Are you using Firefox 1.5 RC?

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    I’m still worried if the new Firefox 1.5 RC was already compatible and are “safer to use” like the Firefox v1.0.7. I don’t like to become a beta tester coz in the first place… I am not a technically knowledgeable person on this area. :rolleyes:

    But I’m already very excited to install this latest Firefox browser, I use firefox for a longtime since v1.0.4( I think) and was impressed and satisfied w it. I felt safer using it and aside from the fact that it’s more faster that IE, but what I really likes on this browser are the extensions useful enough and easy to use. :cool:

    What’s your personal experience w the Firefox 1.5 RC? Can I install this directly on the my present Firefox browser? o_O
     
  2. firefoxer

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    It's stable enough.

    Just dont install into the same firefox directory.

    Be prepared to lose a few extensions though, unless there is a updated version available.
     
  3. Trooper

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    I am currently using FF 1.5 RC2, no problems.
     
  4. TonyW

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    No, I'm use Firefox 1.0.7, but will use v1.5 when it's finally released.
     
  5. dog

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    I'm using RC2 also, and as stated; it's very stable and I don't think there'll be much in the way of changes in the final. I haven't experienced any issues at all with it. Overall it's a nice little package, especially handy is the ability to clean the cache, cookies etc. when the browser closes. The only thing I don't like is how the implementation of the XPI whitelist is handle in this version ... instead of option of block and allow, with implicitly only allowing whitelisted sites to install XPIs, it now only functions as a warning systems only, where the whitelist simply negates the warning. Personally I think the way it's been handled in every previous version was better, allowing you to leave it blocked and enabling it when required. Thankfully to can edit about:config to block all installs, although it's slightly less convenient. I hope they do change this function before the final.

    Regards;

    Steve

    EDIT: BTW to disable XPI installs ... about:config -> scroll down to "xpinstall.enabled" and set to "False"
     
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    I've used it here and there, and it's great. Quite stable and very fast. The only reason I don't make the full switch yet is because about half my favorite extensions don't support it yet, but....

    ..I'll check that out, thanks! :)
     
  8. rdsu

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    The new version open more fast when you launch Firefox?

    And the webpages?
     
  9. Eldar

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    I've switched :cool: , although some extensions don't work anymore.
    Also experienced a problem of not being able to access the settings.
    The culprit here was my Noia theme, which isn't yet compatible. :doubt:
    Most problems seems to be related to extensions and themes, as posted
    at their website.

    It opens faster, although what's a few seconds anyway. :D
    Webpages do load faster and it's been pretty stable.
    What I like most is that I don't have to download the entire installation
    file.
    Looking forward to the final release. :D
     
  10. rdsu

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    Thanks Eldar :)

    Almost ~3778 bugs fixed should make this browser much better... :D

    I will take a look at the final version :p
     
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  11. Eldar

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    You're welcome VaMPiRiC_CRoW. ;)
    That sure is a lot of bugs fixed to make it an even better browser. :cool:
     
  12. sweater

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    I hope the final release of Firefox 1.5 will be much more better, safer and faster and stable than Opera, coz this was my favorite browser.
     
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