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Windows 7: Firefox 4.0 beta 5 released

07 Sep 2010   #21
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Yowanvista,

You should probably edit the download link in your first post to link to the following page instead, as last I checked 'direct download' links are not something that are preferred.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html


EDIT: I see the link has been added, thank you.


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07 Sep 2010   #22
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Firefox 4 Beta 5/Pre-Beta 6 extremely poor performance.

Hello everyone,

I decided to try out Firefox 4 Beta 5 and Minefield Pre-Beta 6 and even a 64-bit version of the Minefield. All seem extremely choppy.

Anyone else having this issue?
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07 Sep 2010   #23
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Hello everyone,

I decided to try out Firefox 4 Beta 5 and Minefield Pre-Beta 6 and even a 64-bit version of the Minefield. All seem extremely choppy.

Anyone else having this issue?
Yep in Beta 5
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07 Sep 2010   #24
cloud8521

 

beta 5 is horrible. what the hell happened?
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08 Sep 2010   #25
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Hello everyone,

I decided to try out Firefox 4 Beta 5 and Minefield Pre-Beta 6 and even a 64-bit version of the Minefield. All seem extremely choppy.

Anyone else having this issue?
Yep in Beta 5
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
beta 5 is horrible. what the hell happened?
Disable hardware acceleration, there are still few bugs with which will be fixed in b6
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08 Sep 2010   #26
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Hello everyone,

I decided to try out Firefox 4 Beta 5 and Minefield Pre-Beta 6 and even a 64-bit version of the Minefield. All seem extremely choppy.

Anyone else having this issue?
Yep in Beta 5
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
beta 5 is horrible. what the hell happened?
Disable hardware acceleration, there are still few bugs with which will be fixed in b6
i ... tried but it wont turn off. tho looking at it right now, seems they fixed the main problems i had in the first place (havent tried in 4 tho) they fixed the new menu with a persona


EDIT: its now a setting!

1 problem down.

problem 2. when you start it it freezes for about 30 seconds. whole thing is unresponsive, cant minimize, close it or anything.

problem 3. hardware acceleration needs fixing
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08 Sep 2010   #27
SuperiorBeen

Windows 7 x64 :)
 
 

There are still problems when you enable hardware acceleration (visual artifacts) also tab preview still doesnt work well. At least Adblock plus works now...
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08 Sep 2010   #28
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
problem 2. when you start it it freezes for about 30 seconds. whole thing is unresponsive, cant minimize, close it or anything.
The freezing at the start is very annoying. But the biggest problem is the speed it's terrible. When chrome loads pages instantly, Firefox takes five seconds. Sure i know Firefox is not meant for speed but at least they can improve into at least two seconds of chrome.

If this is the final beta lease they have a lot of work to do before they release a stable version.

On the plus side, I like the new menu.

Edit: When I turn hardware acceleration off it loads pages as nearly as fast as chrome.
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08 Sep 2010   #29
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Crashed on update and I removed it forthwith
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08 Sep 2010   #30
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't believe this is the final beta, nor do I believe hardware acceleration has been perfected. I am running Beta 5 with only a couple of addons, on Windows 7 x64, and the browser is crash-less and lightning-fast. Thus, I'm very surprised that I seem to be the only one for whom it is working well...
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