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Firefox 3.1 beta 3 "done," Firefox 3.5 beta 4 due April 14
ZDNet ^ | March 10th, 2009 | Paula Rooney

Posted on 03/11/2009 8:16:56 PM PDT by CedarDave

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is done and beta 4 is slated to be released on April 14.

That’s the latest from the Mozilla Firefox team, which held its weekly meeting on Tuesday.

Q&A is expected to sign off on the long delayed beta 3 on Thursday and the beta 3 web page should be up and running tonight, a key Mozilla Firefox developer said.

As expected, the team last week upgraded the code version number to Firefox 3.5. The new naming with appear when beta 4 makes its debut.

The code freeze for beta 4 is planned for April 6, but some developers were a bit skeptical that the current number of remaining bugs — 94 in all — can be whittled down to fewer than 10 in three weeks.

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Firefox 3.5 — formerly known as Firefox 3.1 — was originally expected to be available in early January but the team opted to add key new features such as private browsing and Tracemonkey. The decision pushed back the release from the originally planned date.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.zdnet.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: browsers; firefox; mozilla
Firefox going from 3.1 beta 3 to 3.5 beta 4 to release as Firefox 3.5. Version 3.2 under development will be renamed version 3.6 as placeholder.
1 posted on 03/11/2009 8:16:57 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: ShadowAce

For the Tech Ping list.


2 posted on 03/11/2009 8:17:35 PM PDT by CedarDave (The Obama daily tracking poll == Dow Jones Industrial Average)
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To: CedarDave

*sigh* - Why the discongruity?


3 posted on 03/11/2009 8:26:14 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: CedarDave

My default browser just gets better..... President Gates are you listening?!?!


4 posted on 03/11/2009 8:32:46 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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To: CedarDave

I’ve never understood how they number them, running “Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 5” now.


5 posted on 03/11/2009 8:37:58 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Pending....)
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To: CedarDave

As a long time Firefox user I lament I cannot use Firefox 3 on my system as it causes blue screen of death type fatal errors. Even a total wipe of the hard drive and a fresh reinstall of Windows XP failed to fix the problem. I’m currently using Safari... nice but not Firefox.


6 posted on 03/11/2009 8:46:30 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

“My default browser just gets better”

It keeps on crashing for me. Regretably I must use IE most of the time.


7 posted on 03/11/2009 8:47:43 PM PDT by devere
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To: CedarDave

Will they EVER fix the freaking memory leak?


8 posted on 03/11/2009 8:49:09 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: CedarDave
I find the way the new Firefox 3 behaves to be quite aggravating. My problem is w/ its drop-down list on the address bar.

I use the drop-down list as a source of all of my favorite websites that I visit on a regular basis (about 30 or so). If I need to search the web I will use the Google search bar on the upper right of the browser--but my drop-down list has only "x"-number of websites, which I have chosen & can add to when or if I find another favorite to visit regularly.

Firefox 2 (TWO) has it exactly like I want it, but for some reason, I noticed that Firefox 3 has all sorts of websites in the drop-down list that I have visited (up to 14 I believe & no more) & several of them aren't even my favorites! They just happen to be sites that I may have either StumbleUpon'd or visited & I have no idea how they got there...& worse yet, I am unable to clear them out of the drop-down list, even when I go into Tools ---> Options ---> Privacy ---> Always Clear My Private Data !

I don't want my drop-down list to show the 1st 14 sites that I have visited. I want to use it ONLY as a list that I make up myself so I can get to my favorites quickly, & nothing more. That's why I went back to Firefox 2 & am hesitant to re-download Firefox 3 until it lets me do what I want it to do.

If anyone on this thread could tell me where I'm going wrong, I would sincerely appreciate it if you could help me. Thanx in advance!

9 posted on 03/11/2009 9:01:43 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: ChrisInAR

Haven’t tried FF-3 yet. But for FF-2: Display the drop-down menu, highlight which URL you want to be rid of (don’t click, just highlight), then “delete” and POOF! Gone!

