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Bookmark Improvements New to Firefox 3
www.physorg.com ^ | 11/20/2007 | Staff

Posted on 11/21/2007 7:39:41 AM PST by Red Badger

A new version of the Firefox browser, now available for testing mainly by developers, offers improvements on finding frequently visited Web sites and tools for running Web applications without a live Internet connection.

The Beta 1 version of Firefox 3 released this week still has problems, including the inability to run newer Web-mail programs from Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp., and a final version for consumers isn't expected for several months.

But it offers a window on what's to come.

Many of its new features concern bookmarks, an area typically slow to change in the browsing world. You can now add keywords, or tags, to sort bookmarks by topic. And a new "Places" feature lets you quickly access sites you recently bookmarked or tagged and pages you visit frequently but haven't bookmarked.

There's also a new star button for easily adding sites to your bookmark list - similar to what's already available on Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 browser.

Offline Web support - for example, letting you compose Web mail while offline to send after you're back online - is bound to come in handy as more software developers design programs to be run completely over the Internet, eliminating installation complexities.

But Web developers must add the Firefox offline functionality to their sites, so the usefulness of this feature will be limited at first.

Other new features include the ability to resume downloads midway if the connection is interrupted and an updated password manager that doesn't disrupt the log-in process.

Versions for Windows, Mac and Linux computers were released Monday by Mozilla, an open-source community in which thousands of people collectively develop free products, mostly as volunteers.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0b1/releasenotes/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: browser; firefox; internet; mozilla
Firefox RULES!!!!!!!................
1 posted on 11/21/2007 7:39:42 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: ShadowAce

Ping!...............


2 posted on 11/21/2007 7:40:00 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

“The Beta 1 version of Firefox 3 released this week still has problems, including the inability to run newer Web-mail programs from Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp., and a final version for consumers isn’t expected for several months.”

Crap, I hope they fix this in the final release....I’d hate to be forced to go back to IE -shudder-


3 posted on 11/21/2007 7:41:06 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Slapshot68

My old version of FF had an e-mail icon I could klik on and get my e-mail, but the latest ver it is nowhere to be found.......


4 posted on 11/21/2007 7:42:44 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

Thunderbird is the stand-alone email now.


5 posted on 11/21/2007 7:44:14 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: rdb3; chance33_98; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; PenguinWry; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; ..

6 posted on 11/21/2007 7:45:03 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Red Badger

Been freeping with FF for a couple of years. It rocks.


7 posted on 11/21/2007 7:45:16 AM PST by Lx ((Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.))
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To: Red Badger; All
The Foxmarks bookmark synchronizer extension also got updated this week to ver 2.0.31.

Seems to work pretty well.

8 posted on 11/21/2007 7:48:01 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Red Badger
The Beta 1 version of Firefox 3 released this week still has problems, including the inability to run newer Web-mail programs from Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp....

...and that's a problem? Heck, I see it as a feature. LOL
9 posted on 11/21/2007 7:48:17 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Sorry, I'm a Baptist. I don't drink................in public...............

10 posted on 11/21/2007 7:48:43 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Slapshot68
Crap, I hope they fix this in the final release....I’d hate to be forced to go back to IE -shudder-

Agreed. Avoid Internet Exposure at all costs!

11 posted on 11/21/2007 7:50:21 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: papasmurf
Heck, I see it as a feature.

I miss my old icon that let me access my e-mail...... Now I have to click 3 times!!!!!!.................(obscure Jetsons reference)...........

12 posted on 11/21/2007 7:51:00 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Slapshot68
I’d hate to be forced to go back to IE -shudder-

Heck, I can't even do that.

13 posted on 11/21/2007 7:52:42 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Red Badger

What’s the word? Thunderbird!

What’s the price? 30 cent twice!

I didn’t know they still made that swill.


14 posted on 11/21/2007 7:54:52 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: Red Badger
You'll find that the Thunderbird email system works better than the prior product. You can download HERE.

And no suds either!


15 posted on 11/21/2007 7:55:09 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: ShadowAce

Sure you can. I have ie6 on Linux working do my wife can use her VPN to her office.


16 posted on 11/21/2007 7:55:38 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“You’ll find that the Thunderbird email system works better than the prior product.”

Even a flawed Thunderbird is better than Outlook.


17 posted on 11/21/2007 7:58:38 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: papasmurf

As long as there are winos, there will be Thunderbird!...........


18 posted on 11/21/2007 7:58:51 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: papasmurf
Sure you can.

No, I can't. I refuse to even entertain the possibility. :)

19 posted on 11/21/2007 7:59:13 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Trust me on this. I have tried 7 different mail clients, so far. Nothing works as reliably and as close to OE as Thunderbird. I think Thunderbird is more reliable than OE, but does lack some of OE’s functionality/features. Nothing I can’t do without, mind you, just an honest comparison.

I’m currently testing Simple and Horde mail servers. Simple seems to be pretty good so far, time will tell.


20 posted on 11/21/2007 7:59:46 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: papasmurf
I have ie6 on Linux working do my wife can use her VPN to her office.

have you tried the User Agent Switcher in Firefox for that? I didn't realize any VPNs required a certain browser.

21 posted on 11/21/2007 8:01:13 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Red Badger

Nice! I can’t wait til v3 is fully functional. Just about every I know(outside of work) who has a computer uses Firefox.


