2005-11-08 Branch builds

I screwed up; there were no changes since yesterday's builds.

Yesterday's branch builds may become RC2.

14 Responses to “2005-11-08 Branch builds”

  1. Alex Krupp Says:

    Speaking of confusing, what exactly does the “lock tabs” option do? I have never been able to figure that out, unless it is just broken on OS X.

  2. marcoos Says:

    Bug 111842 is Seamonkey-only.

  3. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Oops. I guess there were no changes between the 2005-11-07 and 2005-11-08 build then.

    Looks like the 2005-11-07 builds are being made into RC2: there are localized builds and updates from both Beta 2 and RC1 at http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/1.5rc2-candidates/.

  4. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Alex, I don’t think Firefox has a feature or option with that name. Maybe it’s part of extension you installed.

  5. Rishi Says:

    ‘Lock tabs’ is a feature of Tab Mix Plus, I think, but I haven’t been able to figure just what on earth it actually does.

  6. laszlo Says:

    On topic of locked, protected and freezed tabs in Tab Mix Plus:


  7. peakshysteria Says:

    TBE also offers the option of locked tabs……..been running Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051108 Firefox/1.5 ID:2005110803 since yesterday, everything seems to run smooth………no regressions……

  8. akumiszcza Says:

    Well, I don’t have Tab Mix Plus (and I don’t know what TBE is), but when I right-click a tab there is an option called “Lock Tab”. I can turn it on or off but also didn’t figure out what it does.

  9. nestastnik Says:

    try opening few images, even small .jpgs in tabs via hyperlinks…

    then try to save them via CTRL+S! It takes CPU time for 100 percent for whole 1-2 Seconds! and whole browser main tab is frozen, you can’t do anything, switch tabs, scroll, etc, anything!

    You must wait till tabs save. It is the case where show download window is selected. I have to try w/o it, but it takes eternity to save many open image tabs. I remember FF1.0 times on lower spec machines, didn’t have this behaviour. Also a copy/paste:

    ‘ whole FF 1.5 branch(1.1+ etc) has some threading bugs or synchro problems or something…
    when FF is loading page in backround, not only CPU goes relatively high but main thread(or tab) is frozen for some miliseconds, so if you beggin interacting with main tab window. or save it, or scrolling(try via 3rd button!) or anything it is really fro-fro-fro-zen-now moves-ze-zen-fro-zen.

    It gets a little worse oppening multiple tabs, but the main problem here is frozening behaviour is very apparent with just one tab in backround loading…

    I have a relatively high machine with relatively enought memmory, so i would expect much worser scenarios on low-end machines, I even heard FF1.07 hadn’t had such problem, sadly I can’t confirm, it has been a very long time I have been on stable branch.

    this behaviour doesn’t seem to change in final, but I would like to know what is casing it.

    I really think user experience is somewhat more frozen with 1.5 branch, I used to save img tabs well with FF1.0 on celeron processors with 128MB ram…

  10. peakshysteria Says:

    Now running Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051109 Firefox/1.5 ID:2005110903 ………also looks very stable.

    akumiszcza: TBE is short for Tabbrowser extensions which is a huge extension for extending tabbed browsing. Absolute the nr 1 extension (maybe splitting first place with the fantastic Update channel selector extension: http://users.blueprintit.co.uk/~dave/web/firefox/updatechannel/index.html). TBE is huge and not for everybody (thou i recommend it to everyone). You can find it here:


  11. peakshysteria Says:

    CooLynX: you should also check out Update channel selector at http://users.blueprintit.co.uk/~dave/web/firefox/updatechannel/index.html

  12. peakshysteria Says:

    Alex Krupp: Lock tab (at least in TBE) forces links to open i new tabs instead of the same tab………..guess this is the same for Tab mix…..

  13. CooLynX Says:

    peakshysteria, thank you for explanation. :)

  14. peakshysteria Says:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051110 Firefox/1.5 ID:2005111003 looks very stable…………been running it since yesterday………