firefox 4 is really fast!

by garyv
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Ok, I just downloaded firefox beta 4.0 - and normally these upgrades don't excite me too much. But this thing has actually sped up my surfing! I swear it feels like pages are loading at least 40% faster. I like the new layout as well, a lot like chrome.

Ok, enough nerd-ranting - back to work.
  • Profile picture of the author stelalouis
    yes , its really so fast .
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Thanks for this info. If it's really Chrome'sh fast, i'll switch back to FF when it's out of beta.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestrendz
    awesome! here is the link Firefox 4.0 Beta or just google it..
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  • Profile picture of the author agravity
    yes it is... and i use the same always
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    Yep.. But, the addons don't work. So, I switched back. Can't wait for it to be released.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Well, that's good news. It had gotten so slow and buggy I quit using it.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolvarin
    Mozilla Released Firefox 4 's Beta Version and The Beta Version of Mozilla Firefox is really very good and Mozilla Firefox 4 Provided Better Speed than Old version of Firefox.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tashi Mortier
      That sounds good, we'll see how it turns out once it gets released.

      I really couldn't stand using Firefox anymore since it just took too much time to load. Chrome just pops up once I click on it and that's what I expect of a browser.

      Thank you for sharing this information, I'll definitely look forward to the release of Firefox 4.
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  • Profile picture of the author monica99
    Really now? Thanks for sharing us. Gonna download now. This is such a good news.
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  • Profile picture of the author pc101seo
    A lot of great stuff has landed in Firefox 4 on the UI front over the past few days — combined stop/go/reload buttons, in-tab progress bars, hovered URLs in location bar, theme fixes & more. The release clearly shaping up to be a great one, but there are always more things that could be improved.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daws0n
    I think i have got something to do now... what?
    Yup, you got it you make me download Firefox
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  • Profile picture of the author Algorithms
    Downloaded the Beta and it's definitely faster! But since it doesn't support my Add-ons right now, I won't be getting rid of the current stable release.

    Memory consumption is significantly higher though, at least on my system. 3.6.14 used about 26,000K, while 4.0 Beta 12 is at 53,800K.
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    • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
      The trouble is as soon as you start to add in the add-ons it will get slow and buggy again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blake King
    Can't wait for the full release. I really don't like the idea of Google having so much market share in the browser market. I want firefox to win!...

    Of and BTW, ie 9 is fast too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    The thing that has always bothered me with FireFox is the way it just nags incessantly - Come on - if I click a link that must mean I want to go there - why in the hell do I have to respond to a nag every time?

    However, I do like the way NoScript has improved in that when you are blocked you can see the little S with a line through it and know you need to 'temporarily allow this site' - I do appreciate security but not to the point where I can't function.

    I do like the look with the new themes in FireFox - I have a spiffy red theme with fireworks - wahoo!

    If it is going to load faster and etc I might try it again - if I ever figure out how to turn off the nags.

    I like speedy little Chrome alright - however lately it has a few issues with caching - but just takes a refresh.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonthewebmaster
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    Originally Posted by garyv View Post

    Ok, I just downloaded firefox beta 4.0 - and normally these upgrades don't excite me too much. But this thing has actually sped up my surfing! I swear it feels like pages are loading at least 40% faster. I like the new layout as well, a lot like chrome.

    Ok, enough nerd-ranting - back to work.

    I installed it after reading your message, and I agree... its running much faster! It also looks a bit like chrome! Very cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Firefox 4 is great. The only thing is though, Screengrab is not compatible with it. Have to use Screensnatch now, which I think is inferior.
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  • Profile picture of the author vidhujain
    Originally Posted by garyv View Post

    Ok, I just downloaded firefox beta 4.0 - and normally these upgrades don't excite me too much. But this thing has actually sped up my surfing! I swear it feels like pages are loading at least 40% faster. I like the new layout as well, a lot like chrome.

    Ok, enough nerd-ranting - back to work.

    thanks for sharing with us...i'll download it very soon..thanks...
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  • Profile picture of the author iuditg
    I was using firefox 4 beta but its still a lot buggy so gonna wait until a stable version is released
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    None of the addons or compatible, including SEOquake. WTF?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Yeh, it sounds like a big improvement, but without the add-ons its not really Firefox.
    Hope they release the final version already.
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  • Profile picture of the author adeleadams
    I'm just using it. And that is much better then google chrome!
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  • Profile picture of the author racerxar
    I will test it out
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  • Profile picture of the author summerbuzz
    It's just now that I saw this thread..

    Gotta download it immediately

    I'm currently using chrome. Is it really faster than google chrome?
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  • Profile picture of the author tplink
    it is fast and word great instead of another version.
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  • 1) Where the heck is my status bar? I like the status bar!
    2) You can't save your tabs when closing anymore unless you install a plug-in.

    I'm not having any problems with my plug-ins except for Divx HQ.

    And when they heck are they gonna fix that friggin' memory leak, already! Geez, it's annoying. It's a very simple fix, after all.
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  • Profile picture of the author CrowX
    Still feels(i haven't done or seen an official benchmark) slower than Chrome, and it's interface is still far worse than Chrome.
    Firefox should let go of the 90s tradition interface if it wants to survive.
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