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#1 bogas04

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:09

I will use this thread to post significant updates on Firefox. And want you all to contribute by not creating similar threads , we can have all the discussion related to Firefox 4.0 here. It will be wonderful if you also post your search here. :)

Around 17,000 changes were added since first 3.7a1pre build!


Firefox 4 Features


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#2 +SoapyHamHocks

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:15

I hate the addons manager in a tab :( Hopefully they don't do the same with the Downloads window.

#3 boogerjones

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:18

The DirectWrite rendering is nice, but it adds about 18 seconds to my startup time and it sounds like the devs aren't sure they're gonna get it done by release time.

And per-process plugins don't magically make them stable, it reduces the likelihood of the entire browser crashing due to a plugin. Hopefully they implement each tab in a separate process, though it worries me a little bit what that would do to memory usage.

#4 TonyLock

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:20

It seems like Google innovates and everyone else follows.

#5 MR_Candyman

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:21

It seems like Google innovates and everyone else follows.

I think you meant Opera. I use the new chrome occasionally and I keep thinking "wow, this is almost identical to opera now"

#6 vetColin-uk

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:22

looks nice, but i dont really like tabs on top :shifty:

#7 Hot

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:27

I think it's amusing how every browser is trying to copy Chrome's layout and minimality now. And, how about a progress bar option on the Mac dock?

#8 +Frank B.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:28

looks nice, but i dont really like tabs on top :shifty:

You prefer abominations like the following, we know.

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#9 Fluxii Media

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:41

Using it now... something don't look right as far as how they put tabs on top... and when you have the bookmarks bar on... it's like the bookmark folders and titles are not center. Hmmm.

Oh, and it doesn't seem to render as fast as Chrome 5, that's for sure. Neowin Forums loaded noticeably slower for me.

#10 what

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:45

I think you meant Opera. I use the new chrome occasionally and I keep thinking "wow, this is almost identical to opera now"

Didn't Opera come up with their dreadful rendition of tabs on top after Chrome?

#11 MR_Candyman

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:48

Didn't Opera come up with their dreadful rendition of tabs on top after Chrome?

I'm not sure how you find it dreadful, but I'm pretty sure Opara was the first with tabs on top. I didn't use every version of Chrome however.

#12 Fluxii Media

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:49

Didn't Opera come up with their dreadful rendition of tabs on top after Chrome?


I think Opera had an option to put tabs on top first, but not 100% sure on that.

Anyways to respond to my first remark, here is a side by side comparison of this version of Firefox and Chrome 5. I think Chrome wins. :)

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#13 John.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:50

Looks good! Shame it's not completely ported over to OS X though :(

#14 Jase

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:52

It's Pretty damn good (Y)

#15 Syanide

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 10:06

Pretty good. Is that look the default one, or is it just you customizing it?



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