9 Amazing New Features of Firefox 3.5!

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Philips

Thank you for featuring the good things about Firefox. These are good things. I enjoyed reading the article.

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Bogdan

Now mozilla firefox is at version 5 and has some really nice features and a lot of useful addons. In my oppinion is the best browser.

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Khaled

Performance was improved a lot on FireFox 3.5 for Mac OSX

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Anthony010

i just switched to the new firefox and i cant get my flash player to work. i cant login to facebook, watch youtube videos and the internet is just generally slower. i need some help. ive already tried installing it like 5 times but it never works lol

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n0ctis

I just upgraded to 3.5 from 3.0.11 and I'm happy. The improvements they've made are great. However, there is one major feature that is overdue from both a functionality and asthetic perspective: search in address bar.

 I shouldn't h ave to TAB or click over to another box for search. My default search engine should exist in the address bar without necessitating the installation of another add-on. It would clean up the interface just that much more.

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darklightning

Just try searching in the address bar. It will run a Google "i'm feeling lucky" search. If that fails, it gives a search page.

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n0ctis

I just upgraded to 3.5 from 3.0.11 and I'm happy. The improvements they've made are great. However, there is one major feature that is overdue from both a functionality and asthetic perspective: search in address bar.

 I shouldn't h ave to TAB or click over to another box for search. My default search engine should exist in the address bar without necessitating the installation of another add-on. It would clean up the interface just that much more.

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big_montana

All I know is that search in the awesome bar works fine for me. As I type a list of results populates and at the bottom of the list is my default search engine. I click on it and it displays the search results in the same window. Maybe you are expecting it to be the only search returned?

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Scapegoat

I'd like to make a note that not only can you tear a tabbed page off into another window, you can also take that torn away tab and drag it BACK into your main browser window to go back to having only one browsing window. Awesome.

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Psychic51

Here's a couple of links to some of the pages MPC showed in the article.

I'm using Firefox 3.5 RC and wanted to try out the new video tricks.

 

Dynamic Content Injection

http://people.mozilla.com/~prouget/demos/DynamicContentInjection/play.xhtml

 

Coraline Trailer

http://tinyvid.tv/show/3uwvr4t3wi3rm

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shomval

im not sure if you'd count the firefox 3.5 preview as the same thing , is it? cause they updated it for me already O.o

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darklightning

You are using an RC, not the final

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aziobron

i have FF 3.0.11 and i have the ability to open recently closed tabs and identify sites to the left of the address bar. how r these new features?

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lumpoco

I never knew you could that in version 3.0.11. I suppose many could consider Windows 7 as not being a new OS since it's suppose to be what Vista should have been. I loved using Netscape and enjoy using Firefox. I hate using IE (slow performance, crashes and freezes). Opera has gotten too bloated. They think that they are the best browser there is. Since when did a good software ever come from Europe? Enough said!

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exaltedbladder

you can open recently closed WINDOWS tho.

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Vegan

I was just about to chime in on that, myself.

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DrMD

My fav browser on all my boxes, except when needed for some backward utility companies that only accept IE to online pay, So looking forward to 3.5. "And don't worry about it. My memory can handle twenty windows, and a hundred tabs". Edited quote thanks to Under Siege.

Thanks to MaxPC Aug09 pg14 for awesome Firefox addons. 

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pseizure2000

I would hope they'd patched up some memory leak problems that have plagued the browser for ages. I mean seriously, I know I used up a lot of tabs, but 400+ mb for keeping  my browser open for a week or so is just not acceptable!

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roninnder

You're right, keeping your browser open for a week is not acceptable.  Why doesn't mozilla have a team of 15 people working around the clock to fix a problem that can be solved with a WEEKLY browser restart?

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winmaster

Personally, I'd never go a week without rebooting my computer, let alone closing my browser. Seriously, leaving it run for that long without a restart is asking for problems. 

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linkmaster6

I think it was meant to be sarcastic at least....

I hope it was...

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jmyler

All these netbooks and notbooks coming out to copy apple and have gestures and you don't mention that firefox 3.5 supports gestures. I think thats a pretty big one.

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ETNPNYS

That's not a new feature, dude... I've been using mouse gestures since 2.0... That's like saying "But Firefox has tabs now..."

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schwit

I use Firefox 3.5 full time, but stories like this oversell this release. FF3.5 is better, but these 'amazing' features are either fixes to how older FF versions worked or capabilities that have been available as add-ons.

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roninnder

You could always use IE if you're not impressed.

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