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Firefox 26 Arrives With Click-To-Play For Java Plugins 208

Posted by Soulskill
from the demotion-of-java-continues dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 26 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include Click-to-Play turned on by default for all Java plugins, more seamless updates on Windows, and a new Home design for Android. Firefox 26 has been released over on Firefox.com and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. As always, the Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Release notes are here: desktop and mobile."
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Firefox 26 Arrives With Click-To-Play For Java Plugins

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 10, 2013 @03:03PM (#45653221)

    This is 2013 and I'm really tired of having my browser freeze for 2 seconds with a grey box every time a Java app has to load. With the latest JavaScript features there's no reason to be using Java in web pages anymore.

  • by freeze128 (544774) on Tuesday December 10, 2013 @03:15PM (#45653365)
    I can tell from your requirements that you really don't do anything useful with your browser except read news websites.

    The rest of us who use web browsers to watch youtube videos, do any online shopping, or online banking will need something from this century. You can get along just fine with lynx.
  • Re:Plug-ins (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Tridus (79566) on Tuesday December 10, 2013 @03:35PM (#45653591) Homepage

    Nice try, but do it again starting at Firefox 4. That was released in March of 2011, and now we're up to 26. That's 22 versions in 2 years and 9 months, or 8 a year.

  • by strength_of_10_men (967050) on Tuesday December 10, 2013 @03:46PM (#45653737)
    Some sites don't even get that far. It requires you load 3rd party JS to even load the content. Until then, it happily displays a blank page. WTF?
  • Re:Plug-ins (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 10, 2013 @05:37PM (#45655033)

    Yes, yes, we know, they incremented the first number instead of the second number, so you have Firefox 26 instead of Firefox 4.22, and you're willing to whine endlessly about this point.

    Nobody else cares. Nobody. Stop shitposting in every Firefox article about the damned version number.

  • Re:Plug-ins (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Gordo_1 (256312) on Tuesday December 10, 2013 @06:06PM (#45655385)

    It's true. The overall rate at which Firefox adds features is not really much different than in the past. The difference is that they trickle the features out every 6 weeks instead of a big dump once a year. That's just fine with me, as plugins rarely break anymore and overall stability and speed is much better than Firefox 4.0 and older. Yes, I said that and believe it to be true.

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