"those keen to secretly splash some money"
I see what you did there. Chapeau.
Porn-lovers and prezzie shoppers alike are celebrating today after Mozilla announced the release of the privacy-minded version 20 of Firefox. According to the Mozilla blog, the new iteration of the browser allows users to launch a private browsing window whilst keeping other sessions open. "You can shop for a birthday gift in …
While I was waiting for the inevitable Opera fanboys, yes, it was a rather annoying side effect of Firefox's private browsing - it placed all your current tabs in the background and made a new private session. When you exited, your previous tabs popped back into place. It worked, but it was kinda irritating that you couldn't have both. Nice that they've gotten around to sorting it.
A new download manager sounds excellent, too. Why on earth they decided to have the old one as a popup window (that liked to play disappearing games and hide under a different shortcut on every platform) is beyond me. Perhaps once it drops into the Ubuntu repositories I can uninstall the Download In Tabs add-on I've been using for years.
Glaring eh? I've been using FF since version 3 and have never ahd need of this glaring ommission... obviously not important, and that's why it wasn't done before.
See, everyone? RISC OS didn't need this, so it was obviously a wasted effort. I don't know how many times I've told Mozilla to stop faffing about with this "community" crap, and just ask RISC OS what to do...
I don't get how people DON'T have this functionality already. Been using Opera for years and it's had this forever (but then, that's true of just about every Firefox announcement in the last year that spouted some feature). I can have new private tabs or new private windows and mix and match as I see fit.
Great for testing site-logins (bring up private tab and you KNOW there's no cookies, remembered passwords etc.), when the girlfriend wants to check her email on my browser (no, I don't want to sign out, sign her in, sign her out, sign me back in again), etc.
Just because you HAVEN'T used it yet, doesn't mean you wouldn't use it everyday if you'd had it, either. Hell Firefox 3 didn't have a hell of a lot of things that the latest versions have - would you be willing to go back to version 3 functionality but with the latest security updates? I'd guess not.
Opera's great. And it's had this stuff for YEARS. And I get tired of the "Look at us, we have feature X!" announcements for new versions of other browsers that were beaten by another browser by years. It's like when IE got tabbed browsing and all the FF guys laughed.... guess what? We had it before either of you, and all those other features you like to shout off about.
And if you don't understand why someone would use Opera - it's precisely because you didn't realise it's had all these features for YEARS and we found them back then. It's not the sort of thing you realise if you only tried Opera once back in the days of it being pay-for or having an advert banner, and even then some features we had back then have only been replicated relatively recently.
(And people will stop spouting about Opera when you have something new and interesting and it's not either a - in Opera already, or b - in the next latest stable anyway).
It's not the sort of thing you realise if you only tried Opera once back in the days of it being pay-for or having an advert banner, and even then some features we had back then have only been replicated relatively recently
This is going to astonish you, but it's possible to have used Opera and still not prefer it. No, really. No, honestly, I swear this is a thing.
Not every feature in Firefox/Chome/whatever is in Opera, and not every feature that they share is done better in Opera.
"99% of the time it's better in Opera. The only people that couldn't possibly like Opera are those too closed minded to try it"
or those behind a proxy that want to use wildcard exceptions. Yes this fucking shitty bug that's been around for years (well it was a few months ago at which point I've given up trying to use it). Seemed they could never be arsed to fix it, so not fit for a lot of corporate use.
Same here. Working mainly on Linux, I usually have 3 different browsers open (Opera, Firefox and chrome) sometimes including konqueror/rekonq/whatever.
Of those 3/4 I find that I tend to use opera least, simply because it doesnt fo what I want it to, or at least not in the way I expect it to.
Nothing serious, but sometimes it's just slower, sometimes it's just annoying and sometimes it's just crap.
And sometimes it does things to a webpage that none of the other browsers do
Still it has it's uses, so i keep using it, but if I had to stop using any one of those 3, the obvious choice would be opera.
I use Palemoon myself for Windows 64bit, but given that 64bit Windows is really the de-facto, major software distributions should offer true 64bit versions IMHO. Given that we have had x86-64 for nearly a decade this is getting a joke, the 64bit situation is far better in the Linux world.
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I have the N throbber installed in SeaMonkey and Firefox... If you visit my FTP server and browse down from ftp://ftp.2rosenthals.com/pub/Mozilla to the Netscape directory (I have purposely avoided the direct link, as I believe that AOL probably still owns the rights to the N logo artwork <ahem>), you will find a couple of packages there to suit your fancy.
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