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Old 10. Nov 2011, 03:37 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm impressed with ff8... but it might be my ignorance or something but i see no advantage of 8 over firefox 3.6.24... I don't use the sync feature, so what does this new firefox offer than the old one doesn't?

If it's security, I provide that on my own so ff8 isn't any more secure than ff3 to me, i don't notice a speed improvement either
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Old 10. Nov 2011, 03:51 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm impressed with ff8... but it might be my ignorance or something but i see no advantage of 8 over firefox 3.6.24... I don't use the sync feature, so what does this new firefox offer than the old one doesn't?

If it's security, I provide that on my own so ff8 isn't any more secure than ff3 to me, i don't notice a speed improvement either
I can't help you as the sync feature is the only feature introduced in the past 12 months that has made any obvious improvement in the way I work with Firefox.

I'm interested in what others have found useful.
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Old 10. Nov 2011, 04:26 AM   #23 (permalink)
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hm, I take it back, there *might* be a speed improvement, I'm not sure...

But it's enough for me to switch over to firefox 8. Since I run firefox as portable programs, I don't loose much since ff8 doesn't interfere with my ff3 settings lol. For the next week or so I'll use ff8 exclusively (or at least instead of ff3, since I use dragon about half the time when I'm not in ff)

edit: only thing that I've noticed so far is some addons weren't compatible, though I know how to fix this so I made them compatiable and they all work. Understandable since ff8 is so new even the bookmark trash addon, I like this since I can delete items from bookmark and it goes to a "recycle" bin where I have to delete again for perm delete lol, saved me from some wrong clicks before where I would have lost good bookmarks

edit again: I checked most of my normal sites, they all look the same so no incompatiable plugins/addons so far. I like seeing the menu bar/addon bar so I have them showing it all works/feels/looks the same as on ff3 so I think this might be a keeper. The only thing I've noticed is a I have a mystery box in my options under my spell check but I think that's from copying my old ff3 profile into ff8 since it wasn't there in a new refresh ff8 profile. I also noticed I can't uncheckmark the crash reporter, it keeps rechecking itself after i close/reopen browser
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Uncheckmark the crash reporter unsandboxed otherwise the change wont stick.

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Old 10. Nov 2011, 04:56 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Uncheckmark the crash reporter unsandboxed otherwise the change wont stick.

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it isnt the sandboxie because i set the portable location to go through the sandboxie :S every other setting works/saves except for that one, I just noticed that it does same thing in ff3, so it isn't a ff8 bug

edit: just noticed a "long" bookmark folder where the folders drag into the window's taskbar area will leave a copy of it's menu behind after moving away from the bookmarks. You can clear it by clicking the taskbar, kind of like a leftover "shadow"

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eyeb, I think you discovered a bug. When I change the crash report setting unsandboxed, the setting does not stick.

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Old 10. Nov 2011, 06:47 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I just updated to version 8. I'm not sure what happened to Colorful Tabs, but WOW are they brighter now! There is a significant difference with this new version with how bright and colorful my tabs are now. It's almost too much.

Anyone else notice this?
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Old 10. Nov 2011, 12:13 PM   #28 (permalink)
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yeah i did notice my blue theme on my tabs/firefox was a bit brighter too but didnt pat attention to it lol

must be different color rendering which is nice for pictures, richer colors, but i got used to my duller theme colors

bo you can report bug to firefox if you want :S im not concerned enough to care to report it lol, plus I'm manually crippled crash reported (deleted it lol)
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Old 10. Nov 2011, 12:40 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Wow... still using Firefox 3

Well, Firefox 8 certainly has some good improvements over the previous older versions.

First of all, there is the new look of Firefox, which is an improvement, even though its inspired by Chrome obviously. I still stick to the menu look though.

There is definite improvement in speed. It is definite, and can be felt.

The add-ons manager has changed. It opens in a separate tab, and is a vast improvement over the previous versions, because its organized, and has a cleaner, modern look.

The new version of Firefox 8 brings the change of checking the add-ons and disabling the third party add-ons by default. Users can then enable them, after going through the list.

Since Firefox 7, Firefox has undergone memory improvement, and uses less memory than previous versions.

I think these are the major changes. If I missed anything, please share.
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Old 11. Nov 2011, 02:00 AM   #30 (permalink)
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i dont have memory issues with ff3... even if ff8 uses "less" I still got plenty with ff3 lol

I happen to like the menu bar and addon bar, so with those, it looks just like ff3... so no improvements here

I also like the separate addons window, opposed to the tab, because I can't have both of them up at once, I like looking through my addons while seeing my firefox tabs, so I can look at different settings and see its effect without switching back from a tab

I don't mind the disabliing 3rd party addons, I got no addons that I didn't install myself so I know what is running and if they are running it's because I want them too

And a lot of the memory issues can be almost neglected if you modify/custom the about:config page and tweak some internal settings
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