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Firefox 10 hits the streets
Digital Trends ^ | January 31, 2012 | Geoff Duncan

Posted on 02/01/2012 7:45:59 PM PST by CedarDave

Mozilla has set loose Firefox 10, the latest version of its open-source Web browser for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. New features in the release are largely limited to technologies aimed at Web developers, but there’s one important new feature that ought to appeal to anyone who has augmented their browser’s functionality: by default, most add-ons will be compatible with new versions of Firefox by default, and users will have an easier time managing and (if necessary) updating their add-ons to new versions of the browser.

In previous versions of Firefox, Mozilla assumed add-ons weren’t compatible with new versions of the browser unless they had specifically been re-released for a new browser version; the result was that many users put off upgrades until new versions of their add-ons were available. However, Mozilla realized roughly three-quarters of all Firefox add-ons generally don’t have any compatibility issues with new releases—the biggest exceptions are binary add-ons that contain their own compiled code. So, beginning with Firefox 10, Mozilla assumes that extensions are compatible with new versions of Firefox so long as they don’t contain compiled code and were compatible with Firefox 4, the last time a major shift in architecture required add-on changes. Firefox 10 also polls for new versions of add-ons once a day, and installs them if an update is found.

Most of the other new features in Firefox 10 are under-the-hood changes and features only Web developers can love.

(Excerpt) Read more at digitaltrends.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; firefox10
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To: CedarDave

Cool Firefox 10.0 Ad

http://www.mozilla.org/about/


21 posted on 02/01/2012 10:39:48 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: TomGuy
Yeah I tried FEBE also, but Mozbackup has worked through to 6 with NO problems at all. Also it is relatively quick and it was fast too,
22 posted on 02/01/2012 11:39:59 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: CedarDave

Am logged in as Administrator as I always am.

Have tried running the 10. exe several different ways

Still get an

access denied

error.

What can I do, please?


23 posted on 02/02/2012 12:05:25 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: CedarDave; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; ...

24 posted on 02/02/2012 4:33:45 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Left FF for Chrome 4 or 5 months ago - don’t think I’m going back.


25 posted on 02/02/2012 4:49:15 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Quix

Sorry, can’t help you. I’m still on v. 3.6.26!


26 posted on 02/02/2012 8:01:28 AM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Left FF for Chrome 4 or 5 months ago - don’t think I’m going back.

Chrome is from Google. Google is now combining personal information from all its products into one data base. See this:

One policy, one Google experience

27 posted on 02/02/2012 8:07:45 AM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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To: Quix

Quix: it sounds suspiciously like you managed to get a lousy download. Before getting frustrated, I would try a second copy. Hmmm... Also now seeing you are writing at 3AM - I wonder if the server the install program is trying to access for additional files is down for maintenance?


28 posted on 02/02/2012 9:57:20 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: AFPhys

THANKS.

Will try and do it from firefox here shortly.

Much appreciated.


29 posted on 02/02/2012 11:07:15 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: AFPhys

Nope.

Nothing’s working. Tried repeated downloads, full downloads etc. Still same error msgs.

. . . whether from within firefox; IE, from the downloaded files, clicking “run” first; clicking “save” first, whatever.

May try and turn off my anti-virus at some point and try it again but that shouldn’t be a problem.

Thanks for your help.


30 posted on 02/03/2012 1:09:00 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Two weeks ago, I had trouble installing a download. Turned out that the anti-virus program had flagged it as a “Trojan” of some type and quarantined it, quite likely due to it containing code that had it “phone home” to get files/updates when it was installed. So, yes, disabling your A/V is a good try now. Oh - by the way, I had to re-download it after disabling the A/V.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 9:14:30 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: CedarDave

I’ve tried and am trying the new version. It’s fine but for one maddening issue.

Whenever I close the browser, it logs me out of every site that I have in a tab. Every time. I’ve tried changing settings in the about:config, settings in the options menus, even ran a disk check and looked over my event viewer.

I cannot get it to quit doing this. If anyone has any ideas I may have overlooked, I would certainly appreciate it. Nothing like spending my limited morning FREEP time logging into everywhere....


32 posted on 02/03/2012 3:00:12 PM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: CedarDave

I’ve tried and am trying the new version. It’s fine but for one maddening issue.

Whenever I close the browser, it logs me out of every site that I have in a tab. Every time. I’ve tried changing settings in the about:config, settings in the options menus, even ran a disk check and looked over my event viewer.

I cannot get it to quit doing this. If anyone has any ideas I may have overlooked, I would certainly appreciate it. Nothing like spending my limited morning FREEP time logging into everywhere....


33 posted on 02/03/2012 3:17:33 PM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Big Giant Head

Whoops. Double post is NOT FF’s fault, it’s my asphalt. Doh!


34 posted on 02/03/2012 3:18:40 PM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Big Giant Head

Yeah. I have the same issue with the current Firefox just before the new one.


35 posted on 02/03/2012 3:37:52 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: AFPhys

Ahhhh

THX THX.

Not sure when I’ll get to that but very helpful info.

Much appreciated.


36 posted on 02/03/2012 3:39:04 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Well, you are most welcome though nothing have suggested thus far has accomplished what you are hoping to do. While reading this “thanks” from you, I realized yet another possible problem, also. Since I lump this in with “anti-virus activities” on my computer, I didn’t mention it explicitly earlier:

Your firewall may also be set up in such a way that it silently blocks communications that some of these installers need to do. I try to keep mine set up so it always tells me when it wants to block something or allow it, but your firewall may not let you know.


37 posted on 02/04/2012 9:16:26 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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