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    Firefox 3.5 has been released and its twice as fast as Firefox 3. The new and useful features are the privacy controls. It allows you not to store any surfing history, and also a forget this site feature which gets rid of any information and data regarding a particular site. You are also able to delete web history from the past couple of hours too.
    According to Mozilla this is their fastest version so far. The Firefox 3.5 also supports for all open video and audio, so you do not need to install plug-ins. One of the downsides is that there are very few toolbars and applications which are compatible with this new Firefox version.

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    I installed yesterday. To be honest, I did not find any significant difference. But I do not watch/listen to streaming media.

    Cache Viewer Add-on is not compatible. But other than that, it is great.
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    I'm waiting for all the plugins to be updated to test the speed !

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    Too many plug-in's will slow down the performance.
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    I will wait for some reviews. Won't it get updated automatically ? It happened earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Too many plug-in's will slow down the performance.
    that would be the real test of speed

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    They seem to have introduced some kind of new open video format , ogg ?

    The videos in Mozzila's page were really super kewl !

    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    I will wait for some reviews. Won't it get updated automatically ? It happened earlier.
    i had to search (Help>Check for updates) and install the update
    Last edited by ShAdOwCoN; 4th July 2009 at 03:05 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I have disabled auto-update, though by default its enabled.

    Tools > Options > Advanced > Update

    but still it checks for updates and asks for confirmation rather than updating automatically.

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    Its a good browser.I really liked some of the changes introduced.

    The only problem is some of my ad-ons are not compatible with it.Hope they are realeased soon for the newer version of FF.

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    there's one thing which is very bad about FF... one single crash can wipe out all your settings and that of the plugins, no other browser so stupid , not even IE.

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    As per the IRC Chat forums on firefox, for someone using 512 kbps or higher speed, FF 3.5 would not reflect any significant speed difference. For lower speed connections the variation would become noticable.

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    hmmm interesting news... so this goes for all other browsers as well ?

    btw i think speed also takes into account startup time, memory etc, which are independant of the internet speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    As per the IRC Chat forums on firefox, for someone using 512 kbps or higher speed, FF 3.5 would not reflect any significant speed difference. For lower speed connections the variation would become noticable.
    yeah i was told this too

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    i dnt know about the page rendering speeds, but the thing is taking a whole minute to become operational after switching on the comp for the first time on my P4 2.8 2GB RAM system! The previous version used to take 15 secs max. I don't know what the hell to do... maybe i'l go back to that version again, but feeling unsure for the security updates,

    i've just downgraded to 3.0.11... feeling a lot better now. will just give the new one another shot after a couple o months when it comes out with bug fixes.
    Last edited by StarK; 8th July 2009 at 01:53 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    I got it but hated it...Why did they copy the tab system from IE8???

    I'll stick to 3.0.11 for the time being.

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    Sorry for posting this in Firefox thread, but: Try out the new Opera 10 beta.

    One of best Browsers I have ever come across. It is faster and lighter than previous opera versions + many new features.

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    ^ does it have script blocking and/or adblock plus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18lama View Post
    ^ does it have script blocking and/or adblock plus?
    you can get it from AdSweep - An ad blocker for your favorite web browser (like Adblock) for opera. also some other site mentioned in the same website has a list of blockled URL too.


    dunno wat u mean by script blocking. the only one i remember is that u can tell it to stop executing scripts (one instance or continously for the site or for all sites)

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    Script blocking = java script blocking

    I.e. noscript addon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18lama View Post
    Script blocking = java script blocking

    I.e. noscript addon
    yes,its inbuilt.

    Tools > preferences > Advanced > content

    general settings for sites

    right click on a webpage > edit site preferences >Scripting

    settings for that particular website

    Workaround for Firefox 3.5 slow startups on Windows
    July 8, 2009 - 11:34 pm

    If you find yourself with very long startup times after upgrading to Firefox 3.5 (from say 10 seconds to the order of minutes), you may be experimenting a bug due to a change in how Firefox 3.5 gets the randomness it needs for security purposes on Windows.

