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Four FAQs on Firefox 3

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Posted by Seth Rosenblatt 9 comments

Barely two days old, Firefox 3 has already been downloaded more than 12.3 million times at the time of writing. If you haven't downloaded it yet, you can grab it here for Windows, Mac, Linux, and a Portable Windows version.

The price of early adoption, even on a heavily-tested browser like Firefox 3, is early questions. Here are four you're likely to come across, and please add your own in the comments below. I'll do my best to answer them.

Question one: How do you kill the "awesome bar"?

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Question four: How do I get that incredibly cool plug-in from Firefox 2 to work in Firefox 3 if it hasn't been updated?

Answer: With another plug-in, of course.

MR Tech Local Install has adopted a more descriptive name with a version upgrade for Firefox 3 compatibility. Now called MR Tech Toolkit, it's still the power user's all-purpose add-on. It comes with a Toolbar button for restarting Firefox, and can do just about anything--from modifying config behavior, to changing bookmark- and extension-saving locations, to disabling the throbber.

One of the best things it did in Firefox 2 was disable extension compatibility checking, and it continues to do that quite nicely. Be warned that not all your old extensions will work even with the compatibility feature turned off, but it went off without a hitch for TinyURL Creator--which hasn't seen an update since 2007.

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bit more at the CNET Site.

5 posted on 06/20/2008 8:25:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“How do you kill the “awesome bar”?”

Uninstall Firefox 3 and reinstall Firefox 2.0.0.14

Or fire up IE, which is what I’ve done, since FF 3 wrecked some of my add-ons even after uninstalling 3 and reinstalling FF 2. Firefox 3 is poison.


35 posted on 06/22/2008 9:54:21 PM PDT by Pelham (Press 1 for English)
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