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Firefox 3.6 released

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Firefox 3.6 was just released today. I just switched from Chrome to Firefox and the speeds are as nearly if not as fast as Chrome. It also comes with many more security and other features to compete with the new rivals emerging. Great job Mozilla. ;)

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6/releasenotes/

Have a try. ;)
 
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it's working great - tip for anyone moving to 3.6 and finding some addons aren't compatible and so are not enabled can install the nightly tester tools addon and then they can force firefox to run addons which it was stopping before - i did this on firethrottle, tab preview and firetorrent and they all work fine, just not updated with compatability listed for the new browser.
 
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wonder how it does in the futuremark browser bench. downloadin to test
 

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wonder how it does in the futuremark browser bench. downloadin to test
Sweet. Love to see it compared to Chrome. It really feels much faster then its predecessors and I can feel no difference between the speeds of Chrome and Firefox both browsing and starting them up speeds.
 
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Chrome still did better for me by bout 1.1k points in peacekeeper.
Chrome Score

Firefox 3.6 Score


I used to love FF, but i got fed up with it crashing on me(dunno why it used to) so i switched to chrome. What honestly got me hooked on chrome is how u can either just type in anything and it auto google searches for u. I use google a bunch so idk lol but i love that feature which no other browser has.

EDIT: lmao at IE 8.0's score of 1.1k....just sad i mean come on microsoft....

EDIT2: lol my Internet Explorer 8.0 score....


retried 2 times, errors in the same spot and i have all updates installed.
 
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it's working great - tip for anyone moving to 3.6 and finding some addons aren't compatible and so are not enabled can install the nightly tester tools addon and then they can force firefox to run addons which it was stopping before - i did this on firethrottle, tab preview and firetorrent and they all work fine, just not updated with compatability listed for the new browser.
Hey, thanks for the tip. You solved the problem seconds after I discovered 3.6 was out from this thread and I started wondering about my add-ons. :toast:

Saved some important ones such as IETab.
 

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Nothing beats the simplicity of Chrome and the CORRECT visual hierarchy of the TABs. Let's hope google upgrade chrome a little; for security and to improve rendering of some websites. I still prefer chrome over FF
 

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There's one reason and one reason alone why FF beats all the other browsers hands down: Flashblock & Ad Block Plus. No more annoying in-your-face animated ads. Ever. Until a competing browser can offer this, I'm not interested.

Sure, I might have it as a second browser, in the same way as IE, but nothing more.
 

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Is it just me, or has it some kind of 'smooth' scrolling enabled, when you click to see your bookmarks?
 

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Is it just me, or has it some kind of 'smooth' scrolling enabled, when you click to see your bookmarks?
It's instant for me. Perhaps there's a new setting in it?
 
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Saw this post and upgraded, thanks for the heads up. :D

Don't notice too much of a difference in browsing speed...but it did open quicker/load all my tabs which were saved. Anyone else notice that? Or it's just me wanting it to be faster...haha.
 

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It feels faster to me too.
 

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It's instant for me. Perhaps there's a new setting in it?
Appeared to be a new setting! - toolkit.scrollbox.smoothScroll - has to be false instead of true.
 

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Lets hope this version is better than the last, i switched to chrome.. ff locked up and crashed on me a lot.
 

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two things:

one: scrolling feels weird. its faster or something, and i dont like it.

two: "child" tabs spawning after parent tabs annoys the shit out of me.

See Here for how to revert to the old method.



also:

 

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My only complaint is that i wish it was in the tools -> options settings, and not hidden away in about:config

Its something odd to change so late in the game, guaranteed to piss more people off than it helps.
 
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It's like all the tests are deliberately rigged against IE :eek:

Edit: I'm kinda disappointed that the new you tube html5 videos feature isn't supported on FF :(
 
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same here
sounds odd. i've never had FF lock up on me, except on a few rare circumstances (updating flash tended to fix them)
 
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Lets hope this version is better than the last, i switched to chrome.. ff locked up and crashed on me a lot.
Ditto. Also java and adobe shockwave released updates yesterday too.
 
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Is anyone having trouble downloading 3.6 from www.mozilla.com ? Trying to install it at work at the moment.

Looks like their website is a little saturated with its popularity. :D
 

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