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

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  2. berryracer

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    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

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

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    maybe there are, behind the scenes

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    +1 :thumb:

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

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    That doesn't mean "behind the scenes" isn't of import to the user.
     
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    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.
     
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    The "Home page" in v. 13 is a clean and elegant design. Sponsored (and designed?) by Google.
     
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    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:
     
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    Tab Mix Plus can do that. After you install the add-on - options - events - tab opening - focus... - uncheck whatever you want
     
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    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?
     
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    Would Chrome or Opera be better for you?
     
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    that IS unchecked, but when I right click on of my bookmarks and select open in new tab, firefox switched to it immediately! :mad:
     
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    Oh! thanks for that, ill check it now
     
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    heck no! :blink:
     
  21. twl845

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    Then FF must be OK. :D
     
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    WOW! that did that trick! Thanks a lot bro!!!
     
  23. vasa1

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    Fx 13 has smooth scrolling. Finally :thumb:
     
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    It has been there a while (at least, a year), disabled by default. Preferences/Options > Advanced > General.
     
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    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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