Firefox 3.6 Beta 3 Removes Windows 7 Features

By | November 18, 2009 | 7 Comments

Firefox 3.6 Beta 3 Now Available, Removes Windows 7 FeaturesMozilla yesterday has released a third beta of Firefox 3.6 web browser. Just as any new beta/rc build, it focuses on stability and performance improvements.

Fixing over 90 bugs, this version also removes Windows 7 tab previews. Furthermore, there won’t be any support for other popular features, such as: jump lists or IE like download progress bar in the taskbar.

Download Firefox 3.6 Beta 3.

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  • nobody

    well, thats quite weird, that win7 features are gone, they’ve worked flawlesly and that progress bar in the icon is so intuitive, that you get used to it after 20 minutes.

    i hope, that this will return and fast

    • Thoe

      LOL, “nobody” owned :D

      According to “nobody”, Firefox now lags behind and moves very, very slowly :D

  • Ben

    You can turn the Aero Peek tab preview back on in 3.6 Beta 3:

    browse to about:config
    change browser.taskbar.previews.enable to true

    see here for the bug report: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=525475

    I personally have experienced the ‘spinning circles’ issue in Beta 3. I don’t recall having it occur in Beta 2. Hopefully they fix it, because it’s a great feature.

    • Kris

      Great tweak. Do you happen to know how to enable the task bar preview for Firefox 3.6 beta 3 to show the green download progress bar. Like in Internet Explorer 8. Can you also do this from within the about:config?

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  • Przemek

    Hmm, In final version will there be win7 features? I mean jumplist and previews?

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