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New Firefox Web browser to be released Tuesday
One News Now ^ | June 12, 2008 | Anick Jesdanun (Associated Press)

Posted on 06/12/2008 6:02:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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I like Firefox, personally. I use it at work. It usually doesn't freeze up or close itself due to an error the way Internet Explorer sometimes does.
1 posted on 06/12/2008 6:02:14 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: ShadowAce

Tech ping!


2 posted on 06/12/2008 6:03:09 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I like the “Restore Last Session” feature.


3 posted on 06/12/2008 6:05:11 PM PDT by uptoolate (The Republican fear of Liberalism is why we are in this predicament)
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To: uptoolate

That feature absolutely rules.


4 posted on 06/12/2008 6:07:30 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (To the liberal, there's no sacrifice too big for somebody else to make. --FReeper popdonnelly)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I use Firefox almost exclusively, but the one complaint I have about it is the propensity toward “memory leaks”. It ends up committing way too much RAM, which I have tried to address (unsuccessfully to date) by creating new integer and Boolean values.


5 posted on 06/12/2008 6:07:57 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

the only reason i use IE 7 is for that little magnifier button on the lower left corner, It comes in handy.
I wonder if this new version will have that.


6 posted on 06/12/2008 6:09:41 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

The new version is supposed to magnify both text and pictures when you hold down the CNTL key and spin the wheel on the mouse.


7 posted on 06/12/2008 6:17:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Another Firefox fan, especially with the extensions that make it easy to use FR. But it absolutely gags on many TV web sites with current video or live streaming radio. I gave up trying to nurse it and just use an add-on called IE View to go directly to IE-6 for viewing/listening.


8 posted on 06/12/2008 6:18:25 PM PDT by CedarDave (Obama dissing God and country: campaign won't use "religion as a wedge and patriotism as a bludgeon")
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To: andy58-in-nh
I use Firefox almost exclusively, but the one complaint I have about it is the propensity toward “memory leaks”. It ends up committing way too much RAM

I've noticed the same thing- It seems as though it grabs more memory each time you open a tab and doesn't let it go when you close the tab(s)
9 posted on 06/12/2008 6:18:38 PM PDT by WackySam (We Conservatives must return to voting for those who share our values- not against those who don't.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Beat me to it!!


10 posted on 06/12/2008 6:19:15 PM PDT by CedarDave (Obama dissing God and country: campaign won't use "religion as a wedge and patriotism as a bludgeon")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I like Firefox, personally. I use it at work.

Same here.

The only problem I have on my Win2k3 box at work is that after an hour or so, the memory usage slowly balloons from the usual ~30Mb to over 150Mb. It really slogs the machine....which doesn't have as much RAM as it should.

11 posted on 06/12/2008 6:21:23 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The secret of Life is letting go. The secret of Love is letting it show.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I used to use Firefox, but I started using Safari in addition to Explorer instead. A lot of pages look better on Safari than Firefox.


12 posted on 06/12/2008 6:24:45 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m running Opera (9.5 today) Firefox, Safari and IE, all have advantages when you get a PC with some RAM!
All are cool!


13 posted on 06/12/2008 6:28:06 PM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
...an updated password manager that doesn't disrupt the log-in process.

That's been the one that's annoyed me most often.

14 posted on 06/12/2008 6:29:23 PM PDT by seowulf
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To: andy58-in-nh

Good news—the Mozilla Foundation extensively changed the memory handling so Firefox 3.0 no longer “hogs” system RAM to cache web sites. After all, web site caching is less needed with more and more Internet users now on broadband connections.


15 posted on 06/12/2008 6:31:14 PM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I hope they increase its security more, I got my first malware ever the other week on Vista using Firefox, IE blocked that site completely. As far as freeze ups etc you are right Firefox doesn’t crash as often but it most certainly does lock up, certain video players do muck it up. Frankly IE and Firefox both have their positives IMO, so I will download both when they come available.


