Skip to comments.Mozilla to release Firefox 1.5 Tuesday
Posted on 11/29/2005 6:55:27 AM PST by Panerai
After a host of test releases and one false start, a new version of the Firefox browser will be ready on Tuesday, according to a media alert issued by the Mozilla Foundation on Monday.
Firefox 1.5 will be available for free on Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Pacific Standard Time, at www.getfirefox.com and www.mozilla.com, according to the open-source group. A complete press release outlining the new features in Firefox 1.5, as well as some additional Mozilla news, will be issued at the time the new version is available.
New features in Firefox 1.5 include a better system for updating software, faster navigation using the Back and Forward tabs, and a redesigned Options/Preferences window that increases the number of category icons and moves them from the left side of the window to the top.
In addition, the Firefox update adds better pop-up blocking and a host of security enhancements, according to Mozilla. Other new features include the addition of Answers.com to Firefoxs list of search engines and a Clear Private Data function that allows users to quickly remove personal data through a menu item or keyboard shortcut.
Firefox, which celebrated its one-year anniversary Nov. 9, has become a popular alternative to Microsoft Corp.s Internet Explorer browser. Last month, downloads of Firefox topped 100 million.
I hope it works better with PDF files and Acrobat.
Never heard of Mazilla or Firefox before last month when the company installed it in all the computers here at work....
.....I miss I.E. ....but then I am no computer geek, nor do I play one on TV.
I just checked my Help/About Mozilla pull down menu and it states I've got version 1.5
I'm no confuser geek, but have been using Firefox since January and one thing I like about is you can change font sizes by using the "control key" with the + or -, keys, which is very useful when jumping between online stories and replies on FR etc.
That's the release candidate. I've got the same thing. The final is due out today. (~5 hours from now)
If you want a simple PDF reader that doesnt take 500 years to load like Acrobat get foxit. It works great opens pdf files very fast. I have yet to find something better. Works great with firefox.
You poor thing! Stuck on .....uh,.....IE.............
You've got a virus infected copy! Delete and re-format your hard drive immediately or we'll all be infected!!!!!!!!!!!!(just kidding)...........
I must say your company was very wise to make this move. Considering Firefox only has 3 security holes.
And IE has 21 security holes!!
You tell me which one is more secure!
You may be using Acrobat 6. That was buggy.
you probably have the beta verison of 1.5
You forget Opera 8.5. It has no security holes
I got RC1 and just yesterday it automatically updated to the full release.
It's a hassle to load yet another program to read Adobe files, since I am required to actually make Adobe files with Acrobat for business purposes. Firefox should work better with the PDF downloads.
I've used Speed Up Adobe Reader for a couple of years. It really works to speed up Reader loading time, even in browser plug-ins.
First item on above web link
So am I expected to spend several hundred dollars MORE to get Adobe to work with Firefox? Why can't the bugs get fixed?
In IE hold the Ctrl down and use the mouse wheel.
The reader's free. You don't use Acrobat Pro from within Firefox anyway, right?
I always download PDF-acrobat files to the desktop. Then open them with Adobe Acrobat. Goes a lot faster because Internet Explorer doesn't try to pull it's integration crap
OR EVEN BETTER uncheck the default "display in browser" option in Acrobat preferences. Under "internet"
you are right Opera does have no security holes. theres alot of things I like about firefox though that opera doesnt have. And its definately alot more secure than IE
What is this article talking about?
I guess the thing I like about Foxit reader is.
1. Theres no installing all it is is a simple .exe file
2.It doesnt integrate into IE or firefox.
2. Its basic and simple.
FOX IT: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
I havent used acrobat in forever. But I guess with the speedup tweak it would be better. But foxit is good enough for me.
I just downloaded foxit and will use it. Do you know a good free program for making PDF files? Thanks
Not to get hyper-technical but, it's Adobe that pulls the "integration crap" in that situation: Acrobat is hooking into IE objects...not the other way around.
Adobe's never gotten that right, either. If you browse in full screen mode, like I do Acrobat usually screws up the browser session to the point of having to close the browser.
I have 1.0.7. you might have 1.0.5. Maybe the new one is 1.5.
I wouldnt know a security hole from a hole in the ground....
I use this dealie everyday, both for work and as a personal distraction but all things considered, I wish they never invented it....
OpenOffice.org - their office suite is excellent, the Writer program is almost perfectly compatible with Word (and far more stable for large documents), and Writer can do the conversion to a .pdf format.
Check out http://www.primopdf.com/
I wish they'd never invented All Things Considered, too........
Maybe this will give you a better idea of what a security hole is http://www.computerterrorism.com/research/ie/poc.htm
This only works with IE it shows how IE can be used to execute another program on your computer from any website. the example above will execute calculator when you click on the link. Do you see where this could be a problem? This is a huge problem!
Right on. That is the only thing I dislike about Firefox - PDF files. It drives me batty. In fact, it just happened again yesterday to me.... I've been waiting on a fix, but I haven't found one.
I guess I'll have to go another route...
"you can eat fishes...you cant eat wishes..." Capt. Coral to Pee Wee Herman.
absolutely not.....and dont plan on seeing it. Sorry.
The Mozilla organization produces two browsers:
1. Mozilla -- a browser suite (integrated email) and
2. Mozilla Firefox (a browser)
They are closely related but the version numbers are different. Firefox is currently at 1.07 about to jump to 1.5.
Mozilla is at 1.7.1 .
I suspect that if you have Mozilla 1.5 you probably have a slightly dated version of the Mozilla suite.
wow. that is fast. i'm switching over today.
No....I know the difference. I have Firefox 1.5 stand alone.
no firefox integration
I have been using the release candidate versions of 1.5 and the last update moved up to release version 1.5 several days ago.
So where is it? I still don't see the new updated file available for download...
I've been around long enough to know that's not true. What you have is a browser that nobody uses, so why exploit it? If you were a demented virus writer, would you spend your time going after a couple hundred thousand users or a hundred million users?
They just don't think you are worth the trouble.
Someone just posted that Firefox 1.5 is now available.
Mods pulled the thread, but I had already saved a couple of the links mentioned.
Some download locations for the 5.8 meg file are:
If you're using Acrobat Reader 6.0, upgrade it to 7.0. You'll notice a huge difference. There was something about Reader 6.0 and Firefox - they just didn't get along with one another.
That was me - apparently it didn't deserve its own thread, but it's there :)
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