Mozilla Firefox, new releases, Add-Ons, tips for customisation

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  1. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Mozilla Firefox release schedule:

    RapidRelease/Calendar on Mozilla Wiki

    official Mozilla Firefox 56.0.1 Final Stable for Windows 32bit download link:
    http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/win32/

    official Mozilla Firefox 56.0.1 Final Stable for Windows 64bit download link:
    http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/win64/

    official Mozilla Firefox download page for Windows, Linux, MacOS (32bit & 64bit):
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

    Mozilla Firefox 56.0.1 Final Stable release notes:
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/56.0.1/releasenotes/

    What’s New & Known Issues in Mozilla Firefox 56.0.1
    Version 56.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on October 9, 2017
    Fixed
    • Block D3D11 when using Intel drivers on Windows 7 systems with partial AVX support (bug 1403353)
    Changed
    • Users of 32-bit Firefox on 64-bit Windows are migrated to 64-bit Firefox for increased stability and security.
    unresolved
    • Due to a bug in Mac OS X High Sierra, fullscreen mode has some issues

    • Startup crash with RelevantKnowledge adware installed. Firefox Support has helpful instructions to remove it.

    • Users running Firefox for Windows over a Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) may find that audio playback is disabled due to increased security restrictions. Learn how to mitigate this issue until it is corrected in an upcoming release

    • Startup crashes with 64-bit Firefox on Windows 7, for users of Lenovo's "OneKey Theater" software for IdeaPad laptops. To fix this crash, please re-install 32-bit Firefox.
    Mozilla Firefox release notes history:
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/releases/

    Mozilla Firefox Beta / Developer Edition / Nightly:
    Mozilla Firefox Beta
    : download latest; release notes
    Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition: download latest; release notes; learn more

    Mozilla Firefox Nightly: download latest; release notes; Nightly Blog

    Firefox 57.0 Beta 7 for Windows 32bit
    Firefox 57.0 Beta 7 for Windows 64bit


    Mozilla Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) for Windows XP, Windows Vista, MacOS, Linux:
    ESR FAQ:

    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/
    download link:
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/
    release notes:
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/notes/

    unofficial Firefox derivates
    Firefox for Android

    Helpful tweaks, tips, workarounds... via Firefox's Configuration Editor i.e. typing about:config in adress field
    Themes

    Add-Ons, expand possibilities of your favorite web browser!
    Plugins
     
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  2. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Another update with really no performance gains. I bet its HW accelerations is still buggy too. Not that many site really use HW accelerations, or that you would see performance gains with it on or off.
     
  3. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    FF 24.0 has worked perfectly stabile for me on every single PC at home or work, more than 15 PCs with FF 24.0 and OS like Windows XP Pro SP3 32bit, Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit... on holy bunch of different graphic cards from integrated GPUs to Radeon HD 7870 (drivers from 13.10 to latest 13.11 Beta 7) and highly OCed GTX 660 (drivers from 326.41 Beta to latest 331.65 WHQL) and not a single problem with Adobe Flash and HW acceleration in FF 24.0. All rigs are nicely maintained and tuned almost to perfection, maybe because of that, probably that stability thing on these rigs with FF 24.0 has to do nothing with luck I guess...

    Also I've tried FF 25.0 today on one old rig (AMD K7 Athlon XP 2500+ 1.83GHz (Barton core), 1GB RAM, Abit NF7, GeForce FX5200...) in service center of my company with installed Windows XP Pro SP3 32bit and FF 25.0 (+ 10 Addons installed) and first impressions are that that FF 25.0 is a bit faster compared to FF 24.0. I`ve used FF 25.0 almost 3 hours on that rig and I`m sure it`s faster than previously installed FF 24.0.
    My two cents...
     
  4. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    I had to disable smooth scrolling because it's far from smooth and ugly looking compared to butter smooth IE11. Resizing, scrolling and rendering in general is just so damn slow. No matter what benchmarks say. It's unresponsive when loading pages too.
     

  5. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Then you would be one of the few people that ARNT bitch to NVidia about FF freezes, cause they refuse to turn off HW accelerations be glad about that. I have not use HW acceleration in FF for over a year now, Do to fact with it on I get complete system freezes with any Voice chat program up and running the moment I go to bookmarks.

    But most people refuse to turn HW acceleration off in FF and rather revert drivers. Even FF own DEV have mentions many time to people in there own forums if you have system freezes with it on TURN HW acceleration OFF cause its buggy. Part FF issue part Nvidia issue, but most people just want to blame nvidia.

    Chrome and IE HW acceleration have no problems compared to FF
     
  6. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    I've never, ever had Firefox crash/BSOD that was caused by NVIDIA driver. :banana:
     
  7. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Huh?
    The hardware acceleration is mainly for rendering webpages, and it's entirely from the browser itself.
    There's no need for the webpage to contain specific code in order to 'use' hardware acceleration.

    Moreover, performance gain is relative to your system spec.
    The faster the system the more negligible the difference is because the aim of the acceleration is just to offload rendering work from the CPU to the GPU.


    And no, I've never had problems with FF hardware acceleration.
    Thanks to my relatively old card, I guess.
     
  8. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Didn Say CRASH or BSOD I said FREEZE up go read nvidia forums, Like i said HW in FF is buggy there own devs admit to this.
     
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    Yeah .. there have been issues lately. 331.65 release notes have a mention about it. Try it out.
     
  10. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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  11. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    First message on this thread updated with FF 27.0 final link...
     
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    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Just got it through the auto-update, thanks :)
     
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    Updated, thanks
     
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    Just auto-updated to 27.0.1 :)
     
  15. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    I agree, IE11 just CRAPS on all the other browsers right now. Just a shame there isn't a good selection of addons.
     

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    Yup, me too but manually, I was so happy to see a new update. :p
     
  17. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    When will Firefox be getting Media Source extensions so that YouTube supports 1080p (and 480p) when using HTML5? Chrome seems to work fine with HTML5, no problems, but I've noticed that many YouTube videos that support 1080p only have a maximum of 720p on Firefox v27.0.1. I've switched back to Flash for now so that I can watch 1080p on Firefox as that is the main browser I prefer to use.
     
  18. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Mozilla Firefox 28.0 final is available for download:
    ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/28.0/win32/
    ...yet not available via auto update.

    Release notes:
    http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/28.0/releasenotes/

    edit
    What set of Add-ons are you guys using with Firefox? Here is my list:

    Adblock Plus 2.5.1 (Funboy's Adblock list + EasyList + Malware Domains + Easy Privacy)
    All-in-One Sidebar 0.7.21
    Colorful Tabs 22.5
    Download Youtube Videos as MP4 1.7.18
    Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express 7.22
    Firefox Showcase 0.9.5.10
    SearchPreview 7.0
    Tab Mix Plus 0.4.1.3.1
    Tab Scope 1.5


    Also as a download Add-on for my office rigs I'm using:
    DownThemAll! 2.0.15
    ...but as a download Add-on on home & kids computers I've been using:
    Download Status Bar 7.6.5
     
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    Got it via auto update this afternoon :)
     
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    thanx for share
     

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