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_xeno_ writes "The last release candidate was apparently good enough, because Mozilla Firefox 0.9 has now been officially released. New features since 0.8 are, of course, basically the same as in the Release Candidate, including the new Pinstripe theme for Windows and the GTK+ installer for Linux users. The biggest change since the Release Candidate is that this release should ask you to migrate your profile instead of just trashing it. So head over to the Firefox homepage and get downloading, or check out the Release Notes to find out exactly what's new." mE123 adds "You can get it from plain old HTTP or from fancy new BitTorrent", and points out that (compared to 0.8), "this release includes tons of bug/stability fixes, a %3 speed up, a new theme and plugin management system, a new standard windows theme, and a smaller windows installer."
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Mozilla Project Officially Releases Firefox 0.9

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  • Firefox (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @08:57PM (#9437158)
    So what's the name-change going to be for this release?
  • No source though (Score:5, Informative)

    by keesh (202812) * on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @08:58PM (#9437168) Homepage
    The source tarball seems to be broken on the mirrors (two bad bzip2 checksums from seperate mirrors), so no ebuilds for Gentoo and no luck for anyone using any arch not on the binaries list.
  • Firefox is great (Score:5, Interesting)

    by titaniam (635291) * <slashdot@drpa.us> on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @08:58PM (#9437171) Homepage Journal
    I wrote a website that displays 250 or more favicon.ico website icons [iconsurf.com] at a time, and the difference in loading speed/rendering quality between Firefox and MSIE is amazing. The icons are small, but each is loaded from a different website around the world, so it is a good test of loading speed for many small items. It's ironic that the icons are usually of type "microsoft icon resource" and MSIE fails to display more than half of them.
    If you have Firefox, make sure to get the Linky plugin (I'm not responsible for that one, but it is a very useful plugin) if you like to open multiple links at once from a given webpage.
    • Safari is slow too! (Score:4, Interesting)

      by goombah99 (560566) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:42PM (#9437513)
      Safari loads the 250 icon is serial order one at a time. Firefox loads icons in batches of i'd guess about 8 at a time and in no particular order. it must be five or ten times faster than safari. I wonder what is going on?
      • The funny thing about Safari is that it "remembers" favorite icons better than IE (sometimes IE just turns things back to the regular icon). I thought favorite icons were an IE invention.
        • by Frizzle Fry (149026) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:54PM (#9437588) Homepage
          The funny thing about Safari is that it "remembers" favorite icons better than IE (sometimes IE just turns things back to the regular icon). I thought favorite icons were an IE invention

          They are an IE invention. IE stores them in your cache and "forgets" them when they disappear from your cache. Raymond Chen had a good explanation [asp.net]
          on his blog [asp.net] of why this behavior seemed better than having IE constantly hit the servers of all of the sites in your favorites to check for icons, or other alternatives.
          • I love this... (Score:4, Interesting)

            by Gordonjcp (186804) on Wednesday June 16, 2004 @03:05AM (#9439422) Homepage
            From one of the replies to his blog post:

            Privacy Issues about the favicon.ico File


            This give to web servers admins a way to know that someone has bookmarked it's site; the info includes the date and time of the operation plus the address IP of the machine which bookmarked the site, which can be used to identify you.


            Ummm, what, like *every single page served*? Riiiight... If you're that paranoid, you probably shouldn't really be using a computer at all, let alone use the internet. I'm surprised you're even allowed out of the house.

      • by Apreche (239272) on Wednesday June 16, 2004 @12:17AM (#9438579) Homepage Journal
        If you change the options in firefox in user.js in your profile as such...
        // Enable pipelining:
        user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
        user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
        user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequ ests", 100);

        // This one makes a huge difference. Last value in milliseconds (default is 250)
        user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
        Then pipelining will be enabled and the 250 millisecond delay before rendering will be disabled. You may not realize it, but this makes firefox render a zillion times faster even on the fastest of systems. Especially if you have high bandwith and a significant portion gets downloaded in those 250 milliseconds.
    • IE is hardly a benchmark to compare anything to. How does FireFox compare with Opera?
      • by spectre_240sx (720999) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @10:39PM (#9437933) Homepage
        Being that IE is the most commonly used browser, I have to disagree here. I think it's a fine baseline to compare to.
        • The point is we know IE is crap, so what is the point of comparing to it?

