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Old 07-01-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I just downloaded the new Firefox browser. For now, it is significantly faster than the prior version.

Any other experiences?
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:56 AM
 
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I've just completed the update. I run a slow bit of a PC so tried a couple of pages that typically load slowly. They popped right up.

Here's a review from Slate
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The Fantastic Firefox
Why Mozilla's new browser augurs great things for the Web.
By Farhad Manjoo
Posted Monday, June 29, 2009, at 4:58 PM ET

The best thing about the new Firefox is that it gives us a peek at the Internet of tomorrow. Since 2007, the World Wide Web Consortium, the international standards body that sets common technical definitions for the Web, has been working on HTML 5, an update to the coding language that defines every page you visit online.
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UPDATE: I'll add that with tabbed browsing you now have to have a second tab in use before closing one. That is, if you have only one tab in use you can't close it (X-it) without opening another, even if blank. With 3.0.... that was possible.

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Old 07-01-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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UPDATE: I'll add that with tabbed browsing you now have to have a second tab in use before closing one. That is, if you have only one tab in use you can't close it (X-it) without opening another, even if blank. With 3.0.... that was possible.
I hate that change. It was the first thing I tried to do when I installed the new version, and I immediately sent them feedback about it. They really need to revert back to the way it was before.

I'm also finding it to be the same memory hog that it was before, although perhaps a bit better. One tab open and it's using 92MB of RAM??? What's the deal with that? Never used that much with one tab open in Opera or even IE. Also seems to be locking up a bit here and there.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Yes, tried it for all of 15 minutes and figured out most of my extensions would no longer work. Back to 3.0.11 for now.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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I hate that change.
It is a simple setting change under 'Options'
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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It is a simple setting change under 'Options'
I checked all through the different settings TWICE in the Options menu when I first updated it and couldn't find anything that allows me to close out all the tabs. So if you can tell me exactly where to look, I'll check again.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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Locks up on Pandora regularly.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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Loads faster. Some extensions don't work, but I'm not getting excited about it.

So far , so good.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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I've just completed the update. I run a slow bit of a PC so tried a couple of pages that typically load slowly. They popped right up.

Here's a review from Slate


There's more.

Go.... read...

UPDATE: I'll add that with tabbed browsing you now have to have a second tab in use before closing one. That is, if you have only one tab in use you can't close it (X-it) without opening another, even if blank. With 3.0.... that was possible.
Isn't this the equivalent of closing FF completely? Am I missing something in the interpretation?
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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Isn't this the equivalent of closing FF completely? Am I missing something in the interpretation?
That is my thought, the red "X" in the upper right corner
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