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Firefox 20 improves private browsing, fixes 3 flaws

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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

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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    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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    Windows 10 x64


    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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    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


    Just updated and I really like this new download manager. Really neat and organized.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    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).


    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).


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    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).


    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).


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post

    For God's sake get chrome!
    NO! I will never submit! I don't like Chrome, something about how things "feel" in it turns me off.
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    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Chrome? Blech!


    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    For God's sake get chrome!
    NO! 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post

    For God's sake get chrome!
    NO! I will never submit! I don't like Chrome, something about how things "feel" in it turns me off.
    Amen to that!

    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!
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