          When compared to a Model-T even a Skoda looks pretty good.

          When compared to being hit on the head, sitting on a rock feels pretty good.

          • by 4of12 (97621) on Wednesday June 16, 2004 @09:40AM (#9441174) Homepage Journal

            The point is we know IE is crap,

            Sure, now IE looks like crap.

            But several years ago when MS was actually in competition with Netscape the improvements in IE were a lot more evident at the time and were a lot faster in being delivered to the customers.

            Of course, that was then.

            The competitive landscape has changed and with it has vanished the necessity for MS to produce a browser to compete with anything other than old versions of its own products.

            Users looking for major improvements in Internet Explorer will find them if and only if they upgrade to Longhorn, when IE 7 will be released (2006?)

            Basically, Internet Explorer has reached that same point in a typical Microsoft product development cycle that Word reached long ago. There's no valid business case for putting resources into improving this product that already dominates over 90% of the browser market. Simply, at this point, the only valid business strategy for the next version of Internet Explorer is to leverage its dominant position to gain more business in different markets.

  • Opera (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @08:59PM (#9437177)
    Shame that Slashdot missed covering the new release of Opera 7.5 [opera.com], another excellent web browser.
  • Good so far, but... (Score:5, Informative)

    by dotslashconfig (784719) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:00PM (#9437182)
    Release 0.9 looks pretty good so far. The new default theme looks spiffy, and basic functionality seems to be improved (rendering/loading is a tad faster, in my opinion). I also really like the extensions manager.

    The one flaw I've noticed so far, though, is that the extensions options frame is a little buggy. When I finish modifying one extension and go to load up the preferences from another, the extension I just finished modifying pops up. If I go back and load the new extension prefs again, everything is fine. It's nothing major... just a little something that could be fixed for the big 1.0.
    • The new default theme looks spiffy

      I don't know if I've got some beta release of 0.9 on Windows, but "spiffy" would be the last word I would use to describe the default theme. Butt ugly springs to mind. It reminds me of Netscape 1.0. I had to download Qute to get it to look decent again. Presentation is everything, and the default theme just makes it look like a crappy browser (which it isn't).

  • Just emerged it! (Score:5, Informative)

    by maskedbishounen (772174) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:00PM (#9437189)
    While not on portage (yet), Gentoo users can find an ebuild [gentoo.org] over here.

    It killed off my bookmarks, so you have been warned.

  • by MarkWPiper (604760) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:02PM (#9437209) Homepage
    ... right click on your toolbar, customize, and check 'use small icons.' Ahhh, much better.

    Why do they bother wasting screen real estate?

  • Only 3%? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by eraser.cpp (711313) * on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:02PM (#9437211) Homepage
    I'm migrating from .8 to .9 and the speed increase feels much more dramatic.
    • Re:Only 3%? (Score:5, Informative)

      by kryptkpr (180196) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @10:52PM (#9438038) Homepage
      Want even more speed? (I did not come up with this, I read it on a forum).

      Enter about:config into the title bar.

      Set network.http.pipelining to True
      Set network.http.pipelining.firstrequest to True
      Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 8 (I'm told higher values get ignored).
      Finally and most important, set nglayout.initialpaint.delay to 0

      Enjoy the snappyness that results.
  • User Agent String? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:05PM (#9437235)
    Hmm... on mine the User Agent string still says Firefox/0.8. Anybody else see this?

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.8
  • Safari (Score:5, Interesting)

    by artlu (265391) <artlu.artlu@net> on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:05PM (#9437236) Homepage Journal
    Recently, I started using Firefox on my PC because of its similarity to Safari. Has anyone else noticed this?

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    • Re:Safari (Score:5, Funny)

      by Woy (606550) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:15PM (#9437321)
      Recently, I started using Firefox on my PC because of its similarity to Safari. Has anyone else noticed this?

