Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2011 19:45 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has released Firefox 7. Unlike releases of Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 which were relatively minor upgrades to the browser, Firefox 7 includes a number of significant improvements, most important of which is probably the drastically reduced memory usage.
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Stop breaking plugins
by tux68 on Tue 27th Sep 2011 20:53 UTC
tux68
Member since:
2006-10-24

It's the features added by extensions that keep me faithful to Firefox. I don't have the solution, but it's a real problem. With every upgrade one or more addons that I use is disabled and makes the new improved version of Firefox feel like a step backward.

Edited 2011-09-27 20:55 UTC

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RE: Stop breaking plugins
by lemur2 on Tue 27th Sep 2011 22:57 in reply to "Stop breaking plugins"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

It's the features added by extensions that keep me faithful to Firefox. I don't have the solution, but it's a real problem. With every upgrade one or more addons that I use is disabled and makes the new improved version of Firefox feel like a step backward.


I've never had any problem, except for the Australian dictionary. I simply used the GB dictionary instead. In addition for one update, one of my addons wasn't available for a week or so.

The significant majority of the addons hosted on addons.mozilla.org should work after an update, since Mozilla automatically verifies them for compatibility.

Just let them update.

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RE[2]: Stop breaking plugins
by sorpigal on Thu 29th Sep 2011 18:28 in reply to "RE: Stop breaking plugins"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

It's nice that it Works For You, but that's no answer to the problem of what to do when it doesn't work.

My experience is like the grandparent: Every FF update breaks at least one extension that I use daily. It's a good thing that I can control when I update so that I can delay upgrading until all my extensions have been updated. Oh, wait! Apparently FF updates never break anything, so Mozilla is going to make it all transparent, automatic and impossible to opt out of. Well that's good news; it's not as if I ever have to worry about testing my web sites on older versions of the engine... oh, wait.

You get the idea.

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RE: Stop breaking plugins
by Sauron on Wed 28th Sep 2011 02:21 in reply to "Stop breaking plugins"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Got fed up with Firefox because of this, and recently switched browsers to Lunascape. It's switchable on the fly between 3 engines, "Firefox's Gecko, Chrome's Webkit, and IE's Trident engine". It also uses Firefox extensions with no problems, and no breaking compatibility every week. Also very configurable.

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RE[2]: Stop breaking plugins
by cmost on Wed 28th Sep 2011 11:28 in reply to "RE: Stop breaking plugins"
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

Got fed up with Firefox because of this, and recently switched browsers to Lunascape. It's switchable on the fly between 3 engines, "Firefox's Gecko, Chrome's Webkit, and IE's Trident engine". It also uses Firefox extensions with no problems, and no breaking compatibility every week. Also very configurable.


Too bad there isn't a Linux version...

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