What Do You Think About The New Firefox?

by Tristan Bull 42 replies
Hey Guys,

Just wondering what your thoughts were on the new Firefox. Firefox 3?

There are a few slight interface changes one thing that really stuck out was what happens when you start to type a URL into the address bar.

Overall I think it's pretty cool.

What about you?

Tristan
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
    Tristan,

    I like v3.0 in almost every way. There were only two things I didn't like.

    The first, you mentioned in your post... 'what happens when you start to type a url into the address bar'. But that was easily modified. I also preferred the old browser zoom to the new one, so I changed that back too. But again, other than those two things, I like everything else just fine!

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    • Profile picture of the author Terry Crim
      Originally Posted by John Rowe View Post

      Tristan,

      I like v3.0 in almost every way. There were only two things I didn't like.

      The first, you mentioned in your post... 'what happens when you start to type a url into the address bar'. But that was easily modified. I also preferred the old browser zoom to the new one, so I changed that back too. But again, other than those two things, I like everything else just fine!

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      John,

      How do you make the changes you are talking about?


      - Terry
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      • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
        Overall,

        It's Ok.

        Crashes most of the time though.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
        Originally Posted by Terry Crim View Post

        John, how do you make the changes you are talking about?
        Terry,

        In Firefox's URL field type about:config. Then tell Firefox you'll be careful.

        This first one changes the dropdown crap in the URL field:

        In the 'filter' field type 'browser.urlbar.maxRichResults'. If I remember right, the value is set to 12. Double click that line somewhere and then enter a value you prefer and click OK. I set mine to zero.

        As for the new Zoom feature which zooms the entire page rather than just the text (the old way), I changed two settings.

        This one will stop Firefox from remembering the text size you set for specific websites. You may not mind this setting, but I did so I changed it like this:

        In the 'filter' field type 'browser.zoom.siteSpecific' (without single quotes). Double click it and the setting will change from true to false. That's it.

        This last change changes the zoom from 'whole page' back to zooming the text on the page only:

        In the 'filter' field type 'browser.zoom.full'. Double click to change to false. That's it.

        Hope that was clear enough. Let me know if it wasn't.

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        • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
          I'm not sure how I feel about it...I just got a new computer today and my Safari is MUCH faster than Firefox...

          I expected more
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          • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
            I have one complaint.

            The seemingly random "Reported Attack Site" errors. I don't know if Google or Firefox, or both, are behind it, but it's not necessary. I can get my own protection, thank you.
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            • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
              Its masterful.... and I actually like the url suggestions most of the time.

              But nothing is more valuable to me than the addons. Love those addons.
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              • Profile picture of the author pjs
                I like it enough to switch from my beloved Safari (I only use mac).. So far I've been happy with the switch
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                • Profile picture of the author joshbond
                  Cant say I'm too happy about the way it accepts typing into the address bar. Its kind of annoying for people like me that know exactly where they want to go and dont appreciate firefox trying to guess.
                  A few other small things I dont like as well but overall its pretty much the same product.

                  Edit: Still a F$%^ of a lot better than IE. LOL
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                  • Profile picture of the author David Campbell
                    I'm generally a big fan of Firefox.

                    But I've had Firefox 3 up and running two different times now (trying to give it the benefit of the doubt). Both times I've switched back to 2.0.0.16 before the day was out.

                    The one thing that I really find tiresome about 3 is the rolling screen. I want to be able to click from one screen to the next without all the movement. I find it hard on the eyes.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Sirius Lin
                      Firefox 3's auto-guessing of the url function really bugged me. Fortunately, there's a plugin that makes it almost like Firefox 2. Other than that, I didn't really notice anything significantly different between V2 and V3.

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                      • Profile picture of the author eljay003
                        I love Firefox and just upgraded to the new version recently.

                        No actual difference yet that I have seen except for the thing that you mentioned about typing the URL on the address bar. It looks weird and funny at first. Thanks for the tip, I’ll go change mine now
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                        • Profile picture of the author marxwarfor
                          It's caused me to nearly throw my computer right out the window!

