Firefox 1.5 This Week

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I can't wait till they finally release Firefox 1.5 this week. I've been talking through some of the changes with a developer and it sounds awesome. I think some of the extensions we're likely to see will be in a class of their own.

After three release candidate builds, Firefox 1.5 is expected to be made available for download this week. And when it does arrive, it will be accompanied by a marketing campaign aimed at getting Firefox 1.0 users to upgrade and convincing users of other browsers to switch.

Bring it on, with all possible haste!

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I hope it's going to be more stable

I've been using Firefox and it crashes every so often...

The only thing that saves me from being pissed off is having an extension that automatically saves what tabs you've opened - and if you haven't closed them when you close firefox - the same tabs will be present when you start the app again

Sounds great..

What's that extension called marcopolo? How bout a link? =D
The main problem I have with firefox at the moment is getting messages about missing plugins.

what extension?

>The only thing that saves me from being pissed off is having an extension that automatically saves what tabs you've opened - and if you haven't closed them when you close firefox - the same tabs will be present when you start the app again

which one does that?

anyone know

The save-your-ass extension referred to above is...

SessionSaver.

Definitely the most important extension in my arsenal, especially since (as noted above), 1.5b crashes with not-high-but-still-frustrating-frequency.

why are you guys running the

why are you guys running the latest version?

i find that back at 1.0.7, Firefox doesn't crash too often and almost all the extensions are compatible.

just curious on what i'm missing.

'cause we're bleeding edge geeks?

Beyond that... I tested FF1.5 on one of my machines first... found rendering and navigating to be noticeably faster... also liked the ability to move tabs around and such, and in my initial tests, I didn't experience any crashes.

Had I known then what I know now about the moderate instability of the 1.5b series, I probably wouldn't have felt the tradeoff was worth it, but the crashing wasn't severe enough to warrant a rollback.

Jeez..I've NEVER had firefox

Jeez..I've NEVER had firefox crash on me. Opera...well...it crashes. (Using a Mac.

Never?

I use 1.0.7 and crashes are quite rare, but I've actually had two in the past couple of days.

FF Crashes 4 Me

I gave up on FF for everyday use on the Mac. It crashes, I've had it barf up all my bookmarks and I just had to uninstall it and download a fresh copy because it kept crashing on startup. Switched to Camino and it is much more stable.

Camino can run away with processor after sleep

and a lot of the extensions need to be tinkered with to be made to work. But Camino is much faster and prettier. Firefox hasn't given me any stability problems on the Mac except when flash is running (I've disabled flash in Firefox and am much happier for it - the extensions to control flash are buggy unfortunately).

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I hope this is fixed in the new version.

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