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Should I upgrade to Firefox 3?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by UrbanMyth, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. UrbanMyth

    UrbanMyth Regular Member

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    I use Firefox 2.0.0.16. I use a number of addons and so was wondering whether it was wise to upgrade to Firefox 3. Does anyone know of any reason why I shouldn't do this? Don't want to break anything.
     
  2. justthinking

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    I would wait. I have found some of my old addons are not compatible with ff3. Give it a few more months.
     
  3. berrycorp

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    well i upgraded n then uninstalled the new version... n returned to the old one... none of the plugins i use worked..!! my life is over without them!
     
  4. UrbanMyth

    UrbanMyth Regular Member

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    Thanks for the info :)
     
  5. genie1

    genie1 Junior Member

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    I still find FF3 to feel a bit clunky compared to FF2. This is based on my linux installation however, I have not tried it yet in windows. I'm not a fan of the new security features however :D
     
  6. dogdog

    dogdog Regular Member

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    Not much different to me. Upgrade or not, really doesn't matter.
     
  7. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    I upgraded this week, and though the plugin problem is real, the look and feel of FF3.0 is great. To use the old plugins, install the portable version of FF on a flashdrive, then install the plugins to the portable FF.
     
  8. digirax

    digirax Newbie

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    Is there a roboform plugin for firefox 3?, as that is the only thing that would sway me one way or the other.
     
  9. Tony57

    Tony57 Registered Member

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    Whatever version you use this is must with FF

    Code:
    http://firefox-ultimate-optimizer.en.softonic.com/
    Tony
     
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  10. voxclan

    voxclan Regular Member

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    If you are using many plugins (like many of us I guess) I think you should wait a few months. In a few months the important plugins will be most likely bugs free but not there yet.
     
  11. profsoandso

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    I just bought this to see how well it works, and it's great. For some reason, it chews away at the CPU a bit more than FF did, but it's ridiculous how much memory it freed up. Hit me in up PM if you want to give it a shot, and I'll send you the .zip. After you try it, if you like it, you should definitely send in the 4 bucks or whatever it was. Thanks Tony.
     
  12. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hey digirax!

    Here you go - ROBO*FORM
    Code:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?xmmjx2xbzld
    Note: This one is from a previous download post called "WizGizmo's Download Avalanche". I checked the link and it is still working . . . and YES - It works in both Firefox and IE. You can enable it by going to Start>Programs>AI Roboform>Taskbar Icon. Then, whenever you wish to disable it, just go to your tray and right-mouse click and exit it.

    I use it all of the time. It's a really handy tool for a bunch of different tasks.

    Enjoy! - "Wiz"
     
  13. Profit

    Profit Regular Member

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    Yes. I have had it since about a week after FF 3 was released.
     
  14. delmages

    delmages Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    For those of you who are debating upon whether or not to upgrade to FF3 based upon whether or not your plug-ins will work, there is a neat little trick that allows you to use older plug-ins with newer versions of the FF browser. Here ya go:

    Code:
    1. Type "about:config" in your browser. (Without quotes of course.)
    
    2. Right-click on preferences, which brings up a menu. There should be an 
    option that says "New." Click on it, and then choose "Boolean."
    
    3. It will ask for the preference name, so type in  
    "extensions.checkCompatibility" (again, without the quotes). You must 
    type it in exactly as shown here. When it asks for a value, be sure to 
    choose "false."
    
    4. Now you need to restart FF. FF will likely inform you that 
    "version checking is disabled", which is exactly what you want. Confirm 
    changes by going to "Tools:Add-Ons".
    
    Voila.
     
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  15. desirez28

    desirez28 Regular Member

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    It's working now, thanks a lot. wait for a long time now..
     
  16. bscan

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    FF3 it's a lot faster and they fix memory issues. So I recommend it.
    Most of the plugins have FF3 version.
     
  17. delmages

    delmages Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Some of us are addicted to extensions that for one reason or another, are not updated as regularly as some of the more common plug-ins. In those cases, it is necessary to take matters into your own hands and "make" the old and useful plug-ins work.
     
  18. Cheeky_Bastard

    Cheeky_Bastard Registered Member

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    Stay away from Firefox 3. It jacked up my whole system. Pages wouldn't load or would take forever. I went back to 2.0.