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Firefox 4 sucks big time. I uninstalled and downloaded 3.6.17.

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Sorry Mozilla, but Firefox 4 sucks big time. I uninstalled and downloaded 3.6.17. I've turned off automatic updates. V4 breaks JQuery and who knows what else, so I'll be a lifelong customer of my v3.6.17 version, coz I'm just not going to have established, clean, awesome code killed by the browser! Only I build web apps so I've got to get all my clients to stop upgrading, too. I've been a Firefox guy for years now, but this is the end of my rope. Chrome is pretty good, as is Safari. I guess one of these is going to be my browser going forward.

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Thanks everyone. I'm back, with my clients, to the latest Firefox version and have dealt with the JQuery issues. Firefox still rocks! Except maybe that logo that looks like a bowling ball smashing a poor little fox.

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You should use whatever version of Firefox you personally prefer, but I don't think it's realistic to tell your users they can't use the latest browsers. IMHO, the days of web sites saying "best in some old browser" need to end...

I noticed jQuery was updated to 1.6 today. Perhaps it addresses the issues you found? http://blog.jquery.com/2011/05/03/jquery-16-released/

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I got back from Firefox 9 to my older 3.6.8 version. Despite of the really ugly new look there are silly annoyances like the trasposed right click pop up menu "open in new window - open in new tab" I cant tell you how many times ive right clicked and hit open in new window instead of open in new tab

However, the great flop are the disabled add-ons I was accustomed to (PoxySel and Auto shut down among others )

Many years ago I choose Firefox because the add-ons power but if you take them off and destroy the UI I was comfortable with you are inviting me to try ANY other new browser...like the so-talked Chrome.

Seriously, you should be careful with retro-compatibility. At least, give the user the chance to keep the old look, layout and utilities.

Thank you folks!

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Thanks everyone. I'm back, with my clients, to the latest Firefox version and have dealt with the JQuery issues. Firefox still rocks! Except maybe that logo that looks like a bowling ball smashing a poor little fox.