FireFox 3 beta rocks!

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  1. quovadis macrumors regular

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    This beta is a great improvement. Includes built-in adblocker. Amazing!
     

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  2. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    I use safari and don't use firefox but downloaded this beta. All I can say is until I can open links and pages in a new page by holding command I won't be switching.
     
  3. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    Where can this be downloaded (I couldn't find it on the Mozilla website)?
     
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    i just downloaded it also, but haven't used it much.
     
  7. isleofjib macrumors regular

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    how stable is it? usable for day to day browsing? i've been wanting to run it but not in the mood for a lot of crashes.

    2.0.0.10 is running just fine tho. rock solid.
     
  8. isleofjib macrumors regular

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    of course, irony is finishing my post, deciding to check if there was an update and guess what-FF crashed. go figure....
     
  9. skeen macrumors 6502

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    I really don't see what the difference is. There's a few little features sprinkled here and there - nothing to get excited about. Hardly noticeable.
     
  10. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Um...you can. Personally, I just click a link with the middle mouse button (scroll wheel) if I want to open it in a new tab. But you also command-click to get one in a new tab. And you can shift-click to open the link in a new window. But the middle click with the mouse wheel is my favorite shortcut; it's partly what made me start using FireFox back when it was called Phoenix 0.8.
     
  11. siren77 macrumors member

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    I thought we're only up to 2.0.0.9 right now?
     
  12. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    yahoo mail

    won't work with Yahoo mail... hangs tight.
     
  13. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    OS integration...

    *looks at Firefox 3 beta*

    Same old ugly appearance!
     
  14. phuong macrumors 6502a

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    uhhh.. command-click to open links in new tab, shift-click to open links in new window etc is kind of a universal thing. it works in Safari, it also works in Firefox, and of course, Internet Explorer.
     
  15. Great Dave macrumors regular

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    I think you are totally wrong. Here's a small sampling of a few changes:

    * Improved security features such as: better presentation of website identity and security, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager, and version checking for insecure plugins.
    * Improved ease of use through: better password management, easier add-on installation, new download manager with resumable downloading, full page zoom, animated tab strip, and better integration with Windows Vista and Mac OS X.
    * Richer personalization through: one-click bookmarking, smart search bookmark folders, direct typing in location bar searches your history and bookmarks for URLs and page titles, ability to register web applications as protocol handlers, and better customization of download actions for file types.
    * Improved platform features such as: new graphics and font rendering architecture, native web page form controls, colour profile management, and offline application support.
    * Performance improvements such as: better data reliability for user profiles, architectural improvements to speed up page rendering, over 300 memory leak fixes, and a new XPCOM cycle collector to reduce entire classes of leaks.

    You can check out the release notes for a lot more, too.

    The move to the new graphics library is huge and it looks like FF 3 will benefit everyone!
     
  16. ~David macrumors regular

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  17. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Nobody really reads or understands what the word "beta" means anymore, do they? :rolleyes:
     
  18. ~David macrumors regular

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    Beta or not, see my post above ^
     
  19. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Definite improvement over 2.

    Although I doubt I'll switch from Safari, but you never know ;)
     
  20. isleofjib macrumors regular

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    that's the latest release. but i got the beta of .10. should be out very soon.
     
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  22. lazydesi macrumors 6502

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    how can we change the colors of firefox window?
     
  23. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Is there anyway to get rid of the status bar? Since using Safari I can't stand having that there on any other browser. I love Safari's simplicity.
     
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