22 posted on 11/21/2007 8:01:45 AM PST by KoRn
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To: Red Badger

Oh, you’ve met my wife, have you? LOL

j/k honey.


23 posted on 11/21/2007 8:02:25 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: ShadowAce

Security certificates, and active X, are the problem.


24 posted on 11/21/2007 8:03:46 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: KoRn

I use Firefox at work, and Camino at home.


25 posted on 11/21/2007 8:05:34 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: martin_fierro
Foxmarks bookmark synchronizer extension

Firefox prevented this site (www.freerepublic.com) from asking you to install software on your computer. This was the message when I clicked on your link.

26 posted on 11/21/2007 8:06:43 AM PST by BuglerTex
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To: BuglerTex
Firefox prevented this site (www.freerepublic.com) from asking you to install software on your computer. This was the message when I clicked on your link.

That's a standard security procedure that Firefox takes for all such links. Nothing to be suspicious of.

Try the Foxmarks site itself.

27 posted on 11/21/2007 8:09:17 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Red Badger
This thing is buggier than (Pick MS product)!!!

There is no way I’m using this; I’ll keep my 2.x until they get the other 300 bugs dealt with!

28 posted on 11/21/2007 8:13:28 AM PST by Freeport
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To: Red Badger; N3WBI3
Also, KDE 4 RC1 has been released
29 posted on 11/21/2007 8:14:56 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: martin_fierro

I am finding more features on Firefox, I really don’t know it well, but my son insisted I use it some years ago.


30 posted on 11/21/2007 8:20:00 AM PST by BuglerTex
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To: papasmurf

Maybe I should have said:

As long as there are CHEAP winos, there will be Thunderbird!..........


31 posted on 11/21/2007 8:20:35 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger
Same here.
I used Sea Monkey to replace Mozilla Suite but it kept changing my color from 32 to 8 bit. Am back to FF and Tbird but would like to access my old Sea Monkey mail.
32 posted on 11/21/2007 9:12:35 AM PST by mcshot (Missing my grade school desk which protected from nuclear blasts.)
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To: Red Badger

Looking forward to seeing what other improvements they’ll come out with. I don’t really use bookmarks but I’ve been FF-only for probably 3 years now and I love it. Especially if they can make it faster - I just got a new computer yesterday and FF already flies on it!


33 posted on 11/21/2007 9:16:31 AM PST by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: Red Badger

Sure hope that they eventually put the ability for a user to set a default text sixe, so that every time I open a new window, I don’t have to keep changing the text size. even when it’s a new tab, it opens in Ff default, and not the user set one. I find that annoying.


34 posted on 11/21/2007 9:17:42 AM PST by DGHoodini (The Dems no longer have the humanity to grasp that there are things worth dying for.)
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To: null and void

We use FF at work and I use Camino at home also. I still use Eudora email at home...


35 posted on 11/21/2007 9:34:27 AM PST by tubebender (The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.)
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To: papasmurf
Security certificates, and active X, are the problem.

In that case I use the IE Tab extension if I absolutely have to go to the site. It basically frames IE functionality in a Firefox tab.

36 posted on 11/21/2007 11:55:51 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Red Badger
Its beta. It won't be long before the "gold" version is available for release by Mozilla.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

37 posted on 11/21/2007 11:57:25 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I figger 6 months........


38 posted on 11/21/2007 11:58:29 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Thanks! I downloaded and installed T-Bird........works okay, but is there a way to link it and FireFox?.............


39 posted on 11/21/2007 11:59:35 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: antiRepublicrat

IE Tab extension? I’ll look for it right now, thanks.


40 posted on 11/21/2007 12:01:41 PM PST by papasmurf (FRed Thompson hasn't killed anyone, how many has yours killed???)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Just found it...

” Works with:

* Firefox Firefox: 1.5 – 3.0a5

Install Now (Windows)
IE Tab is not available for Linux.” Waaaaa!


41 posted on 11/21/2007 12:03:16 PM PST by papasmurf (FRed Thompson hasn't killed anyone, how many has yours killed???)
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To: papasmurf

Oops, sorry.

Wine?


42 posted on 11/21/2007 12:34:25 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: papasmurf
What’s the word? Thunderbird!

What's the action?

43 posted on 11/21/2007 12:39:58 PM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Red Badger
works okay, but is there a way to link it and FireFox?.............

Netscape 7.2 ?

44 posted on 11/21/2007 12:42:09 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: numberonepal

Satisfaction!


45 posted on 11/21/2007 12:57:12 PM PST by papasmurf (FRed Thompson hasn't killed anyone, how many has yours killed???)
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To: papasmurf
Satisfaction!

Dass right - satisfaction.

46 posted on 11/21/2007 12:59:56 PM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: antiRepublicrat

ies4linux uses wine. Still, active x is needed. There is an active x for FF, but for version 2 and above.


47 posted on 11/21/2007 1:12:09 PM PST by papasmurf (FRed Thompson hasn't killed anyone, how many has yours killed???)
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To: Red Badger
My old version of FF had an e-mail icon I could klik on and get my e-mail, but the latest ver it is nowhere to be found.......

Here ya go Badger. All you had to do was ask.

No charge

48 posted on 11/21/2007 2:18:21 PM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Red Badger
Thank you C_D_L.

Also a pretty good review of the FF beta at C/Net

49 posted on 11/21/2007 3:43:15 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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