24 June 2008

Firefox 3

Well, it has been a good few days now that I have been running the release version of Firefox 3 and I thought I would share some of my experiences - both positive and negative.

First off, I like the interface updates, the "awesome bar" and the speed improvements. I have been very impressed with its stability as well.

However, I have found difficulty using a number of plugins and in particular Firebug. This is simply unacceptable. I have tried using a number of different versions of Firebug but to no avail - all were slow and often crashed Firefox.

Whilst this has proven to be just about acceptable for working at home on things such as JSquared, at work it has proven utterly useless and I have downgraded to Firefox 2 and Firebug 1.05. The improvement in performance of Firebug was immense.

How are you finding Firefox 3 and Firebug? Have you found a combination that works for you?

1 comment:

Matt said...

Hi James, hope you're getting on ok the new place...

I haven't found any serious problems with Firebug running on FF3 yet. Certainly not with it crashing the browser anyway. I can't give any definitive judgement on performance impact because my work machine is so slow in the first place.