Mozilla Firefox 7.0 beta 1

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  1. coolness
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    coolness PSN: Dutch_DarkLord

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    The latest version of Firefox Beta has the following changes:

    •Drastically improved memory use
    •Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
    •Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
    •Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
    •Added support for the Web Timing specification
    •Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox. This can be enabled by installing an add-on
    •Fixed several stability issues
    Please see the complete list of changes in this version. You may also be interested in the list of changes in the previous version.

    DOWNLOAD HERE!
     
  2. AlanJohn

    AlanJohn くたばれ

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    Im still on 4...
     
  3. coolness
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    coolness PSN: Dutch_DarkLord

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    its time to update [​IMG]
     
  4. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Wow pretty frequent updates these days.
    Not going to install beta though.
     
  5. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Firefox 7 is on beta 5, not beta 1. It'll probably reach RC in the next couple of weeks. Firefox 7 final is set to be released September 27.
     
  6. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

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    Considering the new Firefox release cycle (new version every 6 weeks I believe), I don't think it's necessary to post a news thread each time...
     
  7. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed I'm a pretentious sack of shit

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    Still no zoom control with tablet PCs [​IMG]

    They removed support for it after 3.6 [​IMG]
     
  8. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Nice, i'll have to update eventually in case I ever need it again.

    Still, until it can stop crashing all the time on my laptop, I am sticking with Chrome.
     
  9. Ace

    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    How can I still be on FF6, then? What is this I don't even........................ [​IMG]
     
  10. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    I've heard that using nightly firefox is better, since it's the most up-to-date version of Firefox at any given time. It's not meant for public use since it can be very buggy (as any nightly released program is), but it gives you a look at what Firefox will be soon.

    Nightly is on Firefox 9.0 I believe.
     
  11. tigris

    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    Chrome, and 3.Something
     
  12. Mantis41

    Mantis41 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Chrome..... having it install under other software makes me hate it.
     
  13. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    oh give me a fucking break i just finally got comfy with 6 even though text is really bold on a lot of sites mainly bbs.
     
  14. Satangel

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    Nothing or no one is forcing you to update. So don't go complaining here, the choice is yours.
     
  15. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

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    they need not be so fast in updating
    the improvements must be considerable but still, make it even more considerable bcz its kinda annoying getting update messages every two weeks or so
     
  16. SifJar

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    I think they're trying to mimic Chrome more so, which is already on v13 stable (which means it must be on v15 dev i.e. latest build), despite being relatively new as browsers go.
     
  17. Rydian

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    I agree when there's no major changes and in this case because it's just a beta (and firefox has pre-release versions all over the place), but there are major changes here I'm looking forward to.
     
  18. Chhotu uttam

    Chhotu uttam DOH HO HO HO

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    I'm still on 6.02 [​IMG]
    Will be waiting for release version
     
  19. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Touhou Fanatic

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    Hey guys. This is really old. As in...
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    Not to mention 7.0a1's been out for like...months. No need to post about new ones...