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Title: FIREFOX 3
Post by: zheke01 on June 17, 2008, 11:37:21 AM
when is the release date of firefox 3??
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: drhayden1 on June 17, 2008, 11:40:05 AM
suppose to be today june 17th ;)
http://www.webmonkey.com/blog/Why_You_Should_Download_Firefox_3_Right_Now
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: zheke01 on June 17, 2008, 11:46:04 AM
does anyone download it now?
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: drhayden1 on June 17, 2008, 12:01:12 PM
don't understand  ??? the beta version is available-but wait till later today until the final is out-ok :)
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: bunk on June 17, 2008, 12:28:41 PM
This may just be my personal opinion, but i'd wait at least a week until you see how it works for people, I do this with most "new" things and it's paid off many times for me. Keep in mind, if you leave your auto updater turned on, it will prob install itself for you. Good luck with it, and let us know how it works for you.  ;)
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: Lisandro on June 17, 2008, 01:48:21 PM
I will wait a little this time... I want that, at least, some of the extensions get compatibility with Firefox 3. I don't want to lose all of them...
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: drhayden1 on June 17, 2008, 03:02:53 PM
was the RC3 version not the final though it said firefox 3 no beta no nothing- ::) :P ;)
edited..... :)
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: bob3160 on June 17, 2008, 05:03:53 PM
Once I know it will work with all the current security Add-on, I'll consider upgrading.
Till then, I'll stick with the older version.
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: sopadeajo on June 17, 2008, 06:58:12 PM
I downloaded this morning at 6 am Madrid Hour after a 20 minute search though Mozilla and Firefox pages (i could not find a link to download firefox 3 anywhere) but it was the beta version (i think). I learned  a few minutes ago that the launching hour is 10 am San Francisco, so 19h Madrid. Yet a 2 minute to wait.I did not install for the reasons most of you say, and downloaded only to help Mozilla to set the worldrecord (i think they deserve it, though there is lack of information in this kind of game).
But i failed, it was too soon (i did´nt think of the time difference).
I will redownload to help for the record, but not install, wait a little bit as you.
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 17, 2008, 11:23:56 PM
I downloaded to help them with the world record and to see what the new Mac theme looked like.
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: drhayden1 on June 17, 2008, 11:45:59 PM
it's on the firefox site now on my end and downloading it after this ;D
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: Vlk on June 17, 2008, 11:53:36 PM
Seems to work nicely here... :)
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: bunk on June 18, 2008, 12:04:40 AM
I downloaded one as well, took me 10 seconds  ;D

 I didn't realize they were shooting for a record, but I do use FF 90% of the time. I started using it a couple months before 2.0 came out. As I said earlier though, I wont install it right away.
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: DavidR on June 18, 2008, 12:15:29 AM
Well it too me a little under 30 minutes, the power of dial-up, I can remember when it took ages ;D

I have relented and just installed it, which went fine apart from a whole bunch of add-ons that aren't compatible (none of my critical ones though).

I had intended to wait on other guinea pigs jumping in first and see if they could break it and let the add-on writers get their updates done to be compatible with 3.0. Well I'm here now so we will see how it goes.
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: bob3160 on June 18, 2008, 12:42:50 AM
No problem in downloading and it sure is a lot faster than the previous official full version. :)
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: DavidR on June 18, 2008, 01:07:01 AM
I'm not sure if is that much faster as it isn't obviously faster and I feel that there is still work to be done on the page layout.

For example when posting in this topic the page was still being formatted and I was trying to type in the Quick Reply box, but it was jumping around like a wild woman as images on the page loaded it was jumping up and down making it almost impossible to compile my reply.

So I would say the new page layout is work in progress as the images should be mapped out as a place holder space that will contain the image allowing the rest of the page layout to continue. This is what allows people to read the text on a page whilst the images load.

Perhaps this isn't an issue with those on broadband, which to me shows no one was testing it on dial-up ???
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 18, 2008, 01:21:33 AM
I'm not sure if is that much faster as it isn't obviously faster and I feel that there is still work to be done on the page layout.

