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1:22 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[mozilla.org...]

Firefox website.

[slashdot.org...]

Slashdot information on the release.

1:51 pm on Sept 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yep, using Firefox nightlies for a while and it rocks!
2:01 pm on Sept 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I don't notice any immediate differences w/Mozilla 1.7.3, but the Firefox 1.0PR release fixes rendering errors and idiosyncrasies on a bunch of sites for me, notably Slashdot.
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Since it's such a pain in the, you know what, to reinstall extentions and such, I think I will just wait until the official release.
9:20 pm on Sept 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Reflection, it's not a pain. Just right-click on that disabled extension and enable. I am using several nightlies, and every extension for 0.9 i use (around 15) works for 0.10 too.
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Looks like the user-agent string is incorrect:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

Kind of a problem if you're sniffing browsers.

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Linux browser string:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10
- obviously they did the Linux version the day after, but they got that one right! As for browser-sniffing, it's not worth worrying about this version - in theory the 1.0 final is just around the corner.

I haven't had much luck with this release (nor did I with the move to 0.9) - it coredumped on the first run, but I eventually got it going. It broke the Web developer extension, the default theme is as awful as ever, and the Qute theme from 0.9 isn't compatible and there doesn't seem to be a new Qute yet.

I decided to switch back to 0.9.3 in the meantime, but the Web developer extension is now broken there too, so I'll stick with 1.0PR. Let's just hope the new Qute is available soon!

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I having problems with PR1, it wont connect to the internet :(. Looks like a common problem over at mozillazine so I've gone back to 0.9 until they fixed it :(
11:19 am on Sept 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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OK, after using a bit, it does have one advantage: it is noticably faster than 0.9.3 on my ancient machine. If they've fixed the memory leak in the Linux versions, then that will be great too.

I also particularly like the large padlock icon on the address bar on a https page, as well as the site name repeated in the taskbar at the bottom to help beat phishing attacks.

10:47 am on Sept 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I recall Safari getting 1 million downloads in about 12 days. It looks like Firefox are aiming to beat that record by going for a million in 10 days. They're currently on 312,000, so they're on track, and it could lead to some very positive headlines.
4:03 pm on Sept 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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up to 502,659 as of this writing - with only 30% of the time passed, it really looks like they'll probably make it.

This lazy debian user isn't amongst those happy 502,659 and will be waiting for the .deb release - but 0.9x is keeping us happy enough.

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Yeah, I can't wait for the new Debian release. Sept. or Oct. IIRC.
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>I having problems with PR1, it wont connect to the internet

Same here. If anyone knows the reason / how to fix it, please could you post it here / PM me.

Thanks.

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FF is continueing to improve...though I'm a bit annoyed that I cant even scroll the content DIV on my site. Besides having to manually scroll I think FF is going in the right direction.

I wont be truely happy until 1.1 though...scroll fix wont be until then...and Flash will never dominate my work.

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JAB - that's fixed on trunk but won't make a Fx1.0 release as it's quite a complex patch. Look for it in Fx1.1.

Edit: and of course I didn't bother to actually read your post. Soz :P

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Just noticed a couple of other nice touches with 1.0PR - A nifty little RSS icon in the bottom right of supported sites which for instance lets you 'bookmark' the top news articles on news sites.

Edit>> Find in this page seems to have been revamped a fair bit too.

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Try the new search feature. :)
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I'm dissappointed they've added readmail and send-message to the tools menu (windows only?). I really just want a browser to be just a browser. Why not let an extension add read/send mail items, instead of building it into the core app.
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I really love the new search :)
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Over 1,000,000 downloads...

[spreadfirefox.com...]

[edited by: tedster at 4:05 pm (utc) on Sep. 19, 2004]
[edit reason] hotlink the url [/edit]

1:14 pm on Sept 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And they even got [firefox.com...] . how neat?
8:25 pm on Sept 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Wow, enable pipelining and it's really fast! Has anyone noticed how much faster it opens now, too? Like lightning!
9:05 pm on Sept 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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uncle_bob:

The mail options hook into your default mailer. At work I (grudgingly) use Outlook, and both those options pull up Outlook and a new Outlook message.

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Enjoying FF1.0PR on Win98SE, WinNT4SP6 and RH9 without issues. What Linux flavor are you running, encyclo?
11:28 pm on Sept 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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They still haven;t fixed the onmouseover-DIV bug. It's the one thing that's keeping me from using this otherwise perfect browser :(
11:36 pm on Sept 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Matthew, when I installed 1.0 PR, it retained my pipelining settings from 0.9.3....
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Are you talking about an overflow:auto div, or something else? Seems it must be something else; overflow:auto works pretty well perfectly in FireFox in my experience.
11:40 pm on Sept 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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What Linux flavor are you running, encyclo?

Mandrake 9.1 - but Firefox is manually-installed in a non-standard directory and symlinked, so I'm asking for trouble!

It works well now after a few wobbles at the beginning. I had to uninstall the web developer extension and reinstall it, and Qute was updated within 2 days! So, I'm happy again now. The memory leak is still there, though - I suppose it would only be noticeable on a slow machine like mine, but it's dificult to identify a particular cause, so it's hard to file a bug report. I'll keep my fingers crossed for 1.0 final, but even with that problem it's still the best browser around by far.

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Matthew, when I installed 1.0 PR, it retained my pipelining settings from 0.9.3....

Yes, it will if you use the old profile. I always do a fresh, clean installation in a new directory with a new profile, and reset the preferences. I've found that helps me find whatever new features exist, trim off a few unnecessary extensions, etc.

<edit> I also always use the ZIP version too, never the installer. Might make a difference. </edit>

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For those that didn't set up a bookmark keyword, I can see those (new?) Amazon and Ebay searches coming in handy for a lot of people...

Anyway, 1.5 million in, what is this, 8 days? That's more than two a second!

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