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Windows 7: Firefox 3.6.6 & Direct2D ?

08 Jul 2010   #1
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 
Firefox 3.6.6 & Direct2D ?

hi !

anyone tested Direct2D in Firefox 3.6.6 ?


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08 Jul 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Nope, haven't played around with the new minefield at all yet, but here's a thread on it:

Direct2D & DirectWrite HW Acceleration For Minefield - Info • mozillaZine Forums
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08 Jul 2010   #3
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Minefield ?

FF 3.6.6 not 4
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08 Jul 2010   #4
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

If you want to play with Firefox 4, go here:
Firefox 4 Beta

Also, I'm playing with it right now. I gotta say, it's a big improvement over FF 3.6. The speed is better, and the javascript engine and D2D features aren't even finished yet. I did turn on hardware acceleration, and it rivaled Chrome in speed. The only problem is that it makes the GUI turn anti-aliased. I can't wait to see how those other improvements will affect it in the final version.
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08 Jul 2010   #5
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

Wii Master 64: who asked for FF 4 ?
i suggest you read my first post above....

i have already installed FF 4-Beta 1, and downloaded FF 4-Beta2....
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08 Jul 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Firefox 3.6 does not have any Direct2D support
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08 Jul 2010   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nothing to test because it isn't supported in Firefox 3.6.6, and from having a look at the problems they have been having with it Firefox 4 don't see it being added to 3.6.6.
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08 Jul 2010   #8
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

thanks logicearth & stormy !

i have done some searching trying to find out if was supported or not.

but, doing some tests on peacekeeper i noticed something interesting,
running FF 3.6.6 WITH the Direct2D-modification gave a higher score than the standard-setting.

if Direct2D is not supported, why a higher score ?

does those 2 rendering-settings also speed up FF 3.6.6 even though Direct2D is not supported ?

i first tested FF 4 with standard-settings on Peacekeeper, then with Direct2D.

i then tested FF 3.6.6, but forgot to change the settings back to standard,
so i ran the first test WITH Direct2D-settings and the second with standard-settings and noticed a difference in score.

im using the same profile for both FF 3.6.6 & FF 4, so thats why this happened.
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08 Jul 2010   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Seeing as Firefox 3.6 does not use Direct2D at all. Having the Direct2D settings is meaningless.
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