Firefox 3.0 beta 3 is out

Firefox 3.0 beta 3 is out

Summary: After the false start earlier, Firefox 3.0 beta 3 has finally been released by Mozilla.

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After the false start earlier, Firefox 3.0 beta 3 has finally been released by Mozilla.

Firefox 3.0 beta 3 is out

I'm installing it on several systems now and I'll let you know what I think of this refresh later.

Anything specific you want me to look at, let me know in the TalkBack.

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  • Most excellent

    nt
    D T Schmitz
  • I have 3b2, but have 2 issues.

    First, on this site only I have consistent problems with slow downs and freezes. It is worse in IE7, but I still see it even with FF. From what I understand, it is Flash related, but still very frustrating. ZDNet, are you listening?

    Second, like previous versions, the fonts are terrible. I like FF3, but IE7 is far more readable. I have opened pages in both and toggled back and forth between them, and the difference is very noticeable.
    itpro_z
    • Install NoScript and AdBlock Plus plugins

      It's mostly the Dice flash
      D T Schmitz
      • Thanks

        I added AdBlock Plus and NoScript. I hope that helps.
        itpro_z
        • re:add-ons

          Where can I find Adblock Plus and NoScript?
          thanks in advance!
          Gina
          gina_r1028@...
          • Gina, just click on

            https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ and type in [b]AdBlock[/b] Plus and [b]Noscript[/b], respectively. Both are compatible with the [b]FF 3[/b] betas....

            Henri
            mhenriday
          • thanks Henri

            so you can't use them yet? I mean if you don't have Firefox 3 yet? You know what I'm not even sure what version I have. LOL
            gina_r1028@...
          • Also Firefox 2 compatible

            They're not just for Firefox 3.

            Also, there's a new feature to make getting add-ons easier: go to Tools > Add-ons > Get Add-ons. Some recommended add-ons will be diplayed and can be installed from there, you can also search add-ons or click "Browse All Add-ons" to go to the add-ons site.
            Greenknight_z
  • Just installed it...

    I like the new default theme, much slicker look. Will comment more when I've used it more.
    robajoseph15
  • RE: Firefox 3.0 beta 3 is out

    as soon as Foxmarks releases a compatible version I will be switching over. I like Firefox 3 a lot.
    shoktai@...
  • Speed?

    I'd like to see some speed comparisons. Beta 2 showed some improvements over FF2, but Beta 3 is even faster than Opera on my system, which is really almost scary considering how long Opera has held the title of fastest browser.
    Eapache
  • What the h***?

    What the h***?
    You are using IE to download FF? What a disgrace!
    Viklund
    • boo, boo

      I agree, heathen :)
      guiri
  • RE: Firefox 3.0 beta 3 is out

    Only thing I care about in beta 3: Does it crash every time I right click? I guess I'll find out when I get home. Beta 2 crashed on my system every time I went to right click on anything. Very annoying, but I couldn't be too pissed since it was a beta...
    quarky42
  • RE: Firefox 3.0 beta 3 is out

    I lost the down arrow on the scrolling bar. Mac OS 10.5.1 and Firefox 3 beta 2. Is this a firefox problem or a Leopard problem? It is there on some linked pages and us missing whether the up arrow is at the bottom or the top.
    donernst
  • RE: Firefox 3 beta 3

    Just downloaded it.


    Now excuse me while I go out and play!!!!!
    fatman65535
    • addendum

      Just noticed the modified back/forward arrow. Cute!!
      fatman65535
  • My only complaint . . .

    . . .is that most of my add-ons are hooves-up.

    My M$ Ergo keyboard's browser-function buttons and slider work just fine.

    Hopefully FoxClocks will be updated right away (it was working in 3b2), but I hate having to close FF3 and reopen FF2 to get my RealPlayer record to work again.
    critic-at-arms
    • LOVE the new back/forward history feature!

      Take a look at it -- you now get one single list, bold highlighted where you are, and showing your forward/backward links above and below.
      critic-at-arms
  • RE: Firefox 3.0 beta 3 is out

    Please check whether it works well with foreign characters (a problem in previous versions). Thanks.
    isaias.coelho@...