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Firefox 37 Released With Changed URL Bar and Uprated Security Features

     
4:24 pm on Apr 1, 2015 (gmt 0)

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According to Mozilla, Firefox 37 was sent to the release channel.

The URL bar now displays the page address instead of the page title, and the security was enhanced with extended SSL error reporting, and insecure TLS version fallback disabled.

For Android, the home screen shortcut will now open with existing tab, instead of a new tab.

HTML5 gets support for CSS display:content

It also now includes "Heartbeat" user rating system [wiki.mozilla.org...]

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I'm using Firefox 31 ESR because I have better things to do than fix the GUI breaks every 42 days and create a new installation folder, migrate bookmarks, passwords, tabs, etc.

Has anyone found a way to fix the search bar? The favicon for the current search site is displayed on older/competent versions with a spyglass go-button; on newer incompetent versions there is no favicon to indicate where the search query is being targeted at and there is no search button on the right.

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The URL bar now displays the page address instead of the page title

OK now I'm confused.

Right this minute at the very top of my page in FF 32.02 - it already says:

Firefox 37 Released With Changed URL Bar and Uprated Security Features Firefox Browser Usage... dah dah

To me that is the page title. In my URL bar it displays:

http://www.webmasterworld.com/firefox_browser/3003211.htm

Is that not the page URL?

All of these things are as one would expect. What has changed? In fact why is there even a need for change?

Oh, and IE11 displays exactly the same. Has FF 37 simply gone back to my FF32 when there was some change in between versions?

Additionally, I'm using Win 8.1 with Classic Shell - it may make a difference how things render.
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The URL bar now displays the page address instead of the page title

Do you mean that it has gone back to doing what it's supposed to do? Well, that's a first.
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updated today from the repository and nothing's changed, but then again, maybe change for Linux wasn't needed?
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I'm using Firefox 31 ESR because I have better things to do than fix the GUI breaks every 42 days and create a new installation folder, migrate bookmarks, passwords, tabs, etc.


Nothing has broken for me for at least an year. I seem to remember some extension became unstable a long time ago - but I used to use a LOT of extensions.

updated today from the repository and nothing's changed, but then again, maybe change for Linux wasn't needed?


I just got the update from the Ubuntu repos.
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The URL bar now displays the page address instead of the page title

Just upgraded to 37.0. I see what everyone is talking about regarding the address bar.

Yes, Firefox now displays the *site* name (not page name) to the left of the page URL in the address bar the same way Chrome does. AFAIK this only occurs with sites that have valid security certs and it's possible this may be an option since not all HTTPS site names display. Example: my Twitter page shows "Twitter, Inc (US)" but my Google Search page does not display "Google" in the address bar.
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HTML5 gets support for CSS display:content

That should be display:contents, so with an "s" at the end.

As Mozilla says:
These elements don't produce a specific box by themselves. They are replaced by their pseudo-box and their child boxes.