New Firefox Browser Version Released

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  1. JRViejo

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    So far, this 38.0.5 version has fixed a long time browser freezing issue that I experienced:

    Bug 1067470 - Firefox window is not repainted sometimes after switching tab.
     
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    hi. can anyone help me how to disable-stop images from loading cos since 38.x version the (about:config- permission default image=2(no images)) doesnt work anymore, neither by addons
    not all the websites but just a few, i tested the new 38.0.5 but still the problem remains, just test wikipedia will, show images after permission default image=2 (no images).
     
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    Hmmm sounds promising JR, FF has been freezing in all sorts of situations, so hopefully this fix will help me out as well, we'll see once I perform the update.
     
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    So far, so good, SweX! :D
     
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    1169196 – Images with srcset attribute not being blocked by permissions.default.image
     
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    Hi JRViejo,

    Is there a corresponding issue of Firefox 38.0.5 in terms of a .deb file somewhere?

    -- Tom
     
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    Tom, I'm running Firefox on Windows, however, I'm not aware of any Debian issues at the moment.

    Perhaps someone who is running this new version in Linux, and have found a problem, please chime in.
     
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    Hi JRViejo,

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS on a desktop computer. It appears that the Portable Edition for 38.0.5 would require me to run Wine on Linux to be compatible and I am not very interested doing that, but rather a Linux version .deb file compatible with Debian, Ubuntu, etc. Linuxes.

    Thanks for the information - good to know!

    -- Tom
     
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    For the past few months, in W7 (not on XP) I experienced the freezing describes in that bug report. The description in the report is pretty much exactly what I have been experiencing. I usually end the freezing by right clicking anywhere in the frozen tab. I just upgraded to 38.0.5 my W7, we ll see what happens.

    Bo
     
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    Tom, you're welcome! Take care.

    Bo, I believe Mozilla cured the issue this time; been running it without freezing so far!
     
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    Same here. No frozen new tabs as of yet, JR. If I don't get a frozen tab during the rest of the afternoon, I ll take it as the bug being fixed.

    Bo
     
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    Mozilla needs to make up its mind
    When it comes down to Firefox Security & Performance,
    Electrolysis is, by far, more important than Hello, Pocket etc.
     
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    Agreed. But sadly, money tends to cloud judgment in software development just as it does in all areas of life.
     
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    FYI. Firefox 39 release for desktop and Firefox 40 beta 1 release, plus Firefox ESR delayed until this is fixed:

    Bug 1151506 - startup crash in xptiInterfaceEntry::GetConstantCount with randomly hex-code named DLL.
     
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    You're welcome! Take care.
     
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