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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2011, 12:45:02 AM »
Also, Acid3 is 100/100 points now.  ;D But seriously, who cares?

Especially since web developers build web pages to work with browsers - not Acid3.
Which is why I still have to use IETab to display a whole bunch of webpages that just does not render correctly in anything but IE

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2011, 07:59:15 AM »
Hmmm...late yesterday I was unable to update.  I was told that 6.0.2 was the most recent version.  This morning, I'm able to update, but FF claims that the Linkman Fox extension won't work.  Though I suppose I could download the add-on Carol mentioned earlier and try to deal with the issue that way, I'm puzzled that Linkman Fox (the add-on for FF) supposedly doesn't work.  And I'm somewhat bothered that FF is making add-on developers jump through hoops every few weeks.

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2011, 10:28:12 AM »
Generally it is nothing to do with extensions working or not working - the add-on has an XML file which stores the supported versions of FF. I have yet to find an addon I was using in FF3 that doesn't still work even though the versions numbers are out of date. Just install the addon I suggested above - try it and see if it works. If it doesn't you report that it doesn't and then it will be automatically disabled.

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2011, 10:49:19 AM »
Generally it is nothing to do with extensions working or not working - the add-on has an XML file which stores the supported versions of FF. I have yet to find an addon I was using in FF3 that doesn't still work even though the versions numbers are out of date. Just install the addon I suggested above - try it and see if it works. If it doesn't you report that it doesn't and then it will be automatically disabled.
Carol, I first tried to download the add-on you recommended while I still had 6.0.2, but I got an error message that said "The add-on from addons.mozilla.org could not be installed because it does not match the add-on Firefox expected."  So I then installed FF 7 and tried again to download the add-on.  This time, the error message said "The add-on could not be installed because of a connection failure on addons.mozilla.org."  So I've got Firefox 7 with no Linkman add-on.  Fortunately, I set a restore point before I started, so if the problem doesn't resolve itself quickly, I think I'll use the restore point to go back to FF 6.0.2.

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2011, 11:02:21 AM »
@40hz: Yep - precisely. :)

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2011, 11:26:43 AM »
Strange it downloaded and installed fine for me??

The simplest alternative it to open the page about:config in FF7 and add the following boolean value:

extensions.checkCompatibility.7.0

and set it to false

Just right click on the about:config page and select New > Boolean

Once you have the new value and set it to false restart firefox and you can enable and disable addons as you want.

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2011, 11:52:04 AM »
Thanks very much, Carol!  Your instructions worked perfectly.  I've now got Linkman Fox working on FF7.  But this just makes me more annoyed at Firefox for making such an unreliable and needlessly cumbersome way of handling add-ons when Firefox changes its version.

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2011, 12:00:36 PM »
There wouldn't have been a problem if the rlease had been labelled 6.0.3 instead of 7 (which is what it should have been)

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2011, 12:49:54 PM »
Carol, you may well be right, but it turns out that Linkman Fox may indeed not be fully compatible with FF7.  I thought all was well at first, but when I tried to delete a bookmark in Linkman, the program hung.  This happened several times.  So I think there may well be some changes needed in the Linkman Fox add-on.  Since I'm much more dependent on Linkman than on Firefox 7, I think I'll use the restore point I had set to go back to 6.0.2 and wait for the Linkman folks to produce a thoroughly compatible add-on.  Still, I'm very pleased with the instructions you provided.  With Firefox's proposed schedule of new versions, I suspect I'll have good use for those instructions.

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2011, 01:14:49 PM »
Well, I may have pointed the finger at the wrong problem.  I went back to Firefox 6.0.2 and tried the same thing (deleting a listing in Linkman) that hadn't worked in FF7.  Turns out I ran into the same problem in 6.0.2!  Hmmm...guess it's time to contact Linkman. 

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2011, 01:48:52 PM »
There wouldn't have been a problem if the rlease had been labelled 6.0.3 instead of 7 (which is what it should have been)

@Carol [off-topic] ;)
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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2011, 02:53:31 PM »
There wouldn't have been a problem if the rlease had been labelled 6.0.3 instead of 7 (which is what it should have been)

@Carol [off-topic] ;)

OOOO - does that make me ultra evil?

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2011, 03:07:43 PM »
OOOO - does that make me ultra evil?
Guess the extra 6 defeats the intention of the other 3 :tellme:
Dunno what posts 6660..6665 and 6667..6669 are going to mean :-\

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2011, 03:15:31 PM »
OOOO - does that make me ultra evil?

you had a window there :D
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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2011, 08:18:24 AM »
7.0.1 is out today.

Upgrading to 7 took out my 'adblockplus',
for some reason.
Added it back in with no problem.
Then I found this which may help.

http://www.ghacks.ne...dating-to-firefox-7/

Not sure cause I fixed my problem without it.


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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2011, 08:42:50 AM »
I think I'll wait for the final version to make it up on PortableApps.com before I give it another try. I also think I'll likely stick with portable versions of FF going forward if they continue with the release schedule they've announced. A browser has become too critical a piece of kit to be constantly screwing around with. And definitely not something I want to chance bad surprises with everytime it has an upgrade.
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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2011, 08:52:04 AM »
Now running 8 beta, let's see how this goes

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2011, 08:54:17 AM »
I think I'll wait for the final version...

Which would be version...? Double-digits at this rate I suppose... :P
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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2011, 09:12:28 AM »
Now running 8 beta, let's see how this goes

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I am speechless... v8? Already?
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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2011, 09:14:25 AM »
This is getting ridiculous.  >:( :down:

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2011, 09:15:43 AM »
:o

I am speechless... v8? Already?

Yes

http://news.cnet.com...search-tab-controls/

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• Twitter is now an option for Firefox's built-in search box, letting people more easily find results for particular usernames or hashtags.

• When people drag tabs into a new position or tear them off into a new window, the tabs are represented by an animated version of the tab rather than just a thin line.

• When Firefox restores tabs from a previous session, for example when the browser or computer is restarted, it can be set to load only the active tab initially. With this setting, other tabs reload only when they're viewed.

• Add-ons such as toolbars that are installed by third-party software won't run until the user grants permission.

• When users upgrade to the new version, they'll see a dialog box one time that lets them disable add-ons. The dialog box will present an initial selection of only add-ons that were installed from within Firefox, though users can make their own choice.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com...trols/#ixzz1ZRfSYc77

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2011, 09:17:37 AM »
Speaking of which, this is from last week

http://news.cnet.com...pid-release-firefox/

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Mozilla, faced with business users' stiff resistance to its new rapid update schedule for Firefox, has proposed a slower-moving version of the browser.



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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2011, 12:05:50 PM »
I think I'll wait for the final version...

Which would be version...? Double-digits at this rate I suppose... :P



Well...integers count up to infinity so... :P yourself!

Sorry. I was trying to be subtle. (I know. It's really not my style, right?)  ;D




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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #48 on: September 30, 2011, 08:56:15 PM »
i wonder if Mozilla will realize that these rapid versioning are a bad idea and will revert to normal version builds, much like Bobby Ewing was brought back to Dallas after missing a whole season.. :D

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Re: Firefox 7 is out
« Reply #49 on: September 30, 2011, 09:28:52 PM »
i wonder if Mozilla will realize that these rapid versioning are a bad idea and will revert to normal version builds, much like Bobby Ewing was brought back to Dallas after missing a whole season.. :D

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