Firefox 3.6 released

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  1. DeMoN
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    Four days too late, but no one else made a topic yet.
    It broke half of my addons, and you can no longer use Personas with custom themes. [​IMG]
    The only new thing I noticed is that when you click on a link that opens a new tab, the tab opens next to the tab you were at rather than moving to the end.

    Nooo, my Platypus broke. Dammit!
     


  2. Urza

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    I use ~30 extensions regularly, Platypus is the only that broke with this release.

    Definitely a noticable performance and responsibility increase in the OSX build. Per-tab priority scheduling should also decrease the random lockups due to heavy script in background tabs.

    Mostly an incremental release though. Still don't really understand the point of personas. Like it's really so hard to restart your browser.
     
  3. Elritha

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    I notice firefox starts up quicker since I updated, especially on my little netbook. My addons still function fine. Than again I don't use too many.
     
  4. soulfire

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    yeah it's quite faster but i don't really notice difference in other things
     
  5. da_head

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    my addons and theme brokey [​IMG]
     
  6. nitrostemp

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    it made my Firefox look awesome [​IMG]
     
  7. RupeeClock

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    Eh, Personas are over-rated.
    I do use it, but only for a simple grey gradient on my toolbar to make it look a bit better.

    I wanna update to 3.6, but one of my most used extensions, save image in folder hasn't been updated yet.
     
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    FastestFox, Personas, SkipScreen, and AdBlockPlus still work.
     
  9. soulfire

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    i see myself [​IMG]

    ftw
     
  10. Hatsu

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    I'm running the 3.7 alpha version, and HATING it. It does nothing so far. Flash doesn't even work. Just got the 3.6 Namoroka 64bit release. Loving it. [​IMG]
     
  11. RupeeClock

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    That's because Alpha releases are for testing and developing.
    You are bound to have a bumpy ride if you try to use an Alpha release.
     
  12. Hatsu

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    Actually, I think it was beta. [​IMG]
     
  13. Elritha

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    As far as I'm aware there's no 3.7 beta yet.
     
  14. Urza

    Urza hi

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    This is correct.
     
  15. Hatsu

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    Sorry. It was alpha. Silly me. [​IMG]
     
  16. soulx

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    Firefox 3.6? I'll update it since 3.5.7 has been extremely laggy.

    Platypus doesn't work! [​IMG]
     
  17. Hakoda

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    hmmmm very interesting...

    I have to say that when it comes to start-up times.... Google Chrome wins due to Firefox's lag from addons

    but when it comes loading web pages, Firefox wins due to its better built engine :PPPP

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  18. soulx

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    Unfair!

    Why would you do a 'start-up test' when Firefox already has addons on and Chrome doesn't? Do a test without add-ons! [​IMG]
     
  19. Hakoda

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    Nononono That's what i did. I disabled all add-ons which were not necessary. THEN launched Firefox. Its launch time was about a second behind Chrome's. Of course I wouldn't run a test WITH add-ons installed. That completely and utterly stupid. You could do the same just by adding extensions to Chrome.

    ~ Jon
     
  20. Urza

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    Then why did you say "lag from addons"?