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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’ve been using the beta 3 for a couple of weeks now....I like it.


51 posted on 06/12/2008 9:16:50 PM PDT by bobbyd (Flyer, I love and miss you...Lords best my FRiend)
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To: uptoolate; LiberConservative
Firefox is better only if you’re surfing for pron.

How so? Please do explain.

I believe that is yet another way to say that IE security sucks.

52 posted on 06/12/2008 9:18:36 PM PDT by zeugma (Mark Steyn For Global Dictator!)
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To: babyfreep

For one thing, Google pays them a bundle for using Google as the default search engine and landing page.

I read a blog on Linux Mint where the guy who put Mint together was begging folks not to change the default from Mint Google, ‘cause it was his main source of income. He said Mozilla wasn’t all too happy about it. LOL


53 posted on 06/12/2008 9:20:39 PM PDT by papasmurf (Unless I post a link to a resource, what I post is opinion, regardless of how I spin it.)
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To: mowowie
the only reason i use IE 7 is for that little magnifier button on the lower left corner

Why is mine on the right?

54 posted on 06/12/2008 9:23:40 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I’ve been using the betas of version 3 and the newest “release” and the memory problems have been resolved. They’ve plugged the leaks.


55 posted on 06/12/2008 9:27:10 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (There is an island of opportunity in the middle of every difficulty. Miss that and you're doomed)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yep. Just tried that...and it does just what you said.


56 posted on 06/12/2008 9:30:38 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I love Firefox, but I hope the new version is more stable than 2.0.14. I’ve been using it since 1.something back in late 2004, but the latest release has been buggy for me. It hangs regularly for 30+ seconds, and it sometimes crashes or closes itself without any warnings. I never had any problems with any previous versions over a half-dozen computers and have been waiting anxiously for an upgrade that will undo these problems.


57 posted on 06/12/2008 9:36:47 PM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: mowowie; Blood of Tyrants
... little magnifier button ...

Try this: Virtual Magnifying Glass -- works on Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X, and is dialable for power.

58 posted on 06/12/2008 9:42:18 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: shorty_harris

NoScript is a pain in the behind when you also have Stumble. I found it extremely irritating to have to do so much work to view items that came up on pages I stumbled onto!


59 posted on 06/12/2008 9:48:46 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ( I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe!)
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To: CedarDave

Any chance you’ve heard of Dealio.com? I got some kind of toolbar stuck on my FF when I picked up the ‘Foxit’ pdf extension. I went and disabled it, but on occasion in getting a 503/504 page I get sent to this damned redirected srch.dealio.com. Pain in the tuchas!

Thanks.


60 posted on 06/12/2008 9:51:44 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

3RC1 and RC2 have been great on my desktop; unusable on my two older laptops. Start out OK, but before long (one minute) are using 100% of the CPU and disk thrashing like crazy. Happens even in safe mode. No obvious configuration or resource problem and Firefox developers have not made any headway on the bug I submitted.


61 posted on 06/12/2008 9:55:55 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: brityank
Any chance you’ve heard of Dealio.com?

Nope, never have. But a suggestion, when ever you download a freebe like foxit.pdf, see if they have a "custom" install. If they do, just install the basic application and not the bells and whistles they like to add on.

62 posted on 06/12/2008 9:59:58 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: CedarDave
Thanks; I usually do, and believe I had with that one but maybe not. I just deinstalled the whole thing; will keep track and see if that resolved it or not.

I do wish someone would set up the Tabs so we could select where to put them; I'd prefer the right side and 90o text isn't that tough to discern.

63 posted on 06/12/2008 10:27:48 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: andy58-in-nh; WackySam; Bloody Sam Roberts

Regarding memory leaks, I haven’t been troubled by them for several years since installing an automatic memory recovery utility called Memturbo. I have version 2 installed but looking tonight I see they are up to version 4. There may also be competing similar programs out there, I never really looked.

http://www.memturbo.com/


64 posted on 06/12/2008 10:38:32 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m a big fan of Opera. Seems faster than Firefox to me. Is definitely about 5 million times faster than IE. In addition all of the built in features already handle the most popular addons for Firefox. The only problem is that in an IE world, its strict standards adherence can cause problems.


65 posted on 06/12/2008 10:52:18 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: andy58-in-nh

My biggest complaint is that every time they change some tiny something in Firefox in order to claim it’s a new version, your extensions and themes are broken. I’ll wait a while before checking this one out.


66 posted on 06/13/2008 3:23:23 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the girly-man population. Have the McCainiacs spayed or neutered.)
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To: river rat
Has anyone found an easy method to create desktop shortcuts from Firefox?

I just drag & drop (with left mouse button) from FireFox to the desktop.

67 posted on 06/13/2008 5:01:47 AM PDT by whd23
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To: whd23; river rat

Nice. You learn something new every day. :-)


68 posted on 06/13/2008 5:24:42 AM 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: Turbopilot
I hope the new version is more stable than 2.0.14.

Either 13 or 14 kept crashing and messed up some of the Firefox extensions. I reverted to 11, which seemed to be more stable. Since then, it usually only crashes when I use an 'open page as IE' extension.

