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Old 09-09-05, 12:30 AM
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Mozilla Firefox 1.5 (Deerpark) beta released

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/

Lots of improvements. (Goodbye Flash popups!) And lots of broken extensions.
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Old 09-09-05, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by shaun3000
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/

Lots of improvements. (Goodbye Flash popups!) And lots of broken extensions.

How do you think about it?
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Old 09-10-05, 03:25 PM
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Downloaded and installed ... not having extentions sucks, but I think I can live with that.
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Old 09-10-05, 06:42 PM
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Downloaded and installed ... not having extentions sucks, but I think I can live with that.
I'm finding that a bunch of the extensions have been updated (of course, a bunch haven't), but they aren't found by allowing the extensions interface check for them. I've been right-clicking on the extension and going to its homepage to install the updates.

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Another option is to install the Nightly Tester Tool extension from here, which allows you to "force" themes and extentions into being compatible with new versions of Firefox. There can be a few bugs, but so far I've never encoutered any.

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Old 09-10-05, 07:16 PM
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I'm finding that a bunch of the extensions have been updated (of course, a bunch haven't), but they aren't found by allowing the extensions interface check for them. I've been right-clicking on the extension and going to its homepage to install the updates.

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Another option is to install the Nightly Tester Tool extension from here, which allows you to "force" themes and extentions into being compatible with new versions of Firefox. There can be a few bugs, but so far I've never encoutered any.
The Nightly Tester Tool is a great tool. I was downloading the extensions and then manually modifying them to make them work. I like the fact that I can simply right click on them and make them compatible now.
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Old 09-10-05, 09:23 PM
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i've heard if you change the app.extensions.version to 1.5 from 1.0, many extensions will work just fine.
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Old 09-10-05, 09:39 PM
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actually, i set my extensions.lastappversion to 1.5 and it let me reinstall my favorite extensions : weatherfox, flashblock and bookmark synch.
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Old 09-10-05, 10:45 PM
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Hmm, this version may have fixed all the crashing problems I usually get when using the DVD Talk site. With every version from 1.0 on I have been unable to navigate the DVD Talk site without the program crashing, but haven't had it happen yet with 1.5.

It also navigates the site much faster. Before even when it didn't crash, pages would take a little longer than normal to load almost like it was having trouble with the ads. Its very quick now.
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Old 09-11-05, 12:15 AM
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Firefox feels a bit better but I'm stll wondering why the heck they still haven't put in something that can simply disable audio.

Yeah, I know you can filter out sound with adblock but still...
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