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Old 08-13-2013, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Firefox 23 Final

Not everyone gets by with the default browser on their computer, and when it comes to picking an alternative, Firefox is one of the most popular out there, having clawed back support from upstart rivals like Google Chrome and Opera in recent years by switching to a rapid release cycle, ensuring major new versions of the browser are released every six weeks.

Its true to say that individual updates often fail to deliver anything substantial, but cumulatively they roll together to produce a web browser that is radically different to the one version 4 that marked the start of a new era back in 2011.

Some of the landmark new features weve seen include a per-site Permissions Manager, enhanced Sync options, tabs on demand, silent updates and add-on enhancements. We also saw the launch of specific development branches including UX, which has led to various interface tweaks such as redesigned home and new pages (Firefox 13), and Elm, a branch designed to provide Firefox in Modern UI form for Windows 8.

One group particularly well served by the rapid release cycle have been developers, and a plethora of tools from Javascript Scratchpad (Firefox 6) to full-blown Developer Toolbar (Firefox 16) have worked their way into successive builds as Firefox courts this important community of users.

And underpinning this all are a constantly evolving set of performance improvements, standards support (HTML5 and CSS3 are constantly being added to, for instance) and bug fixes.

Firefox 23 is now in the stable channel.

Whats new in version 23? Firefox now ships with a brand new (barely changed) logo, mixed content blocking to protect attacks, simplified plugin interface and more.

Verdict:
Firefox 23 is another minor upgrade, bringing improved scrollbars on OS X, new logo and a number of minor improvements.

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I am still rocking Firefox, and still have it customized just like I want it. No other browser lets me do that.
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For science, what exactly can you do with Firefox that you can't do with Chrome?
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This is an old screen shot of my setup, but it is fairly close to my current. A few bookmarks have changed on the bar and a few buttons on the sidebar, mainly.

Besides moving the various pieces around, I have a load of extensions that I utilize with Firefox.

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Lol please tell me you don't actually use Bing?
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Lol please tell me you don't actually use Bing?
Only for Microsoft or Windows queries.
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Does anyone know if Firefox is still experiencing the memory leaking problems? Mine was leaking caches and cookies mainly and a lot of times I wouldn't be able to access certain things because my browser said I didn't have cookies enabled when i did.
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FF fixed the memory leak a while ago....you should be with version 26 by now
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I have to use FF to browse at my friends house whenever I'm visiting my gf. I feel both FF and Chrome still have their memory issues but I feel that is very Flash oriented.
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Frankly ... Feeling so heavy to use FF (some time)
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