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Lavaeagle
August 17th, 2009, 06:16 AM
This new browser isn't exactly making things easier anymore.
A few buttons were renamed but that just has to do with relearning everything again. What was mostly annoying is that it messed with the way clearing private data works, that kind of made me mad.

I can't tell if I'm in IE or Firefox anymore, it lost it's unique look.

Is this just me?

hobo14
August 17th, 2009, 06:27 AM
You mean Firefox is falling out of your favour...

mrgnash
August 17th, 2009, 06:30 AM
I don't know. I don't use any of the buttons and whatnot when I use Firefox anyway -- I'm a Vimperator man -- so Firefox 3.5.2 scarcely seems to have changed at all for me.

Lavaeagle
August 17th, 2009, 06:42 AM
You mean Firefox is falling out of your favour...

This is probably what I ment be the last line of my post, thanks for readin :)

SunnyRabbiera
August 17th, 2009, 11:27 AM
I have been sorta saying that maybe its time we got a linux built, linux native browser, but something that both GTK and QT can use.
Now yes already we got plenty of browsers as it is but maybe its time we started making a non DE specific browser that will work the way we want it to.
Maybe even offer something that is compatible with firefox extensions though

jrothwell97
August 17th, 2009, 11:37 AM
Something with WebKit, perhaps?

BuffaloX
August 17th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Maybe it's because Firefox now favors me...

Sorry couldn't help myself.

Anyways, I never have any problem deciding if I'm in IE or Firefox, since I simply refuse to use IE, even at work.
The only possible situation I will use IE, is on a clean system, to download Firefox.

But on the topic:
Maybe Firefox changed their layout to be more similar to IE, to make it easier for people to switch from IE to Firefox.

Personally I use those options so rarely, I wouldn't notice if they renamed and moved some buttons around a bit.

SunnyRabbiera
August 17th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Something with WebKit, perhaps?

Webkit + Gecko would be beneficial for now until Webkit matures more.

mister_pink
August 17th, 2009, 12:44 PM
Does anyone else find that in firefox 3.5 it tries to load pages from your middle click paste when you're trying to do middle click for other things. For example, middle clicking next to your tabs to "undo close tab" undoes the close, then tries to go to whatevers in your clipboard, which often results in an error because its not a valid address. Then you can press back to get what you actually want.

This is annoying me to the extent that I'm considering going back to the default firefox for jaunty.

lovinglinux
August 17th, 2009, 04:02 PM
I think 3.5 series is fantastic. Yes, they changed the way private data is handled, but for the better.

Just access "Tools >> Clear Recent History". A menu will popup with several options. You have total control of what data to delete and can also select a time range. Can't get better than that.

http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=125238&stc=1&d=1250521247

Regenweald
August 17th, 2009, 04:38 PM
I have long since moved on to Chromium and Opera (Solely Opera in Windows). Those in windows can check out this project: http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_download.php
some complain about the lack of steady flash in Chromium, but i don't really watch online video which is about all flash is good for.

mrgnash
August 17th, 2009, 04:48 PM
I have long since moved on to Chromium and Opera (Solely Opera in Windows). Those in windows can check out this project: http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_download.php
some complain about the lack of steady flash in Chromium, but i don't really watch online video which is about all flash is good for.

Flash is plenty steady for me in Google Chrome (Linux).

MikeTheC
August 17th, 2009, 06:56 PM
If everyone posted "not interested" in threads they didn't care about, you wouldn't find that silly?

"Not interested."

Lavaeagle
August 19th, 2009, 08:32 AM
"Not interested."

You sir are an idiot.

Thats what I loved about Mozilla though it had it's own look and didn't copy anything.
Mozilla was a bamf. I didn't upgrade firefox that comes with my distro so I'm good here but on my windows machine, i think it actually slowed down a bit.

hessiess
August 19th, 2009, 11:49 AM
I don't know. I don't use any of the buttons and whatnot when I use Firefox anyway -- I'm a Vimperator man -- so Firefox 3.5.2 scarcely seems to have changed at all for me.

Same.

tm007
August 21st, 2009, 04:45 PM
Well Ubuntu's Stable updates haven't release Fire Fox 3.5.2 so I haven't tried it on my Jaunty. I have tried it in Windows and it works well, dispiste not being able to save tabs if the "Clear Private Data" is turned on. They took away a key option: "Ask before clearing private data." One of my favorites. The support for open video and audio formatts means no more downloading plugins for these formatts.

For Ubuntu. I'm sticking with their stable releases of Firefox even if there behind. I've tried Opera 9.64 which is suprising faster but doesn't perform well with any of the plugins once you get them working. Example: facebook accplications are off-centered and video formatts drop frames. Guess this means I'm sticking with whatever stable Firefox release Ubuntu offers.

I love Ubuntu, but everything seems to work better in Windows and with better quality. It's really too bad.