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Firefox New Ad, "What's New" What Do You Think?
Mozilla ^

Posted on 01/11/2012 12:39:28 AM PST by Sprite518

As a non-profit, we’re free to innovate on your behalf without any pressure to compromise.

(Excerpt) Read more at mozilla.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: browser; firefox; mozilla; video
This reminds me of an Apple Commercial. Like the iPhone or iPad.
1 posted on 01/11/2012 12:39:35 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

You can see it on this link too.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/9.0.1/whatsnew/


2 posted on 01/11/2012 12:40:19 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

I like Firefox. It works very well for what I do. I can’t remember the last time I used Explorer. As for the video, I like the chick dressed like a fox 16 seconds in. I don’t remember the rest.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 12:45:09 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sprite518

I’ve used Firefox for years now. I never even think about going back to the sucky old IE.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 12:56:32 AM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Sprite518

Yup, cool commercial. Would make a good template for a Tea Party spot.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 1:04:58 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Sprite518
The development cycle has all but ensured the end to my favorite browser. Version 8012 will fix that I'm sure. :) They really try too much to emulate google these days. I used to be able to part together boxes, put avg, zone alarm, and firefox on them and forget about them(after giving them away). Not any more. There is still that memory leak in ff as well. They should go back to what made them great imo. Not following chrome.
6 posted on 01/11/2012 1:08:05 AM PST by allmost
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To: Sprite518

Yet another Firefox user here.

Back in the Windows 98 days, a savvy old computer guy twisted my newbie arm so hard, I went ahead and tried it. I soon dumped IE for good, and have never looked back.

I’m now running Windows 7 and almost tried the latest IE when I first fired up the new beast, but no. I’m happy with Mozilla’s browser.


7 posted on 01/11/2012 1:10:34 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sprite518; Jim Robinson

Excellent ad! I saved a copy for future reference.

You know, some Freeper with video skills could do a similar ad video for FR. They could use a collage of photos submitted by members. It would make a nice video to show during Freepathons and as an introduction to newcomers.

It might be a nice project for someone. Just an idea.


8 posted on 01/11/2012 1:23:33 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: allmost

“Version 8012 will fix that I’m sure. :)”

Uh, you’re a little behind the times. The Old-and-Broken 8012 has already gone into Testing, and Nightly is at 8045. It’s the New Hotness.


9 posted on 01/11/2012 1:28:10 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: Sprite518

I have been on Firefox for quite some time...
Just did my upgrade...
I can recommend it for anyone.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 1:33:08 AM PST by AlexW
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To: PastorBooks
Firefox’s customizability is the core of it's success. This (relatively) new aggressive release schedule leaves interacting add-ons and extensions in a rather precarious spot. No script keeps me using ff, but they are bound to break it at this pace. :)
11 posted on 01/11/2012 1:39:04 AM PST by allmost
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To: Sprite518

"Seems to be working just fine ... that's why I use Chrome.

12 posted on 01/11/2012 1:46:43 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Sprite518
I like Firefox, but not really Firefox as much as the independent people that make "Add-ons" for Firefox. The add-ons (extentions) that Firefox allows is what sets Firefox apart from the other browsers.

Adblock Plus

BBCode xtra

Beef Taco

BetterPrivacy

Dictionary Search

Downloadhelper

Flashblock

Google Translator for Firefox

Image Zoom

NoSquint

Screengrab

Ghostery

All of these help make my visit to the WWW safe and pleasurable. I get fewer advertisments, I get fewer spys upon my viewership, I get to block annoying FR ads on each FReeperthon drive, I get functionality like being able to transcribe foreign languages with just a highlight and click. You can't beat it.

13 posted on 01/11/2012 1:50:17 AM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: Sprite518
I have a computer connected to my Sony Bravia 55inch LCD HDTV.

I use theTile Tabs 5.4 add-on to watch FOX News, SKY News, CNN and BBC - all at the same time. Then I just need to click the sound on and off as I switch my focus to what I find interesting.

