Field Guide to Mozilla Firefox 3 Details New and Improved Features

Sunday June 15th, 2008

Deb Richardson has written a lengthy, screenshot-filled Field Guide to Firefox 3 with information about the new and improved features in Mozilla Firefox 3, which launches on Tuesday.

Topics covered include the Add-ons manager, bookmarks, CSS, support for color profiles, the Downloads window, font and text rendering, browsing history, the <canvas> HTML element, showing non-ASCII characters in the Location bar, malware protection, the Microformats API (for extension developers), password management changes, performance and memory usage improvements, phishing protection, plugins, the Site Identification button, enhanced Location bar autocomplete, tabs, the default theme, audio and video podcast support, integration with Parental Controls on Windows Vista and Web application protocol handlers. Each section of the guide includes links to articles and weblog posts containing more details.

A Simplified Chinese translation of the Field Guide to Firefox 3 is available and Deb has released the Field Guide to Firefox 3 under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license to encourage other translations.

#4 Firefox 3 doesn't like Livemarks (25 and above)

by DP3_001

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 12:32 AM

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There's a bug in Firefox 3 that causes all of one's Livemarks (RSS feeds) to want to load up at once, resulting in the browser taking about 4 - 5 minutes to load up:


Anybody who's having this problem needs to vote on this bug, because this type of thing never was a problem in FF 2.0, and it's a pretty embarrassing one to have in Firefox 3. It needs to be fixed.