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Firefox 3.0.3 Released!

     
11:35 am on Sep 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Didn`t take long for the next version to surface:
[mozilla-europe.org...]

dc

6:16 pm on Sep 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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That's great. Hope they made some improvements in their CSS support. I am kind of disappointed with Firefox 3 because most of my <a> tag links are, for some reason, double lined. I mean, instead of "Click Here", now I have:

"Click
__here"

It annoys me. I never had this problem with Firefox 2.

It's always good to see a newer version. Hopefully they'll expand their CSS support in the near future by supporting CSS3 properties, such as text-shadow. Safari is the only major browser that I know supports text-shadow.

10:06 am on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just hope it crashes less. I`m not sure whats the worse at the moment. FF3 or Open Office.

dc

12:14 pm on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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@dreamcatcher: Using linux or Windows (vista) ?
2:45 pm on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This latest release addresses problems with the Password Manager only.

Many problems with Firefox can be cured by doing a clean install -- That is, download the installer for the new version, uninstall the old version, then install the new version. Bookmarks, add-ons, and most customizations *will* be preserved unless you use the uninstall option to "completely remove directories."

In many cases, the problem is a left-over from installing Firefox/2.x on top of Firefox/1.x or installing Firefox/3.x over Firefox/2.x, either manually, or using the "auto-update" function.

In other cases, the trouble has to do with incompatible add-ons that somehow slipped through the "add-on compatibility check" -- either recently or in the past. Starting Firefox in "Safe Mode" (i.e. without any add-ons) is a good way to see if this is the cause of the trouble. The "Safe Mode" option is available in the Windows Start menu (see Mozilla Firefox folder), or via command line option in *nix-based systems.

Jim

3:26 pm on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I uninstalled and went back to 2.0. When I was running 3.0 it was crashing about 20 times a day... Which is ridiculous. It got the point where even the most basic webpages would crash.

I'm happy on 2.0... I'll stick with it for a while.

3:52 pm on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Same story as maximillianos ..:(
10:13 pm on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have been running FF3 since it was beta and now the latest version without a single crash. I am using Windoze XP Pro.
6:24 am on Oct 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Knock on wood, FF3 (and all other versions) have run perfectly. Now that I've said that... :)
7:46 am on Oct 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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@dreamcatcher: Using linux or Windows (vista) ?

Windows XP. The latest version hasn`t crashed so far, so it appears better. I was also getting lots of crashes per day. FF3 has been nowhere near as stable as FF2.

dc

10:29 am on Oct 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I too am back to 2.0 ....don't quit like this one
10:48 am on Oct 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have been running FF3 since it was beta and now the latest version without a single crash. I am using Windoze XP Pro.

Me too but I'm using Windows XP Pro. :)

Wasn't there a 3.0.2 update within 24-48 of this 3.0.3 update? I could have sworn I saw two updates recently.

I crash IE more than FF. In fact, I don't remember the last time I crashed FF. I think some of you have too many plugins. ;)

5:41 pm on Oct 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have no plugins at all on my travel laptop and FF3 still crashes.

dc

2:42 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I've never had a FF crash...any version. Some of my clients have. In all cases that was corrected by a complete uninstall of previous versions and installing the latest version.

I've also never had IE crash on me.

Must be lucky. :)

6:53 pm on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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dc, how many versions of the JRE are you running on your Windows machine? In the past, this has caused issues for some folks. I always uninstall the previous versions of the JRE before I install later versions.
8:39 pm on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)



Just as a data point, I've had no crashes with FF3 (or really with FF2) I install over the previous version, however I have java disabled as a matter of course (click to enable, with I very rarely do).
9:57 pm on Oct 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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dc, how many versions of the JRE are you running on your Windows machine?

Coop, I have no idea. On Friday I actually clean installed my work machine. Within 4hrs FF3 crashed. Its no big deal really. I`m used to it by now.

dc

10:16 pm on Oct 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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dc,

Look in Control Panel->Add/Remove programs, and remove all but the most recent version of the JRE. If you've any doubt that you've got the latest runtime, go to [java.com...] and download the most recent update -- Currently Version 6, Update 7.

The plug-in and Web software update checker called "PSI" from Secunia is a quick way to check all of your Web-enabled programs and plug-ins to see if you've got the most recent versions.

Jim

7:35 am on Oct 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Jim. I had one other previous version, which was Version 6 Update 4, so I`ve removed that. I`m guessing before the install I had maybe 3 or 4 versions running. I`ll let you know if that helps.

dc

3:15 pm on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Nope, still the same. Like I say, I can live with it. No worries.

dc

1:34 am on Oct 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Not sure why, but this update has not been very stable for me. I've run into a copy/paste bug where I can't paste into forms. I also can no longer use the Tab key to navigate around pages.

It's probably just a conflict with add-ons, but I really am not happy since updating. I'm glad I have Opera.

 

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