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Old 01. Dec 2014, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Firefox 34.0.5 has been released and is available for download on the official Mozilla site.

Things have changed on the Mozilla site with this release. Earlier, when you landed on the Firefox page, apart from the option to download the web installer, a link was provided where offline installer could be downloaded. Had difficulty finding it this time.

On this Firefox page:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

You will find Firefox for different platforms. The one for Windows is an online installer.

I had to do a bit of clicking around, and then I found the usual download and link to offline installer page, here in Support section:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox

Here is the page where offline installers are available in different languages.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

Here are the release notes:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo.../releasenotes/

Seems like several new changes. Must have some fix made in later stages of beta, or RC, because of which the version is 34.0.5.

Downloading as I write.
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Installed it. Immediately noticed that the Search box now does not display icon for the default search engine.

In the Options, there is now a separate tab for Search engine configuration. There, you can choose which search engine remains the default. In earlier versions, you could delete the search engines that you did not want, but not with this release. The search engines cannot be deleted.
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Old 01. Dec 2014, 10:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Seems like there might be a new version in a few days.

Firefox Hello, a feature for communication, a new feature in this release, is not to be found for some users. I too have this problem.

It seems to be a bug from a beta release.
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The search engines cannot be deleted.
I've not used FF much lately so I downloaded 34.0.5 portable to check this.

I've always used the Context Search X add on (lets you add multiple search engines to the FF context menu) and with this, search engines can also still be deleted.
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Seems like there might be a new version in a few days.

Firefox Hello, a feature for communication, a new feature in this release, is not to be found for some users. I too have this problem.

It seems to be a bug from a beta release.
Yup, I seem to be one of those users too. Tried the safe mode, but no use. Can't get the Firefox hello button. Maybe a fresh install would solve things?
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Concerned User, Firefox Hello can be made to appear via a setting in about:config. It's provided here on this page:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...x-hello-button

You have to restart Firefox after making the change.

The old search box can be bought back by making a change in about:config too.

Have to set browser.search.showOneOffButtons to false.
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It appears they are phasing in the Hello feature. There's no Hello icon in my Customize screen and the setting loop.throttled to false in about:config doesn't work either.
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the setting loop.throttled to false in about:config doesn't work either.
Did you restart Firefox after changing that setting?
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Oh, I see. I did restart Firefox but I didn't look in Customize - I see it's there now. I was expecting it to appear in the awesome bar or toolbar or whatever they call it.
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Installed it. Immediately noticed that the Search box now does not display icon for the default search engine.

In the Options, there is now a separate tab for Search engine configuration. There, you can choose which search engine remains the default. In earlier versions, you could delete the search engines that you did not want, but not with this release. The search engines cannot be deleted.
You might not be able to delete the search engines you don't want, but you can simply uncheck them: Tools > Options > Search > One-click search engines.

HTH

PS My version, I just updated today, is 34.0 and not 34.0.5.
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