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Windows 7: Mozilla launches Firefox 4

23 Mar 2011   #101
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I've never been a fan of Firefox, but I must say that I like it better now, than what I had seen in the past. I haven't actually worked with it yet, other than setting it up, so I'm uncertain how my opinion will stand up. One thing that they need to add is Speed Dial.
Speed Dial for Firefox is extremely powerful compared to anything I have seen while testing Opera/Chrome.

It is so configurable that I actually use FF Speed Dial to keep tabs on several web pages, like posts in this forum. I have a tab (it has tabbed pages of speed dials) devoted to forums like this one. Then you can zoom and crop to actually make the text you are intrested in readable from the speed dial. So I can just look at the speed dial and see if there is a new posting in any topics I am involved in.

I also have readable speed dials in FF set up with weather/tv guide/TV torrents/email/news headlines.


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23 Mar 2011   #102
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaGooN View Post
Also note, Microsoft has released a new update, KB2454826. In this update, according to the KB article, D2d1.dll, Fntcache.dll, Dwrite.dll, D3d10_1.dll and D3d10_1core.dll is updated to version which solves font related graphics issues in rendering. Windows 7 users might want to test this update for better font performance. # Fix Firefox 4 Font Problem in Smoothing, Blurry Rendering in FF 4 Beta
That is an old update and was released on Feb 8 and is also included in SP1 with updated file versions. Won't help if you have SP1 installed.

Jim
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23 Mar 2011   #103
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Snowdog,

Thanks for the link, but I installed it and left the options at default, but after FF restarted, I don't see hide nor hair of Speed Dial. How is it accessed?
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23 Mar 2011   #104
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Snowdog,

Thanks for the link, but I installed it and left the options at default, but after FF restarted, I don't see hide nor hair of Speed Dial. How is it accessed?
View - toolbar - customize. Drag to where you want and relax!


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23 Mar 2011   #105
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Wallonn7,

Thanks, that helped. I have used FF so little, that I'm somewhat lost on it. While I understand that one can create multiple Speed Dial pages, is it possible to configure one with more than 9 windows, or use custom graphics for a website thumbnail, rather than what is loaded in automatically?
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23 Mar 2011   #106
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Snowdog,

Thanks for the link, but I installed it and left the options at default, but after FF restarted, I don't see hide nor hair of Speed Dial. How is it accessed?
I don't remember having any issues starting using it from the beginning, but I have been using for a long time. It is possible that by default it will open in empty windows/tabs, but if you have something else (your homepage) set to open in empty windows, you will get that instead since it won't be empty.

I also have my homepage set to:
chrome://speeddial/content/speeddial.xul

Here is the general options set for Speed Dial.


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23 Mar 2011   #107
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Wallonn7,

Thanks, that helped. I have used FF so little, that I'm somewhat lost on it. While I understand that one can create multiple Speed Dial pages, is it possible to configure one with more than 9 windows, or use custom graphics for a website thumbnail, rather than what is loaded in automatically?
Yes any number. I just did a test with 6 x 8 = 48 dials on one tab. I don't know where the limit is. I prefer big and readable(attached) so I use 8 per tab to make a bunch of mini web pages.

But there is also a "make image from" option for a static image as well.

Basically it is Speed Dial on steroids. After using this, I consider the Opera speed dial nearly unusable.


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23 Mar 2011   #108
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snowdog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Wallonn7,

Thanks, that helped. I have used FF so little, that I'm somewhat lost on it. While I understand that one can create multiple Speed Dial pages, is it possible to configure one with more than 9 windows, or use custom graphics for a website thumbnail, rather than what is loaded in automatically?
Yes any number. I just did a test with 6 x 8 = 48 dials on one tab. I don't know where the limit is. I prefer big and readable(attached) so I use 8 per tab to make a bunch of mini web pages.

But there is also a "make image from" option for a static image as well.

Basically it is Speed Dial on steroids.
Doing my job, huh... Since I did yours earlier, okay, I forgive you!
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23 Mar 2011   #109
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snowdog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Wallonn7,

Thanks, that helped. I have used FF so little, that I'm somewhat lost on it. While I understand that one can create multiple Speed Dial pages, is it possible to configure one with more than 9 windows, or use custom graphics for a website thumbnail, rather than what is loaded in automatically?
Yes any number. I just did a test with 6 x 8 = 48 dials on one tab. I don't know where the limit is. I prefer big and readable(attached) so I use 8 per tab to make a bunch of mini web pages.

But there is also a "make image from" option for a static image as well.

Basically it is Speed Dial on steroids. After using this, I consider the Opera speed dial nearly unusable.
That's good, but can you give me a scent to follow, or must I simply follow my nose without a whisp to go by. I understand your preference for large thumbnail windows, but by using custom graphics, it is easy to select one when it is much, much smaller. On Opera, I have ~ 68 gathered together, and could add many more if needed. I really don't care for the idea of multiple tabs for them.

EDIT: I found the control for adding thumbnail windows, although it appears that all that I could add was a total of 60 (6x10). I tried setting it for 6x12 and it didn't change. That would be sufficient, but I still need to have the control for using custom graphics.
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23 Mar 2011   #110
Rockfella

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

FF4 is definitely faster than 3.
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