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Windows 7: Mozilla Introduces Firefox 29 the Most Customizable Ever

09 May 2014   #71
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

The Classic Theme Restorer add-on is pretty nice and works for me, though it did take me a while to sort out how to set up FF the way I want it.

FF shouldn't need an add-on though. This kind of customizability (to layouts that were in previous versions of FF) should be built in to begin with in my opinion.

At any rate, at least FF 29 is working well for me now.

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Make that: 29.0.1


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09 May 2014   #72
pappi

 

What's the diff between 29 and 29.0.1?
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09 May 2014   #73
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

What’s New
  • Fixed 29.0.1 - pdf.js printing white page (1003707)
  • Fixed 29.0.1 - Tabs not visible with dark themes under Windows 8.1 (907373)
  • Fixed 29.0.1 - Session Restore failed with a corrupted sessionstore.js file (1001167)
  • Fixed 29.0.1 - Seer disabled by default (1005958)
Source: Firefox Release Notes
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10 May 2014   #74
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I wasn't sure what to make of the newest iteration of Firefox, especially the new Australis engine/user interface (UI), but it has been a week now and I saw that 29 already has an update to 29.0.1, so I thought oh what the heck go for it.

If you knew me better you could put me into the "I dislike change" category but, as with all things new it just takes a while to figure out where everything is or what has been replaced or removed, it took me about a half hour to tweak it, and check to see if my Tools/Options were set to my preference. All in all I like this new version its cleaner looking and quicker. It also cleared up some minor irritations in displaying pages here at SevenForums and other sites that I visit.

Most of you may have already checked but I found some guidance here: Mozilla Firefox | mozillaZine Forums
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11 May 2014   #75
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I still find that Firefox will not work properly on some sites, including this one. I have to use IE for this site. I like the new FF, but I was really hoping that they would resolve this problem that has been bugging me since FF 24.

It's still my browser of choice, though.
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11 May 2014   #76
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

This is a search for Firefox will not work properly on some sites There is a bunch of links to help, you can take your pick, but this one looks the most promising whether you have warnings or not. Websites don't load - troubleshoot and fix error messages

This could also be a case of a corrupted profile you might want to try a new one. Start here at the beginning and read the warnings before you start.
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11 May 2014   #77
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
This is a search for Firefox will not work properly on some sites There is a bunch of links to help, you can take your pick, but this one looks the most promising whether you have warnings or not. Websites don't load - troubleshoot and fix error messages

This could also be a case of a corrupted profile you might want to try a new one. Start here at the beginning and read the warnings before you start.
Thanks for the tip. I'll look into it.
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11 May 2014   #78
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sevenforums works fantastic for me on every site including this one. I think the corrupted profile might be it as suggested.
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11 May 2014   #79
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Speaking of corrupted profiles, I've had a few in my Firefox life! I'd like to recommend an extension for quick, handy profile backups. It's called FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension). I've been using this for years without problems. You can backup your whole profile, among other things, with one click of a toolbar button. Restores are a snap too.

There is also a free program available called MozBackup. It's good, but I prefer FEBE because it's so quick & simple, at least for me.
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12 May 2014   #80
crawfish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As I described in another Firefox thread, you don't have to be beholden to an extension to back up Firefox profiles:

Speaking about Firefox itself, I back up:

AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles.ini

I have three profiles in the Profiles folder, and besides doing this for backup, I can copy them along with the .ini file to duplicate my environment on other machines. I guess if I ever wanted to selectively restore pieces of a profile, I could restore a backup profile to a VM and extract it from there using whatever means there are for that, maybe involving an extension like the one you posted. However, I don't see any reason to use an extension all the time for backup/restore. Copying the profile folder and .ini file does it all for my bookmarks and extensive organization in the sidebar and toolbar, other customizations, history, cookies, saved passwords, and the extensions I use, which include Tabmix Plus, All-In-One-Sidebar, Noscript, Adblock Plus, Video DownloadHelper, GreaseMonkey, and in one profile, Classic Theme Restorer.
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