it’s still download day…

still haven’t downloaded firefox 3?  /sigh

okay, well my first impressions are — it’s supercool.  i was always turned off by the default firefox look in 2.0.  3.0 installed and used the skin i was already using and it wasn’t until i installed it on erin’s computer that i saw how hot the new look was.  additionally, it changes depending on the look of your operating system.  i.e. i’ve got a crazy dark gray and black windows theme going on, so my firefox is gray, but erin’s is a lighter gray with a gradient which is what her windows theme is doing.  i imagine this means vista users will have black and mac users will have silver/granite and deviantart trolls will have crazy deviantart theme colors.

i haven’t explored everything yet, but all my plug-ins from 2.0 work, and the web history is a lot nicer and easier to use.  some of my bookmarks got lost on my install but on erin’s everything stayed — i think mine might’ve been saved on a network drive or something wack.

tabbed browsing is still tabbed browsing, which is to say awesome.  3.0 does seem somewhat faster, but it might be psychological.  still, i tend to have 8 million tabs open simultaneously and that does tend to cause my ‘fox to lag, and i’m less laggy these days.  the other bonus is one of the sites i use for work refused, no matter what, to remember my password and 2.0 firefox kept asking but could never keep it.  it’s a common problem and it’s a bug of the app.  well, 3.0 remembers my pw and that is awesome — i think that the overall password saving stuff is managed better and less intrusively.

so what are y’all waiting for?  you have until 10am PST tomorrow morning to at least download this thing.  c’mon, it’s free.

4 Replies to “it’s still download day…”

  1. I have to agree, so far it is slightly more awesome than the last version. I am a little bummed the IE tab isnt compatible because I use that at work (damn oracle). I guess I can open that window separately though. Either way, FF is the only way to go for me.

  2. I *do* like the fact that when it asks you if you want to save your password, it still attempts to log you in, rather than waiting. that way you can wait and see if you typed the right password before saving it. a handy feature i just noticed.

  3. I have to agree, so far it is slightly more awesome than the last version. I am a little bummed the IE tab isnt compatible because I use that at work (damn oracle). I guess I can open that window separately though. Either way, FF is the only way to go for me.

  4. I *do* like the fact that when it asks you if you want to save your password, it still attempts to log you in, rather than waiting. that way you can wait and see if you typed the right password before saving it. a handy feature i just noticed.

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