New in Firefox 13, 14, 15

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Robin A., Apr 26, 2012.

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  1. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

  2. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    Just another number change....

    Mozilla needs to stop this BS updates which mean nothing but incompatibility with addons and nothing diff. for the end user :rolleyes:
  3. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

    Well, to be fair, there are differences. One only need read the release notes to see that.
  4. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    maybe there are, behind the scenes

    But to me as a user, I see 0 difference between Firefox 4 and Firefox 12 :rolleyes:
  5. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

    I agree it much ado about very little. They're trying to be Chrome. If they keep going down this path, it will, IMO, lead to their demise sooner than later. I like FF. I hope I am wrong...
  6. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    to be fair, there isn't much difference between chrome 4 or 5 and, what is it today, Chrome 17 or 18? ;)
    yeah, there's a built PDF reader and Flash, but...

    it's still just a browser. :p
  7. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

    That prediction has been made before, and it was wrong then too. I hear the incompatibility issue complaint a lot, and it mostly comes from people using obscure/not very popular extensions. Incompatibility is not just a Firefox issue, Chrome goes through it too, as does Opera (for those in Opera that work to begin with). These changes (and most all changes) aren't "BS", they're future-proofing and keeping up with their direct competition. In other words, it's business.

    Again, I have to tell those who criticize Firefox, to criticize Chrome too, as neither one is doing anything all that different from the other.
  8. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

    A lot has changed between those versions, at least under the hood. Things have slowed down considerably though the past few versions. I find that a good thing, using the browser as a test lab for things Google thought they'd like was just making the browser unstable.
  9. carat

    carat Guest

    +1 :thumb:

    Unfortunately Mozilla do the same as Google Chrome ...
  10. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

    That doesn't mean "behind the scenes" isn't of import to the user.
  11. Wroll

    Wroll Registered Member

    The release number and add-ons compatibility have nothing in common (at least now). They can break add-ons releasing version 12.0.1 tomorrow. The number is just a number, what's in the release matters.
  12. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

  13. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

    The "Home page" in v. 13 is a clean and elegant design. Sponsored (and designed?) by Google.
  14. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    IMO, Mozilla oughta focus on providing some basic options for end users for example...

    There is no way of preventing Firefox from switching to a newly opened tab :rolleyes:
  15. Wroll

    Wroll Registered Member

    Tab Mix Plus can do that. After you install the add-on - options - events - tab opening - focus... - uncheck whatever you want
  16. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    What about on the "Tabs" page in the Options where it has a checkbox that says "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately"? Does it not work or am I misunderstanding what you are asking for?
  17. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

    Would Chrome or Opera be better for you?
  18. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    that IS unchecked, but when I right click on of my bookmarks and select open in new tab, firefox switched to it immediately! :mad:
  19. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    Oh! thanks for that, ill check it now
  20. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    heck no! :blink:
  21. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

    Then FF must be OK. :D
  22. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    WOW! that did that trick! Thanks a lot bro!!!
  23. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

    Fx 13 has smooth scrolling. Finally :thumb:
  24. malexous

    malexous Registered Member

    It has been there a while (at least, a year), disabled by default. Preferences/Options > Advanced > General.
  25. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Not exactly, Avi's excellent SmoothWheel is being added to the Gecko engine.

    This is a must have on a laptop I reckon.
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