firefox 3.6 final is out

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  1. ViVek
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    firefox 3.6 final
    f t p://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.6/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%203.6.exe Download ~ Removed Direct Link ~
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  2. nikanthpromod
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    Not yet .
    Still 3.5 in official page.
  3. Raza0007
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    Thanks. The final version of 3.6 appears to be just a relabeled 3.6 RC 2.
  4. Thankful
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  5. dcrowe0050
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    yeah and a lot of my addons are incompatible
  6. nineine
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  7. dw426
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    I just downloaded RC2 yesterday, lol. I'm really happy that they are changing their update process. I like RC2 so far, now I'll just wait for final to come along through the updater.
  8. Raza0007
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    In addendum to my post#3:

    If you are currently running 3.6 RC2 then you do not need to download the final version as it is exactly the same. If you download both final installer and the RC2 installer, rename one to match the other and then calculate hash, you will find they are exactly the same.


    "Firefox Setup 3.6.exe"
    CRC-32: 5f37b526


    "Firefox Setup 3.6 RC 2.exe", rename it "Firefox Setup 3.6.exe"
    CRC-32: 5f37b526
  9. Victek
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    Yes, 3.6 shows a number of my add-ons as incompatible. I'm going to wait a little and let the add-ons catch up.
  10. mantra
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    yes me too
    add-ons , themes are not compatible

    but i did not find nice new feature
    what does ff3.6 have worth to upgrade ?


    and it 's not more fast then 3.5.7

    i tried firefox 3.6 and i did notice a overload consume of the cpu --> http://vimeo.com/8829670?hd=1
    watch the movie and look the cpu


    but why after an firefox update, i'm log off from many sites?
    i can't understand
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  11. nineine
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    You could just go into "about:config" in Firefox, create a new boolean, name it "extensions.checkCompatibility.3.6", and set it to false. This will tell Firefox to ignore compatibility and allow all of your incompatible extensions to be installed in FF 3.6. Though some of them could potentially cause problems/conflicts, function kind of funny, cause data loss, or just not work. I have a lot of add-ons in FF, and I have done this tweak before for new FF updates with no issues whatsoever. Try at your own risk.
  12. dw426
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    What do you mean you're logged off of sites? Is Firefox set to delete history/cookies and such after the browser closes? If so, there's your reason. FF 3.6 is worth the upgrade for the new updating process, auto-checking for add-on updates/issues, and keeping things from getting access to the components folder of Firefox to prevent crashes.

    Other than those few things, yeah, it's the same old Firefox. I don't count HTML 5 as a plus because, frankly, I see another senseless war of the codec/standard coming. Google already has restricted their HTML 5 support to Chrome and Safari, Mozilla and Opera want the open standard. It's just going to be another one of these stupid "We support this but not that" things that end up stalling yet another needed and welcome technology.

    I don't see a speed increase either. Like I would ever care if it's an extra 1-2 nanoseconds faster than 3.5 anyway, it makes absolutely no difference.
  13. acuariano
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    hey dw426,thanks for the feedback...i bet if the memory leak was fixed/..
  14. lodore
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  15. Threedog
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    Working good for me so far. Adblock plus and my Canadian dictionary work with it so that was my main concern.
  16. dw426
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    It doesn't seem to be, it still uses over 100Mb for simple pages. I even cut down on add-ons and it still just eats it up. I honestly give up on FF ever handling its memory usage. Anyways, back to the topic.
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  18. Seer
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    While I don't feel the memory usage of Firefox is exactly a "leak", I don't think it will ever be fixed. Firefox was always a memory hog, you just learn to live with it.
  19. acuariano
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    think it wasn't.i use firefox long time ago,and it was ok,but now.
  20. Kerodo
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    With all the ram people have on their systems nowadays, I don't really think it's too important anymore either...
  21. siljaline
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  22. Daveski17
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    I find Firefox bloaty & sluggish these days compared to SeaMonkey. I'm still having problems with the Ajax scripting in Fx 3.6.

    K-Meleon is faster than both of them. :cool:
  23. prius04
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    Re the memory usage issue --> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Reducing_memory_usage_-_Firefox

    Note where it states: Normal Firefox memory usage reported by Windows might be as high as 100-150 MB. These numbers will vary because Firefox is configured by default to use more memory on systems that have more memory available and less on systems with less. If you experience substantially more usage than this, there may be a problem, or you may just be viewing pages with large amounts of data.
  24. Kerodo
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    Mine hangs at around 43MB or so most of the time. I have 4 gigs ram. I don't think I'll miss the 43MB.
  25. dw426
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    Well my Firefox configurations must have always been backwards because I'm sitting on a gig of RAM and Firefox eats it like candy. Always has. *shrug* Oh well, I'll be updating this system soon and I'll quit worrying about it.
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