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1. Disable/remove flashblock
2. Type "about:config" in the address bar and press Enter
3. Say "yes, I know what I'm doing" if asks
4. Search for the setting named "plugins.click_to_play"
5. Set it to "true"
Note: not working 100% yet on version 16 IIRC.
I've had Firefox break the userspace memory barrier (3gb on windows x64) and becoming slow many times before, mostly because of Firebug.
New development stopped because the devs actually had to go back and FINISH THE SHIT THEY STARTED AND NEVER COMPLETED. A faster release cycle can not solve this problem, only make it worse.
The dropped features
That's my point, actually, except for the part where you say the faster release cycle can not solve this problem. You see, it actually makes development slower (IMO), but everything that makes the cut from a nightly build to a aurora release will be released. You don't get to the point where you have tons of stale, crashy features that need to be finished "yesterday" and keep holding up the release date. Even traditionally unstable nightly can be used as a main browser now because big features are being developed in parallel synched branches (ux, ti,
So it works perfect all the time
I'd love to know why FF6 doesn't work for you.
Stop being such a pathetic fanboy.
Instead of defending them like an idiot, why don't you take a look at the writing on the wall. Everything you've tried to use to defend this release cycle is a shining example of how they don't know how to manage a development project.
You still have FF3.6. What are you complaining about? You still have chrome, opera, IE6~9 as alternatives. Heck, you like stability so much why aren't you using debian? Their fully supported browser version is based on firefox 3.5, and I'm sure you'll prefer lenny's release because it's based on Firefox 3 and fully patched.
This anti-fanboy atitute is what makes me go into fanboy mode.