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Windows 7: Mozilla launches Firefox 4

28 Mar 2011   #221
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
the GUI reminds me of Opera for some reason - but I quite can't place it
They are nothing alike - one ribbon says Menu, the other says Firefox

Seriously, both of these browsers have been 'borrowing' ideas from each other for quite awhile now. And since I swap between both alternatively as my main browser, someone must be doing something right.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gogreen View Post
And 6x as fast?
* In select synthetic benchmarks

Marketing - what a wonderful thing


In the real world however, while it it does feel quicker than 3.6 - it's nowhere near x6 , or x4 , or even x2...
Dear smarteyeball,
You said it,reg. exchange of ideas! I think everybody has 6-9 favourite websites they wanna keep and thus the "speed dial" idea germinated in Opera's soil and later was planted in the garden of FF!
Regards,
Sreedhav


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29 Mar 2011   #222
Rockfella

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Speed dial feature of FF is not as good as Opera. Being inbuilt in opera and as an add-on in FF makes a lot of difference.
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29 Mar 2011   #223
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

The Foxtab add-on is nice though
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29 Mar 2011   #224
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
Speed dial feature of FF is not as good as Opera. Being inbuilt in opera and as an add-on in FF makes a lot of difference.
Other than being built in, what does the Opera speed dial do that FF speed dial doesn't? I don't exacly think clicking "install now" is a big barrier to using FF speed dial.

I use both(Opera and FF speed dials), FF speed dial is much more powerful and configurable. I use three tabs of large speed dials in FF. I actually read my speed dials for updates in FF. Many of them I don't even need to click. I can read the weather, TV guide etc, right off the speed dial, others I can see if it is worth clicking, like if I have any new forum posts or emails, read news headlines to see if any are worth reading in depth. Heck, you can even scroll FF speed dials to read more with your mouse wheel. In FF speed dials can be a bunch of actually useful mini-web pages, rather than just static bookmarks.

Here is an example of how big, readable you can make FF speed dials(you could go even bigger but I like 8 to 12 dials per tab):

https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...4-sdthumbs.png

Things like Speed dial, are a good example of why I stick with FF. While other browsers may have similarly named extensions. Most of the time the Firefox versions work better, and are more powerful and more configurable.
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29 Mar 2011   #225
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snowdog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
Speed dial feature of FF is not as good as Opera. Being inbuilt in opera and as an add-on in FF makes a lot of difference.
Other than being built in, what does the Opera speed dial do that FF speed dial doesn't? I don't exacly think clicking "install now" is a big barrier to using FF speed dial.

I use both(Opera and FF speed dials), FF speed dial is much more powerful and configurable.
I agree. The FF add-on is superior in so many ways.

The only thing I've never really liked is the ugly icon...
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30 Mar 2011   #226
Boastree

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

I never thought I would say this-I think I like this new FireFox better than IE. I have not used it long but I thought I would put it on and well...lets see. So far I like it just fine.
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30 Mar 2011   #227
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Firefox 4 Tips: Bend the New Browser to Your Will

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There's a lot to like about Firefox 4, but some of the changes can be annoying--here's how to get the new browser working like you want it to.
Firefox 4 Tips: Bend the New Browser to Your Will - PCWorld
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30 Mar 2011   #228
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nice link Borg! Thanks for sharing.
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