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    Firefox 6.0

    It's official on Tuesday the 16th, but if you want, you can snag it earlier here.

    ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or.../releases/6.0/
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    I have been monitoring their progress, they have Firefox 7 in Beta already.
    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/channel/

    More on Firefox 6 release:
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/13/f...al-august-16t/
    Last edited by PrntRhd; 08-14-2011 at 02:21 PM.

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    And a more capable download site:
    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/product...win&lang=en-US

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    It does seem to be snappier.
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    I am running 6.0 today as well.

    Do not try to run Java 7 with this build of Firefox, the only issue I know about so far.
    Last edited by PrntRhd; 08-15-2011 at 08:35 PM.

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    :3 Some pages like Reddit and Tigerdirect look like that.
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    Well Firefox automatically upgraded me to 6 and I am a bit perturbed. My son used the computer just before me and perhaps he clicked Ok to something but the next time I used it, it updated with no user choices. There was 2 or three add-ons that I use which are not yet compatible and it also mentioned something about Java not able to work. Well I opened an FF page and then clicked on Tool>add-ons and the page won't even load!

    Anyone know off the top of their head how to put FF on manual upgrade? I usually like to wait until I no longer get compatibility issues. Now on to search if 1, I can roll back to FF5, and 2, to shut off auto-updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTT View Post
    Well Firefox automatically upgraded me to 6 and I am a bit perturbed. My son used the computer just before me and perhaps he clicked Ok to something but the next time I used it, it updated with no user choices. There was 2 or three add-ons that I use which are not yet compatible and it also mentioned something about Java not able to work. Well I opened an FF page and then clicked on Tool>add-ons and the page won't even load!

    Anyone know off the top of their head how to put FF on manual upgrade? I usually like to wait until I no longer get compatibility issues. Now on to search if 1, I can roll back to FF5, and 2, to shut off auto-updates.
    Tools>Options>Advanced>Updates to make it notify without loading the update automatically.

    You should be able to download Firefox 5.o from here:
    http://www.oldapps.com/firefox.php?old_firefox=122

    Hopefully everything will load cleanly, post how it goes.
    Last edited by PrntRhd; 08-16-2011 at 08:30 PM.

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    I figured out my problem, disabled hardware acceleration in Firefox by Tools - Options, Advanced tab, disable hardware acceleration.

    My background was bleeding through, thanks to Aero.
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    post how it goes.
    A little patience went a long ways. It only took a few days and the add-ons I like became active again with the exception of the Java applets. The add-on page also loads now but it runs slow and slows my machine as well so I don't leave it open for long, just long enough to check (just a few seconds ago) on things.

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