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    The firefox 4 mega thread

    I just installed firefox 4, and it looks quite nice, I actually love it.
    Seems about 4 times faster than the normal firefox.

    however, a LOT of extensions aren't compatible, (I mean actually firefox incompatible, I disabled compatability check) so im downgrading....

    Some things ive noticed (at a very quick glance)
    - Tab closing animation added
    - Firefox Sync (never tried, but its likely something like the one in opera)
    - The address bar loading animation actually shows how much of the page is loaded (not sure if this is only a feature or w/e)
    - If stuff is highlighted, right clicking will give an option to open the stuff in a new tab

    Im using firefox 4 beta 6, which is the latest in the gentoo mozilla overlay fyi
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    Re: The firefox 4 mega thread

    Send me a notice when it gets 100% on Acid3Test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post
    Seems about 4 times faster than the normal firefox.
    How exactly are you judging that? That's a pretty hefty claim without numbers.

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    Yeah, I'm using it also and it is much faster than the old. I was getting ready to dump Firefox altogether until I found the minefield 4.0 beta.

    After updates today, my NoScript is working also.

    This beta is better to me already.

    IMO of course.

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    I just removed Namoroka 3.6.X today , so it's all beta all the time. Today I managed to get all three of my extensions working so it was time for beta to go solo. Beta does seem faster than 3.6.X .
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    My adblock+ still isn't working and neither is my youtube download extension.

    No big, it'll be fixed soon enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barney385 View Post
    My adblock+ still isn't working and neither is my youtube download extension.

    No big, it'll be fixed soon enough.
    Remove adblock and reinstall it from the add-on site and it should work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juancarlospaco View Post
    Send me a notice when it gets 100% on Acid3Test.
    Send me a notice when any browser fully supports the standards more than the bare minimum to pass the Acid3.

    There are plenty of things that Firefox supports that Webkit/Presto don't.

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    Re: The firefox 4 mega thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post
    I just installed firefox 4, and it looks quite nice, I actually love it.
    Seems about 4 times faster than the normal firefox.

    however, a LOT of extensions aren't compatible, (I mean actually firefox incompatible, I disabled compatability check) so im downgrading....

    Some things ive noticed (at a very quick glance)
    - Tab closing animation added
    - Firefox Sync (never tried, but its likely something like the one in opera)
    - The address bar loading animation actually shows how much of the page is loaded (not sure if this is only a feature or w/e)
    - If stuff is highlighted, right clicking will give an option to open the stuff in a new tab

    Im using firefox 4 beta 6, which is the latest in the gentoo mozilla overlay fyi
    There is a thread about Firefox 4, in which I'm providing support for other users since the first beta and a tutorial about installation, extensions and customizations. You might want to look at both.

    Firefox brings a LOT of new features, like:



    There is a new UI, not available in Linux yet. The Windows version also brings Multi-touch and Direct2D Hardware Graphics Acceleration. Hardware acceleration is available in Linux too, through XRender.

    It's a killer browser.

    Quote Originally Posted by pwnst*r View Post
    How exactly are you judging that? That's a pretty hefty claim without numbers.
    I have benchmarked it and it is 3 times faster than Firefox 3.

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    Re: The firefox 4 mega thread

    lovinglinux, any idea when it will move out of beta into release?

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