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Windows 7: Firefox 3.6 Final Coming Right Up

15 Jan 2010   #31
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UrbanBounca View Post
I've been a Firefox user for one reason; Adblock Plus. If Adblock Plus was available, updated, and as functional on Chrome, I'd switch in a heartbeat.
Adblock Plus+NoScript= win for me.


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15 Jan 2010   #32
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ive just made the switch to chrome. Ive found most of my firefox addons now on chrome.
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15 Jan 2010   #33
UrbanBounca

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UrbanBounca View Post
I've been a Firefox user for one reason; Adblock Plus. If Adblock Plus was available, updated, and as functional on Chrome, I'd switch in a heartbeat.
Well...in Chrome 4 it is available, updated, and functional...
I should've been more specific. The Adblock Plus Addon for Firefox actually blocks the ads BEFORE they appear, while also getting rid of the frames. However, the adblock available for Chrome does't block the ad til after it's already loaded.

I want the ad blocked before it loads. That's the whole point behind an ad blocker, in the fact that some ads take too long to load.
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15 Jan 2010   #34
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Looking forward to it. I wish they could speed up the startup time. Seems pretty slow for me.

+1 !!!!!
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15 Jan 2010   #35
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

seems to start no slower than 3.5.5 i got the update today
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15 Jan 2010   #36
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I am not the only one (looks to Steve...you know who you are) but...Firefox 3.7A1 is less buggier...faster...and using addons (with the help of the nightly tester tools) I have never had a better experience...

Unless something miraculous happens with 3.6 FINAL...I am skipping it
I'm using a 2d gpu render enabled 3.7pre. Only thing keeping 3.6x installed is it won't work with Silverlight video and TV Guide pop-down descriptions. Other than that, all my AddOns work. The other "bug" is some sites I notice scrolling with the mouse wheel can be rough... as in herky jerky. But pages sure snap up there.
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15 Jan 2010   #37
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Miles try the MR Tech Extension...there's a tweak in there to tell extensions not to search for ver. #'s and 90% of them will work this way...

Uncheck Addon Compatibility Check and yer good to go...
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15 Jan 2010   #38
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have it, and it is quite nice. My only problem is the fact that start-up is still relatively slow, I haven't noticed any improvement really. Also, Fudzilla did a benchmark, and the 3.6 RC beat Chrome 4! It certainly took me by surprise. But that doesn't mean that it's like that in every benchmark. Here's the link:

Fudzilla - Mozilla Firefox 3.6 RC1 now available, benchmarked
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16 Jan 2010   #39
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
Miles try the MR Tech Extension...there's a tweak in there to tell extensions not to search for ver. #'s and 90% of them will work this way...

Uncheck Addon Compatibility Check and yer good to go...
Thanks for the suggestion. I use Mr Tech. All the AddOns I use work. It's just Silverlight and TV Guide pop-down descriptions that don't. I think it's something to do with java script, at least for the TV Guide site. I notice every time I try a nightly build or beta that TV Guide description thing is the last thing to work. If that works, then usually everything else does. It's no big deal. I just run FF 3.6 RC1 to use Silverlight or go on TV Guide site.

I'm one of those unreconstructed individuals who uses the same profile for all my FF installs on a PC. It's cool because when I install a nightly or beta, all my AddOns are already there. I even figured out how to kill that "thank you for trying a beta" page load when switching back and forth between versions. With that particular annoyance out of the way it's a lot more fun to run different builds for different strengths.


What I'm wondering is why the only build supporting 2D GPU render seems to be the one in the blog build. The nightly builds don't seem to have it activated. I wonder when they will turn that on in all the 3.7 builds?

Of if some of them are enabled, how do you tell?
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16 Jan 2010   #40
UrbanBounca

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I recently made the change to Google Chrome, added the Adblock and Click & Clean extensions, and haven't looked back. Until Firefox can get back to their basic browser, I'm sticking with Chrome.
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