Thursday, June 19, 2008

Firefox 3

I, like many others, downloaded Firefox 3 yesterday. It was an attempt for a Guinness World Record titled Spread Firefox. The result was more than 8 million downloads in a single day. Quite impressive!

I did not have time to install it yesterday as I was on a holiday, busy attending Google Developer Day 2008. See my photos on Flickr. I met there with few fellow developers, like Dmitry Baranovskiy, who you can see speaking at Web Directions South soon and Carlos Mari, Director of Carlos Labs.

So I installed Firefox 3 today. I must say that I am quite impressed with the browser itself and with the ease of upgrading. I expected few hiccups on the way but it was all smooth.

Out of my 31 add-ons installed on Firefox 2 only six do not work. The six that no longer work are:

  • AutoCopy
  • ColorZilla
  • EROnline (Exit Reality)
  • Firebug
  • Google Browser Sync
  • Link Alert

I am going to miss AutoCopy and ColorZilla dearly. I am sure that Exit Reality will release a new plug-in real soon.

And for Google Browser Sync - it's a real shame that this is discontinued. But I knew this in advance, therefore I backed up my bookmarks and returned back to my favorite Foxmarks

In case you wondered what add-ons I use and currently have installed, here is a list:

  • Download Statusbar
  • Dummy Lipsum
  • Dictionary English (AU)
  • Dictionary English (US)
  • FlashGot
  • Forecastfox
  • Google Earth
  • Google Gears
  • Google Notebook
  • Greasemonkey
  • Html Validator
  • IE Tab
  • Live HTTP Headers
  • MeasureIt
  • meebo
  • Mouse Gestures
  • Operator
  • PDF Download
  • Personas for Firefox
  • Quick Locale Switcher
  • Redirect Remover
  • Total Validator
  • User Agent Switcher
  • Web Developer
  • YSlow

Happy browsing, everyone!

PS: I also installed Skype 4.0 and it is very sleek!


Keith said...

Hi Dushan!

Firebug 1.1.0b11 should work ... you can download it here:

It may take a couple of attempts (with complaints that the XPI cannot be installed) to install it though!


Dushan Hanuska said...

You are right, Keith! There is also Firebug 1.2 Beta, which is recommended for Firefox 3.

rmk said...

I also use mouse gestures and I think it rocks !
In general I am not a fan of keyboard shortcuts and much prefer the mouse. I guess that's why I am not a dev guy...

Carlos said...

My only add-on is "el Firebug" - it's my swiss army knife for travelling the web. Anything else is just excess luggage.

Good to see you on Dev Dav, Dushan, and keep posting about FF3.0 - maybe sooner than later I'll join in!

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