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Will Firefox have an update to be compatible with OS X Lion? Or will the current version be stable on the new OS?

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I would like to know if Firefox will be updated for Lion.

I would like to know if Firefox will be updated for Lion.

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dynamite 60 solutions 388 answers

Firefox 5.0.1 was specifically released to be compatible with Mac OSX Lion.
Since you are already using Firefox 5.0.1, it will continue to work with the new OS.

Firefox 5.0.1 was specifically released to be compatible with Mac OSX Lion. <BR>Since you are already using Firefox 5.0.1, it will continue to work with the new OS.
hankopotamus 0 solutions 1 answers

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Will Firefox become compatible with the gestures in OSX? i.e. the animated, two finger scrolling between pages

Will Firefox become compatible with the gestures in OSX? i.e. the animated, two finger scrolling between pages
nghtstr 0 solutions 1 answers

I have noticed that at times Firefox seemingly takes over the scrolling of all of my applications. It doesn't matter if it is hidden or out of view, the scrolling will only happen in there, and no where else. To get this to stop, I have to quit Firefox.

I have noticed that at times Firefox seemingly takes over the scrolling of all of my applications. It doesn't matter if it is hidden or out of view, the scrolling will only happen in there, and no where else. To get this to stop, I have to quit Firefox.
stokestack 0 solutions 6 answers

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Hm, it's not really "working" with Lion at this point. After doing a clean install of Lion and Firefox 5, Firefox does not remember log-in IDs or passwords, despite being set to do so.

Also, log-ins in general are unreliable. I get a lot of failures trying to log in with OpenID or Facebook ID on third-party sites.

This is a major pain in the ass. In combination with the failure to fix the puny and unresizable bookmarks dialog, it makes Firefox unappealing and looking poor in comparison to Chrome.

Hm, it's not really "working" with Lion at this point. After doing a clean install of Lion and Firefox 5, Firefox does not remember log-in IDs or passwords, despite being set to do so. Also, log-ins in general are unreliable. I get a lot of failures trying to log in with OpenID or Facebook ID on third-party sites. This is a major pain in the ass. In combination with the failure to fix the puny and unresizable bookmarks dialog, it makes Firefox unappealing and looking poor in comparison to Chrome.
raycfe 0 solutions 1 answers

Firefox update window pops up, but the download update never finishes/starts. Firefox will crash more than it used to. To me firefox still has some bugs. The full screen of Lion doesn't seem to work also.

Firefox update window pops up, but the download update never finishes/starts. Firefox will crash more than it used to. To me firefox still has some bugs. The full screen of Lion doesn't seem to work also.
davidutts 0 solutions 2 answers

Are you guys working on an update that REALLY works with Lion? I am losing faith in Firefox every day. It plain stops working under Lion - it regularly crashes - it it is reliable 50% of the time. All i see is "the current upgrade is compatible" yes it is but are you working on a version that actually works?

I use Safari but would like my Firefox back. You guys are losing your reputation on this one!

David

Are you guys working on an update that REALLY works with Lion? I am losing faith in Firefox every day. It plain stops working under Lion - it regularly crashes - it it is reliable 50% of the time. All i see is "the current upgrade is compatible" yes it is but are you working on a version that actually works? I use Safari but would like my Firefox back. You guys are losing your reputation on this one! David
jboltmd 0 solutions 2 answers

I have been having a multitude of text, email and printer problems with Firefox since installing OS X LION on my iMac. Sadly, I now have to use Safari since it has no such problems.

I hope Mozilla will work out the kinks so thousands of us can return to Firefox. I have alerted my iMax/Firefox user friends

I have been having a multitude of text, email and printer problems with Firefox since installing OS X LION on my iMac. Sadly, I now have to use Safari since it has no such problems. I hope Mozilla will work out the kinks so thousands of us can return to Firefox. I have alerted my iMax/Firefox user friends
melweiss44@msn.com 0 solutions 1 answers

I am still having a problem on my Mac since I downloaded Lion I can not make an attachment to my E Mail I have to use my stamp mail to make an attachment can you please help me melweiss44@msn.com

I am still having a problem on my Mac since I downloaded Lion I can not make an '''attachment''' to my E Mail I have to use my stamp mail to make an attachment can you please help me melweiss44@msn.com
koenahn 0 solutions 2 answers

I'm using Lion too, and a few things are still not fully compatible.

For instance, the three-finger-double-tap-dictionary-look-up function simply doesn't work, much to my dismay. I noticed a two finger swipe history navigation was implemented recently. The problem is that it is fundamentally different from that in safari, because in safari you can clearly see the window sliding away (Mac users will know what I mean). I often accidentally go to the previous page because of the clumsy way this implementation was made.

Another issue is of course that Firefox does not create a 'space' or ('desktop' if you want) in full screen mode, and that you cannot have the full-screen button in the exact same place it is in in normal Macintosh applications. In Firefox, in order to come close to the normal thing, you have to put the button in the tab bar. However, nobody wants their tab bar to be visible when only one tab is open, right? So then the full-screen button is hidden. Clumsy! This button placement would not be a huge issue, if <command+F> was the full-screen short key as it is in almost any Mac application. This is where Apple made a mistake: <command (or control on windows) + F> has always been and will always be the short key for Find. Every geek knows that.

All in all I'd say just a little dedication could easily make Firefox feel more native (and therefore more pleasant) for Mac users.

I would really like to see the implied modifications show up in an update soon, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one.

I'm using Lion too, and a few things are still not fully compatible. For instance, the '''three-finger-double-tap-dictionary-look-up''' function simply doesn't work, much to my dismay. I noticed a '''two finger swipe history navigation''' was implemented recently. The problem is that it is fundamentally different from that in safari, because in safari you can clearly see the window sliding away (Mac users will know what I mean). I often accidentally go to the previous page because of the clumsy way this implementation was made. Another issue is of course that Firefox does not create a 'space' or ('desktop' if you want) in '''full screen mode''', and that you cannot have the full-screen button in the exact same place it is in in normal Macintosh applications. In Firefox, in order to come close to the normal thing, you have to put the button in the tab bar. However, nobody wants their tab bar to be visible when only one tab is open, right? So then the full-screen button is hidden. Clumsy! This button placement would not be a huge issue, if <command+F> was the full-screen short key as it is in almost any Mac application. This is where Apple made a mistake: <command (or control on windows) + F> has always been and will always be the short key for Find. Every geek knows that. All in all I'd say just a little dedication could easily make Firefox feel more '''native''' (and therefore more pleasant) for Mac users. I would really like to see the implied modifications show up in an update soon, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one.
davidutts 0 solutions 2 answers

I have to say ... I have never seen Mozilla so tight lipped about obvious issues! No updates for months for Macs with a version that is not working well. Crashes constantly and for no reason. A number of issues already mentioned. But publicly not a beep from them. Are they working on something? Are they telling Mac users to go away? Safari is not the answer... especially if you use Wordpress a lot like I do. Come on guys say something!!!!

I have to say ... I have never seen Mozilla so tight lipped about obvious issues! No updates for months for Macs with a version that is not working well. Crashes constantly and for no reason. A number of issues already mentioned. But publicly not a beep from them. Are they working on something? Are they telling Mac users to go away? Safari is not the answer... especially if you use Wordpress a lot like I do. Come on guys say something!!!!