question before I find out if I actually got the password right or not.
     
  10. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    I installed the alphas (Gran Paradiso) no problem, just do a custom install and tell it a different folder. Save your profile just-in-case. I found the alphas stable enough, but a few too many bugs and rendering faults for regular use.
     
  11. Bionic-Blob

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    isn't this beta 2? i recall beta 1 was earlier this year sometime
     
  12. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    *puts on Opera hat*

    Or check out the 9.5 beta released weeks ago which contains pretty much all the features implemented better and a faster renderer and better memory usage.
     
  13. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I find it to start faster then Firefox 2.0
     
  14. Hazardous

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    I tried it... but the vast majority of the extensions/themes I use don't work with it - so I'll be sticking with version 2.x until such times as they are updated/do work :sigh:
     
  15. airchie

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    But has it changed the alt+S shortcut for history?
    I used to use that to save quick posts on these forums and others and now I can't.

    Reeeeally irritating. :(
     
  16. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    THEY FIXED THE LEAK? Holy ****ing hallelujah. Took long enough.
     
  17. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    i don't like the download window.

    and omg, as i type this, its spotting mistakes! winner.
     
  18. Hamish

    Hamish New Member

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    you can turn this off with one of the options in about:config
    try googling it
    i didnt upgrade to FF2 until i worked out how to fix this issue :p
     
  19. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I don't really notice any difference on the speed.. And I'm pretty sure I just installed this over the FF2 I had. Oh well it happens.
     
  20. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    Ha, I've just installed it and sent of two bug reports already. One was cos I was messing about with the default programmes thing in the options and the other was i tried to do my "new tab gesture" forgetting all-in-one gestures wasn't installed, it didn't like either of them.

    My thoughts on the new FF are:
    Yea! less memory usage
    Ooo pretty new star
    Boo, my add ons dont work

    Overall, I wont be a tester, no matter how frequently i can generate bug reports I'm not using the new FF until 80% of my add-ons work. I supposed I could get my friend to teach me how to edit the .xpi's again and change all the version numbers, but it just seems like too much hassle.

    @Jipa: you wont have written over the old FF, it installed it into a separate directory so just use your old FF link or hotkey and viola FF2
     
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