Anyone know if it works in FF-3??


10 posted on 03/11/2009 9:22:29 PM PDT by CedarDave (The Obama daily tracking poll == Dow Jones Industrial Average)
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To: The Great RJ

Firefox is the best!


11 posted on 03/11/2009 9:24:02 PM PDT by exist
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To: OneWingedShark
*sigh* - Why the discongruity?

http://mozillalinks.org/wp/2009/03/next-firefox-version-bumped-to-35-another-beta-to-come/

According to today’s Firefox meeting notes, the version bump aims to reflect more accurately the many changes introduced since the release of Firefox 3.0, the latest major release, last summer. These includes several changes to tabbed browsing, significant improvements to web standards compatibility, a deeply enhanced JavaScript engines, and several new privacy related including an all new private mode that allows users to clear all their browsing activities at the end of a session.

12 posted on 03/11/2009 9:35:28 PM PDT by CedarDave (The Obama daily tracking poll == Dow Jones Industrial Average)
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To: CedarDave

Yep, that’s what I’ve been doing on FF 2....but I don’t want to re-download FF 3 ‘cuz I’m not sure if it will work that way. Besides, on FF 3 I have been able to get only 14 sites on my drop-down list, while on FF 2 the # was unlimited.

I would also hate to re-download FF 3 & then find out that FF 2 is unable to download again, & is kaput.


13 posted on 03/11/2009 9:43:12 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: CedarDave

Ah, I see.
Thanks.


14 posted on 03/11/2009 9:45:07 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

>Will they EVER fix the freaking memory leak?

What about the “CPU leak”? You know where it eats up a huge chunk of CPU.


15 posted on 03/11/2009 9:47:42 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: CedarDave

I use Chrome and love it. Never an issue!!


16 posted on 03/11/2009 9:57:44 PM PDT by nckerr (www.myspace.com/ArmyKerrFamily)
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To: ChrisInAR
Besides, on FF 3 I have been able to get only 14 sites on my drop-down list, while on FF 2 the # was unlimited.

Maybe the number of sites is controlled by the "about:config" command.

As far as clearing the location bar in Firefox 2 or 3, try the knowledge base:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/

More specifically: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Clearing+Location+bar+history#Clearing_a_single_item_from_the_Location_bar_history

17 posted on 03/11/2009 10:00:12 PM PDT by CedarDave (The Obama daily tracking poll == Dow Jones Industrial Average)
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To: devere

For those with IE problems there are an assortment of IE plug ins for the Firefox browser.


18 posted on 03/11/2009 10:18:26 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascists inside and outside our borders, now ACT LIKE IT!)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

19 posted on 03/12/2009 5:13:12 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: devere

My wife used Firefox for years. Last week it automatically updated. Since then it crashes. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it several times but it still crashes. I emailed Mozilla but have received no help. Now she uses Explorer and bitches about how slow it is.


20 posted on 03/12/2009 6:01:32 AM PDT by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
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To: american_ranger

You could consider Safari.


21 posted on 03/12/2009 6:21:01 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: american_ranger

If you haven’t already, look at the Release Notes. There is a wealth of information there including “Known Issues” which covers some of the known problems with Firefox 3.0.7

http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0.7/releasenotes/


22 posted on 03/12/2009 6:53:14 AM PDT by CedarDave (The Obama daily tracking poll == Dow Jones Industrial Average)
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To: coolbreeze

PING!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 03/12/2009 8:04:54 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: CedarDave

Did they fix the crashing issue in Vista? I had to roll back to 3.0 since the most recent version would continually crash in vista.


24 posted on 03/12/2009 8:06:03 AM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: CedarDave

Yup, just checked it. Still works. Thanks for the tip.