16 posted on 06/12/2008 6:33:13 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Firefox-3 Release Notes:
http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0rc3/releasenotes/
17 posted on 06/12/2008 6:37:53 PM PDT by ETL
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That does sound promising. I’m looking forward to the release.


18 posted on 06/12/2008 6:40:05 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wonder if it will have a zoom feature similar to IE7?


19 posted on 06/12/2008 6:40:49 PM PDT by ETL
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Set a Guinness World Record

Mozille/Firefox wants to break all download records with this release.

They want it to be Firefox Download Day (June 17).

http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord


20 posted on 06/12/2008 6:41:08 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: andy58-in-nh

I’m using Firefox 2.0.0.14 right now. I’ll upgrade to 3.0 RC on Tuesday. I switched to Firefox primarily because Netscape went belly up. The Mozilla family browsers (Firefox and Netscape) were the first to have tabbed browsing. I remember how much fun it was to bounce easily between web sites on election night 2004. I couldn’t do that with the Microsoft browser.


21 posted on 06/12/2008 6:42:34 PM PDT by reg45
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One thing I’ve never been able to figure out is how they make money off this.


22 posted on 06/12/2008 6:44:40 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: WackySam

That memory leaking has been a problem since around version 0.7.

I used to post on their forum about it, but gave up. They didn’t seem interested in fixing it and tried to blame it on the various extensions.

Some versions aren’t too bad.

I stopped upgrading at 2.0.0.11.


23 posted on 06/12/2008 6:50:22 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

As long as they fix the damn memory leaks. The only problem I ever have with Firefox is when a long session ends up using 400 MB of my memory even with only one tab open.


24 posted on 06/12/2008 6:54:27 PM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: andy58-in-nh

I love Firefox also. But I downloaded this thing called NoScript that is an addon for Firefox. I was ok with it at first, but now it’s blocking me from accessing my Yahoo mail. I’ve searched and cannot find how to uninstall it. It’s not listed on the Programs on the Control Panel. Anyone have any ideas? I’m considering that since the new version is coming out I’ll just uninstall the version I have now and download the new one. I’m hoping that will fix this irritation I’ve created for myself!


25 posted on 06/12/2008 6:55:40 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ( I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I hope the new version will run better on my machine. Firefox crashes several times a day and all of the fixes mentioned on Mozilla’s site help.


26 posted on 06/12/2008 7:02:47 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Tools/Add-ons/NoScript/Uninstall


27 posted on 06/12/2008 7:06:43 PM PDT by CedarDave (Obama dissing God and country: campaign won't use "religion as a wedge and patriotism as a bludgeon")
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Thank you so much! :~) New knowledge. Always a good thing!


28 posted on 06/12/2008 7:09:18 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ( I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe!)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
I have had NoScript for a long time and I like it. You may need to control it by clicking on the "S" at the icon at the bottom right of your screen and go to the "Options" menu. You can include Yahoo.com in your "whitelist" (assuming you access your mail in Firefox through the Yahoo Mail website). Another option would be to use Thunderbird (also a Mozilla product) as your mail client and use Yahoo's email client settings by adding the WebMail extension found here:

http://webmail.mozdev.org/index.html

29 posted on 06/12/2008 7:09:22 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I have FireFox-2 with Windows Vista, and to access Options, I click on Tools (near File, Edit and View on the tool bar). I don’t have an ‘S’ icon at the lower right.


30 posted on 06/12/2008 7:18:34 PM PDT by ETL
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Foxmarks Bookmark Sync ROCKS!
31 posted on 06/12/2008 7:18:38 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I was getting the hang of how it worked but it seemed that no matter what I tried, it kept blocking me from my mail! I OK’d Yahoo.com and it still wouldn’t let me in. Just before I uninstalled the NoScript I found I could access mail under Yahoo! on the Toolbar between Bookmarks and Tools, but not by clicking on Yahoo Mail under the Bookmarks column. Very weird.


32 posted on 06/12/2008 7:19:27 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ( I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe!)
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To: ETL

Go to the “View” Menu and click on “status bar” so that a check mark appears next to it. You should now have a visible bar at the bottom of the screen, on which the NoScript icon will be located. I use Windows XP, but I’m assuming the behavior would be the same for both operating systems.


