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    Firefox 3.5 should be out today

    Sometime today. It will take a while for it to get through all the different servers around the world.

    I only skimmed this but here's a quick review. Note the javascript speed comparison graph, especially IE8 (shorter is better).

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    I'm using it right now, I was able to get it from Mozilla.com
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    Downloaded it, today. No problem.

    They've been really working on this version. There are additions particularly to css, but also to javascript.

    One thing, some of the add-ons weren't updated. None that I use, though. But no doubt they've been looking forward to finally getting this out past 'rc'. Now it's time to fix nagging problems. I wonder if they threw a party?

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    Well the 'check for Updates' button didn't do much.

    I had to go to mozilla.com to download it. Let's hope this time they have fixed the memory problem which apparently causes it to crash when viewing videos. Tried to watch bbc iplayer last night and ff crashed about 8 times and it seems to be the cause of windows crashing too.

    when I rebooted, I immediately got the restore session/start new session and whichever I tried, it crashed windows about three times in succession.

    If that's in the past now I'll be pleased. Otherwise, I'll switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jingqiong
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    Better to post that link, http://www.pcworld.com/article/16765...irefox_35.html
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    no problems yet. played with a couple js heavy web apps and it was absolutely flying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazz View Post
    Let's hope this time they have fixed the memory problem which apparently causes it to crash when viewing videos. Tried to watch bbc iplayer last night and ff crashed about 8 times and it seems to be the cause of windows crashing too.
    Since I maintain 10 boxes for friends and family and never saw that problem, I presume it's going to be your player and not Firefox.
    when I rebooted, I immediately got the restore session/start new session and whichever I tried, it crashed windows about three times in succession.
    Again. Have never seen that problem, and if it happened to everybody, no one would use it. Fix your system or your install.

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    Downloaded it and played with it for a while. Seems pretty fast, I like it, but I still refuse to use it whilst their theme is so awful! I like Dailymotion's player using the video element (whilst disliking their use of animated PNGs), so I can't wait to play about with that a bit when I get the time.

    BBC iPlayer is fairly reputable...maybe it's a flash problem? Try updating that? I know that the BBC HD streaming will take a toll on your system, so perhaps it's running into memory problems?

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    The video element's codec is still up in the air. One side wants to use Ogg while the other wants to use H.264 and then there's Microsoft who doesn't want to implement anything at all.

    However, one thought was brought up, today, to use the BBC player since they are "pretty sure" there are no potential patent problems as with the others. Some complain of Ogg's performance or data size but they are working on all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyanLight View Post
    but I still refuse to use it whilst their theme is so awful!
    Then why not change it to a different theme? You aren't locked into the one it comes with.
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    I realize that. However, I have not yet found a theme which isn't tacky or out of place, excepting perhaps Daum Blue. None of them feel like they belong on my desktop. Normally, I'd just do it myself, but documentation on the chrome seems to be lacking, and, being a designer rather than a developer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyanLight View Post
    I realize that. However, I have not yet found a theme which isn't tacky or out of place, excepting perhaps Daum Blue. None of them feel like they belong on my desktop. Normally, I'd just do it myself, but documentation on the chrome seems to be lacking, and, being a designer rather than a developer...
    This is the theme I use: http://www.tom-cat.com/mozilla/firefox.html I'll have to check out the one you mentioned.
    Last edited by oracleguy; 07-01-2009 at 07:25 PM.
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    Currently I'm on Windows 7 -- the one you mentioned looks like it's for XP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyanLight View Post
    Normally, I'd just do it myself, but documentation on the chrome seems to be lacking, and, being a designer rather than a developer...
    I don't have time to mess with this myself so I thought for sure there was a whole page dedicated to that. If you google for firefox custom chrome, there are all kinds of tutorials on that.

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    Believe me, I tried, but all tutorials seem to trail off. I do find it incredibly odd that I have been unable to find anything like this, despite my labours searching.


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