Of the new stuff with Firefox 3.0.9, I’m happy to see that several really (and I mean really) annoying issues were attended to, such as:
Cookie database getting screwed up
I have a love/hate relationship with browser cookies. But I do appreciate them for the fact they make my web surfing faster due to the fact they make the browser "remember" stuff.
However when you browse a lot of different sites in FF, your cookie db would get corrupted and you’d have to start all over again. For certain sites that FF was supposed to "remember" specific data, it wouldn’t. But this is now fixed. Very happy to see this.
Large forms didn’t work
Some web sites use really big forms, such as when filling out an application for something. FF didn’t have a problem loading the form, but did when submitting the form (it took a long time to send it). This is also fixed.
Some webmail services didn’t work correctly in FF
With inline images on certain webmail services, sometimes the images just wouldn’t show up, period. This is also fixed.
A complete list of all the stuff fixed is here.
If you’re an FF user, this is a no-brainer upgrade.
And to note, none of the add-ons I use broke after upgrading. But I recommend to any FF user to always check your add-ons after whenever an upgrade is released to make sure they still all work.
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