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Mozilla Firefox 23 Is Now Available for Download
Softpedia ^ | 6 August 2013 | Editor

Posted on 08/06/2013 1:58:52 PM PDT by ShadowAce

Mozilla uploaded a few hours ago, August 6, the final packages of the Mozilla Firefox 23.0 web browser for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

The brand-new Mozilla Firefox 23 web browser will be officially announced by Mozilla later today, but you can download the final version right now (see download link at the end of the article) from the official Mozilla FTP servers.

Among the highlights of Mozilla Firefox 23.0 we can mention that mixed content blocking has been enabled to protect users from eavesdroppers and man-in-the-middle attacks on HTTPS pages, the about:memory's functional UI (user interface) has been improved, the notifications of plugin installation has a simpler interface, and social share functionality has been added.

Download Mozilla Firefox 23.0 for Linux (binaries and sources), download Mozilla Firefox 23.0 for Windows and download Mozilla Firefox 23.0 for Mac OS X right now from Softpedia.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: browser; firefox

1 posted on 08/06/2013 1:58:53 PM PDT by ShadowAce
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; Still Thinking; ...

2 posted on 08/06/2013 1:59:07 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Thanks, I’ll wait for # 25.


3 posted on 08/06/2013 1:59:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL! So—A couple more weeks, then?


4 posted on 08/06/2013 2:00:40 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Let me know when they add NSA blocking.


5 posted on 08/06/2013 2:02:28 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ShadowAce

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...


6 posted on 08/06/2013 2:08:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

They offer an alternative to the bloatware and then they become bloatware themselves. Madness.


7 posted on 08/06/2013 2:19:37 PM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: ShadowAce

Is this a seamless upgrade, or will I be ticked I downloaded it and go back to the previous version..


8 posted on 08/06/2013 2:25:38 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: ShadowAce

Apparently they have removed some options — like turning off javascript easily. I’ve reset my options under Tools not to update without my approval.


9 posted on 08/06/2013 2:26:48 PM PDT by buridan
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To: CivilWarBrewing

I haven’t updated yet, so I don’t know.


10 posted on 08/06/2013 2:27:44 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

My Firefox just automatically upgraded from version 22 to version 23. So far I don’t notice any difference.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 2:27:52 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: ShadowAce

Feature creep killed Firefox for me years ago.

At one time, it was the best. Now it’s a has been.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 2:29:12 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: ShadowAce

Should I?

Its sitting there telling me that updates are available...


13 posted on 08/06/2013 2:29:36 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ShadowAce

Oop

I may have just deleted my update icon. heh


14 posted on 08/06/2013 2:30:43 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
Don't know. Can't hurt, I guess.

Mine doesn't update automatically.

15 posted on 08/06/2013 2:30:48 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

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?


16 posted on 08/06/2013 2:32:39 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: ShadowAce
I just switched from the 32 bit version to 64 bit (22) last week. Been getting pop ups galore. Not sure what went wrong...
17 posted on 08/06/2013 2:38:37 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (People in America are still tried in the courts rather than by left-wing protesters or by the media.)
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To: Blue Highway

I’ve not heard of it


18 posted on 08/06/2013 2:39:05 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: NormsRevenge

Have you added noscript? And I recently started with ghostery.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 2:39:45 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ShadowAce

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 Hobson’s 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.


20 posted on 08/06/2013 2:39:53 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Blue Highway

I’m using Waterfox 64 18.0.1


21 posted on 08/06/2013 2:42:56 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! It's all your fault now, you own it.)
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To: Blue Highway

18.0.1 is available.


22 posted on 08/06/2013 2:47:35 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ShadowAce

I’m using nightly 26.0a1 ,adobe flash BOOM ,so no youtube , just started with today’s updates


23 posted on 08/06/2013 2:53:15 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: ShadowAce

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.


24 posted on 08/06/2013 2:55:14 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: ShadowAce

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.


25 posted on 08/06/2013 2:56:59 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: ShadowAce

Now, when Waterfox has its next update, I will grab it.


26 posted on 08/06/2013 3:26:46 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: RayChuang88

That must be why task manager shows multiple examples of chrome.exe under processes. I wondered about that.


27 posted on 08/06/2013 4:54:43 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

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.


28 posted on 08/06/2013 6:53:43 PM PDT by american_ranger
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To: TomGuy
How many extensions/add-ons no longer work now?

Which extensions have been breaking for you?

I use several and haven't had any trouble with them in quite a while.

29 posted on 08/06/2013 8:43:28 PM PDT by zeugma (Be a truechimer, not a falseticker!)
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To: zeugma

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.


30 posted on 08/06/2013 8:50:33 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: buridan
Apparently they have removed some options — like turning off javascript easily. I’ve reset my options under Tools not to update without my approval.

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.

Firefox 23.0: Find out what is new

Bastards!

31 posted on 08/07/2013 9:47:52 AM PDT by CedarDave (Trayvon Martin history: The MS media is in love with burglars and thugs in training.)
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To: ShadowAce
Release notes for FF v. 23 for those that want to check before updating.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/23.0/releasenotes/

Apparently there are many who are unhappy with FF's Big Brother attempt at removing choice and functionality.

Found 1000 results for firefox 23 in English

32 posted on 08/07/2013 10:12:20 AM PDT by CedarDave (Trayvon Martin history: The MS media is in love with burglars and thugs in training.)
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To: TomGuy
I'm about ready to go back to FF15 myself. I'm tired of all the changes Mozilla is making to FF and though I still use it, it's been getting really buggy lately.

BTW, what is keyscrambler?

33 posted on 08/07/2013 7:19:46 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: ducttape45

Keyscrambler scrambles things you would type onto a web page screen, such as a Google search item or a web page address.

http://www.keyscrambler.com


34 posted on 08/07/2013 8:08:36 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy
I had to uninstall Firefox, which has always been my go to browser with this release. I had two problems:

1. It prevented McAfee scan from starting

2. Pages using JavaScript not longer function

Sadly I cannot live with either of these errors, so I had no choice except to dump Firefox.

35 posted on 08/09/2013 8:37:23 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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