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Windows 7: Firefox 4.0 beta 3 released

12 Aug 2010   #21
Not Myself

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

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can i run mozilla 3.6.8 & mozilla 4 beta 3 at the same time ?
To do this, you will want to use separate Firefox profiles.

If you're not familiar with profiles:

Profile Manager - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

1. Close Firefox, start the Profile Manager, create a new profile for FF 4.0; give it a recognizable name. Close Profile Manager.

2. Download and install beta, but do not start it. Create a shortcut to it, that should look similar to this:

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 2\firefox.exe" -p "Beta4" -no-remote

Translation: This link will start 4.0, using its own profile, which I, in my usual fit of total brilliancy, named "Beta4"; that is the `p "Beta4" part of the link.

The `no-remote' part allows you to run both 3.6.x and Beta 4 at the same time.

I'm not going to go into a discussion of the risks of using beta releases, nor the fact that very few FF extensions currently work with Beta 3 (in fact, a few that worked with Beta were disabled in Beta 3; such matters are not germane to your question.


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12 Aug 2010   #22
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the news! I will definately be checking this out!
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12 Aug 2010   #23
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

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Anyone else getting heavy disk activity for 10-20 seconds upon opening beta 3?
My disk activity stays at 2-8% with B3 open
It might be your AV
I'm using MSE Beta. I'll have to look into it further. Sometimes goes for up to 30 seconds. HD running full bore.
After getting my plumbing done, I checked my add-ons. Beef Taco 1.3.0 add-on was the culprit.
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13 Aug 2010   #24
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tale View Post
can i run mozilla 3.6.8 & mozilla 4 beta 3 at the same time ?
I would but I doubt aero glass addon will work with it
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13 Aug 2010   #25
BigRob

Windows 7 Home Prem.
 
 

I been a big fan of fire fox for a long time! SO far this new version of fire fox is working perfectly!
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13 Aug 2010   #26
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I love the new beta, but I can't wait for Beta 5 when the whole Mozilla 2 thing gets implemented! It's going to be awesome! Hopefully... *remembers Firefox 3.5 claims*
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13 Aug 2010   #27
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Can anyone tell me if Beta 3 still treats tabs like separate instances of Firefox in the Win 7 taskbar? I haven't had a chance to D/L it myself (waiting on certain addons).
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13 Aug 2010   #28
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

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Can anyone tell me if Beta 3 still treats tabs like separate instances of Firefox in the Win 7 taskbar? I haven't had a chance to D/L it myself (waiting on certain addons).
Yes it does.
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13 Aug 2010   #29
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Can anyone tell me if Beta 3 still treats tabs like separate instances of Firefox in the Win 7 taskbar? I haven't had a chance to D/L it myself (waiting on certain addons).
Yes it does.
I was afraid of that. Does anyone else find that terribly inconvenient?
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13 Aug 2010   #30
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

I do as a matter of fact. I liked it better with a single instance in the taskbar.
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