14 posted on 01/11/2012 1:54:31 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Sprite518

Get rid of that nasty plugincontainer thing and I’ll come back to Firefox.


15 posted on 01/11/2012 3:47:38 AM PST by Lady Lucky (It's an equine thing.)
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To: Sprite518
I've been gradually shifting over to Firefox on my home PC. Seems to be much better and faster It's not held hostage by giving ads priority...

Mike

16 posted on 01/11/2012 4:17:16 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: allmost
It does have a memory leak.

I have a terminal window running on the other screen running top, and when the memory fills up, and the load average climbs above 2.5, I do a pkill fox, and restart it.

/johnny

17 posted on 01/11/2012 4:25:32 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sprite518; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

18 posted on 01/11/2012 4:32:10 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Bigg Red

mark


20 posted on 01/11/2012 5:17:31 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Sprite518
Do all you FF users run greasemonkey with the FreeRepublic scripts? You can get tree view, video embedding and form posting enhancement. Good stuff!
21 posted on 01/11/2012 5:25:21 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: LowOiL

I really like Ghostery!

;-)


22 posted on 01/11/2012 5:34:56 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Sprite518

Firefox’s rapid-release is one of the most asinine ideas any software company every came up with.

Extension/Add-on developers, many of whom develop those extensions as a sideline, are not able to keep up with the rapid-release INSANITY.

I have some extensions that the developers ceased updating with the FF6 release.

Firefox has lost touch with reality. People use Firefox to be more productive. Rapid-release actually hampers real-world productivity.

Firefox still has memory leakage and memory consumption problems. I recently noticed sluggishness with FF. I had only one tab windows open. I loaded Task Manager and found Firefox consuming over 900mb of RAM.


23 posted on 01/11/2012 5:41:29 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: PastorBooks; allmost
The Old-and-Broken 8012 has already gone into Testing, and Nightly is at 8045. It’s the New Hotness.

8045 is so 27 seconds ago.

[/s]

[Mozilla, please STOP THE INSANITY!]
24 posted on 01/11/2012 5:53:24 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

I solved my memory problem: I downloaded an extension that put “restart” on my file menu. I restart occasionally without even thinking about it. All of my opened tabs are there after restart.


25 posted on 01/11/2012 5:54:13 AM PST by Clara Lou (nObama, noRomney, noPaul, noBachmann, noSantorum . . .)
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To: Sprite518

I wish I could get FF on this iPad. Safari isn’t bad, but....


26 posted on 01/11/2012 5:55:56 AM PST by Clara Lou (nObama, noRomney, noPaul, noBachmann, noSantorum . . .)
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To: Sprite518

I wish I could get FF on this iPad. Safari isn’t bad, but....


27 posted on 01/11/2012 5:55:56 AM PST by Clara Lou (nObama, noRomney, noPaul, noBachmann, noSantorum . . .)
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To: Sprite518

I wish I could get FF on this iPad. Safari isn’t bad, but....


28 posted on 01/11/2012 5:56:00 AM PST by Clara Lou (nObama, noRomney, noPaul, noBachmann, noSantorum . . .)
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To: LowOiL
I use several of those extensions you list.

Sadly, Screengrab is no longer upgraded.

from the developer:

29 posted on 01/11/2012 5:58:14 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

I already told you that, didn’tt I? And now I’ve told you in triplicate. It pays toay attention to whom one is posting!


30 posted on 01/11/2012 6:02:32 AM PST by Clara Lou (nObama, noRomney, noPaul, noBachmann, noSantorum . . .)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I do now.

Than You! :)


31 posted on 01/11/2012 6:13:08 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Sprite518

I was a longtime Firefox user but have made the switch to Chrome and have been quite happy there. I think FF suffers from both code bloat and organizational bloat - don’t think they’re lean and mean either as a code base or as an organization.


