Firefox 3.6b1

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  1. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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  2. brendon2020 macrumors 6502

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    the performance is great, especially on crazy js sites (google reader, digg, etc). Its crashed a couple times though.
     
  3. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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  4. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    Yep...not many addons or themes available for 3.6.

    No "All-In-One Sidebar" which is a MUST!
     
  5. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    It seems to be a bit faster than 3.5.4, but still not as snappy as Safari.
     
  6. lwien macrumors regular

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    Wow. This sucka's fast. MUCH faster than 3.5.4 or Safari. At least, this has been my experience.
     
  7. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    I like the new tab feature that opens new tab right next to the current tab. For example, if you have loads of tabs open and click on one in the middle and open a new tab related to that one - it will simply open it next to that previous tab, as opposed to placing it at the end of the tab line! Nice one... :cool: I guess they got that off of Opera.

    Anyone know when official 3.6 is slated for?
     
  8. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    Too little, too late. I went over to Safari after 3.5. I'll give 3.6 a try when it's out, but I cba frakking around with betas and incompatible addons.
     
  9. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    By the end of the year. Nice, huh? I'll take the startup performance increase, but it sucks that we have to wait so long for the next major release.
     
  10. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, seems pretty cool. Dang, end of the year is still quite far... That sucks. Hopefully it will be earlier.

    On that note, what's up with Safari? Has Apple been sleeping or what? I see no signs of v. 4.0.4 or even 4.1...
     
  11. Greenman85 macrumors regular

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    run this command to get all of your add-ons to work:

    In the address bar (Cmd + L), type 'about:config' (without the quotes);
    Then click 'I'll be careful, I promise!';
    Right Click on the list in front of you, then go to New, then Boolean;
    A window should pop up asking for a name. Call it 'extensions.checkCompatibility' (without quotes) and press ok;
    Then it should ask for a value. Highlight false, and click ok.

    Then restart Firefox.
     
  12. felt. macrumors 6502a

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  13. Aronnax macrumors regular

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    On the one hand are these (trunk - Minefield ) 3.7 builds only more experimental and when a bug fix is save enough will you see this change later inside the 3.6 (branch - Namoroka) nightly and then in the final version.

    On the other hand work they already on 3.7 and 4.0.
    For example:
    http://beltzner.ca/mike/2009/10/09/firefox-next-moving-faster/
    to pay especially attention to the slide show presentation

    or: http://blog.stephenhorlander.com/2009/10/05/mac-theme-refresh/

    Cheers
     
  14. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a

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  15. SuperSpiker macrumors member

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    Cool. Thanks for this!
     
  16. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    That worked great! Thanks Greenman!
     
  17. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Or you could install the Nightly Tester Tools add on that lets you override addon compatibility easily.
     
  18. Greenman85 macrumors regular

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    this allows you to have one less addon, which takes up memory and slows down firefox. this is a simple code that anyone can do and you dont have to host a whole addon to do it.
     
  19. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    This seems to be a short term fix. I see after restarting my Mac the add-ons are no longer enabled. So I need to run this command each time I restart? That's a problem....
     
  20. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    I'll correct myself...compatibility checking remains disabled. I must have accidentally enabled again.
     
  21. Greenman85 macrumors regular

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    I was about to say that you probably enabled the compatibility checking.
     
  22. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    Yep...that's what I did!

    My favorite add-on..."All-in-One Sidebar" works...except that my bookmarks aren't showing in h sidebar tab? There's a search box...but it doesn't seen to work.

    Oh well!
     
  23. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else finding the beta crashes on them? I would like to try it out, but don't want to mess around if it unstable. I think it might be an extension issue, since most people here have shut off add-on compatibility (which I plan on doing when/if I install it).
     
  24. Greenman85 macrumors regular

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    solid as a rock so far. i would dl namoroka(mac 3.6 beta optimized version and then run the command i posted.
     
  25. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    link to optimized build? can't seem to find it through google
     

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