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Firefox has released an update, 1.5.0.2, which supports MacIntels.
The info page is here, along with a link to the download.
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I downloaded it, and I suppose because it's a universal-binary app, the application size jumped from 27.2 megabytes to 45.8.

I wish there was a utility that could strip out the unneeded code. You'd have to download it twice, to strip out the unneeded code in the utility.

Photoshop will be massive.
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Well, when we mean Universal binaries, they really are dual binaries and a little bit more space intensive.

Thankfully we live in an age where storage is cheap, unlike the days of the 68K->PPC transition.

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you should have more than plenty of storage space in order to install that....heck it is basically 2 programs put into one file

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Wow. Gotta say, this new Mactel version is much quicker.
Starts up instantly and closes just as fast.
Well done Mozilla!

Oh...and only pretty girls use Macs...
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hey guys there is a program to strip the code its called trim the fat
http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/20404 ---that is the link
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Conehead, great application. Thanks for passing it on. TrimTheFat dropped Firefox's avoirdupois back down to 27.3 megabytes.

TrimTheFat comes with a warning, and according to some websites, if the extra code is pulled, some apps won't update properly. But apps such as Firefox are safe to work with because their updates are the whole ball of wax.

TrimTheFat did its job in about five seconds, after first duplicating Firefox as a backup.
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How does universal Firefox compare to Camino 1.0, which is already universal? Is this a "safari-killuh"?
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What is the difference between Camino and Firefox. Right now I am using Camino, should I switch to Firefox?

It's all good.
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Can any G5 users verify if this version is faster than the Deer Park G5 Optimized release?
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What is the difference between Camino and Firefox.
Mozilla's Firefox is a cross-platform and "a la carte" browser. It's bare-bones until you add what you want with the zillion add-ons, or extensions that are available. Some are here, and some are here. More can be found elsewhere by running a web search for Firefox add-ons OR extensions.

Camino, which can't use extensions, was built exclusively for OS X and supposedly is faster than Firefox. I don't agree because the ease of use that extensions make possible leaves Camino and Safari in the dust.

I have an extra toolbar at the top of Firefox called PrefButtons (that I can make disappear with a click), and it contains buttons to turn cookies on and off, Java and JavaScript on and off and a bunch of other things without having to go into the preferences.

PrefButtons also has a color check box, so if you land on a web page with yellow type on a white background, you can turn the colors off with a click before reloading the page.

The extension SmoothWheel is the best thing since sliced bread. Tweak Network speeds page rendering through pipelining (without going to extremes), so a user with a fast connection (not dialup) doesn't have to go under the hood to invoke it.

A few of these add-ons also work with Mozilla's SeaMonkey for OS X, the old but updated browser-email-web-page-maker suite that once was branded Netscape, though it was Mozilla. Three of four extensions even work with the Mozilla, a.k.a. Netscape, version for OS 9.

I have over 20 extensions and use them all, including Mouse Gestures. Like Tweak Network, some extensions, once set, do their jobs in the background. The user never has to look at them again.

There's a bunch of Mozilla support forums (that include Camino) run by volunteers here. If you click on Search (Advanced) on the far right, type mac OR macintosh in the top blank, then choose the Firefox sections in the drop-down menus, you'll avoid most of the Windows (and Linux) stuff.
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Why Thank You Brown Study, you were very informative and insightful. I like how you went in depth and in detail.

Very much appreciated!!

It's all good.
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ehh... i'm happy with safari. i don't feel like downloading it then using trimthefat, i'm just too lazy. safari works fine for me.

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I don't think a majority of Mac users would use TrimTheFat for any application. It isn't necessary. Most new Mac apps have or will have both codings. I don't think Safari would be an exception.
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The only thing I miss going from Safari to any other browswer (aside from Shiira) is that I can't use "apple 1" "apple 2" to go to my 1st and 2nd book marks.

Please tell me there is a way to add keyboard shortcuts for bookmarks in Firefox.
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