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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2011, 02:31:15 AM »
For those of you using firefox and looking for a little extra security, particularly with secure web sites, you may or may not be aware of the inclusion of HTTP Strict Transport Security in firefox. Unfortunately, there isn'y much of a UI by default but the developer has recently updated his addon, which you may find of interest.

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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2011, 05:02:22 AM »
There's also an experimental add-on called HTTPS Finder that automatically detects and alerts (or silently switches to SSL) when SSL is available on the web page. Since it's experimental the latest versions of HTTPS Finder can be found on their Google Code page.
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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2011, 05:50:04 AM »
HTTPS Everywhere is based on the code from NoScript and both allow one to create rules for HTTPS redirects. ForceTLS is a little different, in that it doesn't require rules, but therein may lie a lack of flexibility. Perhaps a a mix and match of all three would be interesting :)
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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2011, 07:19:28 AM »
.. Perhaps a a mix and match of all three would be interesting :)
And then again, it might drive you completely crazy and put you off SSL for life. :) ;)
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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2011, 07:44:39 AM »
And then again, it might drive you completely crazy and put you off SSL for life. :) ;)

That's a very strong likelihood  ;D
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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2011, 08:30:43 PM »
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Not something I've seen here. Can you describe step-by-step what you're doing.



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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2011, 08:32:33 PM »
This is good news for a lot or reasons, not least of which should be the prevention of unasked for plug-ins.

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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2011, 03:11:26 PM »
Love the new FireFox. Took some time to get use to the new windows tabs location on the toolbar.

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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2011, 05:52:02 PM »
Firefox 4 is definitely better than the previous one.
Hi and welcome to you Dave. I agree V4 is a big improvement.
The only thing I have noticed so far is a short hang on loading secure sites eg this Forum, which I don't notice with other Browsers apart from that it is running well. Kind regards.
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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2011, 08:42:44 PM »
I loved the new Firefox 4, but it took minutes in some cases to load webpages.

I'm not sure if my ISP was just having trouble during that time, or what.  I'll try it later, but right now I'm back with Chrome.

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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2011, 02:49:36 AM »
If you're referring to the post by Richeese Rolls, you can simply highlight the text by moving the mouse over the area, whilst holding down the left mouse button.

His hidden text is chrome://global/content/alerts/alert.xul which will hide the browser under the task-bar. There are lots more Firefox Chrome URLs
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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2011, 04:25:09 AM »
Firefox 4 is working well. Sometimes it fails in performing some functionality.
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Sure, what Radaghast pointed about highlighting + holding left mouse button works as well  ;)

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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2011, 07:19:33 AM »

Overall I like it but I don't like the way they've changed Bookmarks.
Hi Bobby and Welcome. I have to admit I have forgot already any differences in the bookmarks. All the best and enjoy the Forum.
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Re: Firefox updates (Version 4 to current)
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2011, 03:03:27 PM »
Hi Bobby and Welcome. I have to admit I have forgot already any differences in the bookmarks. All the best and enjoy the Forum.

I know...I don't see any difference. :P

 

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