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... 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.

If true, I may try it out as I'm still on FF 3.6 because my favorite add-ons get disabled with each update. I say "if true" because commenters say they still have problems with disabled add-ons.

Have any FReepers tried the new version?

1 posted on 02/01/2012 7:46:05 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: ShadowAce

Tech PING!


2 posted on 02/01/2012 7:46:54 PM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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Just upgraded to it, and not before time, IMHO - Adobe Flash plugin was crashing the thing almost daily. Not much to tell you yet but I’ll give the thread a BTT...


3 posted on 02/01/2012 7:49:07 PM PST by Billthedrill
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This from Computer World:
Mozilla also released Firefox 3.6.26, the latest security update for the two-year-old browser, to patch five vulnerabilities, four of them critical.

Firefox 3.6 is closing on retirement: Mozilla has said it will stop shipping security updates for the browser after April 24.

To replace Firefox 3.6 - which many enterprises retained when they balked at upgrading every six weeks -- the company also kicked off the first edition of Firefox ESR (extended support release).

Firefox 10 ESR will be supported with security updates through its 54-week lifespan, but its user interface and feature set will not change during that stretch. Mozilla will upgrade ESR users to a new edition starting Nov. 20, 2012.

Firefox 10 relieves add-on updating pain


4 posted on 02/01/2012 7:52:04 PM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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I just upgraded to F10 yesterday. It seems to be less of a memory hog than the last several versions.


6 posted on 02/01/2012 7:52:27 PM PST by oblomov
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I downloaded Firefox day before yesterday and it was so slow it was painful. I trashed it and went back to Safari. I have no clue what the problem was.


8 posted on 02/01/2012 8:00:34 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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I’m afraid to try the new version. Each one seems to get slower and slower these days. Every time they up the version number, it adds like 500ms to the time it takes javascript to do anything or bookmarks to register being clicked. What a mess...


9 posted on 02/01/2012 8:14:37 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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I installed it this morning when AVG was demanding a reboot. Looks fine, I hope the issues with the infamous “Plug-in Container” have been resolved.


10 posted on 02/01/2012 8:21:01 PM PST by bigbob
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I loaded 10. Most add-ons were compatible. A couple were upgraded by the next day.

I also use an add-on called IsItCompatible? which shows which versions of FF my add-ons will work with.

https://bitbucket.org/eternicode/isitcompatible/src

I also use FEBE, a FF extensions & preferences back up utility. I used it to install my last greatest preferences from version 9.

I will be glad when Mozilla stops the insanity of a new version every few weeks.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 8:22:18 PM PST by TomGuy
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"Have any FReepers tried the new version?"
I stay two releases behind simply because Mozilla does not work closely with their partners / add ons.
No browser is worth a dime without quality, dependable add ons.

Love Firefox though!

My 2¢…

14 posted on 02/01/2012 8:31:15 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
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Upgraded the other day. I’ve already noticed less crashes and ‘less’ memory usage.


16 posted on 02/01/2012 8:47:36 PM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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Why would you not use Firefox? Have use it for many years - all versions. Could not go to another Explorer if I wanted...heh.

Actually, I’m surprised that there are those that still use other browsers.

No, no connection to Mozilla...just love their free products. Thanks folks...


18 posted on 02/01/2012 8:57:03 PM PST by Deagle
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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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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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24 posted on 02/02/2012 4:33:45 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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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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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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