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A lot of the fixes are around wirking correctly with 10

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if someone like me does not want to take with each update, but want to install only the advanced versions of ff ...

does it here just fine.

 

adressbar: chrome://mozapps/content/update/updates.xul --> paste and go

 

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Bad news, I used DownThemAll in the past when I was on dial-up, and then when I only had very slow 1.5mbps DSL.

 

What he's saying about it being another Chrome-clone I already have a partial sense of that with Firefox today instead of something down the line because Mozilla has really dumbed down stuff too much for those of us that like to tweak the GUI by moving stuff around, etc. Maybe they should learn from Opera's mistakes because uniquely different browsers are actually a necessity, but it's probably cheaper for them to just compile their own Chrome-clone.

 

Perhaps the DownThemAll developer could go from making it an add-on to a separate program altogether that can be installed with no need for Firefox.

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Mozilla will be moving the interface from XUL and XBL to CSS and then optimizing. It's a logical move as XUL is outdated, archaic, and difficult to learn to use, in addition to not being a web standard. Whether or not the new CSS ui will have similar functionality to XUL is undetermined. There's been a decent bit of discussion about it on MozillaZine but truth be told, things do look grim for Firefox.

 

Some additional reading:

 

Firefox Addon Changes: https://billmccloskey.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/firefox-add-on-changes/

 

Hooray for webextensions: http://robert.ocallahan.org/2015/08/hooray-for-webextensions.html

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I've not used DTA for years so not that bothered. Then I read "Gone will be add-ons that e.g. let you change major bits about the Firefox user interface". And I swore. Out loud. No more Classic Theme Restorer??? B***** it :angry:

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firefox 40.0.3

 

whats new:

 

  • Disable the asynchronous plugin initialization (1198590)

  • Fixed

    Fix a segmentation fault in the GStreamer support (GNU/Linux) (1145230)

  • Fixed

    Fix a startup crash when using DisplayLink (Windows Only) (1195844)

  • Fixed

    Fix a regression with some Japanese fonts used in the <input> field (1194055)

  • Fixed

    On some sites, the selection in a select combox box using the mouse could be broken (1194733)

  • Fixed

    Some search partner codes were missing (1195683)

  • Fixed

    Various security fixes

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That article is interesting hazelnut. The section about marketshare really caught my eye. I've thought for a while that firefox needed to do something about its mobile browser. Its awful.

 

With chrome I get pretty much the same experience on every device I use. Everything syncs, and I can start reading where I left off no matter what device I'm transitioning too. I liked firefox a few years ago but the convenience of chrome really drove me away from it. I however do worry that their numbers are looking so bad. I feel like they really missed the boat. 

 

On the same vain, the new Edge browser has 0 representation on mobile. It was pretty much a nonstarter when I installed windows 10. There is no way I'm going to use IE when you cant sync your stuff to all your devices. 

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FF without extensions

 

Firefox without the very small handful of extensions I use in it will equal me abandoning the browser altogether.

 

Since Firefox is going to be even more Chrome-like as another Chrome-Clone it's probably time for people to start getting used to a Chromium/Chrome browser NOW even if only in small daily doses, because the transition for some of those who are diehard Firefox users may have a rough time trying to get used to Chromium/Chrome and its lack of customization.

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An excellent article on the future of Firefox Add-ons. Worth reading

 

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/firefox-addons-future.html

Have I got a clone I didn't know about that's writing tech articles?!?! :lol:  Couldn't agree more, or have worded it better. Excellent article (and not just cos I agree with it 100% :P )

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Mozilla says hacker compromised Bugzilla

 

http://venturebeat.com/2015/09/04/mozilla-says-hacker-compromised-bugzilla-and-used-stolen-security-sensitive-info-to-attack-firefox-users/

 

 

In short, a hacker compromised the service, stole security-sensitive information, and used it to attack Firefox users.

