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Windows 7: No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0, 32-bit (x86) Only List of Supported....

16 Sep 2010   #71
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kronckew View Post
x64 flash now available, firefox, please give us a proper x64 version. x64 flash seems to work fine with ie9 and the plugin for firefox is available and works.
TBH I doubt Mozilla will do so. To the public x64 flash was a surprise but I am sure that Microsoft and the other "big dogs" knew what Adobe was about to release


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16 Sep 2010   #72
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

OK, dumb question but to paraphrase the sig of one of our wonderful posters, the only dumb question is the one not asked, right?

...no, that's not the question...it's a long one...

If there is no 64 bit version of Firefox in the works then why does my 4.0b7pre show up in Task manager as a 64 bit process and why is the 64 bit Flash shown as a 64 bit process under the plugin-container item (note the absence of the "*32" designation on both)?:
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I've installed the 32 bit 4.07bpre and it, along with the Flash plugin-container, will show as a "*32" process in task manager.


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16 Sep 2010   #73
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kronckew View Post
x64 flash now available, firefox, please give us a proper x64 version. x64 flash seems to work fine with ie9 and the plugin for firefox is available and works.
Using since yesterday, updated today in nightly update option:

Index of /pub/mozilla.org/firefox/tinderbox-builds/mozilla-central-win64
Easier than wading through the ftp list,

Firefox Nightly Builds
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16 Sep 2010   #74
kpo6969

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kronckew View Post
x64 flash now available, firefox, please give us a proper x64 version. x64 flash seems to work fine with ie9 and the plugin for firefox is available and works.
Using since yesterday, updated today in nightly update option:

Index of /pub/mozilla.org/firefox/tinderbox-builds/mozilla-central-win64
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
OK, dumb question but to paraphrase the sig of one of our wonderful posters, the only dumb question is the one not asked, right?

...no, that's not the question...it's a long one...

If there is no 64 bit version of Firefox in the works then why does my 4.0b7pre show up in Task manager as a 64 bit process and why is the 64 bit Flash shown as a 64 bit process under the plugin-container item (note the absence of the "*32" designation on both)?:
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I've installed the 32 bit 4.07bpre and it, along with the Flash plugin-container, will show as a "*32" process in task manager.
Minefield listed in programs, not x86 programs on my Windows C drive.
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16 Sep 2010   #75
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
Minefield listed in programs, not x86 programs on my Windows C drive.
Same here. When I had the 32 bit 4.07bpre it installed in the Programs(x86) folder whereas now, as you mentioned, the 64 bit(?) is installed in the Programs folder. Isn't this an indication that Mozilla is definitely working on a 64 bit browser for release 4?

Additionally, through the Resource Monitor, modules are indicated as being 64 bit based. There are a number of modules from the System32 folder but, then, 64 bit IE9 is the same way.

Some FF(x64?) modules (very partial listing):
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Some IE9x64 modules (very partial listing):
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16 Sep 2010   #76
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
Minefield listed in programs, not x86 programs on my Windows C drive.
That's because they finally updated the installer to 64 bit. Before that while Firefox/Minefield (or Deer Park if you want to go back a bit further) were 64 bit, they still used a 32 bit installer and that is why it ended up in the Program Files (x86) folder. It still runs as a 64 bit process though.

The current 64 bit version of Thunderbird (code name Lanikai) still uses a 32 bit installer and installs to the x86 folder, but runs as a 64 bit process.

Quote:
There are a number of modules from the System32 folder
Don't forget that despite its name that is where the 64 bit files go, the 32 bit versions go in the SysWOW64 folder (or at least they are supposed too).
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16 Sep 2010   #77
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you, Stormy. I appreciate that information. I thought the SysWOW folder was the 64 bit folder.

One quick note: Minefield, in and of itself, is not indicative of a 64 bit platform. Minefield is also available for 32 bit windows.

Many have already linked to here: Firefox Nightly Builds. All of the Windows versions are Minefield..
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16 Sep 2010   #78
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So much for the meat of this thread, Flash x64 is still a little bit unstable but it is a FACT, which, I wasn't sure I would live to see. I have to take back all my rants about ADOBE (Tastes bad, but, I deserve it).

ATTABOY Adobe, I was wrong.......you done GOOOOOOOOOOOOD. Keep up the good work.
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16 Sep 2010   #79
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kronckew View Post
x64 flash now available, firefox, please give us a proper x64 version. x64 flash seems to work fine with ie9 and the plugin for firefox is available and works.
Using since yesterday, updated today in nightly update option:

Index of /pub/mozilla.org/firefox/tinderbox-builds/mozilla-central-win64
Easier than wading through the ftp list,

Firefox Nightly Builds
Will these builds update themselves or will I have to do it manually?
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16 Sep 2010   #80
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They update themselves - nightly.
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