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Windows 7: 64-Bit Browsers other than IE

20 Sep 2010   #11
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manigue View Post
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But I have a question. Minefield and 3.6.10 are installed in two different directories.

The desktop icons point to the correct directory. But when I go to Help>About, it shows that I am running Minefield 4.0.b7pre regardless of which version I select to run. Even when I start the browsers by clicking on their corresponding Firefox.exe in their individual directories.

Also compared both .exe and they are different.

Do I need to do edit/configure or modify the profiles or something?
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i run with two different profiles, one for 3.6.11pre and one for 4.0b7pre.

the startup line in the desktop links have -p "64bit" appended for the x64 profile, the x86 one has -p "wayne" appended for my original x86 profile.

a couple of addons that i use in x86 do not work properly in x64 due to differences in tabs handling. use the x86 with -p appended to the command line to bring up the profile manager, you can then create a new profile, and i copy the old one to the new using FEBE addon (which does not yet work on my system in 4.0b7, there is a beta febe for 4, but won't work on mine)

screen dumps of the link properties attached. each runs the proper .exe and without the addon check every time you switch.




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20 Sep 2010   #12
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Do all of the add-ons work just as well in FF x64?

~Maxx~
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20 Sep 2010   #13
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Do all of the add-ons work just as well in FF x64?

~Maxx~
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Not all but most will
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20 Sep 2010   #14
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

That's good to know. I have Minefield, but I have not installed it yet largely over my concerns about content blocking because like I said once you become aware of all the hidden programs running on most websites it makes you want to be able to block their access to the information in your browser.

~Maxx~
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20 Sep 2010   #15
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
That's good to know. I have Minefield, but I have not installed it yet largely over my concerns about content blocking because like I said once you become aware of all the hidden programs running on most websites it makes you want to be able to block their access to the information in your browser.

~Maxx~
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Adblock Plus and NoScript are all you really need for security in Firefox/Minefield and they work perfectly fine in Firefox/Minefield x64.
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20 Sep 2010   #16
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Klaw117- Thanks for the very important information about x64 Minefield!

~Maxx~
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21 Sep 2010   #17
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kronckew View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manigue View Post
...
But I have a question. Minefield and 3.6.10 are installed in two different directories.

The desktop icons point to the correct directory. But when I go to Help>About, it shows that I am running Minefield 4.0.b7pre regardless of which version I select to run. Even when I start the browsers by clicking on their corresponding Firefox.exe in their individual directories.

Also compared both .exe and they are different.

Do I need to do edit/configure or modify the profiles or something?
...

i run with two different profiles, one for 3.6.11pre and one for 4.0b7pre.

the startup line in the desktop links have -p "64bit" appended for the x64 profile, the x86 one has -p "wayne" appended for my original x86 profile.

a couple of addons that i use in x86 do not work properly in x64 due to differences in tabs handling. use the x86 with -p appended to the command line to bring up the profile manager, you can then create a new profile, and i copy the old one to the new using FEBE addon (which does not yet work on my system in 4.0b7, there is a beta febe for 4, but won't work on mine)

screen dumps of the link properties attached. each runs the proper .exe and without the addon check every time you switch.
"Thanks kroncke. Now both browser versions behave as they should."
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21 Sep 2010   #18
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Klaw117- Thanks for the very important information about x64 Minefield!

~Maxx~
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You're welcome.
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22 Apr 2011   #19
nathanjohnson13

Windows 7 Home Premium - 64bit
 
 
Re: 64-Bit Browsers other than IE

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Currently you really only have a couple of choices if you want x64 browsers to use as your primary browser:

Internet Explorer (8 or 9) or Minefield (Firefox) x64 with Adobe Flash player square (x64 Flash for windows). The nightly Minefield build as posted by Klaw117 previously (ver: 4.0b7pre) is very stable and with flash player square it gives you a full web experience including flash content.

I am personally using the Minefield/Flashplayer square combination. It has given me no problems so far although I do keep an x86 version installed also, just in case.
Google Chrome is 64-bit deffinitely now. Google Chrome 10 is already out.

Google Chrome is the fastest browser I've ever used. And it's built on webkit like Safari
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22 Apr 2011   #20
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nathanjohnson13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Currently you really only have a couple of choices if you want x64 browsers to use as your primary browser:

Internet Explorer (8 or 9) or Minefield (Firefox) x64 with Adobe Flash player square (x64 Flash for windows). The nightly Minefield build as posted by Klaw117 previously (ver: 4.0b7pre) is very stable and with flash player square it gives you a full web experience including flash content.

I am personally using the Minefield/Flashplayer square combination. It has given me no problems so far although I do keep an x86 version installed also, just in case.
Google Chrome is 64-bit deffinitely now. Google Chrome 10 is already out.

Google Chrome is the fastest browser I've ever used. And it's built on webkit like Safari
Being 64-bit and working on 64-bit are two separately different things. Last I checked Google Chrome (and all Chromium builds) are only compiled in x86 for Windows. There is a x86_64 build for Linux but obviously that wouldn't work on Windows.
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