After I was inches from nuking my hard drive I finally fixed that, all the while FF would struggle to run over 5 minutes without freezing on me.
But as I predicted for such a major new release, it's full of bugs. I reinstalled FF 3.6.16 as I never had problems with it.
FF4 looked promising and when it worked it worked great. I'm really disappointed as I use FF 99% of the time and have been very loyal to Mozilla for years. Never had this much trouble with FF before. Looks like they really rushed it. There's tons of new threads in other forums out there with many complaints.
So, did you get it? And how has it behaved so far?
PITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1052 posts, RR: 13 Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
FF 4 beta 12 came with openSUSE 11.4 which I installed on the mac pro about a week ago. I guess it's OK, no crashes or anything so far. I don't do much of my "random" browsing on that machine, though, so it's not seeing crappy sites full of the sound and the fury. I don't ask much of a browser, just that it render pages and otherwise not annoy me.
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8475 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
I downloaded the final release yesterday and love it. It's definitely faster than 3.6 was and I was all to keep using all my add-ons save one (I had to load a different mouse gestures add-on). The only thing I'm not crazy about is the location of the bookmarks tab all the way on the far right. I don't like it being on the edge of the screen like that.
mham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3219 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
I've had a few little issues, but most is all better now that I figured out how to get my tabs back in the proper position.
One thing I noticed on the Ubuntu version, when I click on Open Next 25 Posts on A.net, it pops back up to the previous 25 posts. The Ubuntu version has always been the red-headed stepchild though. Also, i can't get FF4 to self install on Ubuntu, so I'm still using what they call Minefield, I think. they can't seem to keep the names consistent. Windows is all good.
srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17284 posts, RR: 51 Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1685 times:
The only issue I had with it was early on when I couldn't figure out what happened to the add-on bar at the bottom of the browser. I use the Echofon extension and the status icon for it, as well as the popup window that appears for new tweets was not appearing until I read that the add-on bar was an option that was now user-controlled. Once I got that sorted, I was good.
I like it, as on a number of sites, the fonts are clearer looking and have less jaggies. It makes sites look cleaner. I'm still having to get used to the tabs being on the top of the browser and the bookmarks link being to the right side.
ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
I thought I'd hate it but It's actually pretty neat. I can't say it's better than 3.6 but it's definitely a step in the right direction. I love the sync capability (I use firefox on Ubuntu, and I have the Firefox Home app on my iPod as well, so they're all synced to each other).
Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 17):
However the new look/format is considerably different, so I'll have to try to tweak that.
You can drop the tabs down below the URL bar. Go to Firefox - Options - Tabs on Top/Bottom. Makes it much more like the older 3.6.
mham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3219 posts, RR: 3 Reply 20, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1576 times:
Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 18): You can drop the tabs down below the URL bar. Go to Firefox - Options - Tabs on Top/Bottom. Makes it much more like the older 3.6.
Or right click on the menu bar.
I've run across a couple of more glitches, sometimes on a.net the back button takes me two pages back. Interesting, the only problems I have are on a.net. Still not sure if I have the official release for Ubuntu.
moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2141 posts, RR: 11 Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
Been running FF4 a couple of days now on a Vista laptop, without any major issues. To me, it looks and feels a bit like Chrome, which I've tried, and use occasionally, but never warmed up to. I had tried FF 3.6-whatever, but it was so slow and buggy that I swapped back to 3.5-something-or-other. I haven't noticed a big increase in speed, but other than my brief venture into V3.6, I never had much of a problem with speed in FF. I don't have many add-ons installed, but most are working fine in V4.
On a few sites (A.net included) I needed to visit and log in a couple of times before it remembered my log in info, and I'm not getting the red "unread" icons on the A.net forums most of the time. I'll probably need to play with some of the menu options get it all configured to my liking, and eventually I'll remember that the right-click menu has swapped the "Open in new tab" and "Open in new window" options.
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4327 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1238 times:
When I tried to start Firefox yesterday, it crashed. Still not been able to get Firefox 4.0 working so I'm back to IE9. On Tuesady I'll try my 3rd virusscanner to see if ther're a virus blocking FF (the two I'm using now didn't show anything. Though it was strange that Windows 7 also crashed yesterday...
25 Fly2HMO: Well I'm back on FF4 now. Fixed the problem, works fine for the most part, but it freezes occasionally, apparently due to older plugins. Otherwise it
26 scrubbsywg: installed it...seems to be a bit less of a memory problem over longer browsing sessions than ver. 3 was. The only problem so far is the track pad driv
27 LJ: Whatever the problem, it magically disappeared as Firefox 4.0 seems to work again (after two days of trying).... BTW it looks like it's better than t
28 RayChuang: Firefox 4.0 works great except for one big problem: it breaks a lot of the third party add-on extensions that used to work with previous versions of F
29 fridgmus: In the upper left hand corner is the "back" button, but not the downward arrow that you click on to go farther backwards to whatever webpage you recen
30 moose135: You can either right click on the Back button, or left click and hold. Either way will bring up a list of previous pages viewed in that tab, and you c