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Firefox 3.6 Won't Be Updated Past April 2012 After a little more than a year from Firefox 4's release on March 22nd, 2011, Firefox 3.6 will cease to be updated anymore. Some users still hold on to this version in protest of Mozilla's interface ...
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Mozilla Will Earn $300 Million a Year from Google After a lot of speculation, Mozilla has announced that it had struck a 3 year deal with Google for the default position in the search bar. Rumour has it that the spot was also sought after by Yahoo ...
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Articles about "Firefox 3"

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Jan
11

Old school Firefox: Turning the latest Firefox version into 3.6


Firefox 9 to Firefox 3

A lot of people had a problem (and some still have) with Firefox 4+'s interface. "Chrome knockoff" and "dumbing down" are two terms that you might see pop out in internet discussions about Firefox's current interface. While I think the current UI is not that bad because it saves some more space and thanks to its minimalist style lets you focus on the job at hand, I understand and sympathize with people wanting to turn back the hands of time and return to the good old trusty Firefox 3.6.


Jan
08

Firefox 3.6 Won't Be Updated Past April 2012


After a little more than a year from Firefox 4's release on March 22nd, 2011, Firefox 3.6 will cease to be updated anymore. Some users still hold on to this version in protest of Mozilla's interface changes and rapid release cycles as well as extension breakages. While the "interface changes" issue is highly subjective and can be resolved in one minute with a theme, the other two issues are becoming less and less relevant as time goes by.

The problem was that before 4.0, add-on developers expected major Firefox releases every one or two years and planned their development accordingly, tying their add-ons to specific versions. When major releases started coming every 6 weeks, there were a few months when a lot of extensions broke. Mozilla was reasonably quick to step in and create an internal tool that would automatically analyze extensions and mark them as compatible with newer versions if that would be the case.


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