Firefox 3.0b3

I tried Firefox 3.0b3 today and I really like it.

I change browsers fairly often, because I usually get annoyed with slowness, bugs, or quirks in each of them. Until today I was using Safari. Before that it was Flock, until I got annoyed with its window and tab handling bugs.

I had tried other Firefox 3 betas, but I always ended up missing my extensions, which don’t work with Firefox 3. Most of them still don’t work in 3.0b3, unfortunately. I really missed having a del.icio.us posting extension since none of them are compatible. I’m now using Shareaholic, which seems to be the only del.icio.us posting extension that works in Firefox 3.

The new beta is beautiful. It looks more like Safari with its nice new toolbar and more Mac-like tabs. For the first time, Firefox now looks and feels like a real Mac application.

3 responses to “Firefox 3.0b3

  1. With that last paragraph, I'm going to download Firefox3.0b3 right now. 🙂

  2. Glad you're using Shareaholic!!

  3. The new, less prominent position of the Home icon is a little annoying. I visit my home page, washingtonpost.com, 5-6 times a day, and it was convenient to have the Home icon more prominent and easier to find.

    It is a better design decision though to have all the web pages on one line and the commands on a separate line. I can’t complain. And there is a lot to like with the new betas. It’s much faster than 2.x, handles the “save password?” feature much more intelligently, and the design for b3 is better as you noted, among other pluses. I’d use it all the time if my extensions would work with it.

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