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Firefox 20 improves private browsing, fixes 3 flaws

Mozilla has fixed three critical security flaws and rolled out several new features with its latest browser update, Firefox 20.

New features include per-window private browsing, a new download manager and the ability to close hanging plug-ins separately.

Previous versions of Firefox had private browsing capabilities but they always required users to open a separate window. Firefox 20 allows users to browse privately without closing or changing their current browsing session.

Read more at source:
Firefox 20 improves private browsing, fixes three critical flaws | ZDNet
 

Wenda

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Be nice if it didn't knock out my add-ons EVERY BLOODY TIME it updates.

That is REALLY browning me off!!

Wenda.
 

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They update so fast... all the time you're just have to wait for the compatibility check of add-ons and install newer versions.

There are some machines I don't use very often and they fall way behind especially for FFox updates. I was using version 13 not long ago, and it seems we are at 20 already. But still, waiting too long and skipping 10 versions at a time is not recommended.
 

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Skulblaka

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Just updated and I really like this new download manager. Really neat and organized.
 

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lehnerus2000

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Meh

IMO, the new Download Manager is awful.

It now takes 2 clicks to open the Download Manager using the toolbar button
It used to take 1 (the keyboard shortcut and menu open it directly though).
:doh:

You have to clear everything or individually select each item and clear it.
The old Download Manager let you select multiple downloads, which you could then clear.

I've got 100+ jpgs listed in my Download History.
It's going to take ridiculous amounts of time to get rid of them (without deleting every other item listed).
:doh:

I wish they'd stop wasting time on stuff like this and fix the Bookmarks Manager.
If they're not going to fix the Bookmarks Manager, they should just concentrate on HTML5 compatibility, security and performance.
 

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Skulblaka

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You have to clear everything or individually select each item and clear it.
The old Download Manager let you select multiple downloads, which you could then clear.

I've got 100+ jpgs listed in my Download History.
It's going to take ridiculous amounts of time to get rid of them (without deleting every other item listed).

Click on the download manager, click "Show All Downloads", then on the top of the window there is a button that reads "Clear Downloads".

I moved the download manager button into a more comfortable position, I really like it. But I guess it would be nice if Mozilla added a "Clear All Downloads" context option.

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Tarka Dal

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IMO, the new Download Manager is awful.

It now takes 2 clicks to open the Download Manager using the toolbar button
It used to take 1 (the keyboard shortcut and menu open it directly though).
:doh:

You have to clear everything or individually select each item and clear it.
The old Download Manager let you select multiple downloads, which you could then clear.

I've got 100+ jpgs listed in my Download History.
It's going to take ridiculous amounts of time to get rid of them (without deleting every other item listed).
:doh:

I wish they'd stop wasting time on stuff like this and fix the Bookmarks Manager.
If they're not going to fix the Bookmarks Manager, they should just concentrate on HTML5 compatibility, security and performance.

For God's sake get chrome!
 

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Skulblaka

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For God's sake get chrome!

NO! :eek: I will never submit! I don't like Chrome, something about how things "feel" in it turns me off.
 

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lehnerus2000

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Chrome? Blech!

You have to clear everything or individually select each item and clear it.
The old Download Manager let you select multiple downloads, which you could then clear.

I've got 100+ jpgs listed in my Download History.
It's going to take ridiculous amounts of time to get rid of them (without deleting every other item listed).

Click on the download manager, click "Show All Downloads", then on the top of the window there is a button that reads "Clear Downloads".

It's easy to kill everything (it always was). :)

If I have a list of 500 items and I want to remove 100, I now have to select and remove them 1 at a time (repeat 100x).
The old manager let you to select the 100 items and then remove those selected items using the context menu.

For God's sake get chrome!

NO! :eek: I will never submit! I don't like Chrome, something about how things "feel" in it turns me off.

Agreed. :)

I won't be swapping to a browser:
  • With almost no add-ons (at least not the ones I use)
  • That can't be customised
  • That reports all of your activities to Larry Page
 

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Seleen

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For God's sake get chrome!

NO! :eek: I will never submit! I don't like Chrome, something about how things "feel" in it turns me off.

Amen to that!:party:

For the past three weeks now I've been running a little internet experiment on myself by blocking all Google related products and services. Using Bing or Yahoo instead of Google. Outlook instead of Gmail, Skydrive instead of GDrive. Essentially all the alternatives to Google that exist. I must say, it has been quite a refreshing change of pace, Bing's daily photos are gorgeous and fun to see every morning and learning to use IE10 (Since I haven't used it since IE6) has been a rather enjoyable learning experience. The lack of addons in comparison to FF is a little upsetting but hidden deep in IE10's menus are some pretty strong privacy and site blocking menus.

Back onto the thread topic! After giving FF20 a whirl, it certainly feels like it has sped up a little bit from its previous incarnation. I'll have to give it a try on the touchscreen laptop once I get to work! That was probably the catalyst which brought me to use IE10 (In desktop mode) for my lappy, it is very touchscreen friendly! :cool:
 

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Skulblaka

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Amen to that!:party:

For the past three weeks now I've been running a little internet experiment on myself by blocking all Google related products and services. Using Bing or Yahoo instead of Google. Outlook instead of Gmail, Skydrive instead of GDrive. Essentially all the alternatives to Google that exist. I must say, it has been quite a refreshing change of pace, Bing's daily photos are gorgeous and fun to see every morning and learning to use IE10 (Since I haven't used it since IE6) has been a rather enjoyable learning experience. The lack of addons in comparison to FF is a little upsetting but hidden deep in IE10's menus are some pretty strong privacy and site blocking menus.

Back onto the thread topic! After giving FF20 a whirl, it certainly feels like it has sped up a little bit from its previous incarnation. I'll have to give it a try on the touchscreen laptop once I get to work! That was probably the catalyst which brought me to use IE10 (In desktop mode) for my lappy, it is very touchscreen friendly! :cool:

Yep, I actually have my homepage set to Bing, I love the daily animated images... very pretty. I tried switching search providers but Google is simply too flexible.

I would love to use IE and I tried to but I just can't. I need my plugins.
 

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lehnerus2000

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Old Download Manager

To restore the old Download Manager:
Lebon14 said:
I use Download Statusbar so I never use Firefox' embedded manager but, when I opened the new one just to check it out, it almost crashed Firefox because of how big my history of downloads has been and it almost crashed again when I clicked "Clear downloads". Yeah... No fan of that notification either because, like I said, I don't use FF's DL manager. Looks like I'll be modifying this command in about:config
Code:
browser.download.useToolkitUI
Change value to TRUE

Thanks to Lebon14 (SevenForums) for that info.
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Update

Some of my FF profiles (I've got 7) must have problems.

The clear downloads problem I mentioned (post #5) only happens in one or two of them.
The rest behave the same as with the new or the old Downloads Manager. :confused:
 
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