I upgraded my iMac and my Windows 7 machines to Firefox 3.5 (available here) today.
All went well. The total download/install time was about 4 minutes on my iMac – 2 minutes on Windows 7 RC.
This isn’t a particularly important release for me. I was happy with Firefox 3.0.1. But they promised more speed so I gave it a whirl.
- New Tab Icon: I like the new tab ‘+’ icon. They are imitated an IE feature here. This is useful, especially for news.
- Moving Tabs Between Windows: Now you can drag a tab out of the browser and a new window will open with that page. Or drag a tab from one window to another. For multi-monitor users like myself, this is a terrific new feature.
- Addons – Extensions: All my extensions except 1 migrated nicely. I needed to do a manual update to my Tab Extensions 1 extension (discussed here and available here) but that was to be expected.
- Open in Tabs’ Overwrite Bug: This ‘bug’ still persists in Firefox 3.5 (discussed here ). Alas, as long as the Tab Extensions add-on is available, this is not a problem for me.
- Firefox 3.5: The Technologizer Review (Harry McCracken)
- Top 5 Killer Features in Firefox 3.5 (Mashable) Me: a bit of hyperbole in the title!
- First Look: Firefox 3.5 released, ready to “upgrade” the Web (ars technica)