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Windows 7: Mozilla launches Firefox 4

22 Mar 2011   #61
Phone Man

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

Hardware acceleration uses your video card to help render web pages in your browser. Takes some of the load off your CPU.

Jim


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22 Mar 2011   #62
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Can someone please explain "hardware acceleration".What is it and how is it used.
Speeds up some actions, but also saddles you with Microsoft DirectWrite font rendering engine (same thing in IE 9 BTW).

To my eyes DirectWrite font rendering is just wrong. Fonts are all thicker and kerning is tighter so the letters run together. I find it less readable at all distances, so I shut off HW Acceleration to get rid of it. YMMV.
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22 Mar 2011   #63
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Alright, so what are the "must haves" with FF4?
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22 Mar 2011   #64
severedsolo

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Stupid question time... Im running the RC2 and haven't been offered the update, is there meant to be an autoupdate? or do I have to uninstall/reinstall?
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22 Mar 2011   #65
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Running 3.6xx I just did the

Help>>Check for updates

and it popped right up. :)
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22 Mar 2011   #66
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Stupid question time... Im running the RC2 and haven't been offered the update, is there meant to be an autoupdate? or do I have to uninstall/reinstall?
I think you need to click help and check for updates to get your updated to FF4
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22 Mar 2011   #67
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

The HTML5 video support is great (better than I expected), it looks like I won't need to leave the flash player installed on my two guest computers' soon.
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22 Mar 2011   #68
smarteyeball

 
 

Can someone provide a link or two of sites that supposedly have blurry fonts?

I have H/W accel enabled and I haven't seen a single blurry font
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22 Mar 2011   #69
spine

win 7 x64
 
 

Compared to version 3.6, FF4 is faster. If you ask me, which ever browser you feel at home with, stay with it. IE9 , FF4 and Chrome looks the same with there tabs GUI.
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22 Mar 2011   #70
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

It's more hit and miss than anything, esp. now that hardware is more directly used. Now you have to consider issues like "Is my display driver causing the problems? Maybe it needs updated?", "Did I configure the MS clear type settings?" or just the plain old "Is my computer too low spec?". I have to admit that I found reading IE9/FF4 blurry issue threads interesting--

Anyway, my three computers have no problems with FF4, no blurry issue or whatever, at all. So I can't provide any evidence

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I have H/W accel enabled and I haven't seen a single blurry font
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