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Test Firefox 3 Beta 3 and give feedback to Mozilla Team

Firefox lovers can now test the latest Firefox 3 Beta 3 release. This is release available for Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms and it comes in over 30 different languages.
It will be interesting to try out its new features and changes, and give feedback to the Mozilla Developer team. These new features include;

  • Improved security features such as: better presentation of website classentity and security including support for Extended Valclassation (EV) SSL certificates, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager.
  • Improved ease of use through: easier add-on discovery and installation, improved download manager search and progress indication in the status bar, resumable downloading, full page zoom, and better integration with Windows Vista, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • Richer personalization through: one-click bookmarking, smart bookmark folders, location bar that uses an algorithm based on site visit recency and frequency (called “frecency”) to provide better matches against your history and bookmarks for URLs and page titles, ability to register web applications as protocol handlers, and better customization of download actions for file types.
  • Improved platform features such as: new graphics and font rendering architecture, JavaScript 1.8, major changes to the HTML rendering engine to provide better CSS, float-, and table layout support, native web page form controls, colour profile management, and offline application support.
  • Performance improvements such as: better data reliability for user profiles, architectural improvements to speed up page rendering, over 350 memory leak fixes, a new XPCOM cycle collector to reduce entire classes of leaks, and reductions in the memory footprint.

You’ll find more on these new features in the release notes.


  1. Bob
    9:01 am on February 21st, 2008

    Why isn’t there a link to the feedback information?

  2. Martin Kaba
    11:51 am on February 21st, 2008

    Hi Bob, I just added a link to Mozilla’s feedback page. Thanks for the correction.

  3. Dustin
    1:25 pm on February 22nd, 2008

    Hey guys. I was wondering if this will work with roboform. The previous release of Firefox will work with roboform. thanks for your time.

  4. Martin Kaba
    1:42 pm on February 22nd, 2008

    Hi Dustin; The Roboform team is always very attentive to Firefox Updates, thus they have a Firefox 3.0b3 version of Roboform you can try at http://www.roboform.com/browsers.html#browser_mozilla
    Good day.

  5. Marcus
    8:31 pm on February 26th, 2008

    Hi, have downloaded firefox 3 today and tried it out. All seemed fine until I tried to access my Yahoo email. I had a lot of error messages. I suspected straight away was a Firefox V3 problem an have gone back to Firefox V2 and problems gone away.



  6. Martin Kaba
    11:43 pm on February 26th, 2008

    Frankly between the two; yahoo mail and Firefox I don’t know which one is incompatible with the other.

  7. Vasu
    8:14 pm on November 13th, 2009

    Firefox 3.5.5 is the current most speed browser, It now surpasses google chrome and safari

  8. Dr. Frog
    5:45 am on December 14th, 2009

    hi there, i have been trying out 3.6 beta 4 and it still can’t compare to opera.
    i have to add on adblocker then sit there for hours on end blocking scripts. every time i visit a site, the scrip changes and then more scripts to block.
    opera have turbo mode. one click of the mouse, and all the crap is blocked. simple, just the way i like it. hopefully your next version will have a similar feature.

  9. Martin Kaba
    1:18 pm on December 14th, 2009

    @Dr Frog: I’ve also tested Firefox 3.6 beta 4 and i can say opera does a good job when it comes to ad-blocking and keyboard shortcuts, but overall Firefox is better – it handles scripts better… maybe you’ll have to change your ad-blocking Firefox extension