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Firefox 4, Experiences?  
User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Well I downloaded it yesterday and all seemed fine until I realized this happened:

Help! Corrupted Fonts In Win7 (by Fly2HMO Mar 25 2011 in Non Aviation)

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?

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User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

Works fine on my mac. A few web pages have issues loading, but I suspect that's because a few plugins aren't yet completely compatible with it.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

I'm getting used to it. Much faster than before.


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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

Have it for my Mac. Works fine. Nothing spectacular so far, but no complaints.

User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

I've got it on my Windows 7 notebook. It works great. A lot of flash player problems I had with the previous version are solved and the layout is a lot more efficient.

User currently offlinearrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2675 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2039 times:
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I just installed it on my Macbook pro -- no problems, but I haven't noticed any particular improvements. It still beats Safari.


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User currently offlinePITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1087 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2028 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.


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User currently offlineFoxy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 179 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

I have been using it since beta and love it. Final release has been completely stable for me up to now

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2010 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.

User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

I'm running it under Win7 and haven't seen any of the problems the OP mentioned. The UI is a little nicer and got better once I discovered I could move the Home button back to where it belonged.

I haven't noticed any increase in speed. Previous versions of Firefox never seemed slow to me.


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Please somebody tell me their having problems too I feel left out     

User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3389 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1934 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.


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2785 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Running Firefox 4 on a Mac, and it feels great. Speed is noticeable when you first start the browser up, and I like the app tab feature as I keep Gmail open all the time and it's great.

Overall recommendation - get it!


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1801 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1852 times:
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Works fine here! Seems more stable then the previous versions. As Vandenheuvel mentioned I haven't encountered issues with Flash so far.

Martijn



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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2917 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

Works fine on my Mac, but I'll stick to Chrome...


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User currently offlineMidcon385 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

Running FF4 on Win 7 64-bit and no issues.

Tim



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1744 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.


User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1828 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

I have it running on one of my machines, a Vista example, and so far it's run perfectly. Fast and stable. No complaints there.

However the new look/format is considerably different, so I'll have to try to tweak that.


User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1665 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.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Loaded it yesterday and no issues. I really like it.

Does anyone know of a tab or quick link on FF4 for Thunderbird mail..? Otherwise I need to keep my mail running in the background, or minimize my page and open TB to check my e-mail.



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User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3389 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1635 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.


User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 409 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1625 times:

Downloaded it, tried it, hate it.

Back to Safari I think.

I only like to use Apple things though, so my review is very biased. But FireFox was very laggy, and it just had a strange feel to it.. *shudder*..



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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1598 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.



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4429 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

I used to use Firefox almost exclusively, but after it became really sluggish and full of bugs, I made the switch to Chrome and haven't looked back.

Funnily enough, now Chrome keeps suffering from Flash Player crashes where it never used to before. Very annoying.


User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1297 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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
31 fridgmus : Thanks Moose! F
32 Baroque : I was getting update reminders from Firefox 3 and every time I did update, FF3 would not work and I had to reload the old copy. So I tried a straight
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