New Precise updates bring faster menus for Firefox and Thunderbird
There are little things that tend to break proper visual consistencies in Ubuntu, such as various opened-in-phases menus, like for instance, the Network indicator menu, that was producing a flicker (due to its internal refresh) when opened.
This minor issues tend to create an unpleasant visual contrast with the regular, fast menus.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS addressed, weeks ago, the Network indicator's flicker issue, nevertheless, Firefox and Thunderbird were "featuring" a similar behavior when opening menus.
Just now updates have landed in Precise Pangolin updating the appmenu integration for Firefox and Thunderbird with the expressed objective to fix/reduce the menus' flicker (especially visible in Firefox's History menu), also adding overall improvements when on dealing with their menus and optimized used resources.
- Launchpad up-to-date official blueprint: Add overlay scrollbar support for Thunderbird and Firefox (probably Ubuntu 12.10)
- Thunderbird and Firefox Zeitgeist datasources/plugins available via PPA
- Mozilla Firefox 10 BETA 5 ditches addressbar dropdown's separator in Precise Pangolin
- Firefox 10 BETA 1 landed in Ubuntu 12.04 with one navigation icon behavior
- Mozilla Firefox 7 final and Thunderbird 7 final available via the official PPA