Versions 00 through 09
Browsing web pages, downloads (games, patches, etc.), Preference changes, restarts, restores tabs, loading previously visited pages faster. Works well for general use.
What does not
Remember it its the default browser, the notice boxes cut the buttons off, browser-lauched games cannot connect to the internet.
What was not tested
It runs a lot faster when the winehelper is closed. Also, tried launching a game called Soldier Front via the browser. The launcher initializes, yet never reaches the game server.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 16 2021||5.0.4||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Neale Rudd|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||May 29 2019||4.9||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Aaron Franke|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 21 2011||1.3.33||Yes||Yes||Platinum||AndrÃ© H.|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 12 2011||1.3.30||Yes||Yes||Platinum||GTRsdk|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 23 2011||1.3.22||Yes||Yes||Platinum||AndrÃ© H.|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4045||Wine is not reading the DPI setting from X - and is defaulting it to a dumb value||NEW||View|
|8195||Detached menus in Microsoft Office 2003/Firefox3/builtin notepad.exe||NEW||View|
|14771||Firefox/Thunderbird complains it is not the default browser on every startup ('HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Classes' should be merged into 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT')||NEW||View|
|19089||Mozilla Firefox doesn't detect IE as installed? Doesn't attempt to import settings from IE||NEW||View|
|23134||iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details||NEW||View|
|26304||Rayman 2 Demo system menu item doesn't work||NEW||View|
After a little more testing, Firefox 3 seemed to show that it will run equally as stable in Windows Vista mode as it will in Windows 2000 mode. If you want the effects that comes from the Vista version of Firefox 3 (button colors change, GUI changes slightly), then put it in Vista mode.
If you are using Compiz-Fusion on your linux installation and wish to use Firefox, you need to disable it or Firefox will refuse to minimize or allow other windows to be on top of it without manually setting Firefox to sit behind all windows. It doesn't always seem to work, but the problem seems less frequent this way.