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As far as I know, I've never joined up on or to any FF "beta channel", whatever that is. :wacko:

 

FF 33 Beta 1 is up on filehippo today. My internal FF Help/About FF updater still shows this...

 

th_FFupdate_zpsb74d7789.jpg

 

What happened to FF 32 (or its RC)?

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New feature for FF beta 34 users.. built in video and audio calls for free

 

 http://www.techspot.com/news/58466-mozilla-new-firefox-hello-feature-users-conduct-video.html

Great - so australis stripped out useful stuff to 'streamline' the browser, now they're bloating it with crap no one wants or will use. Can someone please remind Mozilla what a browser is <_<

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actually the built in WebRTC is pretty good, because it's open source and really there is no direct competitor to skype right now (realistically), though it does reek a little bit of feature creep. Still, should be a boon for those on systems not supported by skype.

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actually the built in WebRTC is pretty good, because it's open source and really there is no direct competitor to skype right now (realistically), though it does reek a little bit of feature creep. Still, should be a boon for those on systems not supported by skype.

Hey I'm all for Skype competitors, but release it as a separate entity, not built into a browser. Wouldn't mind so much as I'd moved to Palemoon soon after australis, but now PM's gone tits up (in my opinion) it's looking like I'm heading back to FF.

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Mozilla will automatically switch Firefox search to Yahoo for most U.S. users.

 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2853435/mozilla-will-automatically-switch-firefox-search-to-yahoo-for-most-us-users.html

Is it just me that sees the contradiction in these two changes:

 

Default search engine changed to Yahoo! for North America

 

Improved search bar

 

:P

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For anyone having issues with the new search box apparently you can disable it by...

 

about:config - browser.search.showOneOffButtons - set to false and restart Firefox.

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You can also customize the Search box under the Search tab of the Options menu.  

 

The upgrade also left my Google search intact and didn't switch me over to Yahoo automatically.

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Also, not listed, FF35 adds a social network share icon (I did wonder what excitement had been added when I saw the paper plane icon, sadly not exciting lol).

 

And the Hello rollout continues as it's now present by default for me. It's not actually working in any way, shape or form, but it's present lol

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