Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Released
Tuesday June 30th, 2009
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 has been released. Available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in more than 70 different languages, Firefox 3.5 is the most recent major Mozilla browser release since the launch of Firefox 3 in June 2008.
The Firefox Features page at mozilla.com lists the new and improved features in Firefox 3.5
#7 On the location bar
Saturday July 4th, 2009 5:23 AM
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Up until last week,I have used FF2 since FF3 location bar was too messy and unruly for my taste. Well, FF3.5 was a very compelling proposition due to its JS speed, so I started to look for ways to fix the location bar. Looked at the urlbar switches in about:config, installed the "old Location Bar" add-on - helped to some extent but still missed on some important old behavior. A foundation member entry in bugzilla said that there is no way to get back the exact same functionality. While searching for a fix, I was amazed to see so many people who detested the new "awesomebar" and either degraded to FF2 or to another browser altogether. I am surprised to see that the developers don't take a serious look at this and come up with an option switch : "FF2 urlbar functionality". I am still browsing with my FF2...