    The procedure involves scanning some temporary folders looking for bits normally added by OS and other applications operations. Firefox 3.5 looks for more files and deeper (more subfolders) for increased randomness, but it has led to unexpected results for users with too many temporary folders or files resulting in slow startups.

    Try builds are still being generated with fixes to this bug, but users report a noticeable improvement after deleting their temporary folders and Internet Temporary Files (generated by Internet Explorer).

    To clean temporary folders, check and delete all files [you can, some may be in use] from these:
    C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Local Settings\History
    C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
    C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\My Recent Documents
    C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Temp\

    Windows Vista /7 users, replace Documents and Settings with Users

    To delete Internet Temporary Folders, in the Control Panel., open Internet Options. In the Browsing History section, press the Delete… button, check all the options and press Delete.


    Users report a significant improvement after doing this, even those who use Internet Explorer once in a while.

    A fix to this bug should become available with Firefox 3.5.1, expected in a few weeks.
    Workaround for Firefox 3.5 slow startups on Windows - Mozilla Links
    Last edited by newprouser; 10th July 2009 at 09:02 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    thanks for that info NP... as i stated earlier, i'l install it once the bug fixed versions r released. m back on 3.0.11 n it felt great :thumbup: after that stupid experience n some weird features like what it does with tabs.
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    thanks for the info NPU but

    So long as they don't improve the tabbing system, I'll stick with 3.0.11. I hate the IE8 tabbing system.

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    ^ It's part of the default Firefox 3.5 theme. You can easily remove that with a theme change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18lama View Post
    thanks for the info NPU but

    So long as they don't improve the tabbing system, I'll stick with 3.0.11. I hate the IE8 tabbing system.
    u mean opera or FF 3.5 ??

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    Ff 3.5.

    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    ^ It's part of the default Firefox 3.5 theme. You can easily remove that with a theme change.

    Attachment 4382
    i can't see the image.?

    edit: Now I do.

    See in versions before 3.5, lets say if I were to close the last open tab, It would be replaced by a blank new tab. It is not possible do the same in 3.5. Is it?
    Last edited by 18lama; 10th July 2009 at 11:47 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18lama View Post
    See in versions before 3.5, lets say if I were to close the last open tab, It would be replaced by a blank new tab. It is not possible do the same in 3.5. Is it?
    In Firefox 3.5 by default, I am not able to close the last tab ( no close button). I use Tab Mix Plus addon to get the extra options.

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    OK I'll try it. Thanks for the info. I never would have thought that an add on could solve that problem. I'll be back in 15 minutes.

    Edit: thanks again. Got the devloper version of Tab mix plus, works perfect. Exactly what I wanted. Reps+++++ added.
    Last edited by 18lama; 11th July 2009 at 12:29 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    FF 3.5 takes too much of time to start. Searched & found out some solutions, but it's not working !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18lama View Post
    thanks again. Got the devloper version of Tab mix plus, works perfect. Exactly what I wanted. Reps+++++ added.
    Happy to help. Thanks for the repo.

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    Well many addons will not work now you should wait 1 or 2 weeks.I am currently using Firefox 3.6 ( as minefield alpha), firefox 3.5 & firefox 3.011.I use it only because of addons.In term of speed chrome (chromium till now in linux) is fast on both ix & windows platform in many performance tests.But no browser is fastest in all tests till now.Of course nothing is faster than lynx but no one use it now except some cmd lovers.
    Last edited by Luke Skywalker; 14th July 2009 at 11:31 PM. Reason: omission

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    ff 3.5.1 is out now... with the long startup issue fixed. i'm shifting to it now. :thumbup:
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    Quote Originally Posted by SledgeHammer View Post
    FF 3.5 takes too much of time to start. Searched & found out some solutions, but it's not working !
    yeah i am facing this issue ....... its taking too long

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    yeah i am facing this issue ....... its taking too long
    Upgrade to 3.5.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by SledgeHammer View Post
    Upgrade to 3.5.1
    3.5.1 is stable and works fine, well, atleast for me!
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