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Latest Deer Park Nightly

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Noticed over on The Burning Edge that the latest Deer Park (aka Firefox 1.1) nightly build has some interesting new fixes/changes added;

Fixed: 216466 – Use error pages instead of dialogs for e.g. HTTP networking errors (default browser.xul.error_pages.enabled to true).
Fixed: 298293 – Turn on fastback/bcfache by default in ff 1.1a2 / gecko 1.8b3. (default browser.sessionhistory.max_viewers to 3.)
Fixed: 296850 – Frame injection spoofing with targets (bug 246448 returns – SA15601).
Fixed: Several other security holes.
Fixed: 76831 – [Windows] Slow to restore from minimized state (default config.trim_on_minimize to false).
Fixed: 176079 – Popup blocking does not stop Flash from opening windows.

Be sure to read the page itself for other fixes/bugs & download links if you’re feeling experimental. A lot of the preference changes are covered in our Firefox Guide already.

Written by Julio Franco

July 2nd, 2005 at 6:08 am

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  1. It would seem like a random bug but I often get 90%+ CPU usage from Firefox when I have more than 4 tabs opened, and that really stinks for me because it’s my browser of choice and have got used to it a lot (sort of like I was used to IE a year ago or so).


    2 Jul 05 at 2:47 pm

  2. I usually don’t notice anything wrong until I have about six tabs open. :)


    2 Jul 05 at 6:48 pm

  3. I just hope they release the update to the popup blocker which will also block Java/Flash popups.


    2 Jul 05 at 8:15 pm

  4. Yeah, the changelog links to another blog about the updated popupblocker 1.1 will feature. But for now there’s still some choices;

    privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins. This option allows you to control how popups from installed plugins are treated, 3 options are available.
    0. This setting enables all popups from plugins, which isn’t particularly recommended.
    1. This setting enables popups from plugins, up to the limited specified by dom.popup_maximum (Covered later).
    2. This setting disables creation of popups from plugins, unless the site is listed as an Allowed Site in the Web Features tab.


    3 Jul 05 at 5:03 am

  5. Ooops, that lines an Integer value BTW.


    3 Jul 05 at 5:04 am

  6. After a quick glance at Deek Park Alpha 1, it would seem much better at handling multiple tabs, I’m delighted.


    3 Jul 05 at 4:22 pm

  7. Update that… seems faster for sure, still very buggy. That was to be expected, of course, but it’s way more buggy than RCs.


    4 Jul 05 at 6:49 pm

  8. I have used Deer Park Alpha 1 for a while now and found it much better than FF 1.0.4. I find it very stable and have not come accross one error as of yet and I use the net every day.

    fox mulder

    7 Jul 05 at 6:45 pm

  9. Firefox 1.04 on linux with 10-20 tabs open, multiple instances, etc. no problem — plenty of power left to go to a different desktop for local search etc. Could it just be Windoz??


    11 Jul 05 at 4:48 pm

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