      Yeah, we did! And thanks for those pics of your wife in the hidden "honey" folder. Those came in really handy, if you catch my drift.

    • Re:Safari (Score:3, Informative)

      by JWhiton (215050)
      There's one feature of Firefox that keeps me on Safari so far. I can middle-click (the scrollwheel button) on a link in Safari and it'll open in a new tab. Is there some way to enable this in Firefox for OS X? The options menu in 0.8 was distressingly sparse.
      • Re:Safari (Score:3, Informative)

        by thesolo (131008)
        Kindly see Bug 151249 -- Middle click on links does nothing in OS X [mozilla.org] (You'll have to copy that link, bugzilla has a referrer check to block links from slashdot.)

        Firefox & Seamonkey still use OS 9 event codes, which is why it doesn't work. There is a patch on that bug, but it didn't make it into 0.9, from what I can tell. See also Bug 106692 -- Rewrite mouse events to use CarbonEvents [mozilla.org].
    • Re:Safari (Score:3, Funny)

      by Any Web Loco (555458)
      I haven't seen your PC, so no - I can't say I've noticed it. ;^)
  • Adblock (Score:5, Informative)

    by Verteiron (224042) * on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:08PM (#9437247) Homepage
    For those of you using Adblock with Firefox under Windows and find it missing after the upgrade, here's what I did to fix it.

    Check the new Extensions manager under Tools and see if it's there. If it is, uninstall it from that window.

    Close Firefox and use Explorer or whatever to browse to "\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Mozilla\FireFox\profile.3hd\Extensions" on your system drive.

    Now you have to figure out which of these obscurely named subdirectories is Adblock. You can use Notepad or some other text editer to open "Extensions.rdf" and see. This string may be the same on all systems, if so, I'm sure someone can post it. Once you know which directory Adblock is still hiding in, delete it. Now go and install the AdBlock nightly from here: http://adblock.mozdev.org/dev.html [mozdev.org]

    That took care of it on my systems. YMMV, as always.
    • Re:Adblock (Score:5, Informative)

      by Dachannien (617929) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:19PM (#9437359)
      I just redownloaded AdBlock off of the extensions page (click Get New Extensions from the extensions control widget) and it worked fine. Even kept all my old adblock settings.

      There's also an extension that makes your old-style extensions from pre-0.9 show up in the control widget. Some of the old extensions (Nuke Anything, for example) don't seem to have been updated, but they still work fine in 0.9 if you enable them. Once you restart Mozilla you have to right click the dimmed extensions to enable them.

  • One Tree Hill (Score:5, Interesting)

    by fembots (753724) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:08PM (#9437253) Homepage
    FYI, One Tree Hill is a suburb [wises.co.nz] in Auckland, New Zealand. And apparently a couple of the code names are based on other suburbs nearby.
  • by Patik (584959) * <cpatik@@@gmail...com> on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:08PM (#9437254) Homepage Journal
    update.mozilla.org was slow earlier today. If you can't get in there, try these out:

    Extensions [extensionsmirror.nl]
    Themes [mozillazine.org]

    Keep in mind that the packaging requirements changed for this release, so not all of your old favorites are 0.9 compatible (yet).

    If you want the old 0.8 theme back, you can find it here: Qute [quadrone.org]

  • by iserlohn (49556) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:12PM (#9437286) Homepage
    They really need a proper pagerank feature in the moz googlebar. There was a recent hack to googlebar that showed pagerank for a page by querying a central server which returned a gif image. That doesn't work so well and is really slow.
  • Am I the only one? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:13PM (#9437301)
    Who gets issues with Slashdot and Firefox. In that the main area of the page overlaps strangely with the menu area on the left.

    It occurs some of the time, not all of the time.

    Poor /. html ??
  • by agenaud (538288) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:20PM (#9437363) Homepage
    I cleared all my bookmarks upgrading a previous version, after reading rave reviews about reimporting old bookmarks (appearently on Windows).

    Before I update from 0.9RC to 0.9, is there a way to save bookmarks? Perhaps as an HTML file?

