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Windows 7: Firefox 5.0 released


26 Jun 2011   #111

Windows 7
 
 

Strange! On my Windows 7 it is clearly slow! I noticed it after updating to V5!


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26 Jun 2011   #112

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Unlike version 4.0, which I uninstalled within 24 hours, I might like this version. If someone has a 'fool-proof' method of overcoming the Add-ons compatibility issue I'd appreciate hearing about it.
Just don't want FF to lose its identity during this round of the browser war.
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27 Jun 2011   #113

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

No issues whatsoever here.
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27 Jun 2011   #114

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Just installed Firefox 7.0a1 (Nightly). It's alright but Adobe Flash Player is not installing for some reason. Might just be a bug but I suppose I'll report it.
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27 Jun 2011   #115

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevener View Post
Personally, I notice that FF5 is slow! Does anyone else find the same thing?
Slowness can have several causes: Firewall permissions, specific Firefox extension(s), corrupt Firefox profile. To find and eliminate the culprit(s) will require some experimenting on your part.

Standard diagnostic - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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27 Jun 2011   #116

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevener View Post
Strange! On my Windows 7 it is clearly slow! I noticed it after updating to V5!
Did you make a new profile?

When I went from the FF4 betas to the real release, FF started behaving strangely.

I copied the files that i wanted to keep (from my old profiles).
I created new profiles.
I copied the saved files into the new profile.
The problems vanished.

I think that it is faster on my PC (not in my VMs though).
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27 Jun 2011   #117

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Interesting analysis of Mozilla's progress I thought

Has the Mozilla Foundation lost its collective mind? | TechRepublic
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27 Jun 2011   #118

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
No issues whatsoever here.
same here, seems faster too
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27 Jun 2011   #119

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markaz View Post
Unlike version 4.0, which I uninstalled within 24 hours, I might like this version. If someone has a 'fool-proof' method of overcoming the Add-ons compatibility issue I'd appreciate hearing about it.
Just don't want FF to lose its identity during this round of the browser war.
Use "Compatibility Reporter", it stops the compatibility check and allows the add-ons to continue to function if they can....also allows you to submit reports on what works or doesn't work to the add-on developer. Give it a try.
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27 Jun 2011   #120

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Interesting analysis of Mozilla's progress I thought

Has the Mozilla Foundation lost its collective mind? | TechRepublic
Yes they have. They have declared FF4 EOL and will no longer support it so you will be forced to go to FF5 for any security related updates. By the time you get all your favorite plugins working FF6 will be out and FF5 will be EOL. It will become such a PIA, users will start dropping FF like a hot potato. I read an article which I can't find now which stated Mozilla was going to implement an auto test scan for plugins and if it passed this test they would be marked as compatible with the new version. I still have one plugin (Virus Total toolbar) that shows incompatible so to use it I have to turn off compatibility checking. This is just BS from Mozilla and I hope they get this new way of during things straight but with their attitude of take it or leave it does not look like a bright future. Since it is free, you get what you pay for with an attitude.

Update: After going to VT web site I found a new version that is compatible. Still a PIA to do this every 6 weeks.

Jim
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