33 posted on 06/12/2008 7:22:48 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Another option would be to use Thunderbird (also a Mozilla product) as your mail client and use Yahoo's email client settings by adding the WebMail extension found here:

I've been using Thunderbird and the free Yahoo e-mail. Is it still the case that YPOP'S is needed?

34 posted on 06/12/2008 7:25:23 PM PDT by uptoolate (The Republican fear of Liberalism is why we are in this predicament)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I have the status bar at the bottom of the screen, but there isn’t any ‘S’ icon or anything else permanently displayed on it. Doesn’t really matter anyway, since I can easily access the Option menu through Tools. Thanks, though.


35 posted on 06/12/2008 7:35:28 PM PDT by ETL
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To: uptoolate
YPOPs is another email "gateway" program that can be used to access Yahoo's free e-mail using Thunderbird. I don't use Yahoo's email, so I can't answer whether such a program is still required but a quick browse through my bookmarked sites on email usage would tend to suggest that it is. I found a descriptive site for YPOPs here:

http://email.about.com/cs/winw2previews/gr/yahoopops.htm

36 posted on 06/12/2008 7:37:33 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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37 posted on 06/12/2008 7:41:25 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And if it does close, it “restores session” later.


38 posted on 06/12/2008 7:47:18 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Good news! Although I’ve adopted my Mac’s Mail over Thunderbird, I still haven’t been able to get into using Safar, still preferring Firefox. This will probably seal Safari’s fate for me unless Apple pulls another surprise.


39 posted on 06/12/2008 7:47:22 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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One thing I’ve never been able to figure out is how they make money off this.

They get most of their money from Google for being the default search in the search bar and having a Google home page.

40 posted on 06/12/2008 7:51:36 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

IE is the best for seamless functionality and compatibility. Firefox is better only if you’re surfing for pron.


41 posted on 06/12/2008 7:57:55 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" White Guy)
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Woohoo!

Firefox is the absolute best browser I have ever used, and I can’t wait for the new version. I haven’t yet tried it because I didn’t want to risk breaking any of my themes or addons.

Mozilla is hoping to break the record for downloads in a single day! I think they will make it easily!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/12/firefox_release_date/


42 posted on 06/12/2008 8:11:56 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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Firefox is better only if you’re surfing for pron.

How so? Please do explain.

43 posted on 06/12/2008 8:14:42 PM PDT by uptoolate (The Republican fear of Liberalism is why we are in this predicament)
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To: LiberConservative

You wouldn’t happen to be a certain 9th circuit appellate judge, would you?


44 posted on 06/12/2008 8:15:42 PM PDT by uptoolate (The Republican fear of Liberalism is why we are in this predicament)
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To: uptoolate

heeheehee...;~)


45 posted on 06/12/2008 8:26:15 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ( I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’ve been using it a week now. Works great.


46 posted on 06/12/2008 8:41:39 PM PDT by RichardW
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I switched to Firefox almost a year ago and won’t go back to IE. The only complaint I have, and I think it is Microsoft, is my Hotmail inbox is harder to read than with IE. But that’s no big deal.


47 posted on 06/12/2008 8:52:44 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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Firefox is the best. I have Adblock Plus, NoScript, and Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer addons installed. Advertisements really bug me, especially flashing ones. With NoScript and AdBlock, I no longer see any advertisements. I can’t use any other browser now, I’ve gotten so spoiled.


48 posted on 06/12/2008 8:58:52 PM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: SlapHappyPappy

I’ve been using Firefox 3.0 since beta 2 and it is INFINITELY better on memory management...I’ve had no memory leaks at all.


49 posted on 06/12/2008 9:07:11 PM PDT by twntaipan (NOBAMA! Say No to B.O.!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Has anyone found an easy method to create desktop shortcuts from Firefox?

I haven’t — and still go to IE just to create a damned desktop shortcut..


50 posted on 06/12/2008 9:09:48 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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