    • by KiwiRed (598427)
      I don't know if it currently works with 0.9RC/0.9, although i expect a new version that does will be out soon if needed, but i use MozBackup [jasnapaka.com] for backing up Firefox and Thunderbird.
  • by sbszine (633428) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:24PM (#9437389) Homepage Journal
    Using it now, and it's waaaay faster and more reliable than 0.8. No more reloading poorly rendered Slashdot pages!

    If you think the new theme is a step backwards, you can get the old theme back by going to the designer's site [quadrone.org].
  • My thoughts: (Score:5, Informative)

    by ajutla (720182) <ajutla at gmail dot com> on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:28PM (#9437409) Homepage
    --Firefox 0.9 really is a bit faster than 0.8. It's probably not noticeable to all you lucky bastards with broadband, but I can tell over 56k. I think FF is now about on par with, perhaps even faster than, IE, which was previously a lot quicker (for me).

    --The new default theme...well, I'm in the "damn, that's ugly" camp. I went to Tools -> Themes -> Get More Themes to download Qute, and was taken to Mozilla Update, where there was a link to "install Qute now." I did that but it didn't work. I ended up having to manually download the .jar file and use the theme installer on texturizer.net to get Qute working--It seems like something's broken here, I dunno. Anyone else had a similar experience?

    --FF's interface seems a bit snappier now, as well--it doesn't slow down a ton with multiple tabs open. It remains to be seen whether it still has 0.8's nasty memory leaks, though.

    --I wonder if anyone else has noticed this: the menus now are rendered a little bit...differently. They no longer look as "Windows native" as they used to, and now resemble Mozilla 1.5 on my Debian machine. I wonder if this was done for cross-platform compatibility (So FF doesn't look as out of place on Linux?)

    Overall, though, I'm quite pleased with the new FF's performance. It's a bit of a pain to go around and re-obtain all your extensions and such, but once you get it set up, it works very well. Great job Mozilla dev team!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:28PM (#9437413)
    Why does the linux installer ask me to close
    all my Windows programs before continuing ?
  • by RedVortex (535518) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:44PM (#9437524)
    The thing I miss the most from the Mozilla is the ability to type something to search directly in the address bar press the down arrow (selecting: search google for...) then [enter]... No need to add another space wasting thingy just for searches.

    Sorry but I really can't get over it, I loved that feature. I was using it all the time...

    Also, I still have some rendering problems with slashdot, sometimes the page renders on two side-to-side pages, very weird, it's happening right now, when I click preview, I have to scroll right to see the preview and the post comment boxes, all the rest is at the left, very weird...

    Well, we're still under 1.0 ... Then again, just check MSIE, they are at 6.x and they still can't get everything right, hehehe

    RedVortex
    -- Please direct all bugs reports to /dev/null...
    • by mpsmps (178373) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @10:02PM (#9437652)
      The thing I miss the most from the Mozilla is the ability to type something to search directly in the address bar press the down arrow (selecting: search google for...) then [enter]... No need to add another space wasting thingy just for searches.

      I stupidly put off switching for the same reason, but with a little customization you can do it in even fewer keystrokes with Firefox.

      Enter about:config in the location bar, set keyword.URL to http://www.google.com/search?btnG=Google+Search&q=

      Now typing any non-url in the location bar brings up the google search results. No need to press the down arrow!
    • hear hear (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Suchetha (609968)

      i agree with you on that one. i REALLY loved that feature. it was SO damn simple open browser/tab type search term press the "down" key until you get "search on $search_engine" and hit enter.

      i REALLY hope someone decides to bring it back. it made life so much easier for me, and along with tabbed browsing and popup blocking was one of the things that made the switch away from IE SO much easier

      Suchetha
  • by scragz (654271) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:44PM (#9437527) Homepage

    Old extensions and themes are going to be broken so you're going to have to make a new profile and install new versions. Here are the extensions [mozillazine.org] and themes [mozillazine.org] that have been updated.

    I tried to put the list in here since MozillaZine always gets /.ed, but it wouldn't make it past the filter.

