Firefox's selective tab restoration after a crash is a handy feature, but if you're suffering repeated crashes for whatever reason, then being told "Well, this is embarrassing" every single time can get really wearing. Here's how to make it go away.
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Firefox 3.5 was officially released late last month, but the Mozilla team has already released its initial Windows theme mockups for Firefox 3.7, featuring glossy, translucent buttons and a host of other potential new features.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Windows/Mac/Linux: Firefox 3.5.1 is available for download, addressing the security issue and startup bugs (as well as some stability fixes) we mentioned yesterday. (If you want to know more, you can see the full changelog here.) If you haven't been prompted already, click on Help > Check for Updates to download and install the latest.
Windows/Mac/Linux: Most developers did a bang-up job preparing their extensions for the Firefox 3.5 update, but on the Firefox 3.5 release day, one very popular extension didn't make the cut: Google's browser plug-in, Gears.
Because it needs to be approved, customised and otherwise vetted by the maintainers of Ubuntu Linux's repositories, the just-released Firefox 3.5 isn't officially available on that system. With one terminal command, though, open-sourcers can grab and install a working copy.
Mozilla continues to (benevolently) toy with Firefox fans, making a third Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate available for direct download or updating through the Help->Check for Updates path, while shying away from an official announcement about a final 3.5 release date. The link for 3.5rc3 release notes isn't working at the moment, but we'd presume this is a mostly bug-fixing release. Thanks Ryan!
Windows/Mac/Linux: The early adopters at weblog gHacks note that Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate 2 has already been distributed to Mozilla's mirror servers and is available for download from third-party sites like Major Geeks. As gHacks points out, "Cautious users are encouraged to wait for the official announcement before they start downloading, installing and using Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate 2", but if you're eager to update to the latest and greatest, it's ready. Mozilla hasn't yet posted an official changelog, but we're clearly getting very close to the official 3.5 release.
If the new Geo-locating features in the upcoming Firefox 3.5 release just don't jive with your privacy-conscious self, you can disable them easily with a simple tweak.