                          however, I love my Mac too much, but I've come close mind you

                          it crashes ALL the time, therefore, I switch between Foxy, Safari and Flock - I just couldn't use Firefox exclusively - but the add-ons are cool though
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                            • Profile picture of the author RyanLeisure
                              I like it, with the exception of it locking up all the time. I'm a guy who likes many many many tabs open, which used to be fine. But for some reason it stop responding now fairly frequently.
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                              • Profile picture of the author JeffersonB
                                When it came up that there was a update... i simply clicked later.

                                I hate updates when something works so great
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                                • Profile picture of the author abelacts
                                  I find FF 3.0 slow and it crahses a few times. Not sure why. A better alternative is Flock.
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                                  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
                                    Firefox won't let me view the WF very well..gives me TONS of trouble when broswsing/posting...

                                    I'm using I.E. For the forum.. I use flock too..but overall I quite like the new firefox

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                                • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
                                  Originally Posted by JeffersonB View Post

                                  When it came up that there was a update... i simply clicked later.

                                  I hate updates when something works so great
                                  You took the words right out my mouth, Jeff. With all the opinions here,
                                  i think the disadvantages far outweigh the advantages.

                                  I'll stick to my 2.0.0.16 instead, thank you!
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                      • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
                        It's alright...nothing too special...looks pretty similar to the newest IE.
                        Overall safari still kicks ass
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                      • Profile picture of the author Ray Erdmann
                        Originally Posted by Sirius Lin View Post

                        Firefox 3's auto-guessing of the url function really bugged me. Fortunately, there's a plugin that makes it almost like Firefox 2. Other than that, I didn't really notice anything significantly different between V2 and V3.

                        ~ Sirius
                        I just d/l'd FF3 last night and would love to know the name of that add-on...Thanks!


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                        • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
                          Greetings Rainbow,

                          Interesting what you've said. I get used to the thought of the upgrade difficultly, but I see it in that manner, will be a must soon or late.

                          Thanks your post.

                          All the best,

                          Sandor
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                          • Profile picture of the author Michael Gentry
                            I always thought the current and previous updates from Firefox were good.
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                            • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
                              I don't like the new firefox so I switched back to my old one. What I don't like about it is that it was overpowering my IE. It completely erased it. Firefox has all those darn add-ons and plug ins that get in the way so it won't allow me to open up all my sites. When I download those plug ins or add ons, it still doesn't work. So very frustrating.
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                              • Profile picture of the author mdunn123
                                I like the new firefox but I'm actually having the same constant problems with it. It likes to just stop and freeze up for 10 seconds or more at a time for no reason what so ever. The old one never did that, but it's nothing that's making my life truly hard
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                                • Profile picture of the author rmholla
                                  I don't care for the new version. I regret upgrading.

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                                  • Profile picture of the author Barbara Eyre
                                    With all the minor and major complaints I've read about since its release, I have no desire to upgrade to the newest version. Besides, my 2.0.16 works just fine and dandy.

                                    Hubby has the FFV3 on his computer in order to do some work in an upgraded x-cart site that IE couldn't do .... and he has NO clue why we love FF. He's an IE man. He never has any of the problems with IE that people say they do. He hates FF with a passion. I wish I could put up a sound-proof partition between our desks, but alas - the setup with our tv, stereo, and printer are between us LOL.

                                    I just don't understand why FF is such a memory hog period. That's my ONLY complaint with FF overall.
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                                  Originally Posted by mdunn123 View Post

                                  I like the new firefox but I'm actually having the same constant problems with it. It likes to just stop and freeze up for 10 seconds or more at a time for no reason what so ever. The old one never did that, but it's nothing that's making my life truly hard
                                  I had this problem and noticed it was always when I had a pdf
                                  tab open. I checked with Adobe and got the pdf reader updated,
                                  and that solved the problem. It turned out that I didn't have the
                                  latest version.

