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Windows 7: Firefox 4.0, the Next Major Version of Firefox

14 May 2010   #31
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

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Firefox 4.0 pre-Alpha Developer Preview – Get a taste.

Mozilla has started building the next major iteration of its open source browser, and an early preview version of Firefox 4.0 is already available for download and testing. Earlier this week, Softpedia readers were able to find out that Mozilla was cooking a Developer Preview of Firefox 4.0 ahead of the first Beta build, which is planned for delivery next month, June 2010. A pre-Alpha version of Firefox 4.0 can be downloaded from the browser maker’s FTP servers, allowing early adopters to get a taste of what the successor of Firefox 3.6 will bring to the table.

The release offered by Mozilla is not the fully fledged Alpha / Developer Preview of Firefox 4.0. Instead, the bits are only a nightly Build, indicating that there is still work to be done until the browser hits the Alpha milestone. In fact, testers will be able to see that the download is labeled Firefox 3.7 Alpha 5. Obviously, this is not the fifth Alpha of Firefox 3.7.
Firefox 4.0 pre-Alpha Developer Preview ? Get a Taste - Not the fully fledged Alpha - Softpedia


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26 Oct 2010   #32
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

For 64 bit Flash support go to Adobe Labs and get Adobe Flash Player Square
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27 Oct 2010   #33
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Now if only DivX and Extensions worked on x64
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28 Oct 2010   #34
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The planned release has been postponed to early 2011.

Mozilla delays Firefox 4 until 'early 2011'
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28 Oct 2010   #35
AbhishekS

32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium & Windows 8 Release Preview
 
 

This looks cool. But its a tough task to match the smoothness and the ease-of-use which Chrome has.
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31 Oct 2010   #36
loud

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 main pc ,acer Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

WARNING!! Don't use this if you are unsure what you are doing.

Make Firefox Faster

1. Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scrolldown and look for the following entries:
network.http.pipeliningnetwork.http.proxy.pipeliningnetwork.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time.When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which reallyspeeds up page loading.
2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to any number around 5-12. Thismeans it will make X requests at once, depending on the number you put in.
NOTE: A recommended number is either 8 or 12.
3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New > Integer.Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0".This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.
If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now.
IMPORTANT: Some small sites may block your connection because it DOES take up more bandwidth than usual. Take note.

I tried this and it worked for me, ff loaded quicker, worst that can happen is go back to original settings, as long as you copied them, or a freshh ff re-install.... I hope others can gain from this, I'm no techhie, but i sussed it... Lemme know if anyone gains from it pls...
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31 Oct 2010   #37
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loud View Post
WARNING!! Don't use this if you are unsure what you are doing.

Make Firefox Faster

1. Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scrolldown and look for the following entries:
network.http.pipeliningnetwork.http.proxy.pipeliningnetwork.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time.When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which reallyspeeds up page loading.
2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to any number around 5-12. Thismeans it will make X requests at once, depending on the number you put in.
NOTE: A recommended number is either 8 or 12.
3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New > Integer.Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0".This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.
If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now.
IMPORTANT: Some small sites may block your connection because it DOES take up more bandwidth than usual. Take note.

I tried this and it worked for me, ff loaded quicker, worst that can happen is go back to original settings, as long as you copied them, or a freshh ff re-install.... I hope others can gain from this, I'm no techhie, but i sussed it... Lemme know if anyone gains from it pls...
Firefox addons such as 'Fasterfox' or 'Tweak Network' can be installed in order to automatically configure/tweak the browser and then speed up browsing in just a few clicks without configuring it yourself manually like the one you posted, which is risky.
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31 Oct 2010   #38
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

For those of us using pre- it shouldn't be too much of a shock with 4.0. By then, we'll probably be using pre 5.x. We're just living on the edge - lol.
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02 Nov 2010   #39
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Francis93 View Post
Firefox addons such as 'Fasterfox' or 'Tweak Network' can be installed in order to automatically configure/tweak the browser and then speed up browsing in just a few clicks without configuring it yourself manually like the one you posted, which is risky.
omg i downloaded Fasterfox Lite... didn't change any settings and it's like night and day... speed is on par with Opera now

devs made Firefox so slow intentionally?! why?! does not compute


btw i'm using latest 3.6.something.


i still can't believe it that it's so fast............
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