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Download Firefox 13 for Linux With Speed Dial
Softpedia ^ | 2 June 2012 | Marius Nestor

Posted on 06/04/2012 4:52:53 AM PDT by ShadowAce

Firefox 13.0
Enlarge picture - Firefox 13.0

Mozilla uploaded earlier today, June 2nd, the final packages containing the Mozilla Firefox 13.0 web browser for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

There's no official announcement from Mozilla, as the browser is officially expected in three days, on June 5th, but the binary and source packages of the final version of Mozilla Firefox 13.0 were made available for download on their official FTP site.

Highlights of Mozilla Firefox 13.0:

· Implemented Speed Dial in the new tab page (can also be added as home page by setting about:newtab in the Preferences -> General dialog);
· Revamped home page allowing quick access to settings, history, bookmarks, sessions, add-on, downloads and sync;
· Faster browsing, thanks to the SPDY protocol;
· Faster startup by not loading the restored background tabs;
· Smooth scrolling is enabled by default now;
· Improvements to Page Inspector, Scratchpad, Style Editor, Style Inspector, and HTML panel;
· Implemented the column-fill CSS property;
· Initial support for Set objects and ECMAScript 6 Map;
· Support for CSS3 background-position property extended syntax;
· Support for :invalid pseudo-class;
· Support for CSS turn <angle> unit.

Download Firefox 13.0 for Linux binaries and sources right now from Softpedia. Don't forget to visit our always up-to-date Firefox Extensions section for the latest add-ons!


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox

1 posted on 06/04/2012 4:53:04 AM PDT by ShadowAce
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; stylin_geek; ...

Another quarter, another major-number firefox release.....

2 posted on 06/04/2012 4:54:31 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

How does it handle scripts and Java? My son tells me No Scripts is good but it seems I need Java to run certain live streaming apps and videos.


4 posted on 06/04/2012 4:57:48 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

I’m having trouble running streaming video with it on my Linux Mint machine. I was considering going back to an earlier version.


5 posted on 06/04/2012 5:02:59 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: PapaNew
I run Firefox with NoSCript and AdBlock Plus.

I don't see advertising unless I want to. NoScript can be turned off/on per site with two clicks (one to pull up the menu, one to toggle the setting).

I don't get any pop-ups, advertising, anything except the site content. Google can't track me, nor can doubleclick.

It makes for a very clean surfing experience.

6 posted on 06/04/2012 5:05:24 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce
NoSCript and AdBlock Plus

Can you run these while running Java?

7 posted on 06/04/2012 5:28:46 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: ShadowAce
Faster browsing, thanks to the SPDY protocol;

There's very little real world support of SPDY yet on the server side, so any "faster browing" is going to have to wait until it's actually more available.

Indeed, it's not clear that SPDY actually will speed up some websites (ones that are mostly a single large page, such as FreeRepublic, for one); it seems likely that the primary beneficiaries will be websites that have lots of trackers and other embedded bits that a server can guess are going to need to be pulled in for the full page.

8 posted on 06/04/2012 5:34:32 AM PDT by snowsislander (Please, America, no more dog-eating Kenyan cokeheads in the Oval Office.)
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To: ShadowAce

I downloaded FF13 yesterday.

I run a program called Rapport which creates security ‘tunnels’ to banking and other passworded websites. Even though the Rapport says it works with FF13, it would not load with mine.

I returned to FF12 and Rapport is working.

Mozilla Firefox rapid release is ridiculous. Nearly every rapid release has caused problems with extensions and/or plug-ins. Whatever idiot thought rapid release would be a good idea should be fired.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 5:38:27 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PapaNew

Yes. I do it all the time.


10 posted on 06/04/2012 5:39:05 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce
Google can't track me, nor can doubleclick.
I use Do Not Track Plus and no one tracks me.
11 posted on 06/04/2012 5:39:56 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ShadowAce

I can barely get firefox to run any more with my anti-virus and anti-tracking software. I’ve downloaded google chrome and for now it seems to work fine. I’ll see if it’s cumulative issue and then trace the cause.


12 posted on 06/04/2012 5:40:29 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: PapaNew

NoScript will let you enable Java if you want to run it.


13 posted on 06/04/2012 5:45:11 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: PapaNew

With FF12, I notice a pop up about scripting errors on certain websites. I am not sure whether the problem is FF or Java or Adobe Flash.

www.nhl.com is one website where the scripting error occurs.

In previous versions of FF and IE, one could select to ignore such errors. That feature does not work in FF12.


14 posted on 06/04/2012 5:48:36 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: snowsislander

Do Not Track Plus from http://abine.com/products.php is a good extension for both IE and FF that blocks trackers.

It is free for home use.


15 posted on 06/04/2012 5:51:51 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ShadowAce

I’d get more excited if they were releasing 64-bit binaries.
I used to stay fairly up to date on by browser, but I just wait for the RPM package updates via yum these days.


16 posted on 06/04/2012 6:05:28 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: PapaNew
Can you run these while running Java? Yes. script and java are completely separate things. I haven't had any problems with noscript breaking java apps.
17 posted on 06/04/2012 6:08:08 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: TomGuy; ShadowAce; ken in texas

I tried to ignore a scripting error message that kept popping up until mlb.com and certain live streaming videos and even YouTube stopped working. The next time the script error message came up asking to try to continue running scripts, I hit “continue.” But at the same time, I allowed a java add-on/update that I hadn’t allowed before. Anyway things started working after that but I don’t know which of those thing fixed it.


18 posted on 06/04/2012 6:11:01 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: ShadowAce

Do you know if FR has some kind of “Geek Squad” ping site where people help others with computer questions and issues?


19 posted on 06/04/2012 6:13:46 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew
That's kinda one of the functions of my ping list.

Start up a vanity help thread, and ping me to it. I will ping the list.

20 posted on 06/04/2012 6:18:58 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce
That's great. Could you add me to your ping list for now?

I could use the help and there seems to be plenty of people out there who want to help that know more than I.

21 posted on 06/04/2012 6:30:55 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

You’ve been added. Welcome!


22 posted on 06/04/2012 6:32:41 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Thank you.


23 posted on 06/04/2012 6:53:46 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew
Understand. I've occasionally observed strange interactions and dependencies among all the different items within some web pages. I was experimenting on a particular site one day after starting with NoScript blocking everything.

Each time I enabled something 2 or 3 more would pop up. By the time NoScript was permitting all activity about 11 or 12 different locations were involved in the final page content and activity.

24 posted on 06/04/2012 7:08:03 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: ShadowAce
Another quarter, another major-number firefox release.....

Georg Cantor is concerned that pretty soon Mozilla will run out of version numbers.

Most of the major version number changes I've seen have really only been worth a minor version number change.

25 posted on 06/04/2012 7:11:18 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: TomGuy; PapaNew; ShadowAce
Get Ghostery to close out the Trackers - it appears one of those is causing that script error on the NHL site.

Firefox 12 with ABP, No-Script, Better Privacy, and Ghostery makes for a very clean page without third-party ads or pop-ups. Life is good!

26 posted on 06/04/2012 7:39:17 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: oh8eleven

Ghostery is also good for that ;)


27 posted on 06/04/2012 8:29:27 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist or Patriot)
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To: brityank

I second that.. I get NO trash on my web views ;)


28 posted on 06/04/2012 8:31:15 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist or Patriot)
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To: ShadowAce

Thanks for the ping.


29 posted on 06/04/2012 9:25:39 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: ShadowAce

another vote for firefox with adblock and noscript.

you can also try “better security” add on


30 posted on 06/04/2012 11:05:50 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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