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Firefox 41.0

September 22, 2015

 

What’s New
  • New

    Enhance IME support on Windows (Vista +) using TSF (Text Services Framework)

  • New

    Ability to set a profile picture for your Firefox Account

  • New

    Firefox Hello now includes instant messaging

  • New

    SVG images can be used as favicons

  • New

    Improved box-shadow rendering performance

  • Changed

    WebRTC now requires perfect forward secrecy

  • Changed

    WARP is disabled on Windows 7

  • Changed

    Updates to image decoding process

  • Changed

    Support for running animations of 'transform' and 'opacity' on the compositor thread

  • HTML5

    MessageChannel and MessagePort API enabled by default

  • HTML5

    Added support for the transform-origin property on SVG elements

  • HTML5

    CSS Font Loading API enabled by default

  • HTML5

    Navigator.onLine now varies with actual internet connectivity (Windows and Mac OS X only)

  • HTML5

    Copy/Cut Web content from JavaScript to the OS clipboard with document.execCommand("cut"/"copy")

  • HTML5

    Implemented Cache API for querying named caches that are accessible Window, Worker, and ServiceWorker

  • Developer

    Removed support for binary XPCOM components in extensions, use addon SDK "system/child_process" pipe mechanism for native binaries instead

  • Developer

    Network requests can be exported in HAR format

  • Developer

    Quickly add new CSS rule with New Rule button in the Inspector

  • Developer

    Screenshot a node or element from markup view with the Screenshot Node context menu item

  • Developer

    Copy element CSS rule declarations with the Copy Rule Declaration context menu item in the Inspector

  • Developer

    Pseudo-Class panel in the Inspector

  • Fixed

    Picture element does not react to resize/viewport changes

  • Fixed

    Various security fixes

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Old memory bug, probably why in old Firefox versions when browsing for sometime there could be severe lag on certain pages. Now if only Chrome/Chromium could unbloat by consuming less memory.

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v41.0.1 is out now

 

release note is not yet available

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/41.0.1/releasenotes/

 

Hoping the flash hanging bugfix works, Firefox has been a nightmare for locking up on flash pages since the last release (anyone else remember when the plugin container process was first introduced to supposedly stop plugins bringing down the browser? That's worked well hasn't it :rolleyes: )

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Ugh. That plug-in container. What a mess.

 

And whatever happened to that Second Coming in the form of HTML5? Talk about Edsel.

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They're right, FF without extensions is kind of like IE.

 

i have firefox chosen because, were prevented ads by Adblock Plus and I could surf faster with the former analog connection (54 kb).

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Firefox 42.0

 

03. November 2015

What’s New
  • New

    Private Browsing with Tracking Protection blocks certain Web elements that could be used to record your behavior across sites

  • New

    Control Center that contains site security and privacy controls

  • New

    Indicator added to tabs that play audio with one-click muting

  • New

    WebRTC improvements:

    • IPV6 support
    • Preferences for controlling ICE candidate generation and IP exposure
    • Hooks for extensions to allow/deny createOffer/Answer
    • Improved ability for applications to monitor and control which devices are used in getUserMedia
  • New

    Login Manager improvements:

    • Improved heuristics to save usernames and passwords
    • Edit and show all logins in line, Copy/Paste usernames/passwords from the Context menu
    • Migration imports your passwords to Firefox from Google Chrome for Windows and Internet Explorer; import anytime from the Login Manager
  • Changed

    Improved performance on interactive websites that trigger a lot of restyles

  • HTML5

    Implemented ES6 Reflect

  • HTML5

    Support ImageBitmap and createImageBitmap()

  • HTML5

    Media Source Extension for HTML5 video available for all sites

  • Developer

    View HTML source in a tab

  • Developer

    Remote website debugging over WiFi (no USB cable or ADB needed)

  • Developer

    Asynchronous call stacks now allow web developers to follow the code flow through setTimeout, DOM event handlers, and Promise handlers.

  • Developer

    Configurable Firefox OS Simulator in WebIDE, to simulate reference devices like phones, tablets, even TVs

  • Developer

    CSS filter presets in the Inspector

  • Developer

    Ability to save filter presets inside CSS Filter Tooltip

  • Fixed

    Various security fixes

Known Issues
  • unresolved

    URLs containing a Unicode-format Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) are not redirected properly, leading to a Server Not Found error.

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