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One of the weirdest Firefox unboxing videos ever!

When it comes to unboxing videos, this Firefox unboxing video is the weirdest I’ve ever seen!

I have Firefox set as my default browser on my work laptop, primarily for performance reasons: Chrome is just too heavy for my somewhat underpowered Lenovo laptop, even running Ubuntu Linux.

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Firefox 29 is a good looking browser

Update (2014-04-30): I tried it out for a bit and then encountered two things that bugged me enough to switch back to Chrome:

  1. A blinking cursor on a random space on a page that I have seen in previous versions and irritates me;
  2. The Evernote extension is about 2 generations behind the current Chrome and Safari versions.

Mozilla released its latest version of the Firefox browser today. Version 29 boasts the new Australis design and it is a good looking browser! I only just started playing with it and might default to it for a bit (I like new shiny things).


]2 Firefox 28 – not too shabby looking


]3 Firefox 29 – a pretty good looking browser.

Here is an intro video if that tickles you too:

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Weird rendering issues in Firefox on my @squarespace site

I noticed some off rendering issues in Facebook when I view this site in Firefox (pretty much the last few versions), compared to Chrome. This is what this site looks like in Chrome:

This is what the site looks like in Firefox (I’m running the stable version 11):

I notice 2 issues in Firefox’s rendering. The first is that the grey background visible in Chrome gives way to a black background in Firefox. The second is the horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of Firefox suggesting there is more on the page to the right of the visible area (there isn’t).

I contacted Squarespace Support about this a while ago when I was running a beta version of Firefox and received the usual response that they don’t support beta browser versions but this issue has persisted. I’m going to point them to this post when I submit a ticket but I’m curious if anyone else has any ideas about possible causes.