32 posted on 01/11/2012 6:17:44 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Sprite518

The ONLY Bitch I have w/ Firefox is the lastest version (9.0.1) has problems with or will NOT bring up .pdf files, They just FREEZE!


33 posted on 01/11/2012 6:28:42 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Question:
I installed Greasemonkey and restarted. I clicked on the FR Treeview install script button, but the Greasemonkey script installation panel doesn’t pop up. Any ideas about what I need to do?


34 posted on 01/11/2012 6:33:17 AM PST by Clara Lou (nObama, noRomney, noPaul, noBachmann, noSantorum . . .)
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To: Clara Lou
I already told you that, didn’tt I? And now I’ve told you in triplicate. It pays toay attention to whom one is posting!

[insert pic of bunny with pancake on head]

I have no idea what you are posting about? The referenced post was regarding Firefox, its extenstions, and its memory consumption.
35 posted on 01/11/2012 6:35:28 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sprite518
This reminds me of an Apple Commercial.

Yep. Written by a bunch of commies. "Principle over profit" ... "greater good" ... "making a difference" ...

I think I'll puke.

Is there another decent browser that isn't written by a bunch of self-righteous, leftist, urban poofters?

36 posted on 01/11/2012 6:49:55 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Sprite518; ShadowAce; Lazlo in PA
What?!?!? 36 comments already, and nobody has posted this? I guess I'll have to do it myself...


37 posted on 01/11/2012 6:56:29 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Straight Vermonter
> Do all you FF users run greasemonkey with the FreeRepublic scripts? You can get tree view, video embedding and form posting enhancement. Good stuff!

Just the form posting enhancements so far -- GREAT STUFF!!

38 posted on 01/11/2012 6:59:48 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: TomGuy

I had enough this morning and imported all my bookmarks into chrome. :(


39 posted on 01/11/2012 7:00:28 AM PST by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: TomGuy
Firefox’s rapid-release is one of the most asinine ideas any software company every came up with.

Extension/Add-on developers, many of whom develop those extensions as a sideline, are not able to keep up with the rapid-release INSANITY.

I have some extensions that the developers ceased updating with the FF6 release.

Firefox has lost touch with reality. People use Firefox to be more productive. Rapid-release actually hampers real-world productivity.

So true. FF is on version 9 and I'm still on v 3.6.25 and will be until they quit doing security upgrades. There are ways to force continued use of some add-ons that have not been updated, but it would be better if they didn't put out a new version every other month.

40 posted on 01/11/2012 7:16:25 AM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

You’re welcome. I wish I knew what Freeper made those so I could thank him.


41 posted on 01/11/2012 7:19:31 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Clara Lou

The only thing I can think of is that you have something blocking it like NoScript.


42 posted on 01/11/2012 7:28:07 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: TomGuy
And FF will release FF 10 on Jan. 31. Followed by FF 11 in March. FF 12 in April and FF 13 in June.

My task manager shows 143,455 K but I have had it up to 160,000K.

Some report problems loading PDF. I used to experience that with earlier releases of FF. But no longer.

43 posted on 01/11/2012 7:43:40 AM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: Sprite518

Firefox works for me...


44 posted on 01/11/2012 8:11:30 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: US Navy Vet

Do you use Foxit for pdf files? If not try it out. It may fix your problem.


45 posted on 01/11/2012 8:32:03 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Sprite518

46 posted on 01/11/2012 10:07:43 AM PST by rdb3 (><>The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart. <><)
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To: US Navy Vet
Think that might be your computer. I'm not having that issue.

It's probably one of your “add ons” or your copy has some how been corrupted. Save all your bookmarks on another browser like Google Chrome. Then uninstall and completely remove Firefox all traces of as if you never was on your computer. Reboot your computer and reinstall the Firefox and test it. Finally re import your bookmarks from Google Chrome.

Good luck!

47 posted on 01/11/2012 10:53:48 AM PST by Sprite518
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