FireFox 3.0 Download Day

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by SuAside, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Firefox 3.0 has been up for download now for about an hour.

    The webpage is totally hammered, so don't expect any surfing to it atm. :)

    But for those wanting to download it, here's a direct link: http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-3.0&os=win&lang=en-GB

    Be warned however, even if installed elsewhere, it will "take over" your old FF 2.0 install. The skin also sucks donkeydick, but that's easily solved with an add-on as soon as the webpages are back up. :)
     
  2. Jesterka

    Jesterka Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    912
    Mar 16, 2006
    Yes, FF is objectively very good. In deleting your bookmarks. :)
     
  3. Neamos

    Neamos Still Mildly Glowing

    282
    Jun 30, 2005
    What? Damn.

    I think I'll download it and just let it sit there until new versions of all my favourite add-ons come out.
     
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Yeesh, no improvements on the look, no.

    It appears to work fine with the sparse few plug-ins I have (nearly none).

    Huzzah I guess.
     
  5. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    euhm, what?

    more like user ineptitude, i suspect. :P

    and nearly all decent add-ons and themes already have a FF3 compatible version.
     
  6. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Oh I dunno, Thunderbird once deleted all my mail, through no fault of mine. Never had similar problems with Firefox, but I wouldn't think it beyond the program to pull said tricks. Nor beyond Iexplore, for that reason.

    Ok, been using 3.0 for 5 minutes now and I already dislike a number of added "functionalities". Is there any way to get it to use the URL bar normally, this "search for words in visited sites" thing horrifies me, I want my good old "show URLS beginning with..." back
     
  7. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    831
    Apr 10, 2007
    I've been trying FF3 since betA 5. I've got used to this feature in a couple of days. Now I really like it.
     
  8. Jesterka

    Jesterka Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    912
    Mar 16, 2006
    Really, two or three years ago. Not sure at all which version was latest at the time. Just know no traitorous add-on has been installed.

    As I wasn't interested in browser-related hanky-panky at all during that time, I just changed the browser instead of looking for a source of my problems.
     
  9. myzko

    myzko It Wandered In From the Wastes

    194
    Jul 5, 2007
    How come it says Download Day is June 18:th?


    And the fact that the Firefox site lists Version 2 as the latest one (so far) and that Firefox 3 is only in beta 3?!
     
  10. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    I didn't ask if anyone thought I could get used to it, I asked how I could turn it off.

    Don't tell me I can't turn this nonsense off.
     
  11. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    831
    Apr 10, 2007
    I won't. Someone else will, cause it's impossible to turn it off as far as I know.
     
  12. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Meh, all I want is for firefox to not take over all of my memory when I leave it up for an extended period of time.
     
  13. Diamsus

    Diamsus First time out of the vault

    11
    Jun 16, 2008
    So worth getting my friends or no?
     
  14. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    I haven't run into any problems so far, but it's hardly a leap forward from the last 2.* version, which isn't surprising.

    There's no reason to get it right now instead of waiting for it to be developed further, except if you want to join the record attempt
     
  15. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    Yeah, I'll probably wait until they release 3.0.0.1 before trying it.
     
  16. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    831
    Apr 10, 2007
  17. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    Great! I got rid of that completely useless feature. And changing the option to display only typed addresses helped a lot too.
     
  18. ZiggyMeister

    ZiggyMeister It Wandered In From the Wastes

    126
    Apr 7, 2008
    Sorry for the mistake :oops:
    I clicked on the wrong button: "New Topic" instead of "Post Reply" on the Firefox 3 - going for the record topic.

    And thanks for calling me a dildo, it's better than fuck face :lol:

    If you want, please delete the Topic I created, it was really by mistake...

    EDIT: Btw, I like the picture that you now have in your signature 8-)
     
  19. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Well, I saw someone using it at work and it ran INCREDIBLY fast compared to FF2 when running our web application. Seeing that's got me prepared to download it now.
     
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Victory!

    Except that it doesn't fix the stupid algorithm, only the way it is displayed

    Still, half a victory!

    Haven't noticed anything except that it starts up a lot slower.