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Windows 7: Firefox 3.6.8 or Firefox Beta 4?

04 Sep 2010   #1
snahonaznam

Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Firefox 3.6.8 or Firefox Beta 4?

Which is better and faster? :O


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04 Sep 2010   #2
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

4.0 is faster but if you use add-ons, most of them may not work with 4.0 yet. I continue to use 3.6.8 for this reason, which is not that slow after all.
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04 Sep 2010   #3
snahonaznam

Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Okay thanks!

I can't wait for Firefox 4!
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04 Sep 2010   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snahonaznam View Post
Okay thanks!

I can't wait for Firefox 4!
Your older addons will work with FF4.0 if you disable the compatibility check

Type about:config in your browser address bar and agree to the warning message. Now right click inside the browser, choose New –> Boolean, type the preference name as extensions.checkCompatibility.4.0b and set it to False.
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06 Sep 2010   #5
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Thanks for such valuable information yowanvista. Added boolean expression as you suggested. All but the IDM add-on I use work with 4.0 beta.

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07 Sep 2010   #6
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manigue View Post
Thanks for such valuable information yowanvista. Added boolean expression as you suggested. All but the IDM add-on I use work with 4.0 beta.
The newer versions of IDM supports it (Newer than IDM 5.12 build 9 )
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07 Sep 2010   #7
snahonaznam

Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Are you using the latest beta of FF yowanvista?
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07 Sep 2010   #8
mw2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Definately Firefox 4!
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07 Sep 2010   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i saw very little difference in speed between the two products. Honestly, didn't care for the changes in the 4.0 UI in the earlier version that I ran, so I just went back to 3.6 for the time being.
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07 Sep 2010   #10
mw2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I did a speedtest and firefox 4 worked out faster at 19.47mbps while firefox 3.6 was only 17.87.

Thats a considerable difference!
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