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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Cindy, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. Cindy macrumors regular

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    Currently I'm using Mozilla Firebird 0.7 and I like the features it has. But, it crashes alot. It just closes and quits.
    Why?
     
  2. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    0.7 is extremely outdated. 0.8 Was released just a week ago :)

    Now, you haven't said if you are on a PC or Mac platform. From a PC standpoint, since upgrading from 0.7 to a nightly build to 0.8, i have yet to see a crash.
     
  3. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    0.8 is amazing... except that little hidden window bothers me so much since i use expose constantly and it always just shows up and takes up extra space

    i'm sticking with safari for now.
     
  4. guyute macrumors member

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    for the past couple of days I have been trying firefox and it seems a little faster than safari. Maybe this is just me but that has been my observation.
     
  5. Cindy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm using a Mac platform. Well, when I have some extra time - I'll download the 0.8 -- can you give me a link to it?
    thanks
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    http://www.mozilla.org
     
  7. Cindy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've downloaded Firefox 0.8 -- mnkeybsness: what hidden window are you talking about?
    I only wish the buttons above (back button, home etc.) were in color -- too much to ask for?? LOL.
    I don't like black and white.
    In any case, I'll see how this browser works out.
    Cindy
     
  8. beefcake macrumors 6502

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    The hidden box is an expose bug. When Firefox (or Firebird) open and you use the F9 "show all" function, a little window belonging to Firefox appears randomly on the screen, and disappears after you hit F9 again.
     
  9. billyboy macrumors 65816

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    Are you remembering to Repair Permissions after installing new software? Beta software is good fun but it needs to be treated with kid gloves.
     
  10. Cindy thread starter macrumors regular

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  11. mms macrumors 6502a

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    It's a bug with expose? I thought it was a problem with the Mozilla engine. Not entirely sure though. Anyone know whose fault it is, Apple's or Mozilla's?
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's a Mozilla feature and/or bug that's been there since the Mozilla/Netscape browser was reborn at version 5.0.

    I couldn't care less about the extra window, only the one that's active and Phoenix/Firebird/Firefox is quite good.

    As far as the black and white buttons in the navigation toolbar, you can replace the theme and get some others.
     

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