Fasterfox for Firefox 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3

Posted by 7 April, 2010 (2) Comment

Fasterfox 3.1.2 & Fasterfox Lite 3.8.2 for Firefox 3.5.4/3.5.5/3.5.6/3.5.7/3.6/3.6.1/3.6.2/3.6.3

Fasterfox Lite: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9148

Simply visit any of the above, click “Let me install the experimental add-on” and let it do the magic for you =). Its not experiment per se, I have been using it since a long time without any problem.

Fully working with latest build:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2

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Tab Mix Plus for Firefox 3.6

Posted by 10 February, 2010 (1) Comment

“Tab Mix Plus (TMP) is a very popular extension for the Mozilla Firefox browser that enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured Session Manager with crash recovery that can save and restore combinations of opened tabs and windows.” – TMP Author Website

The above introduction will not be necessary for those of you already familiar with Tab Mix Plus, since you are like me looking for a version fully compatible with most recent release of Mozilla Firefox 3.6, well there is a version available which works for me without any problem in Firefox 3.6, hoping the same for you.

Click the following; it will open a new Firefox tab along with a warning whether to Allow installation from the said source or not, click Allow and a new Firefox dialogue will show up, just click Install there when it appears, restart Firefox and you are good to go. I am not hosting this version, it is directly from developer of Tab Mix Plus; “oneman”.

Click here to install: Tab Mix Plus Dev-Build 0.3.8.3pre.100125 for Firefox 3.6/3.5

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How to disable “open new tab next to current active tab” in Firefox 3.6

Posted by 3 February, 2010 (2) Comment

A reader, Mukesh sent an email saying that he just upgraded to Firefox 3.6 and now the tabs are opening next to each other instead of old Firefox behaviour i.e. tabs opening from links via middle click etc. at very end of the tab bar/at right in Firefox. This can be a bit confusing for old Firefox users, although it’s a good change since one will know which group of tabs is it, i.e. of a particular website.

Anyhow, the reader wants to know if there is any way of changing this behavior, there sure is when you mention Firefox. Given below is the method to change the new behavior of Firefox so it opens new tab at far end/right side of tab bar instead of opening it next to current active tab.

1. Open Firefox, type about:config in address bar.
2. Don’t worry, that’s a standard warning, just click I’ll be careful, I promise! button.
3. Paste browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent in Filter area, so its filtered out for you. The default value for this will be true. You just have to change the value to false, simply by right clicking browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent and selecting Toggle, so the value is changed to false.
4. Close the tab and restart Firefox, you are done!

Hope this helps you Mukesh (and of course other readers too).

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Fasterfox for Firefox 3.6

Posted by 31 January, 2010 (3) Comment

Fasterfox 3.1.2 & Fasterfox Lite 3.8.2 for Firefox 3.5.4/3.5.5/3.5.6/3.5.7/3.6/3.6.1/3.6.2

Fasterfox Lite: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9148

Simply visit any of the above, click “Let me install the experimental add-on” and let it do the magic for you =). Its not experiment per se, I have been using it since a long time without any problem.

Fully working with latest build:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2

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Firefox 3.6 Downloaded 17 Million Times in the First Week

Posted by 29 January, 2010 (1) Comment

Source: Softpedia

Firefox 3.6 has been out for almost a week now, but the latest major release is proving less popular than its predecessors, at least it terms of downloads, if only slightly so. This isn’t completely surprising as 3.6 is more of an evolutionary build which, while coming with quite a few new features and updates, is still a much smaller release than either 3.0 or even 3.5. By now, according to Mozilla’s own numbers, over 17 million people grabbed the latest and greatest Firefox. Technically, it’s not necessarily 17 million people as the same guy could have downloaded it 10 times. On the other hand, another guy could have downloaded it once and installed it for his entire family.

Of course, the bulk of it came in the first couple of days when eager enthusiasts grabbed the final version of Firefox’s latest iteration. In its first day of availability it, Firefox 3.6 was downloaded 4.5 million times, 66 percent of them by downloading the installer from the Mozilla page and 33 percent by using the “Check for Updates” feature inside the browser.

That sounds like a decent number of people, but considering that when Firefox 3.5 came out it managed to snatch 5 million downloads in just the first day, it doesn’t really sound that impressive. To put things in further perspective, Firefox 3.0 got 8 million downloads in the first 24 hours, setting a Guiness World Record in the process.

In the first two days, Firefox 3.6 was downloaded more than 6 million times. Things wined down a bit after that, but it’s still spreading at a healthy pace adding 2 million downloads just from last night, during daytime in the US, from where Firefox 3.6 got the most downloads, almost 3.5 million so far. Expectantly, the runner up in the country rankings is Germany with a little over 2 million downloads. Firefox is extremely popular in Germany and is already the majority browser. After the latest IE security scare numbers picked up even more in the country, so it looks like Firefox still has room to grow.

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