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@brentmc79

@brentmc79

Full-time web developer. Part-time smart ass.

I'm Brent Collier.

After a year and a half as an engineer on Twitter's Trust & Safety team, I'm looking for my next gig. Contact me if you know of something interesting.

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Firefox 3 Beta 4

Posted on 03/13/2008

If you're using a beta release of Firefox 3, the 4th beta version was just recently released.  I've been using the beta 3 version for a couple of weeks now and I've been fairly happy with it, aside from a few little bugs here and there.  I just noticed that the beta 4 version had been released, so I downloaded and installed it a couple of days ago.  There were two immediately noticeable differences...

First, beta 4 is blazing fast compared to beta 3.  I use iGoogle as my homepage and it loads sooo much quicker with beta 4.

Second, they added this jumbo back button, which you can see here...

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This is no bueno in my book.  It causes the entire address bar to expand, wasting valueable space.  Fortunately, I looked in the customize toolbar menu, and there's a checkbox for using small icons...

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Once checked, the jumbo back button reverts to a more acceptable size, like so...

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So, if you haven't already, go here and download the latest beta release...