Firefox 30.0 released

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Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

Download: Firefox 30.0 for Windows | 28.5 MB (Freeware)
Download: Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis)
Download: Firefox 30.0 for Linux | 35.6 MB
Download: Firefox 30.0 for MacOS | 57.6 MB
View: Firefox Website | Release Notes

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A new version of Chromefox /s, great!
Seriously, i like this new version, but still i dont get why the change of look and feel.

Juan4Ever said,
A new version of Chromefox /s, great!
Seriously, i like this new version, but still i dont get why the change of look and feel.

To give a consistent ui between platforms and to make it easier for touch screen users.

Juan4Ever said,
A new version of Chromefox /s, great!
Seriously, i like this new version, but still i dont get why the change of look and feel.

Totally agree. I have no issues with Chrome (well, I have a few, but none with its UI), but I don't get/like that all the other browsers are now trying to replicate that, instead of continuing with its own, equally good UI... (IE being the only one, so far, that still is doing its own thing... we'll see with IE12.) Thank goodness there's Classic Theme Restorer :)

torrentthief said,

To give a consistent ui between platforms and to make it easier for touch screen users.

yep, and also to clean up the codebase, and make it less of a maintenance burdern going forward.

Jaybonaut said,
Well, according to the release notes, they haven't fixed the hanging issues yet.

They both are fixed, on 31 and 32. I don't know if they are fixed why they don't put the fixes on this release...

Jaybonaut said,
Well, according to the release notes, they haven't fixed the hanging issues yet.

Just started using Firefox on a regular basis recently.
Are we talking hanging when starting up, as Firefox is quite slow to be able to use after starting up? Once up and running, it seems quite responsive.

cork1958 said,

Just started using Firefox on a regular basis recently.
Are we talking hanging when starting up, as Firefox is quite slow to be able to use after starting up? Once up and running, it seems quite responsive.

Firefox starts faster than Chrome...

The bug only affects some people and happens when you close it, the process stays and never ends

No problems on Windows but Firefox tends to hang a lot on OS X when I close it. The icon stays active in the dock with a "application not responding" message when I right-click it.

rsnn said,

Firefox starts faster than Chrome...

The bug only affects some people and happens when you close it, the process stays and never ends

Saying Firefox starts faster than Chrome isn't saying much, IMO. Chrome is the absolute worst browser there is as far as I'm concerned.

I have had no hanging issues then since starting to use this when closing the browser, but it sure takes a long time to actually being able to click anything after it first starts. I don't know if that's from the phoning home this thing probably does or what, but sure does suck! Don't know what else I can disable or delete to help it start faster?

I've downloaded Firefox from their website 4 times today now and it's still serving up 29.0.1. After installing this copy, I manually checked for an update and it came through.

For me Internet Explorer takes forever to become usable. It still starts slower than the others, but just a white screen for several seconds and can't do anything in address bar.

Chrome and Firefox both start up quickly for me. No issues hanging, either.

Its a six week release cycle, there isn't going to be big exciting changes in every release.

And they just had a huge change in the previous release (firefox 29)....

Thanks for the heads up! I've gone ahead and put the Firefox repo on my Linux Mint laptop instead of waiting a day or so for FF30 to appear in the standard repos and I've got FF 30 up and running!