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Author Topic: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features  (Read 8705 times)

Lashiec

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Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« on: June 12, 2008, 06:26:06 PM »
The new version of Firefox is almost here, and in a timely fashion, Deb Richardson, a Mozilla employee, has compiled a list of the new major features, including live screenshots (Mac version) and links explaining the functions more in depth. All in all, it looks like a very nice release, and definitely a big step compared with the mild disappointments that Firefox 1.5 and 2 were (at least in my opinion).

Screenshot - 13_06_2008 , 0_46_40.jpg

Though this is not all, and a Firefox 3.1 will be here by the end of the year including some things that, because one thing or the other could not be included in the main release.

via Asa Dotzler: Firefox and more
« Last Edit: June 13, 2008, 06:09:45 PM by Lashiec »

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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008, 07:32:10 PM »
Nice little guide - confirms that it's mostly the under-the-hood improvements I'm interested in, though :) (the AwesomeBar could be a blessing or a curse, or just plain "whatever" - time will tell).
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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 01:30:25 AM »
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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2008, 09:52:59 AM »
Nice little guide - confirms that it's mostly the under-the-hood improvements I'm interested in, though :) (the AwesomeBar could be a blessing or a curse, or just plain "whatever" - time will tell).

Personally, I HATED the AwesomeBar when I first started on the nightly test builds, it just feels completely alien to what you are used to that bar doing.
Now though, after so many months I don't think I could do without it!

Really is worth persevering with, lost count of the no. of times I can't remember the url of a website so I just type 1 or 2 words from it and it shows me the site :)

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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2008, 10:02:53 AM »
yeah nice guide there, firefox FTW!

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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2008, 01:57:36 PM »
thanks for this useful guide !!  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2008, 11:14:08 PM »
Read somewhere that V3 is to be released on June 17. Anyone else heard that?.

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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2008, 05:48:20 AM »
Yes, it's currently the top news at Mozillazine: http://www.mozillazine.org/.

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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2008, 11:51:48 AM »
This field guide makes me WANTING to get Firefox 3 !!!
Thanks, Lashiec  :up:

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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2008, 12:55:50 PM »
I just installed it yesterday.  Very fast, and the leaner memory hit is amazing!

Can't say as much about the new default theme, though.  I am not that much into skinning - why use up this newly freed memory with graphics?  But the new look is pretty bland. And there are not that many add-on skins available for it yet.  Be a while for that, I guess.

Also, about half my extensions worked right off the bat.  I do have the Nightly Tool Tester extension installed, which can "force" a compatibility update for non-working extensions.  But it will only work, of course, if the core extension CAN work in the new version.  If not, the browser can get pretty broken.  So I am trying to determine that others have successfully gotten the extension to work elsewhere before I just dive in and do it myself.  So far about a quarter of my favored extensions are still not working.

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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2008, 01:03:43 PM »
Arrgghh -- They still have  rotten bookmark organization, IMO.  Glad I got Linkman after all (even though after my purchase they never answered any support requests).

Firefox still does not have any way to find a bookmark that you saved.  Oh, you can search in the "Organize Bookmarks" section, and it will find it.  But there is NO way I can find to see where the bookmark actually IS.  I have a lot of folders/subfolders in my FF bookmarks, and occasionally I save a bookmark and then have no idea which folder/subfolder it is in.  So in order to use the bookmark I must open "Organize Bookmarks" and launch the page from the search result.  It does not say WHERE the bookmark is located, so the only way to get it to a folder, say, on the Bookmark Toolbar you must save it again to there.  I get way too many duplicates that way.

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Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2008, 10:56:46 AM »
Wow! This looks great! I can't wait until Tuesday!