Firefox 3.6 released

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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release note http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6/releasenotes/

download http://www.mozilla.com/

whats new:
* Available in more than 70 languages - get your local version.
* Support for a new type of theme called Personas, which allow users to change Firefox's appearance with a single click.
* Protection from out-of-date plugins to keep users safer as they browse.
* Open, native video can now be displayed full screen and supports poster frames.
* Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time.
* The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
* Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
* Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
* Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
* Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.
whats new for developers https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Firefox_3.6_for_developers
 

angelwatt

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Aug 16, 2005
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Thanks!

Is there an alert when you run Firefox, or do you have to use the Check for Updates sub-menu under Help?
I always have it running, but when I told it to check for updates it showed me the new version.
 

-Ryan-

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Jan 28, 2009
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I'm assuming this is identical to 3.6 RC2, as there is no update available when searching.
 

lopoz

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May 10, 2005
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Ugh.. The personas look horrible on the Mac.. It seems the title bar can't be styled..
 

Nermal

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Dec 7, 2002
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Is anyone else having problems with the History menu? Some sites, such as this one, are not going into the History menu for me.

Edit: It seems to be not adding anything internal, for example our intranet isn't appearing in there either.
 

Aronnax

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RMo

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Aug 7, 2007
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Random question, but does anyone else think the toolbar looks a bit lighter on OS X with 3.6 than it did with 3.5? Or perhaps it's just my monitor playing tricks on me...
 

TuffLuffJimmy

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Apr 6, 2007
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This is a nice update. Firefox seems far ahead of Chrome on the Mac and it's generally more enjoyable than Safari. So I guess it will continue to be my main browser.
 

Forsaken

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Dec 1, 2009
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To be fair, most of the personas look awful no matter what platform you're on.
Exactly why I stick to a simple white-text on black one.

3.6 is much better than 3.5, I'll say. 3.6b5 was what diverted me from Opera.
 

Saturn1217

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Apr 28, 2008
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how is cpu usage?

how is cpu usage for 3.6 compared to 3.5?

I vastly prefer the user interface and addons of firefox but I noticed recently that cpu usage wise it always uses maybe twice as much as safari and so recently I've been switching over to safari for a lot of my browsing but I really miss firefox :(

So does firefox 3.6 have better performance in this respect (I really don't care how fast it renders webpages etc)