Saturday, February 4th 2012

Firefox 11 Goes Beta

Don't worry if you just installed Firefox 10.0 cause there's a new Foxxy browser craving your attention, the Firefox 11.0 beta. This fresh build comes with an updated migration tool that can also import Chrome bookmarks, history, and cookies, and features add-on syncing capabilities, redesigned media controls for HTML5 video, and support for the CSS text-size-adjust property and the outerHTML property.

Firefox 11.0 also brings some goodies for devs like the Page Inspector 3D View, the new Style Editor tool, SPDY Support and more.

To download the Firefox 11.0 beta (for Windows, Mac OS or Linux) see this page.
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42 Comments on Firefox 11 Goes Beta

#2
xxdozer32
i ono if its me or the crack ive been smoking but this thing loads up quick! jumping from page to new page with EASE.
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#3
n-ster
Oh I heard they changed the color of the minimize button for FireFox 14 Alpha, it'll come out next week!
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#4
naoan
Nah, I heard they changed the spacing between the "f" and "i" for FF14.
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#5
MikeMurphy
They should just skip to version 30... it would be a big lead ahead of IE and Chrome.
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#6
punani
by: MikeMurphy
They should just skip to version 30... it would be a big lead ahead of IE and Chrome.
As with winamp, they skipped version 4 as they felt the new version was atleast 2 versions more awesome than the previous :p

But Mozillas version frenzy is just silly... :banghead:
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#7
n-ster
by: naoan
Nah, I heard they changed the spacing between the "f" and "i" for FF14.
nono That is in The actual release of FF14 and it was supposed to be top secret until FF14 BETA came out! in the beat they change the color of the minimize button back though

It's silly!
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#8
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
by: MikeMurphy
They should just skip to version 30... it would be a big lead ahead of IE and Chrome.
you aren't the Dev hence can't comment on their numbering choice... If it bothers you so much, simply change to something with a higher number...
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#10
n-ster
by: Bo$$
you aren't the Dev hence can't comment on their numbering choice... If it bothers you so much, simply change to something with a higher number...
He was making fun of the numbering scheme of FF and probably tired of all the new versions? ie: skip to FF30 and stop having a new FF every week cuz my plugins dont like it
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#11
micropage7
oo :banghead: since FF hit 10 it run slower on my netbook, then now its 11 and it goes more heavy :banghead: :banghead:
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#12
Yo_Wattup
by: xxdozer32
i ono if its me or the crack ive been smoking but this thing loads up quick! jumping from page to new page with EASE.
I was jumping from page to page with ease with chrome years ago bro... :roll:
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#13
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
can you upgrade from Firefox 10 to 11 and still use all your themes and plugins or would it require me to wait again?
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#14
Yo_Wattup
Downloaded it, gave it a try, now uninstalling it. Not bad, just a great big MEH
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#15
MikeMurphy
by: Bo$$
you aren't the Dev hence can't comment on their numbering choice... If it bothers you so much, simply change to something with a higher number...
They did it for two reasons:
1- because both IE and Chrome numbers were suggestive of more advanced software; and
2- most importantly, Mozilla sought to reduce the deployment cycle of software updates.

Their next step is to blur the lines of version numbers with a mechanism of persistent updates.

Personally I couldn't care less. I suggest that if anyone gets too caught up with version numbers they need to re-evaluate their priorities.
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#16
naoan
I also give about as much damn as I give to a pebble on the road, It's just fun to poke at. :p

But I imagine anyone who actually use FF (I don't) and its extension would not be too happy with this shenanigan.
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#17
RejZoR
Finally add-ons syncing...
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#18
mtosev
by: Ikaruga
Can it run Crysis?
no but it can run TETRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111
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#19
dlpatague
I'm not worried about the version numbers at all. I'm just tired of having to install the updates myself. They need to make all these updates automatic already. And bring on the official x64 support. No I don't want the nightly build x64 versions nor the Waterfox x64.
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#20
Depth
WHY... is this not Firefox 4.0.11? I do appretiate Firefox but this implies they rewrote the whole browser 11 times.
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#21
theubersmurf
They should be doing this via update. This is fucking ridiculous. Downloading a new browser every couple of weeks is ridiculous.
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#22
Depth
The Firefox 10 release is still in the TPU RSS feed. Where does it end? Firefox 300.0?
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#23
F1reFly
offtopic but has anyone checked out Waterfox? its based on FF but is faster.
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#24
Zakin
by: dlpatague
I'm not worried about the version numbers at all. I'm just tired of having to install the updates myself. They need to make all these updates automatic already. And bring on the official x64 support. No I don't want the nightly build x64 versions nor the Waterfox x64.
If it annoys you so much, you should just use the nightly build, it has automatically updated me since Firefox 11 was in alpha all the way to now 13. I've never had a single crash and it has automatic updates, everything seems fluid and it isn't ridiculously compact like Chrome is while seeing no real difference in speed as I firmly believe if anything is the bottleneck it's between my ISP and the servers of the sites.
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#25
Mussels
Moderprator
add on syncing be good. also works as a backup, in some ways.
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