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David Hartsock
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April 13, 2011 - 6:58 pm
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[quote="NevilleT":18fu517s]I am going through the adaption process for the new user interface and cannot see why I have to do this. The old interface worked fine for me. Could they just give us an option to use either interface? Let me choose the "Classic" version if I want.[/quote:18fu517s]
You can use the customize menu (right click the icons at the end of the address bar and choose customizee) to move the home/reload/stop buttons back to the left hand corner, which is what I've done.

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April 13, 2011 - 8:41 pm
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Tried Foxfire 4. Norton toolbar would not work and was automatically disabled. Had to uninstall Foxfire 4 and revert to previous version.

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April 13, 2011 - 8:57 pm
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[quote:2k59xfhz]Norton toolbar would not work and was automatically disabled[/quote:2k59xfhz] .....and that's a [i:2k59xfhz]bad[/i:2k59xfhz] thing??

Just kidding!!

Welcome to the forum by the way....nice to see you here.

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April 13, 2011 - 10:13 pm
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[quote="Flying Dutchman":2omi4y9b]@Jim,
[quote:2omi4y9b]what's best for users and any potential market gains would seem to go hand in hand; they appear to have lost site of that fact for the moment as they are consumed by the battle of oneupmanship.[/quote:2omi4y9b]
[quote:2omi4y9b]I also agree with you that by playing this 'anything you can do I can do better' game, Mozilla are tending to disregard the fundamentals that made Firefox so popular in the first place....[/quote:2omi4y9b]
You managed to communicate what's bothering me in the best way I could think of.

@beyondallken
It looks like PDFs are not associated correctly in Firefox.
Please check the following:
1. Go to Tools>Optionss>Applications.
2. Scroll down the list until you find "pdf files".
3. What is Firefox supposed to do with them?
4. If it doesn't say "Use xxx" (where xxx should be your PDF reader), you need to change that by clicking on the drop-down arrow to choose it. If your PDF reader is not listed, click on "Use other", it will pop up a small window where you can search for your PDF reader and make it the default program to handle PDFs on the web.

Hope this helps.[/quote:2omi4y9b]
Just what I needed ! Thanks a bunch for the help.

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[quote="beyondallken":1jsxco9l]Well so far I like what has happened to Firefox, but I have a problem which may or may not be related to the change.
Previously if a site offered a PDF file it would open automatically. Now it seems to go through the motions, but stops with a blank page ? Anyone else finding such a problem ?
If I run Explorer on the same site it works fine. [/quote:1jsxco9l]

Try the Adobe Reader Plug-In or the Foxit Reader Plug-in, both seem to work fine but I prefer Foxit Reader.

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[quote="attitude3910":2isdjr5f][quote="beyondallken":2isdjr5f]Well so far I like what has happened to Firefox, but I have a problem which may or may not be related to the change.
Previously if a site offered a PDF file it would open automatically. Now it seems to go through the motions, but stops with a blank page ? Anyone else finding such a problem ?
If I run Explorer on the same site it works fine. [/quote:2isdjr5f]

Try the Adobe Reader Plug-In or the Foxit Reader Plug-in, both seem to work fine but I prefer Foxit Reader.[/quote:2isdjr5f]

Thanks for the tips, but I already used Foxit in Firefox previously. Somehow the association was lost when I set up Firefox 4 and the suggestion to check that area was the answer I needed.
Working fine now.

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April 20, 2011 - 9:30 am
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Just a short follow up (if anyone is still interested)
[quote:76pix5z0]the Keyscrambler icon does not unload from the tray,[/quote:76pix5z0]
QFX has released an update to Keyscrambler that fixes this issue. You can find it [url=http://download.qfxsoftware.com/download/KeyScrambler2.7.1.5_Setup.exe:76pix5z0]here[/url:76pix5z0] (was posted on mozillZine forum in the Extension/Theme Releases section.
[quote:76pix5z0]Padlock: also gone, replaced by the "Site Identity Button" in the navigation bar.[/quote:76pix5z0]
Along with the Padlock, the "Warning Messages" in Options>Security are gone.
Won't make any comments

I am human

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May 3, 2011 - 4:10 am
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ZoneAlarm security toolbar is not working for the time being. the rest is just fine

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Ya I really used the mozilla firefox 4.The main thing I notice is that it got more flexibility.Earlier if you think you want the sessions later,you must save it in this session.If we forget it,then we lost.But now we can load older from new if we want without any efforts.And it also got many add-ons.It is the main difference from chrome.And if you are serious about internet jobs then surely firefox will help you.....................

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May 8, 2011 - 6:14 pm
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I'm still playing the sit back and wait game, still using FF 3.6 something or the other. Looks now like that decision may have been vindicated.

I was amazed to see a beta version of FF 5 now available on download sites......already!!!

That must be some kind of record.....although Chrome would be hard to beat in that department!

[b:2orpwr2a]@ashikthomson[/b:2orpwr2a] - Welcome to the forum, nice to see you here. Appreciate your input, you make some good points.

Cheers....Jim

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May 11, 2011 - 6:56 am
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[quote="ozbloke":34twlct8]I'm still playing the sit back and wait game, still using FF 3.6 something or the other. Looks now like that decision may have been vindicated.

I was amazed to see a beta version of FF 5 now available on download sites......already!!![/quote:34twlct8]
Jim, Mozilla is moving to a faster development cycle and they are going to issue more major number releases. IE is on version 9 and chrome is on 11, or 12. People who aren't exactly computer savy seem to associate higher software numbers with newer/better, so Mozilla is trying to compete so to speak.

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I'm not quite sure about that Dave, but then again, I'm not a geek or newbie. Believe Netscape was at version 9 when it was dumped, and that was some time ago. Whatever happened to common sense, eh? If the higher a program number needs to be to attract an audience, then someone out there should start their first version with 100. That should create a real challenge (to those wanting to keep pace), Mindblower!

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May 11, 2011 - 10:30 am
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This is more and more common.

Windows 7 shows version 6.1 on its command line.
[quote:193domwz]Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600][/quote:193domwz]

And blackberry is skipping 6.1 and moving straight to 7...

I'm going to release some software with version 2000. That can't fail:

Widgets 2000.

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[quote="Mindblower":1dp14vp8]I'm not quite sure about that Dave, but then again, I'm not a geek or newbie. Believe Netscape was at version 9 when it was dumped, and that was some time ago. Whatever happened to common sense, eh? If the higher a program number needs to be to attract an audience, then someone out there should start their first version with 100. That should create a real challenge (to those wanting to keep pace), Mindblower![/quote:1dp14vp8]
Here's a simple, and related, example - look at all of the software programs that have changed from version numbers related to program development to version numbers that reflect the year. Why? Because the IDoEverything 2012 program "sounds" newer than IDoEverything 7.2.15.001. It also generates increased sales subconsciously - it's a marketing trick - and it gives the author an excuse to release a "new" version each year, even if the changes are minimal.

The same thing is happening in the browser world and chrome is the biggest offender.

Now, back on topic... Firefox 4 on the Android platform is pretty awesome and includes the addin ability, which is a Godsend.

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May 11, 2011 - 10:38 pm
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[quote="DavesComputerTips":3kxb7gqn]
The same thing is happening in the browser world and chrome is the biggest offender.[/quote:3kxb7gqn]

I disagree.

IE and FF are emphasizing numbers. IE 9, FF 5, FF5.2, etc.

I couldn't tell you without looking what version of Chrome I'm running. Haven't bothered to check. It doesn't matter to me.
FF, IE -- I know because each major release is a monumental event.

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