  • I prefer 0.8. (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Guspaz (556486) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:51PM (#9437574)
    1) 0.9 RC trashed my profile. Yeah, 0.9 final migrates, but hey, now that my profile is ALREADY gone, it's too late, now isn't it? 0.9 RC should have at least offered to back up my profile for future use.

    2) Pinstripe is quite ugly. I much prefer Qute, and think the Mozilla folks must be stoned to ditch Qute for Pinstripe. I will certainly be reverting back to Qute.

    3) They removed the theme on the download manager. It used to be nice and themed, now it is all solid colours. This may be Pinstripes fault, however, if the theme affects the download manager too.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm a big Firefox supporter, and have converted numerous people. However, I simply think that several crucial mistakes were made in 0.9.
    • Re:I prefer 0.8. (Score:3, Interesting)

      by mriker (571666)
      0.9 RC pissed me off by tossing all of my bookmarks and preferences as well. I was relieved to find that everything was restored when I uninstalled 0.9 RC and re-installed 0.8, however. Did you try this? I installed 0.9 on a test system (after swearing I'd be sticking with 0.8 after 0.9 RC shat all over my stuff), and everything went smoothly this time... but I've noticed almost no real changes from 0.8, so I don't really see the point.

      I agree that Pinstripe is ass-ugly. Using Noia (which I prefer by f
    • Re:I prefer 0.8. (Score:5, Informative)

      by Quantum Jim (610382) <[jfcst24] [at] [yahoo.com]> on Wednesday June 16, 2004 @01:46AM (#9439076) Homepage Journal

      0.9 RC trashed my profile. Yeah, 0.9 final migrates, but hey, now that my profile is ALREADY gone, it's too late, now isn't it? 0.9 RC should have at least offered to back up my profile for future use.

      Release candidates are unstable. They are released to find issues that were overlooked by the developers. If you tried it without backing up your old profile folder, the fault is with your own inadequate computer security and safety policy.

      Pinstripe is quite ugly. I much prefer Qute, and think the Mozilla folks must be stoned to ditch Qute for Pinstripe.

      Pinstripe is not very ugly! I agree that is needs polish; however, there is little wrong with it.

      The backlash is mainly due to inertia; most users - like myself - just got used to Qute. When the Phoenix switched from Orbit to Qute, I first thought it was a horrible, horrible decision! However, I grew used to it and eventually preferred the new theme. After a few days of Pinstripe, I have similar feelings. Qute is pretty good, but not irreplaceably as I once thought. A few tweaks to my user chrome override-file (not the changes making the rounds) satisfied most of my objections.

      You people are seriously overreacting!

      They removed the theme on the download manager.

      The theme was never in the download manager. Some erroneous entries used to be listed in the theme manager, but that bug seems to have been squashed.

      There were license problems between Qute and Mozilla.org's tri-license policy. Therefor, they will not be able to bundle the popular theme with the oncoming stable version of FireFox Browser. :-( However, I feel the new theme is OK.

  • by Radical Rad (138892) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:53PM (#9437586) Homepage
    I downloaded from an http link. Now how can I check its integrity before I run the installer? I looked on the mozilla.org site and could only find checksums for Solaris.
  • by 89cents (589228) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @09:54PM (#9437596)
    I have been using Pheonix -> Firebird -> Firefox for a while now which much adore, but I am skepitcal of this release. I do not like the new theme so much but changing to small icons is better.
    I not so sure about this new "Software Update" section under Tools -> Options -> Advance.
    "Periodically check for updates"? No thanks.

    "Allow websites to install software"? Is this now another IE? No thanks. Well, maybe it's much more secure.

    "Select new tabs opened from links" What does that mean? Oh, I think it was the old "Open new tabs in the background" option which was more intuitive.

    Well that's just what I see on the front end so far. As long as they fixed some of the bugs, like "the page / can not be found" when hittting the back button. I also hope mouse over text for the tabs no longer gets in my way of pressing a tab. I have seen many websites freeze the browser which is very annoying, so hopefully those bugs are fixed to.

