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The Mozilla community is proud to release Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 for download. This beta version of the next version of Firefox is built on the Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering engine, containing many improvements for web developers, Add-on developers, and users.This first revision of the Beta of Firefox 3.6 / Gecko 1.9.2 introduces several new features:
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Is that the official word, or are you inferring that from what you see in this *Beta* release?
Right-clicking on elements (including links and images) no longer offers a "Properties" menu item. The properties dialog box was not useful for most users and has been removed.
It was useful to me! Oh well.
You don't see software removing features often nowadays. I guess they want to stay true to Firefox's original philosophy of staying slim, but I just don't see how it took essential space on the contextual menu, I figure it's a basic function, especially for web developers.
But like you said, and knowing Firefox, there's going to be an add-on that will remediate the situation and offer a lot more.
Anyone up for the challenge? ;)
Must download NOW!
The posts following this illustrate why to let others identify the potential problems. Very possible that some 'must have' extensions get busted as well - at least until the developer catches up. Always happens. If the developer of your favorite extension has 'moved on', you may have to find something similar, or even lose it altogether. Some really nifty extensions are no more. I loved the Vertigo extension, but is now obsolete and being left to rot. Wound up replacing with another extension that I am quite happy with. Was very unhappy in-between when stuck with the FF default.
Anyone who doesn't have a "play" machine apart from their "work" computer would be wise to hold off on upgrading to Firefox/3.6 until the official release -- or even to wait for the first patch *after* the official Firefox/3.6 release.
Some folks have to have the newest of everything. Others are happy to wait for Service Pack 1... :)
(Currently awaiting SeaMonkey/2.0.1 and Win7 SP1)
This is what I always do to keep previous versions available to me:
get the file and unzip in ~/dev/brouwsers/ff36
then start the profile manager
create a ff36 user and folder (.mozilla/ff36)
I always create a new icon with 3.6 written on it
firefox-3.6.png and place it in ~/dev/brouwsers/ff36
create a new panel launcher with the following link:
~/dev/brouwsers/ff36/firefox -no-remote -P "ff36" %u
choose the correct icon.
And finally start the new brouwser by clicking the new icon with 3.6 on it. I still have ff2, ff3 and ff3.5 too.
I share bookmarks via the SyncPlaces add-on