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Old 01-24-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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I just upgraded to Firefox 3.6 on my Mac with OSX. I normally keep Java turned off and turn it on only when uploading photos to SmugMug or Facebook. They have moved where you turn Java on/off and it took me a while to find it. It used to be in the normal preferences. It is now under the Tools->Add-ons. This was not mentioned in the update notes that I saw.

   
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I just upgraded to Firefox 3.6 on my Mac with OSX. I normally keep Java turned off and turn it on only when uploading photos to SmugMug or Facebook. They have moved where you turn Java on/off and it took me a while to find it. It used to be in the normal preferences. It is now under the Tools->Add-ons. This was not mentioned in the update notes that I saw.
Thanks for the warning. I am still on 3.5.7, so far. But forewarned is fore-armed.

Are you generally glad you moved up to 3.6?

   
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Are you generally glad you moved up to 3.6?
No problems so far but I do not any customization or have more than a few add-ons.

   
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It has been like that since at least 3.0 on Windows.

I really like the speed & rendering of 3.6 but have only got it on a laptop at the moment as some of my addons are not yet officially compatible. But they should be in a week or so.

   
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I took a look at 3.6 the other day and my CSLite (for cookie management) won't work on 3.6 so I didn't upgrade yet...I still have FF2 on my system--when 3 came out, there were add-ons I needed that wouldn't work with 3 so I kept 2--and I use FF2 most of the time...

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There have been quite a few security issues found in Firefox since version 2. If you're still using such an old version, you're a braver person than I am.

This is true for all the browsers.
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judy: There have been quite a few security issues found in Firefox since version 2.
Yeah...I'm aware of that...


>>If you're still using such an old version, you're a braver person than I am.

LOL!!! What a nice way of saying...I'm dumb...'-}}


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LOL!!! What a nice way of saying...I'm dumb...'-}}
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Not dumb. More of a "risk taker." ;-)
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I'm not sure about that. Every time I tell Firefox to go ahead and update, I feel I'm taking a big risk. Kind of like I'm bungee jumping. Makes me feel almost young again!<BG>

   
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I'm not sure about that. Every time I tell Firefox to go ahead and update, I feel I'm taking a big risk. Kind of like I'm bungee jumping. Makes me feel almost young again!<BG>
Damned if you do and damned if you don't.<g>

I've never had problems with a Firefox update. Opera is my browser of choice in Linux and Windows, so I don't use Firefox that much. But I do use it. I don't think I have any plugins to worry about except Silverlight, which I need at a few Web sites. A number of things that Firefox needs a plugin for are built into Opera.
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