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Windows 7: Firefox 20 improves private browsing, fixes three critical flaws


03 Apr 2013   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Firefox 20 improves private browsing, fixes three critical flaws

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Mozilla has fixed three critical security flaws and rolled out several new features with its latest browser update, Firefox 20.

New features include per-window private browsing, a new download manager and the ability to close hanging plug-ins separately.

Previous versions of Firefox had private browsing capabilities but they always required users to open a separate window. Firefox 20 allows users to browse privately without closing or changing their current browsing session.

Read more at source:
Firefox 20 improves private browsing, fixes three critical flaws | ZDNet


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03 Apr 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i liked the new download manager, but this morning firefox 20 played up for me, disabled add ons and still had the same issue, im hoping its a problem that will soon be fixed.
however as a result im now using comodo ice dragon with my firefox profile so everything is as it was with firefox 19.0.2 (thanks john)
ice dragon is really fast and more secure so its win win.
i await a ff update in the next few days hopefully.
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03 Apr 2013   #3

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Try The Firefox 21 Beta. I am using it and it is working flawlessly. You can download it below:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...idates/build1/
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03 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ice Dragon was a major PIA. I went with Pale Moon x64. It also uses the standard FF profile.

And.... It's really fast. I run 44 add-ons, 4 plugins, and about 35 scripts. Absolutely no issues.

One more thing, Pale Moon is NOT on the insane update cycle that FF is on.

My two cents.
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03 Apr 2013   #5

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sarris View Post
Ice Dragon was a major PIA. I went with Pale Moon x64. It also uses the standard FF profile.

And.... It's really fast. I run 44 add-ons, 4 plugins, and about 35 scripts. Absolutely no issues.

One more thing, Pale Moon is NOT on the insane update cycle that FF is on.

My two cents.
You do not have to stay up with the pace. I jumped off on Firefox 21 Beta. I am getting to old to be fooling with a new browser every day. Mozilla I use Pale Moon as my secondary browser. It will only use the Fx profile if you alow it to. Waterfox does not give you that option and neither does Cyberfox.
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03 Apr 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

gone with the 21 beta. runs fine and i have the new dl manager again
im torn between the improved speed of ice dragon and the new functions in firefox.
if only firefox had the ice dragon speed with the new functions it would be ideal, guess you cant have it all ways.
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03 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Still on Firefox 12, don't give a rat's ass about updating.

I'll also likely turn off the new download manager and go back to the old one whenever I get around to updating to Firefox v2308 (which it'll probably be at when I get around to updating) because I find the current one perfect for my needs.
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04 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

I don't like the new Download Manager.

It takes 2 clicks to open it with the toolbar button and it makes managing things more difficult (i.e. clearing items).
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04 Apr 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

just to say firefox 20 is now behaving for me, i rolled back to it from the 21 beta as a test and because trusteer rapport doesnt work in betas.
its fine now. not sure what the issue was. i did update trusteer so maybe that had something to do with it.

who cares!
it works and thats the main thing.
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04 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I don't like the new Download Manager.

It takes 2 clicks to open it with the toolbar button and it makes managing things more difficult (i.e. clearing items).
I use Download Statusbar so I never use Firefox' embedded manager but, when I opened the new one just to check it out, it almost crashed Firefox because of how big my history of downloads has been and it almost crashed again when I clicked "Clear downloads". Yeah... No fan of that notification either because, like I said, I don't use FF's DL manager. Looks like I'll be modifying this command in about:config
Code:
browser.download.useToolkitUI
Change value to TRUE
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