Versions 00 through 09
(including adding of some of my favorite add-ons)
What does not
Bottoms of some dialogs were cropped. Other dialogs were the wrong vertical size. This resulted in my Gold rating. If you want a perfect interface on Wine stick with 2.0.x until this bug is resolved.
GUI is slightly slower than the Linux native, and minor glitches are more frequent. This is especially so with custom XML text boxes, and other script enchanced features.
What was not tested
Most Common plugins
Many common sites
Would be flawless except one extremely annoying GUI bug. This bug may be an "interaction" with a bug in FireFox 3.0 itself. Either way this should be fixable with an internal XUL-Layer override setting that possibly could be inserted in as a new about:config entry, or in a worst case an add-on. I will report it if I find the exact issues. Could others search too? Check developers docs for overrides for restrictions on scaling of window sizes. I'm thinking of putting this at the top of next months "optional computer todo list" right after
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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.|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 26 2011||1.3.16||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ken Sharp|
|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.