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Windows 7: Firefox 4.0 Beta 12 released

25 Feb 2011   #1
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 
Firefox 4.0 Beta 12 released


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

Changelog:
  • Increased performance while viewing Flash content
  • Improved plugin compatibility with hardware acceleration enabled
  • Hovering over links now displays the URL at the bottom of the window rather than in the location bar
  • General stability, performance, and compatibility improvements


Uses less RAM than previous betas


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25 Feb 2011   #2
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, yowan! Mozilla have really done some great work, in my opinion.
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25 Feb 2011   #3
RobinSchouten

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

When are the RCs coming? Still not convinced with FF4.
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25 Feb 2011   #4
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Download Link

Localized Builds

Changelog:
  • Increased performance while viewing Flash content
  • Improved plugin compatibility with hardware acceleration enabled
  • Hovering over links now displays the URL at the bottom of the window rather than in the location bar
  • General stability, performance, and compatibility improvements


Uses less RAM than previous betas
Thanks yowanvista I just updated.
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26 Feb 2011   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobinSchouten View Post
When are the RCs coming? Still not convinced with FF4.
RC will be out in about 1.5 weeks
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26 Feb 2011   #6
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks yowanvista, it's very fast and impressed.
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26 Feb 2011   #7
G1LLY

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Been running Beta 12 for a couple of days now, really stable & I noticed the less RAM usage too

Can't wait until the final is here.

Quote:
Mozilla has in fact already started work on Firefox 4.0 RC, with very early Builds of the new development milestone live on the company’s FTP servers.

The manner in which they are labeled could generate some confusion, so Legnitto wanted to be extremely clear that Mozilla will not produce a Firefox 4.0 Beta 13.

“I just wanted to send a quick note clarifying again that Firefox 4 beta 12 is the last planned beta.

“It may be confusing that nightly builds after beta 12 identify themselves as version 4.0b13pre. The versioning is merely a product of automation. This DOES NOT mean we are having a beta 13,” Legnitto said.

With the RC being offered in early March 2011, I think that there’s a very good chance that Mozilla will release Firefox 4.0 Final by the end of next month, or so. It appears that it won’t be long now until users will be running Firefox 4.0.
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26 Feb 2011   #8
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Those are good improvements. I was planning on sticking with 3.6 for a while but I might not now.
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27 Feb 2011   #9
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
Those are good improvements. I was planning on sticking with 3.6 for a while but I might not now.
You can have both, just can't run both simultaneously - they share profile.
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27 Feb 2011   #10
Not Myself

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
Those are good improvements. I was planning on sticking with 3.6 for a while but I might not now.
You can have both, just can't run both simultaneously - they share profile.
Not true, if done properly: I have both 3.16.13 and 4.0 Beta 12 running simultaneously.

Shortcut for Beta 12 reads "Firefox..." -p "Beta 9" -no-remote . Beta 9 is the name of the Firefox profile Ive been using since Beta 9, and the -p' points to that profile. `-no-remote' is used to allow more than one profile to be active at the same time.

In fact, one should not share profiles between 4.0 and any earlier release, as the programs are quite different, and sharing can, and usually will, cause serious problems.

The only difficulty with using -no-remote that I'm aware of is that if while using the profile governed by that entry, right-clicking on a link in a web page and choosing "send link" will not work.
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