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Windows 7: Firefox 4.0 beta 3 released

11 Aug 2010   #11
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

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I heard adblock plus doesn't work with this version; is that true?
Yeah, it's true.
You must disable addon compatibility check to make your addons work. Create a new value in 'about:config'. Name it 'extensions.checkCompatibility.4.0b' and set it to 'false'


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12 Aug 2010   #12
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Anyone got any screenshots of it?
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12 Aug 2010   #13
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

fluffy just download it, you can re-arrange icons etc so everyone's will look different
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12 Aug 2010   #14
Tale

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

can i run mozilla 3.6.8 & mozilla 4 beta 3 at the same time ?
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12 Aug 2010   #15
Nickmix

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit.
 
 

Tale Yes, of course. To do this, there is no problem and prohibitions.
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12 Aug 2010   #16
Tale

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

thanks a lot man
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12 Aug 2010   #17
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

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With Beta 3, the pre-release flavor of the next major iteration of Firefox is available in no less than 34 languages, and brings to the table a variety of changes on top of the bug fixes that are inherent to the evolution from one development milestone to another.

An important new feature is related to the tailoring of Firefox 4.0 to Windows 7, and the operating system’s Natural User Interface (NUI), namely multi-touch capabilities.

“Web authors can now get touch events from Firefox users on Windows 7 machines,” Mozilla stated.

The company noted that Beta 3 also adds “a new way of representing values in JavaScript that allows Firefox to execute heavy, numeric code (used for things like graphics and animations) more efficiently.”

Essentially, starting with Beta 3, Firefox 4.0 will allow users running Windows 7 on touch-capable hardware to virtually get a “hands-on” experience for the open source browser.

“Experimental support for touch events is added in Gecko 2.0. These allow you to track the movement of the user's finger on a touch screen, monitoring the raw touch events generated by the system,” Mozilla explained.
Download Firefox 4.0 Beta 3 for Windows 7 NUI - - Softpedia

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Thanks for the info. Downloading now.

EDIT:
Guess Beta 3 will take a bit of getting used to.
The Open in New Window was the first option and Open in New Tab was the second option till now when right clicking a link in Firefox, but in Beta 3 the order has been reversed.
I keep clicking the second option out of habit
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12 Aug 2010   #18
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

Anyone else getting heavy disk activity for 10-20 seconds upon opening beta 3?
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12 Aug 2010   #19
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

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Anyone else getting heavy disk activity for 10-20 seconds upon opening beta 3?
My disk activity stays at 2-8% with B3 open
It might be your AV
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12 Aug 2010   #20
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

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Anyone else getting heavy disk activity for 10-20 seconds upon opening beta 3?
My disk activity stays at 2-8% with B3 open
It might be your AV
I'm using MSE Beta. I'll have to look into it further. Sometimes goes for up to 30 seconds. HD running full bore.
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