Skip to comments.Mozilla Firefox 23 Is Now Available for Download
Posted on 08/06/2013 1:58:52 PM PDT by ShadowAce
Thanks, I’ll wait for # 25.
LOL! So—A couple more weeks, then?
Let me know when they add NSA blocking.
I hate browsing to some sites,, I get bushwahcked,, I know I need faster laptops but still, some of the data hogging that goes on is pitiful, lags, delays, Firefox has gotten worse , IMO,, sad. I remember the ancestors, enuf is enuf.
It gets pushed on us eventually, upgrade or uhhh die...
They offer an alternative to the bloatware and then they become bloatware themselves. Madness.
Is this a seamless upgrade, or will I be ticked I downloaded it and go back to the previous version..
I haven’t updated yet, so I don’t know.
My Firefox just automatically upgraded from version 22 to version 23. So far I don’t notice any difference.
Feature creep killed Firefox for me years ago.
At one time, it was the best. Now it’s a has been.
Its sitting there telling me that updates are available...
I may have just deleted my update icon. heh
Mine doesn't update automatically.
What happened with Waterfox 64? I was turned on to it by a FReeper post here. I don’t think the 18.0.0 version changed since the day I DL’ed it months ago. Is it no longer getting updated?
I’ve not heard of it
Have you added noscript? And I recently started with ghostery.
Can this version finally size webpages correctly?
I had to remove the previous version from mine and a few family members computer because every website was displaying super zoomed and way too big.
Many seemed to have this problem and none of the online fixes work.
Opera for some God knows reason removed the drop down button on the address bar so you have to type every website so I couldn’t use that
Google is just evil so I wasn’t going to Chrome
That left the Hobsons choice of IE10, which annoyingly tends to get stuck on certain scripts and freezes, not to mention the extremely annoying constant Nag popup to manage Add Ons
So all these Browsers really blow right now.
I am almost tempted to find an old AOL CD and use them.
I’m using Waterfox 64 18.0.1
18.0.1 is available.
I’m using nightly 26.0a1 ,adobe flash BOOM ,so no youtube , just started with today’s updates
What does this version break?
Does it actually work with Adobe Flash now or do we have to wait for a Flash update?
Those 2 have been fighting each other since around FF version 12.
How many extensions/add-ons no longer work now?
Firefox has become exasperating with the rapid release insanity. That may be fun for programming nerds, but it is a massive hassle for anyone trying to use FF productively.
I don’t know—unless you have a machine with a really fast CPU and/or a lot of memory (e.g., 6 GB of RAM or more), I’d rather run the current version of Google Chrome. Not only is Chrome more HTML 5.0 compliant, but each tab runs in its own process, so if there is any browser crash all you need is shut down the tab to restore normal operation.
Now, when Waterfox has its next update, I will grab it.
That must be why task manager shows multiple examples of chrome.exe under processes. I wondered about that.
I stopped using Firefox and Chrome last fall when I started getting popup videos. I could not figure out what was happening. Went back to IE.
Which extensions have been breaking for you?
I use several and haven't had any trouble with them in quite a while.
Some versions of FF have trouble with pdf files.
I use keyscrambler. It won’t work with later editions. The new version of keyscrambler scrambled my computer, so I had to revert to an older version.
Several extension developers quit developing their extensions, because they couldn’t keep up with the rapid releases.
My main version of FF is 15. I just quit updating extensions and FF.
And there is the ongoing problems between Adobe Flash and FF since about version FF 12 or so.
Yeah, and they've removed the ability to easily change search engines, too. It now requires a convoluted process to go from one to another:
Search provider changes
Up until Firefox 22 Firefox users were able to select different search engines for the browser's address bar and the search bar. You could set the address bar search to use DuckDuckGo and the search bar Google or Bing for instance.
With Firefox 23 comes a unified search experience that removes this option. There is only one search provider in Firefox which will be used by the address bar and the search bar.
That's a problem if you want to use different providers to be flexible in your searches, and while it is possible to use keywords to run searches on different engines in the address bar, it means that you need to type more for the same effect.
You can revert the change by installing the add-on keyword.URL Hack! which adds the original functionality back to the Firefox web browser.
Apparently there are many who are unhappy with FF's Big Brother attempt at removing choice and functionality.
BTW, what is keyscrambler?
Keyscrambler scrambles things you would type onto a web page screen, such as a Google search item or a web page address.
1. It prevented McAfee scan from starting
Sadly I cannot live with either of these errors, so I had no choice except to dump Firefox.
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