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Windows 7: firefox hanging

01 Jan 2011   #11
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, krokusnat.

I guess that is a subjective opinion. I find the 4.0 betas to be better than ever. Even with 4.0b9pre 64 bit I have no crashes. I'm not a big extension user and it's blazingly fast.

Discussing various browsers is always like discussing one's favorite football team with a fan of a rival team - passions always run high.

Who are you picking: Oregon or Auburn?


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01 Jan 2011   #12
krokusnat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I haven't tried the beta so I'm gonna give it a shot and Oregon for me!
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01 Jan 2011   #13
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

lve heard good things about the beta, and while l do have the occasional crashes firefox has served me well.. couldnt do without some of my addons as they make life so easy, lve also found that running noscript and adblock plus has kept me pretty much virus free for years which has been a bonus.

as for the beta, if l remember correctly it uses hardware acceleration? which lm looking forward to seeing but lm waiting for addons to be updated before l contemplate it as l couldnt do without noscript, adblock, and FEBE (FEBE for those that dont know is a backup tool for extensions and other user data like boomarks and settings which makes reinstalls a breeze which l set to auto backup and verify once a week.. l also make sure l have 5 backups so l always at any one time have a month and a half of backups just in case one doesnt work)

as for chrome, l know ppl who use it but lve not cared to try it as from what l have seen its too minimalistic for my liking, tho firefox only gets bloated when you add too many addons but lm not really worried about memory usage as l have plenty of ram to spare since l dont even use a 3rd of my 8gb.
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01 Jan 2011   #14
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, timeless, the betas (4.0 FF to be) use hardware acceleration as do other browsers these days.

If you want to try your add-ons with the betas, get the Add-on Compatibility Reporter and you can, at least, try them out. You'd be surprised how many work splendidly with the FF4 betas. Also, if you have an add-on that doesn't work, go to the add-on's web site and look for a development build. I'm running three development build add-ons (betas on beta ) now and they're working great.
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02 Jan 2011   #15
krokusnat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The thing that I'm only bummed with and hopefully soon this version will become non-beta I guess is the term that I'm looking for cause it is fast and looks great but my addons like fast dial, download themall, Bazzacuda and Browse Images are necessary for my enjoyment and ease of uses for what I use firefox for.

@mikedl what development add-ons are you using and whats the url for these?

Edit: Duh! just read what you said up above^^^in your post lol what a moron! I will
give it a look...

Thanks in advance

Regards

Krok
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02 Jan 2011   #16
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

will definitely look into it once l reinstall as long as my main addons work that is.
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02 Jan 2011   #17
krokusnat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi timeless I got a few of mine to work by forcing them to install with an add-on called "nightly testing tools" it allows you to test the addons by forecing them to install instead of firefox telling you you can't. You just configure the add-on to let you do it...my Browse them works even though it said it wouldn't. Bazzacuda didn't fair so well so I removed that. Flashgot works regardless I haven't tried download themall yet though so we will see how it fairs since I prefer it over flashgot...
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02 Jan 2011   #18
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you are running the betas of FF, please use the Add-on Compatibility Reporter to test your add-ons.
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02 Jan 2011   #19
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

these are the current addons l use:

1. UpdateNotifier -- Notifies you when updates are available for your extensions and themes.

l must go through and delete some, but havent got around to it, but as long as 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, and 18 are known to work l might give it a try.

(btw this list was obtained through FEBE as it give an information page when things backup completes.)
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02 Jan 2011   #20
krokusnat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
If you are running the betas of FF, please use the Add-on Compatibility Reporter to test your add-ons.
I did that as well mikedl and reported them along with a description of the issuse that weren't working download themall failed the test.

@timeless that's a lot of testing but if you do it the faster firefox developers will solve the problems with the ones that don't work, it's a good effort to engage in for all.

By the way if you want timeless go into your iew on the folders menu and unhide your hidden folders. I make a backup of my old firefox by going into user\appdata\roaming\mozilla and copy the whole mozilla folder to my desktop or something-it contains all your plugins and everything before uninstalling your old firefox...Then when you fnd that you may not want the new beta everything will be safe if you decide to reinstall your old version....or just use FEBE lol
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