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It's finally here.... er, coming. Mozilla Firefox is likely one of the greatest Internet browsers that can be installed on a modern computer today. It's open source, has a large...
01-28-2012, 10:54 PM #1
Firefox 12 to Bring Full Screen to Mac OS X Lion?
It's finally here.... er, coming.
Mozilla Firefox is likely one of the greatest Internet browsers that can be installed on a modern computer today. It's open source, has a large add-on library, and has powerful rendering engines. Windows, Mac, and Linux users can all gracefully use Firefox and be very happy with their browsing results. There is of course great competition from other Internet browsers such as Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, however Google Chrome doesn't have nearly as many add-on capabilities and Internet Explorer isn't exactly the fastest tool for Web surfing.
Perhaps one of the biggest complaints about Firefox comes from Mac OS X Lion users who want to see support for full-screen applications built into it. It looks like Firefox 12 will finally bring that request to life without requiring any buggy hacks such as Grant Paul (chpwn)'s Maximizer option which adds full-screen support to many Cocoa applications. Below is how the Firefox 12 window will appear for Mac OS X Lion users, finally displaying that double-arrow button that we have been waiting ages for:
While many people prefer Firefox because of the broad range of options that it has over some other browsers, many Mac users have reverted to using Apple's Safari browser or Google's Chome browser because they both support not only full-screen browsing on Mac OS X Lion, but they also support swipe navigation if you're using one of the Apple multi-touch trackpads or Magic Mouse pointing devices. The recent Firefox 9 update brought those multi-touch navigation features to Firefox as well.
Firefox 12 is still a long way away, being that we are currently on Firefox 9 as the current stable release. However when Mozilla finally launches a build of Firefox with Mac OS X Lion's full-screen application support, will you be downloading it on your Mac? Share in the comments what you expect to see out of Firefox 12 and why.
Sources: Mac Stories
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 01-29-2012 at 09:55 AM. Reason: typo
01-29-2012, 12:12 AM #2
I don't think i'll ever use Firefox again. I much prefer Safari, Rockmelt, and Chrome to it. All are faster. All but Safari have better extensions and look more Mac-like.
01-29-2012, 12:30 AM #3
And I thought Rockmelt was my dirty little browsing secret
01-29-2012, 01:33 AM #4
I rocked Firefox for years and years, but it's #2 now behind Chrome for me
01-29-2012, 01:41 AM #5
Firefox used to be my browser of choice until I got used to using safari on the iPhone
01-29-2012, 01:47 AM #6
I must be the only person who cannot switch browsers till ad block fully works and I do not get video advertisements. I will be using firefox until other browsers are capable of blocking video ads.
01-29-2012, 04:58 AM #7
I personally like google chrome better. But if I ever switch to fire fox this will be a great new feature.HIT THANKS BUTTON TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION
01-29-2012, 05:23 AM #8
Looking forward to this
01-29-2012, 05:38 AM #9
I'm more interested in smooth zooming in Lion. Safari's fluid page zooming is what firefox really needs to keep me interested.
01-29-2012, 06:54 AM #10
I used to use Firefox but now I believe Chrome is better. But my second option would be firefox
01-29-2012, 07:05 AM #11
01-29-2012, 07:47 AM #12
Chrome can block video ads just download Adblock at the google chrome web store it's all free
01-29-2012, 08:06 AM #13
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01-29-2012, 01:45 PM #15
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01-29-2012, 02:34 PM #16
I don't care what browser I use. I haven't used Chrome before but Safari and Firefox seem the same to me.
01-30-2012, 12:36 PM #17
Frankly, I'm a little bewildered that there isn't some sort of default Lion-full-screen behavior for applications that lack explicit support themselves. This should be a global standard trait of any re-sizable application window, with default behavior if the developer didn't choose to do something special when in full screen. Not unlike how in Windows and other such GUI systems, where any re-sizable application window can be "maximized", without requiring anything special of the developer. So why does Lion?
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01-31-2012, 05:46 PM #20