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I am posting this from 3.5, but the welcome screen for 3.5 was 404 too, I assume they are still rolling out the release pages and this will be fixed very soon :)
My first impressions are positive, HTTPS sites are handled much better in the address bar, and the privacy tools are useful. My biggest issues so far are that the tab bar is set as open by default (I quickly changed this), and that the all-in-one gestures extension is not compatible, which will probably drive me insane if it is not updated quickly (or unless I can find a replacement).
1. Go into about:config
2. Right click New -> Boolean
3. Enter preference name: "extensions.checkCompatibility" (without quotes)
4. Value: False
5. Restart Firefox
Standard disclaimers apply, obviously this won't make an incompatible extension compatible... :) It just enables all extensions by default.
Encyclo: Current version of All-In-One Gestures appears to work OK in 3.5 when the compatibility check is turned off.
Bing hasn't made it into the list of search engines available by default...
Hmm. Interesting, but I guess not a surprise. Google has been the primary support for Firefox the last several years. Now, with Google launching it's Chrome browser, FF isn't likely push any demands on that relationship very hard.
I don't get this:
Using Google's tech, Firefox can pinpoint where you are so that in search queries, for example, you'll get the most locally relevant results first. Turning this off isn't difficult, either. Under about:config, search for "geo.enabled" and change True to False by double-clicking on it.How? Where? Huh?
Anyone know why my Firefox always locks up when my net connection decides to dump itself?
All my new bookmarks are gone... I can't say how new is "new" but everything that I've organized and marked in probably the last 3 or 4 weeks is just gone from Mozilla now :/
You'll want to download FoxMarks. Sorry bud.
I'm still incredulous they've released something with a feature enabled by default which is BROKEN on many monitors. Unbelievable.
The open source browser maker also confirmed it would be bringing out version 3.5.1 soon to squash bugs its development team hadn’t managed to eradicate ahead of the launch.
Mozilla’s security patch is expected to rock up in the next few weeks. It will kill at least three bugs and “topcrashes” that remain present in the latest iteration of the popular Internet Explorer rival.
It appears they are holding back for marketing reasons, in that they want to claim "X million downloads" for 3.5 before switching to 3.5.1. :\
So the morons released a version they knew was full of bugs.
This is hardly new in the world of software, of course - the marketing department fix a release date which is set in stone, the developers work hard to meet the deadline, and release their best effort on that day, no matter what. Then they quietly patch up the remaining bugs in updates over the following months. Early-adopters are always beta-testers ;)
AdWords opened fine for me today with FF 3.5
Google fixed this yesterday [adwords.blogspot.com].
Google Chrome it is then - just wish they would sort out the plug-ins and we can get cracking then!