At Long Last, Firefox 3.5 Now Available for Download

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chrisld85

Firefox is the best! IE just suxs!!!!

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u217946

Firefox Rocks, but IE 8 is not that bad...

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Cache

They... they took away my close button on a single tab.  And... I think they touched me inappropriately when I wasn't looking at the screen.

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ghot

.....but NOT this time!   FF3.5   is faster than ....Vista thru a tin horn.....on top of that...there we're readily available updates to the addons I use....I am one happy camper with FF 3.5 and I'll beat anyone with an ugly stick who disagrees  ;)   I have a 20mb/s // 20mb/s connection and EVERYthing is faster.....WAY faster.

I just DL'd Open Office for a simple test  and where it used to take 34seconds...its now down to 24 seconds....pages load so fast that I can't keep up, even pages from horribly congested huge websites.

5 Gold Stars to the Mozilla gang....for doing what they said they were going to do, AND doing it perfectly, first go round.  It's always nice to see a peice of software, do all it claims,,,,and VERY rare too!  Even with 5-10 pages open....still no speed decrease....simply amazing!

 

 

 

Take an OS, and edit out all the efficiency, and what you have left is a post-XP Microsoft operating system :)

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bingojubes

i noticed that saving pics via click-n-drag to desktop take longer by a second. this feature isn't as snappy fast as 3.0. not sure why, though. 3.5 seems to be faster, prolly cause it disabled alot of my 3.0 customized bars/themes/add-ons.

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bingojubes

pages are loading slower than 3.0 for me.

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bingojubes

i noticed that saving pics via click-n-drag to desktop take longer by a second. this feature isn't as snappy fast as 3.0. not sure why, though. 3.5 seems to be faster, prolly cause it disabled alot of my 3.0 customized bars/themes/add-ons.

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bingojubes

i noticed that saving pics via click-n-drag to desktop take longer by a second. this feature isn't as snappy fast as 3.0. not sure why, though. 3.5 seems to be faster, prolly cause it disabled alot of my 3.0 customized bars/themes/add-ons.

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sinbad

I uninstalled after finding that there was no compatible version of RoboForm yet. I have way too many codes set up in RoboForm to run FF 3.5 without it.

 

Later.

 

sinbad

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wildbill58

Sinbad, I am using RoboForm Ver 6.9.95 with the new Firefox 3.5 and it works.

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SleepyCatChris

Odd, I got an autoupdate from 3.5 RC2 to 3.5 on 6/23. I'm surprised it's just now being announced it is officially released.

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Comic Book Guy

You were not updated to 3.5 Final, which was only released today, you got updated to RC3, however 3.5 Final & 3.5 RC3 are the same size, MD5, etc.

 

 Comic Book Guy

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Cache

So... anyone know how to disable the stupid '+' in the tabs?  I'll probably scour about:config when I get home to try and find it, that really irks me.

Also, I need my snaplinks extension to work!  I need it!

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Cache

Answering my own question here, just download the following extension:  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10535

Sure, it's a cheat, but it's easy to back up an extension at least.  Hopefully FireFox 3.5.0.1 will get rid of the damn thing.

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darklightning

Firefox 3.5.1 will not take away to +. it is a new feature like in chrome (and I tihnk Safari).

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lunchbox73

I was glad to see the +. It's a nice touch (ripped off from IE but still nice).

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Nuxes

Go to Tools->Options->Tabs and uncheck 'Always show the tab bar'

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Cache

Swing and a miss.

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erks

in your profiles folder, make a new file called userChrome.css

In vista, it should be under C:\Users\((YourNameHere))\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\74lik94b.default\chrome

In it, paste these lines:

 /* remove New Tab button */
.tabs-newtab-button {display:none!important}

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n0ctis

I installed RC3 yesterday (lol) is there a difference between RC3 and the final release?

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Comic Book Guy

No, there is not.

 

Comic Book Guy

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ceator3571

Firefox is faster, the application, not so much the load of the web pages. For example when you open a new tab it opens faster then IE 8, switch between tabs, re-ativate firefox window (from another app). I did do some tests opening up pages compared to IE 8 and sometimes firefox is faster then IE 8 and sometimes slower (this is a bias test because I can't control the internet traffic). I did this test on sites with JAVA (wunderground.com, noaa.gov, etc.) and some without JAVA (this site, tweakguides.com, etc.).

I am still exploring the other features now. But so far the one thing I don't like about FF Private feature is it closes your active window, but it does restore your previous session when you restart FF and fast too. 

 

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MeTo

Thankyou Fire Fox.

Linux,Dual boot/Vista,AMD Athlon+ x2 5600,3 Gig DDR2 ram,500 Gig HDD,ATI HD 4650 1 gig Video.

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foamcup

No one cares about your PC specs.

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MeTo

You know what they say about opinions everybody has one. I am done with always having to have the fastest machine money can buy and you know what this machine does everything i need it to do. When ever i have a problem and ask for help people always ask whats your system spec's. This way there always there it help's. So you can keep your opinion to your self. Thankyou.

Internet box Linux,Dual boot/Vista,AMD Athlon+ x2 5600,3 Gig DDR2 ram,500 Gig HDD,ATI HD 4650 1 gig Video.

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lunchbox73

Nice excuse but I agree with him. How about you just post your specs when people ask for them?

 

Aren't people on the internet assholes? ;)

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BobbyPhoenix

You comment about not posting specs as a opinion comment, and yet you post your opinion asking "Aren't people on the internet assholes?;)"  Funny I say, real funny!

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horzo

How about we just agree that adding a signature (any signature) to news comments is kind of lame.

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MeTo

Hey horzo your signature is showing.

Internet box Linux,Dual boot/Vista,AMD Athlon+ x2 5600,3 Gig DDR2 ram,500 Gig HDD,ATI HD 4650 1 gig Video.

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the_Troll

E8600 (3.77ghz), evga 280, 4gb ddr2 (1066), Windows 7 RC, 24" Samsung LCD. Oh, 2 Raptos in Raid 0 and One Velociraptor (300gb) as my backup.

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brainwins

I am always clueless when people talk about browser speed. I mean, all pages load pretty much at the same speed for me, or at least there is not a noticeable difference between them. What sites do you visit that you notice such a warp speed difference between browsers? And how much is it? A second?

When I upgrade browsers it is because of the new features. Never because of speed.

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DBsantos77

Who knows? Maybe there's less people browsing on my DNS servers so pages load faster for me. All I know is that websites (including this one) load up faster, maybe it's not FireFox, and a mere coincidence.

As far as the features go, I haven't gotten around to them, and frankly am not in a rush. 

I upgrade simply because it's a newer version.

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aviaggio

I notice the speed difference much more on my laptop than desktop. My desktop is stupid fast, but my laptop not so much. Sites like Slashdot load very fast now compared to the older version.

And we're talking about improvements in javascript. Sites that use java heavily are going to see the most improvement, especially on slower machines.

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DBsantos77

And we're talking about improvements in javascript.

 

Exactly - which proves why I said "Sites like this" 

MaxPC has a buttload of JS built in.

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alboalbo

Faster than Chrome?

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DBsantos77

Wow 3.5 is seriously faster. I was expecting a little speed gain but pages load in less then a second. NICE!

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ceator3571

Wow it's so much faster! I have only been using this for about 10 minutes so far and I really like the speed. Now it's time to try out all the features.

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