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Windows 7: Firefox 6 Beta released

08 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Firefox 6 Beta released

Firefox 6 beta 1 is available.

information   Information

New in this release for Windows, Mac and Linux:
  • Add-ons Manager with Plugin Check: Check that your plugins are up-to-date directly from the Add-ons Manager
  • Improved Panorama Groups: Reduces browser startup time by only loading saved tab groups when you use Panorama
  • Improved Address Bar: Highlights the domain name of the website you’re visiting to make it easy to identify where you are online
  • Streamlined site identity block
  • The Scratchpad: Quickly build and test JavaScript snippets in the browser
  • Support for Web Sockets with a prefixed API
  • Moveable Web Console
  • New Web developer-specific menu
  • Window.matchMedia API
  • Support for server-sent events

Mozilla Firefox

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09 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Firefox 6.0B1 Now Available To The Public

Low and behold there I was happily surfing the Net and up pops this box saying Firefox 6.0B1 is ready to install, like it or not.

Installed with a little help from the installer. (see below)

However this release is so hurried or has so little change form 5.0 that even though the release is identified as 6.0 under Help ----About Firefox the introductory page that you get when Firefox updates says "Welcome to Firefox 5"

Four more things.

1. Out of my 20+ addons only two were incompatible with the update and I can live without those two as they only provide some nice to know but not necessary to know information.

2. The update updated to the Program Files(x86)\Mozilla Firefox\ directory. I guess with all of these updates Mozilla has dropped the release number from the Firefox top folder name.

3. The auto install did not work for me, my guess is due to security restrictions. However I went to the Beta website, 6.0 is now there, downloaded the installer and installed 6.0B1 with that. No problems so far.

4. Since this installed into the Program Files (x86) directory path this version of Firefox 6.0B1 that I installed is the x32 version. I tried installing the 6.0 Aurora x64 on one computer a month or so ago. While it installed I couldn't get it to work so I just uninstalled it. I will stay with x32 for now. I don't know if there is as of yet a 6.0B1 for the x64 version.

P.S. I wonder what the odds are that someone will start a new thread on the 6.0B1 release. Just wondering
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09 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Firefox 6

I was thinking that u will show us an print screen to see it how it looks like, not just informing us about that
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09 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

Thanks for the update, Aaron.
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10 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Addons which don't work for me are:

Kaspersky Anti-Banner (works in FF 5)
Kaspersky URL Advisor (works in FF 5)
Kaspersky Virtual Keyboard (works in FF 5)
Firebug 1.7.3 (works in FF 5)
Firesheep 0.1 (doesn't work in FF 5 or FF 6 beta 1)
TVU Player (doesn't work in FF 5 or FF 6 beta 1)

I'll keep slogging along...
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11 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate

Xmarks doesn't work for me. Every time I try to sync it says "Firefox indicates there are missing things that are needed" or something like that. I uninstalled, cleaned everything, and reinstalled, but same error. Went back to 5 and everything works. It would be nice if they made sure what worked with the previous version works with the next, and then add their new stuff and release, not add stuff here and there that the common folk won't even notice, but change things that break things that they will notice. Ugh.

EDIT - And yes I know it's a beta, but still. Ugh.
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11 Jul 2011   #7

7 ultimate x64

Does FF 6.0b1 take a long time to show the image info after you click "View image info" in the right click menu, for any of you? It's as good as instant in FF 5 and below but is very slow in 6.
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12 Jul 2011   #8

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit

Kaspersky are working on a patch to allow them to work dogbert2
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14 Jul 2011   #9

7 ultimate x64

Just noticed Beta 2 on the FTP, I hope it works better than b1 for me!

edit : Yup .. so far so good! Working better on my setup than b1!
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15 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Beta 2 on their main page now.

Mozilla Firefox
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