Firefox 4, your say and vote
Posted 06 May 2011 - 12:53 PM
With the recent release of Firefox 4 I wonder how many of us made the leap and what you all think of it. Personally, and despite the boasting, I'm really still not seeing a fantastic difference in speed. It's been said this version is upto 6 times faster than previous versions, er, not seeing it Moz
The "New & Fresh" look is indeed worthy of it's claims but again, not really feeling the whole 'minimalist' thing, at first it's a tad annoying but I guess that's just purely down to familiarity of the previous version and although I haven't yet used the new "sync" feature it does look pretty impressive, allowing you to basically synchronize your Firefox between various computers at home or even an android phone meaning you will have access to the same Firefox experience on any computer or even whilst on the move
Security too has been improved which is always a good thing and many other area's have seen a lot of changes and improvements but overall and despite the obvious efforts by Mozilla and it's community of contributors I think the average user most probably won't be too impressed or excited by this latest release.
Cast your vote
Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:50 PM
One of the main things I did not like about FF4 was that it does not display the Gold Security Lock in the lower right corner when you are on a secure page. To me this is an essential security feature. I can easily see whether or not the page is secure. Having to click on the icon at the left of the URL on the address bar to see if you are still on a secure page is inconvenient and, for me, easily forgotten.
If they put the Gold Lock back, make it easier to get the toolbar icons exactly as they were with FF3.6 then I would update.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:09 PM
Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:39 PM
4.0.1 brought the fixes two or three weeks later. Meanwhile I had to get back to 3.6. And SqliteManager was not working any longer in 3.6
- Pages were often auto refreshing, resulting in a major problem on certain sales pages.
- Last session restore: empty instances were opening instead of tabs, on opening the soft.
- The address bar's combo was empty, without the suggestions.
- They loose a bunch of space, cause the address bar could be aside the menu bar (IE9 gets this). It should be an option.
+ minor bugs
A real plus in 4.0.1: FireFox's process auto terminates much faster. Interesting on shutting down the computer.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:22 PM
Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:32 AM
IE (including v.9), Chrome, even Maxthon have no problem with this same page. By the way, If Maxthon 3 could read all the Maxthon 2 settings and saved stuff, I would definitely go for it. It comes with lots of bells ans whistles to choose from, without having to go for numerous add-on's. Reasons are that Chrome seems the worst memory hog to me while (can't perform lots of editing in Office - usually involving a certain amount of pictures - without encountering some kind of trouble),while after a very satisfying short period of use, IE9 started to develop some strange behaviors (for example in the Yahoo Mail! Beta, whenever I delete a Mail in "Show Preview" mode, it jumps down four pages). But then, this is Vista (with all SPs and updates installed) and it looks like it hates its own MS products when it deems them "too recent" (IE9) or "too old" (Office XP which crashes on a more than daily basis).
Conclusion : a rather disappointing Web browser experience for this old retired IT guy!
Posted 07 May 2011 - 01:38 PM
Posted 07 May 2011 - 11:48 PM
LOL....I like it!!!
Haven't installed it yet, still using 3.6 something or the other. Reason being; I've read too many complaints, users reporting they don't like the changes, etc.
I've always maintained a policy of...'if it ain't broke, it doesn't need fixing!'
Same applies with FF. I'm happy, so why change!
Guess I'll have to sooner or later. By then though, hopefully all the bugs will be have been eradicated and some of the major complaints addressed.
We live in hope!!
Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:04 PM
I was amazed to find a beta version of FF 5 is available already!!
Crikey, that must be some kind of record....although, Chrome would be hard to beat in that department!
Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:48 AM
Chromes method of small improvements, instead of larger workovers as in FF seems to suit us better.
The uncluttered page from the initial installation is better with chrome and there are plenty of addons now available
although the ones i've used seem to have disappeared between versions 10 and 12.(maybe compatabilty problems)
Maybe i could play around with FF to appear like Chrome but why bother when there are no other benefits for me.