For example when posting in this topic the page was still being formatted and I was trying to type in the Quick Reply box, but it was jumping around like a wild woman as images on the page loaded it was jumping up and down making it almost impossible to compile my reply.

So I would say the new page layout is work in progress as the images should be mapped out as a place holder space that will contain the image allowing the rest of the page layout to continue. This is what allows people to read the text on a page whilst the images load.

Perhaps this isn't an issue with those on broadband, which to me shows no one was testing it on dial-up ???
I Guess they figure most people are on broadband, wither by DSL, Cable, FiOS, Satellite, or 3G Mobile Broadband.
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: crofty59 on June 18, 2008, 02:03:25 AM
I have now downloaded no problems, working great.

Cheers
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: rdmaloyjr on June 18, 2008, 02:34:31 AM
I downloaded FF3, more copying from Opera. 

I don't notice any speed increase in FF3, but Opera 9.50 is faster than Opera 9.27.  It isn't necessary to say Opera is still faster than FF3.

Opera is still the King of browsers.
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: justin1278 on June 18, 2008, 02:44:21 AM
Got my copy earlier today about an hour and a half after launch. I like it, there is some work to be done, but overall it is an improvement imo over the old 2.0.x releases. I am expecting them to release a 3.0.x update soon to fix some of the initial bugs.

Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: alanrf on June 18, 2008, 03:16:34 AM
It seems zippier to me than FF2 and at least it works with the BBC Radio Player (which early betas did not). 
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: bob3160 on June 19, 2008, 04:16:04 PM
It appears that the back arrow is missing in the new FF version.
I see a function to reload the current page but nothing to reload the previous page ???

Any easy fixes besides using the back option when using the right click function???
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: Sesame on June 19, 2008, 04:28:23 PM
It appears that the back arrow is missing in the new FF version.
I see a function to reload the current page but nothing to reload the previous page ???

Any easy fixes besides using the back option when using the right click function???
Does this link (http://j-walkblog.com/index.php/weblog/comments/firefox_3_missing_back_button/) help?
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: DavidR on June 19, 2008, 05:07:49 PM
It appears that the back arrow is missing in the new FF version.
I see a function to reload the current page but nothing to reload the previous page ???

Any easy fixes besides using the back option when using the right click function???

The back arrow was there on mine using the default firefox theme (ugly as sin), which I have now replaced with Aeon Clouds which I think is a great theme.
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: bob3160 on June 20, 2008, 12:42:20 AM
It appears that the back arrow is missing in the new FF version.
I see a function to reload the current page but nothing to reload the previous page ???

Any easy fixes besides using the back option when using the right click function???
Does this link (http://j-walkblog.com/index.php/weblog/comments/firefox_3_missing_back_button/) help?
Thanks. :)
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: greyowl on June 20, 2008, 04:47:25 AM
I am wondering about the best way to install the new ff3.

Should i uninstall v.2 first and then install 3? 

Or, if i install 3 over 2, will it replace 2 or will i end up with both 2 and 3?

Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: TedNelly on June 20, 2008, 08:51:02 AM
This may help greyowl
How to Install Firefox 3 Over Firefox 2 (http://www.kensavage.com/index.php/archives/firefox3-and-firefox2/)
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: DavidR on June 20, 2008, 02:26:28 PM
Wow all that to avoid loosing some add-ons that aren't compatible with FF 3.0, the main add-ons that are security related work with 3.0 like NoSxcript, BetterPrivacy, Steather, WOT, JavaScript Options (or have updates available).

So I suggest you update your add-ons whilst still using 2.0 so you are as ready as possible , plus many more and that figure will get bigger now FF 3.0 is at the final release version.

I Just downloaded the FF 3.0 setup and closed FF and ran the installation file and no problems, yes some add-ons didn't work but nothing absolutely essential. I checked regularly for updates to the add-ons and regularly there were updates. I still have some that aren't compatible but I don't think it is worthwhile waiting.
Title: Re: FIREFOX 3
Post by: Lisandro on June 20, 2008, 02:45:12 PM
You can also 'force' the installation using:
Nightly Tester Tools: http://www.oxymoronical.com/web/firefox/nightly
A nice extension for the brave ones  ;)