                                  Originally Posted by Barbara Eyre View Post

                                  I just don't understand why FF is such a memory hog period. That's my ONLY complaint with FF overall.
                                  Actually I read a few months back that a focus in developing 3
                                  was to use less memory. I had noticed that 2 did use a lot but
                                  was eagerly waiting to try out 3 because of that. They got the
                                  job done and it does use less memory.
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                      Originally Posted by rainbow21 View Post

                      I'm generally a big fan of Firefox.

                      But I've had Firefox 3 up and running two different times now (trying to give it the benefit of the doubt). Both times I've switched back to 2.0.0.16 before the day was out.

                      The one thing that I really find tiresome about 3 is the rolling screen. I want to be able to click from one screen to the next without all the movement. I find it hard on the eyes.
                      Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> Browsing -> uncheck "Use auto scrolling"

                      That worked for me.

                      Timo
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                      • Profile picture of the author marxwarfor
                        If you don't like the latest version, as it just causes me far too many headaches, is there a simple an easy way to change back to the previous one and would I lose my most recent bookmarks?
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                        • Profile picture of the author David Campbell
                          Thanks Timo,

                          I had tried all the preference panels, and looked thru the other menus and their most immediate commands but nothing caught my eye to suggest that drilling down would get me what I was after. Pays to just drill away, I reckon!
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                          • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
                            I use V2 with satisfaction, and I don't see its sense to upgrade. Btw Firefox is better than IE IMHO.
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                            • Profile picture of the author David Campbell
                              Hi Sandor,

                              I agree with your satisfaction in Firefox 2 and not really feeling a need to upgrade. V.2 will continue to be supported through December of this year, so a person could be just fine with v.2 at least until then, if not beyond.

                              I don't like a lot of change or turnover in my basic working tools, such as my computer, browser, email, operating system, and wordprocesser. I also don't like to keep relearning processes & technologies. In the past, I've kept my basic tools unchanged as long as possible.

                              (I also tend to drive my cars until they fall apart - one nice-running old Toyota lasted more than a quarter of a million miles and I only gave up on it because it got stolen and the thief trashed it.)

                              However, here's the problem I've encountered in doing that -

                              As time goes on, while I'm keeping my systems static and constant, the internet world is changing around me. Over time, some of my older functions and processes don't work as well as they used to, or there are new things that work better. Or improved security processes.

                              When I put off upgrading along the way for too long, and then discover I really need to make a change, the changeover can be technologically more difficult and quite personally disrupting.

                              On the other hand, if I try to keep up with every latest new thing, that can mean quite a bit of busy-ness with accompanying distraction and "lust for more."

                              So for me, the optimal approach is a balance. I automatically do the minor updates and such, virtually without thought. I wait on the major version changes until I'm in the mood; and I'm less busy; and / or I've begun to get a sense that I may begin to be less . . . competitive or flexible in some way.

                              That way I keep down the shock level of widespread major change, while also avoiding the too-busy-chasing-around syndrome.

                              Works well for me.
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    i love it. I like the way downloads show up vs internet explorerer 7
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  • Profile picture of the author kakil
    I like the new FireFox. It is very fast and stable. It is still my second favorite browser. I like Safari just a little more than FireFox.
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      Originally Posted by kakil View Post

      I like the new FireFox. It is very fast and stable. It is still my second favorite browser. I like Safari just a little more than FireFox.
      Thanks, kakil.

      But I was looking for answers to specific questions. Anyone have anything to say regarding the add ons issues? I've been doing an internet search, but have been getting conflicting feedback.

      Was just wondering, what with the latest push by Mozilla for people to upgrade to Firefox 3.0.4, whether any of the add on issues have been completely addressed yet, specifically the Google toolbar and the Warrior Forum add on utility. I don't know if there was ever a problem with the WF utility, but thought I'd ask about it anyway. I do recall that many people, in the beginning, were complaining that the Google Toolbar wasn't working right.
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    dont talk about it man, it sucks

    it has alot of problems, its getting stuck

    firefox latest is too bad
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    I think its great, and I'm using Firefox more and more - mainly because of the plugins like Zemanta which has totally changed my blogging style.
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