Firefox 8 To Stop Unauthorized Add-ons In Their Tracks

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stevinp

I'm always amazed at the FF sucks and locks up and crashes etc. etc. posts.  I have been using FF since its introduction and currently using FF 5.  I have a home built computer, has FF, Opera, Chrome, and IE9 installed, FF is still the one I use.  I have tried all the others.  FF does not crash on my machine.  I also have a Toshiba laptop with Win 7 64 bit.  FF loads very slow on that machine.  Before I installed IE9 on it, FF loaded fine, don't know if it was IE9 or some other Windows update, but ever since IE9 was installed FF loads terribly slow on the the 64 bit windows installation.  IE9 doesn't load much faster either.  And honestly after using them all, I really don't see any appreciable difference in load times.

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jbwhite99

And it seems to have fixed a lot of the memory leak.  Biggest problem is that half of my addons don't work.  Version 6 is the latest production version - came out in the last couple of days.

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rook

I actually want to switch to Chrome, but I really love NoScript.

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cownaetion

When they first announced this was their plan, a new release every couple months, it was obvious the browser was going to be crap from then-on. It's a version war with Chrome and IE. When it finally catches up and passes by a few versions, they are going to cut it back, guaranteed. I'm staying with 3.6, as it doesn't have the damn f-ups the newer versions have (compatibility problems galore), and all my extensions don't have to be updated every other day. If Chrome didn't restrict the user installation directory and install a few other in-the-background services, I wouldn't mind making the switch. May have to try Opera or even, IE9 for that matter. The new FF is dead to me, and I've been with the browser since Netscape 3. Mozilla is definitely managed by an idiot.

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aarcane

So by time version 9 rolls around, there'll be a nice library to spoof user approval by updating the firefox config files using the same method that firefox does..  That'll be nice to have all my unwanted addons back.

 

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Zoandar

Glad to see others feel the same way. Sorry Mozilla. Your 'crown' as king of the browsers has just passed to Opera in 'my kingdom', since Chrome doesn't have a Master Password (how stupid is that?). I doubt I'll even try FF8 when it releases. They stopped taking the time to debug when version 4 released.

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Zoandar

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Neel Chauhan

Plans for FF8 already? Every month they make a new version, and im still on FF3.6

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Tarkooka

firefox used to be my main browser but for the past 7 months chrome has become my main an FF my back up 
now ff is unstable slow and crashtastic IE 9 is going to take its place as my back up 

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Mighty BOB!

Did they fix 4's crappy UI?

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bpstone

FireFox is officially trash to me. I've used it on more than five computers and it always freezes (without extensions or add-ons). It always launches like a snail. The same results occur regardless of how monstrous hardware is. It is a pain in a butt and quite frankly I gave it enough chances.

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igoka

Lol !!!!! Best joke of the week. So basiclaly don't bother with version 6, 7 anyway , version 8 will be out on november. 

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Shalbatana

If this will stop Yahoo and ask from installing a toolbar and changing my default home page/search every time I forget to uncheck a box

 

I'M ALL FOR IT!!!

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BAMT

Hold on a second... isn't the current stable only version 5? And my OpenSuSE computer still has 4.0 beta 12 or something like that. (It's the latest in the official repos.)

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HiGHRoLLeR038

version 8?  wtf i thought they released v4 like 6 months ago?  this is foolish....

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roninnder

Chrome is already on version 12 or 13 and it's been around for significantly less time. What's your point?

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