Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Nov 2007 16:54 UTC, submitted by lefty78312
Mozilla & Gecko clones The Mozilla Corporation today released Firefox 3 Beta 1, which is now available for download in a variety of languages. The beta includes updates to the default theme, the new places site management features, improved security architecture, and Gecko 1.9. Release notes with a more complete list of features, are also available.
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Native widgets?
by WereCatf on Tue 20th Nov 2007 17:51 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I don't really like FireFox (I prefer to use Epiphany) but one thing I am curious about is does FF3 support native widgets instead of those ugly grey boxes... Didn't see any mention of that in the release notes.

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RE: Native widgets?
by CPUGuy on Tue 20th Nov 2007 18:00 in reply to "Native widgets?"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

You can install different widgets, which is what I do on Linux.

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RE[2]: Native widgets?
by dylansmrjones on Wed 21st Nov 2007 07:50 in reply to "RE: Native widgets?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Actually Firefox 1.x and 2.x does not support widgets on Linux for rendering of web-content. Firefox always use the ugly win95-like buttons - no matter which theme you use.

What can be changed is the look of non-website widgets, e.g. Firefox preferences dialogue, download window, the look of tabs and stuff like that. But comboboxes, buttons, text fields and stuff like that are not themed for page content.

Firefox 3 however has support for native look for widgets in content as well. Place a submit-button on your webpage and it will have the look buttons in your gtk-theme. And that at least is a bit cool. Next problem is the memory leaks and out-of-process loading of plug-ins (read flash and java).

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RE: Native widgets?
by trikloretylen on Tue 20th Nov 2007 18:19 in reply to "Native widgets?"
trikloretylen Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, it uses native widgets.

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RE: Native widgets?
by kaiwai on Tue 20th Nov 2007 19:20 in reply to "Native widgets?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

On Mac OS X they're finally using native widgets; hopefully once Firefox is released they'll get the memory management bit under control because right now its abysmal in terms of the amount of memory used.

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RE[2]: Native widgets?
by kaiwai on Tue 20th Nov 2007 19:43 in reply to "RE: Native widgets?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice to see censorship is live and well, under 5 minutes a point is taken off my score; interesting to see the maturity of some around here is taken to all new pathetic lows. When in doubt, and too lazy to debate, remove a few points to silence the critic(s).

Edited 2007-11-20 19:43

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