    • by xandroid (680978) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @10:37PM (#9437909) Homepage Journal
      "Periodically check for updates" -- it won't install anything unless you tell it to.

      "Allow websites to install software" -- if it's checked, you can install extensions by clicking on a .xpi link. If it's not checked, you can't install any extensions. Get your browser the way you want it, then uncheck it.

      "Select new tabs opened from links" -- just what it says. If you click on a link and have it open in a tab (like middle-clicking a link), this option will select the new tab instead of loading it in the background.

      And it's under Edit > Preferences > Advanced.
  • by xDCDx (635101) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @10:10PM (#9437709)
    Is it just me or the download manager feels clunky? On top of that it is a resource hog.

    I wish there was an option for reverting to .7 type downloads (a separate window for each download) until the DM is less resource intensive and more visually appealing.

    Maybe the problem is that I'm used to GetRight as a download manager (a comercial one, one of the best in my opinion) and I don't stand anything worse. Check it out here: www.getright.com [getright.com]
  • by SCHecklerX (229973) <thecaptain@captaincodo.net> on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @10:16PM (#9437754) Homepage
    Even more reason to put off replacing the little guy with a newer sony sub-notebook :)

    As others have stated, this version is a bit faster.

    The theme is fine. Just set it to use small icons and no text.

    The only annoyance is that there is display loop problem when opening up the toolbar customizer (you can get around it by simply clicking firefox's titlebar...I have other apps that do this too...gtk2 issue?)

    Another thing that I haven't gotten around to submitting a bug report for is that the prefs window assumes your screen is > 480 pixels high, and comes up off of the screen. Easily remedied using windowmaker's ability to resize with the meta key, but this bug is a little annoying, as the prefs info fits perfectly fine after I resize the window to fit on my screen.

    Other than that, great stuff!

  • Too bad... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Trillan (597339) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @10:41PM (#9437946) Homepage Journal

    I love Firefox on Windows, but it's just really too bad they can't match Mac OS X's look on Mac OS X. In particular, the boxy little Windows-like buttons and ugly popup menus have to go.

  • by Trillan (597339) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @11:31PM (#9438322) Homepage Journal

    At last, Firefox does not require a restart to switch themes.

  • by bigberk (547360) <bigberk@users.pc9.org> on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @11:39PM (#9438363)
    Here's the link to the FTP site [mozilla.org] where you can also pick up a ZIP file containing the Windows version. I find that nicer than the installer, sometimes.
  • As a recent convert (Score:5, Interesting)

    by quantax (12175) on Tuesday June 15, 2004 @11:58PM (#9438480) Homepage
    I recently switched to Firefox from MyIE for a couple reasons, mostly doing with spyware & its ability to exploit holes in IE. After installing some of the 'must have' extensions, such as Tab Browser Extensions and Linky, Firefox is easily configured to give me the same experience and better than MyIE, which imo is still a strong browser (even if it uses the IE engine). My main complaint is a simple one, and that is that there is no option nor extension that allows me to minimize Firefox to my system tray instead of closing it, when I hit the close window button on the browser. This allows Firefox to re-open a tad bit faster than if it wasnt running at all, and is nice to have quickly ready to go. Given the relative simplicity of this option, I think the Firefox team should seriously consider adding such a function, which I was hoping to see in this 0.9 release. Hopefully they will 'fix' this in the next release, but otherwise its a job well done all around.

    PS. To those who would tell me to use a system addon such as AllToTray or PowerMenu, no thanks, but thats not quite the same as being able to click the close-window button and having it minimize to the tray. Close, but no cigar.
  • by glwtta (532858) on Wednesday June 16, 2004 @01:30AM (#9438983) Homepage
    I just came across the Web Developer [chrispederick.com] plugin - I think this just may be the happiest day of my life. From little things like resizing the window quickly to popular resolutions, to the live CSS editing, it's hard to overstate how useful this plugin is for web development.
  • configs (Score:5, Informative)

    by baadger (764884) on Wednesday June 16, 2004 @04:01AM (#9439628)
    there has been some mention of preference/config files. an easy way to edit these in firefox .9 is to goto "about:config"

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