I hope 3 is more stable, but I am leary of trying it. I will probably do a CloneGenius image of my partition before trying it. That way, if it does damage, I can restore the current partition without having to reformat and reinstall Windows and all my programs from scratch. The CloneGenius activity takes about 40 minutes.
69 posted on 06/13/2008 6:00:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

I have Stumble installed too, and you’re right, it is kind of a pain. It’s amazing how many websites depend on javascript just for basic viewing. Some websites only have one or two scripts running locally, and I’ll usually unblock those, so the next time I return, I don’t have to go through the trouble of unblocking again. Some wehsites have a dozen or more scripts from all over the place trying to run. I usually don’t make a return visit to them.


70 posted on 06/13/2008 6:19:37 AM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: CedarDave
Has anyone had their bookmarks erased/disappear with Firefox besides me?

Happened twice now and I have no idea why.

I checked google and there were some fixes listed that did not work for me.

71 posted on 06/13/2008 8:18:13 AM PDT by evad (.I.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Firefox Crash Just kiddin'.
72 posted on 06/13/2008 9:20:05 AM PDT by KateUTWS ("Cogito, ergo freepum")
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To: zeugma
I believe that is yet another way to say that IE security sucks.

I wouldn't necessarily agree. Or that Apples are more secure because Windows sucks. Microsoft products are bigger targets. Hackers would rather invest their energy doing the most damage.

73 posted on 06/13/2008 9:51:12 AM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" White Guy)
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To: ETL

It’s getting color management, cool! The one thing I like (soon to be “liked”) Safari better for is that it does proper color management.


74 posted on 06/13/2008 10:51:54 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: JoJo Gunn
My biggest complaint is that every time they change some tiny something in Firefox in order to claim it’s a new version, your extensions and themes are broken.

Maybe, maybe not. An extension can be "broken" in one of two ways:

1) It can simply not be compatible with the new version. But this is not always the case.

2) The author put a version as the maximum version it will run on, even though it will run on later versions. Firefox respects this max version flag (there's a min version one too), and won't run it if the version is outside of the range.

I can give you instructions for how to modify extensions to increase the allowed version. You only need Notepad and a compression utility that can work with .jar files. No guarantee the extension will actually work with the new version, as in #1 above.

75 posted on 06/13/2008 10:58:09 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; All

I have a crapload of addons, some of which may not be compatible with v3. I’d rather wait a couple of months to give the authors time to update them before upgrading to the new version, but I’m not sure if the newer, better, shiner auto-updating Firefox will let me block the updates it’s so excited about looking for. Is there a way to do that?


76 posted on 06/13/2008 11:15:57 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Typical white person)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

How do you like Stumble? I was interested and almost downloaded, but didn’t quite.


77 posted on 06/13/2008 11:25:59 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Typical white person)
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To: Still Thinking

Tools > Options > Advanced > Update
Change it from “Automatically download and install the update” to “Ask me what I want to do”.


78 posted on 06/13/2008 12:55:50 PM PDT by ecurbh (Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.)
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To: LiberConservative
I wouldn't necessarily agree. Or that Apples are more secure because Windows sucks. Microsoft products are bigger targets. Hackers would rather invest their energy doing the most damage.

A common myth. And quite wrong.

Microsoft software is more easily exploitable. That's why they're targeted.

Just like bank robbers hit local banks but not Fort Knox.

79 posted on 06/13/2008 1:06:23 PM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: LiberConservative
I wouldn't necessarily agree. Or that Apples are more secure because Windows sucks. Microsoft products are bigger targets. Hackers would rather invest their energy doing the most damage.

I think it's more a matter of windows being the lowest-hanging fruit due to design decisions made years ago that have still not been corrected. It's been shown many times over that security through obscurity isn't all it's cracked up to be.

80 posted on 06/13/2008 1:18:23 PM PDT by zeugma (Mark Steyn For Global Dictator!)
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To: Still Thinking
I love it. It's fun, interesting, learn a lot of things, come across some nasty stuff sometimes. Addictive to the extreme!!!
81 posted on 06/13/2008 3:45:37 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 love firefox! It has a feature that allows you to download videos from the web, such as from YouTube, if used in conjunction with its plug-in and the free Adobe Media Player. Invaluable.


82 posted on 06/13/2008 3:48:02 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: ecurbh

Done, thanks.


83 posted on 06/13/2008 3:54:21 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Typical white person)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Maybe I’ll install it and give it a try, then. Only problem is I have AdBlock as well, and don’t want to get rid of it, so they may tend to squabble.


84 posted on 06/13/2008 3:55:43 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Typical white person)
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To: whd23

Good Grief!
It couldn’t be any simpler!!!!

How I couldn’t have figured out or tried that, I have no idea or defense....

I’m just stupid, I guess..

THANKS a LOT.


85 posted on 06/13/2008 4:55:22 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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To: river rat
Sometimes we overlook the simple things. :)

You're welcome.

86 posted on 06/13/2008 5:11:38 PM PDT by whd23
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To: antiRepublicrat
Thanks for the offer. I've gone in before and changed things through about:config. I've just settled in on one version with all that I need and use Moz Backup.
87 posted on 06/13/2008 10:36:38 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the girly-man population. Have the McCainiacs spayed or neutered.)
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