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 Post subject: Firefox 3 has landed!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Get it at the link below -

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:58 pm 
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Hi Zorro,

I'm a big fan of Firefox so for me the question is whether Firefox 3 is worth the loss of the Bookmark Sync and Sort add-on? How do the versions compare?

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It's very fast so far, a lot faster than 2 was imo. There are an awful lot of add-ons which have yet to be updated so it wouldn't hurt to wait a bit. I must say I was surprised to find Adblock hasn't been updated yet. Probably won't be long though.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:34 am 
I think it does worth the upgrade, ive get a email from mozilla a few hours after its release (im a partygoer 8) ) and call a few friends to download it together.

Its nice, and i didnt loose any bookmarks, passwords or cookies, all are the same way i left them in f2 (i made a backup, just in case)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:11 am 
I would get it if some one tell me to do backup :)


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Already 5 211 334 downloads since 18:00 BST 17 June 2008 and they were hoping to just beat the download record of 1 500 000 for Firefox 2 the day it went live.

Here's the link: http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:04 pm 
Backup is easy, nothing fancy :D :

Go to C:\Documents and Settings\(Your user)\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

And there should be one folder, ending with .default, just copy it, and paste it somewhere.

And in case something goes wrong, just paste it again in the original folder 8)

PD: The Application Data folder is hidden, but the files in it are not, so just typing the above in the adress bar in windows will get you there.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:16 pm 
Just updated and it's MUCH faster than version 2 - noticeably faster. Best browser out there!!! :P

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:46 am 
It's faster but it doesn't seem to load anything properly.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:39 am 
When I installed it I dident have to make any sort of backup, I just installed it, it replaced V2 and all my bookmarks are still there.

I Have a Mac though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:47 am 
grahamnp wrote:
It's faster but it doesn't seem to load anything properly.


That's strange. :? It's loading everything fine for me.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:03 am 
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Bob Andersson wrote:
Hi Zorro,

I'm a big fan of Firefox so for me the question is whether Firefox 3 is worth the loss of the Bookmark Sync and Sort add-on? How do the versions compare?

Bob.


I use Weave to sync my bookmarks. Even though it is development it works well and is an official Mozilla add-on.

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grahamnp wrote:
It's faster but it doesn't seem to load anything properly.


What do you mean by "properly"?

Is it a clean install or did you install over v2.**?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:22 pm 
Sorry, was too lazy to go into specifics. 8)

When I say it doesn't load properly, it's because it seems to load everything fine, but when I mouse over something for whatever reason, it creates and identical copy of it(be it text, images, buttons) and puts it halfway below and behind the original. So it looks like an ugly shadow. Problem is, if I want to click it, I have to click the "shadow". Very annoying but I put up it with because "select all" seems to get rid of it.

The problem seems to decrease the longer Firefox has been on and I was about to say that I don't see it anymore when I realised that it had made Zorro's message go all funny. I think it's got something to do with caching the page, just a guess.

I installed over Firefox 2.

PS: Anybody else find the OSX version of Firefox 3 really ugly? I'm using the GrApple skin instead.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:51 pm 
grahamnp - could you post a link to the site it happens on?


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