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Old 18th June 2008, 21:45   #16
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I have downloaded the new version. Before installing, a couple of questions:
- Will my present bookmarks be automatically transferred to ver 3 ?
- Same with the passwords that I have saved ?
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Old 18th June 2008, 21:48   #17
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1 from my side too..

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Old 18th June 2008, 21:48   #18
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Just downloaded and installed Firefox 3. All my bookmarks and saved passwords are working fine in the new version. A few add-ons are not compatible. Haven't felt any speed difference in loading websites though.
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Old 18th June 2008, 22:40   #19
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BTW, get an "official certificate" from Mozilla for downloading FF3 !!

http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/w...rtificate_form
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I am using FF-3 (last beta version) for quite some time and after seeing this thread, I checked for updates. Guess what, none were detected. So their last beta was indeed production build.

Currently happily being used on 2 comps.

PS : FF, after 2.4 or 2.5, sucked big time. Tons of memory leaks and hangups made me quit this browser and go to flock (was better than FF 2.4 w.r.t. stability), K-Meleon (the fastest I have seen so far) & of course, Safari (the second fastest). But I do believe that after IE8 is out & Safari add an protection layer for users, this will be a 3 way battle. Not to mention, Apple is already pushing Safari with iTunes as a bundled update. Besides all, Opera has also opened a petition for RFC for Web Browsers. Let's see where they take it.

PS-PS : No flames on what is best. That is already well discussed in another thread.
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Downloaded and installed Firefox 3. Looks good. Let me deep dive into the features today.
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Old 20th June 2008, 08:58   #22
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^^ Open up Firefox, Click Help, then select About Mozilla Firefox. On the resulting window, checkout something like Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0. This is the build number for FF3 Final. Verify that yours is the same.
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^^ Open up Firefox, Click Help, then select About Mozilla Firefox. On the resulting window, checkout something like Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0. This is the build number for FF3 Final. Verify that yours is the same.

Been using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0) since beta 3 days. Is that the final build number?
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Old 20th June 2008, 09:45   #24
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Well, thats what is being displayed for me and i had installed it about 2 days back. So u too must be running on the new FF3. ATM am on a linux machine and it is displaying something else. Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061015 Firefox/3.0
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Had installed FF3 from day of release.
Today, I couldn't take it any more, returned back to FF2. FF3 crashed everyday. It was driving me nuts!
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Crashes more than Windows and Office combined!

I just reverted back to my age old FireFox2
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Me Downloaded it from the FTP Site Itself before the official launch....hehehe
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fingers crossed, i have not had a crash after upgrading to version 3. compared to that my IE 7 with the latest update has crashed more number of times.

Opera seems more stable than both though.
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Those reporting crashes - please try upgrading your Java Run time environment.

And why are some guys reporting 2 downloads for same OS? You can simply copy the downloaded file.

Yes - you can use your bookmarks and passwords. I am using the bookmarks and passwords file from 0.9 days of FF. I think FF will use your existing preferences without prompting.

And guess where I saw FF running couple of days back? On an internet vending machine selling railway tickets!!!
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Those reporting crashes - please try upgrading your Java Run time environment.
I had upgraded Java and Flash. Some posts on Mozilla forum suggest crashes occur due to 'Flash'. A new version of flash is reported soon, but I couldn't wait and downgraded for now.
I will wait to see if the new version of flash will solve most of the crash problems.
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