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Mozilla Firefox 3.6 released January 21, 2010

Postby roddy32 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:18 pm

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 released January 21, 2010

Firefox 3.6 is built on Mozilla's Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, which has been under development since early 2009 and contains many improvements for web developers, add-on developers, and users. This version is also faster and more responsive than previous versions and has been optimized to run on small device operating systems such as Maemo.

Notable Firefox 3.6 features include:

* Available in more than 70 languages - get your local version.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html#languages

* Support for a new type of theme called Personas, which allow users to change Firefox's appearance with a single click.

* Protection from out-of-date plugins to keep users safer as they browse.
* Open, native video can now be displayed full screen and supports poster frames.
* Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time.
* The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
* Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
* Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
* Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
* Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.

Developers can find out about all the changes and new features at the Mozilla Developer Center.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

Release notes and more information
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6/releasenotes/

Notes:This is available via the program updater for exsisting users but please be careful. It is a major upgrade and some of your addons may not be compatible.
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Re: Mozilla Firefox 3.6 released January 21, 2010

Postby W3FSY » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:46 pm

Thanks for the Heads Up, Roddy.

I have v 3.5.7 in use on (3) User Accounts on this computer.

I just took a visit to the FF forum and viewed some of the problems being posted by users that installed v 3.6 and I think I'll wait a week or two to install the latest version.

I just went to (Tools>Options>Advanced>Update) and unchecked "Automatically check for updates to Firefox" on each of the accounts.
I can always go back into Options and check the Firefox box for Auto Updates when I think more of the bugs are taken care of.
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Re: Mozilla Firefox 3.6 released January 21, 2010

Postby roddy32 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:19 pm

Me too Ron. I went through the program updater and it said that my update scanner was incompatible. I would be lost without that for my security stuff so I will wait also
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Re: Mozilla Firefox 3.6 released January 21, 2010

Postby JeanInMontana » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:04 pm

3.8 is current.
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