I usually start with a couple or three letters, and the drop down automagically limits itself to matching entries, so the one I want is almost always shown in the 10-12 listings that drop down. I didn’t like it at first either because FF3 will match strings found anywhere in the URL, unlike FF2 and ‘normal’ browser behavior which is to match only at the beginning, which results in a LOT more matches and it’s a little disconcerting and sometimes harder to find the one you’re looking for. You get used to it though, and it IS better for searching when the unique word isn’t at the beginning of the URL.


25 posted on 03/12/2009 9:03:34 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: OneWingedShark

They probably name them the same way developers name streets in a sub-division....have a big party and when everyone is three sheets to the wind they start naming streets after their kids, dogs, mother-in-law,etc.....sorry to say I’m not kidding, I’ve been to one and got to name a street.


26 posted on 03/12/2009 9:19:43 AM PDT by coolbreeze (giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.)
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To: coolbreeze

lol - That’s funny.
What name did you pick?


27 posted on 03/12/2009 9:30:56 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: coolbreeze

We used to rent from a middle aged couple and the wife’s father was a developer who had done a few neighborhoods in town, and there was a street named after her.


28 posted on 03/12/2009 9:53:11 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Still Thinking
I usually start with a couple or three letters, and the drop down automagically limits itself to matching entries, so the one I want is almost always shown in the 10-12 listings that drop down.

Why not just set up some 'tags'? Should work better for what you want i'd think.

29 posted on 03/12/2009 10:09:22 AM PDT by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: ShadowAce
I have no security or memory issues with my browser...


30 posted on 03/12/2009 1:27:01 PM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: zeugma

Not really. For example, with FR, I just type “fre” or “free”, and get in the drop down the News and Activism page, all the keyword search result pages I regularly go to, and my ping page (which at some point changed in title to “Page Load Error” due to a couple times it wouldn’t load and now won’t seem to change back). Maybe I’ll try deleting it now that I know I can and when it comes back maybe it’ll be right again. You don’t happen to know if deleting a certain page from the list prevents its reappearance in the future, do you?


31 posted on 03/12/2009 6:16:39 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: CedarDave

Lately viewing yahoo/news videos using Firefox(3.07) has been hit and miss at best.


32 posted on 03/12/2009 6:24:41 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I hear the words of Jefferson louder and louder as each day passes)
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To: OneWingedShark

I named a street after the collie we had as kids...FLUFFY.


33 posted on 03/13/2009 4:43:51 AM PDT by coolbreeze (giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.)
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To: SouthTexas

I have been having a lot of browser crash issues with Firefox 3.0.8 and 2 days ago I loaded Firefox 3 Beta 4. It is much more stable, have had crashes, but not nearly as many.

Have been using Altavista (Yahoo) search engine. Did so because I did not like Google’s politics. May have been a mistake. I think a lot of the crashes has to do with scripts from Yahoo.

Have learned to not trust Yahoo, during the ramp up for the elections. Had e-mails frozen when handed from my local ISP to Yahoo mail servers. 2 days later received a message the my e-mails were “being held for testing”. This was before Obozo was elected.

It is a brave new world gentlemen.


34 posted on 04/20/2009 8:25:21 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Haven’t really had a crashing issue that I can attribute to FF, wife and grandchildren could be major contributing factors. ;)

I use Ask.com for main search engine, google only when necessary.

Not a major fan of Yahoo either, but ATT partnerned up with them, so I have to deal with them indirectly. Never had mail held though.


35 posted on 04/20/2009 9:52:03 AM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: papasmurf

good luck with that ...


36 posted on 04/20/2009 9:56:07 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: All

I’m using Firefox to view Free Republic, and at the very top of the page, to the right of the Firefox logo, I see a string a chinese characters. Does anyone else’s Firefox browser show this?


37 posted on 04/20/2009 6:10:01 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: All

Bump. The Chicoms are advertising on Firefox (at least my copy).


38 posted on 04/20/2009 6:12:39 PM PDT by behzinlea
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