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Firefox (referred to as Fx) is an open source browser developed by Mozilla. The second most popular browser worldwide, Firefox features a customizable user interface that allows you to enhance it using custom themes and Personas. Personas change the appearance of the user interface without rearranging the elements. Themes however, can completely change the UI ranging from the types of buttons to the color sceme used. Add-ons allow you to customize Firefox to your liking to make a more enjoyable web surfing experience. Some examples of popular add-ons that you can use to customize Firefox are AdBlock Plus, DownThemAll!, TabMixPlus and many more.

 

Firefox has tabbed browsing, bookmarks, a built in session manager, private browsing, personas, themes, add-ons and more. Firefox does not use ActiveX which helps make it a more secure browser. Firefox does make use of many plugins to enhance your web experience. From Shockwave, Flash, Quicktime and more; your browsing experience reaches new levels with the Firefox browser.

 

Downloads: Firefox 18.0 | All builds
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I believe they also did these changes in the 64 bit nightlies. There has definitely been a noticeable improvement. Just wish they'd release an official x64 build. (At least they brought them back in the nightlies)

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I believe they also did these changes in the 64 bit nightlies. There has definitely been a noticeable improvement. Just wish they'd release an official x64 build. (At least they brought them back in the nightlies)

When they tried dropping them, they found out how many people are are using the x64 test builds as their regular browser - there are a lot of them, and they screamed bloody murder. It looks like they greatly underestimated the demand for a 64-bit version. Maybe that experience will prompt Mozilla to make it a higher priority.

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The Release notes incorrectly state that "Disable insecure content loading on HTTPS pages" has been fixed -- it hasn't.

As one of the Mozilla developers says: "... As far as I can tell, the release notes that claim that this has been turned on are just wrong;"

 

What has happened so far is that two hidden prefs have been introduced in about:config, with no user interface at all and they are both OFF by default. Even getting to this stage has taken over 12 years (the bug was first filed on 2000-12-06).

 

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Excellent catch, James.

 

I just checked - those prefs are still turned off  even in the Nightly builds. Yet they marked that bug as RESOLVED FIXED, even though it's fixed only for those who somehow find out about the issue and toggle those prefs on manually in about:config.

 

I don't know what they're thinking. :no:

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