Some new stuff in upcoming firefox 3 (now in beta2 pre)

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

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    Just back from a long trip. here are some nice things happening around firefox 3

    Under the hood changes are the cairo, vast improved speed and stability. here are some interesting new things on the surface.

    Aqua UI
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    New Title bar
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    site info just one click away
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    color management
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    full page zoom (as in Opera)
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    search your downloading
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    resize search space
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    easy bookmarking adding
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    smart address bar matches, note the comparison between input and matches
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    restart anytime, when session saver
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    places
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    Ghost image (since somebody cares)
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  2. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox 3 looks like it may finally become my only browser.
     
  3. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I really like FF, and I really like the plug-ins. I hope there is a theme to skin it like Safari. Then it would be pretty sweet. Thanks for the pics!
     
  4. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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  5. Dany M macrumors 6502

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    Where can I go to make sure I am updated on all of the new beta releases?

    Firefox all looks nice
     
  6. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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  7. Dany M macrumors 6502

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    Great, thanks, jw why is it called minefield, thats what firefox is calling itself when I DLed firefox-3.0b2pre.en-US.mac.dmg
     
  8. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    its the codename. do keep a copy of official firefox 2.0.0.x just in case.
     
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    When is FF 3 due out for the Mac. It finally looks like I'll be switching. I use Camino now, but this is a step ahead.

    Any release date on this?
     
  11. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    no, My guess is Jan or Feb. of 08.

    Im happy with its pre beta now since adblock+ works, users who rely heavily on extension might want to wait until beta is officially out.
     
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    Here's an interesting blog post about the possible visual changes in store for firefox 3.

    mockup:
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  13. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    see my #4 post in this threat, its not even mockup anymore, its available for downloading, I generally feel leopard to be too dark, so is this theme..
     
  14. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I saw that but I wasn't sure if it was related or not. I haven't really been following ff3, your thread just reminded me of that blog post I read a few weeks ago.

    While similar I like the theme from the blog I linked to more than how it's developed as seen in your post.
     
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  16. theman macrumors 6502a

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    try the iFox theme. I've been using it for a few years, even before I knew what safari was! looks pretty similar too.
     
  17. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    This is really good.
     
  18. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    i'd like to know the same thing. i see nothing on the bugzilla page about downloading it.
     
  19. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    They're still tweaking the theme, but if you want to use it on Minefield (3.0 alpha), download the theme here:
    http://kmgerich.com/archive/temp/proto_0.6.jar
    and drag the file into the Addons>Themes window. Click use theme then restart Minefield.

    Steve
     
  20. Eluzion macrumors 6502

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    Hm, not bad. No integration with keychain though?
     
  21. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    please don't, i need it to remember multiple passwords in many websites. if firefox begins to use keychain, i probably will need to use opera more then
     
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  23. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    glad mozilla tried to use keychain AND retain the multiple passwords function. otherwise, it would be dead to me.

    to be honest, i don't like the idea of keychain since the first day i saw it in linux.
     
  24. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    I just cant get myself to like Firefox no matter how hard i try. I have Opera set up in such a way that replicating it on firefox has become a constant search for plugins... I think Opera damaged my perceptions of a browser.
     
  25. isleofjib macrumors regular

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    how stable is this pre-beta? good enough for everyday use? and i heard installing FF3 can wreck FF2 files, is this true?
     

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