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Why Firefox 4 Is Winning the Browser Battle
PC World ^ | 03/23/2011 | Katherine Noyes

Posted on 03/23/2011 2:48:16 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

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I upgraded yesterday. My only word of warning is that I have noticed text-editor's, like the one FreeRepublic uses, acts a bit strange. You get vertical lines running through the editing box. It's annoying. It's a problem I have on both my PCs - one desktop, one laptop both running 64-bit W7.

I'm also disappointed FF4 isn't 64-bit.

Last comment, I noticed that after installation, the FF4 welcome page runs an HTML5 video. I have an i7, and yet my CPU was almost pegged while that video ran. I don't know if it's a bug with HTML5 or something else but Flash still runs fine.

1 posted on 03/23/2011 2:48:19 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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I downloaded IE9 first as a RC then as a finished product. No problems with website rendering.


2 posted on 03/23/2011 2:51:55 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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I have been playing with IE9. Generally, I really like it. What I don’t like is that there isn’t an ad-blocker that is half as good as the worst one available for FF. If there was, I’d probably use it IE.


3 posted on 03/23/2011 2:53:51 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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I don’t follow the Windows builds but the Linux target is available as 64 bit. An odd font problem that was occurring in FR’s edit box actually cleared up for me in 4.0


4 posted on 03/23/2011 2:54:13 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: OldDeckHand

Just downloaded Firefox 4 a little while ago..so far so good, took me some time to get used to it, like I prefer the tabs for web sites to be underneath the toolbar..so once I figured out how to fix that under options it looks really nice, different but nice


5 posted on 03/23/2011 2:54:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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Biggest problem with Firefox is the same problem with every other browser in the world other than IE. They do not run ActiveX.

Being that I am in the CCTV business and virtually no camera systems operate on anything other than ActiveX, I never use any other browser but IE8.


6 posted on 03/23/2011 2:56:27 PM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: OldDeckHand

“winning”? Is that like a Charlie Win?


7 posted on 03/23/2011 2:57:29 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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8 posted on 03/23/2011 3:01:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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I downloaded FF4 and still have no idea how. Unless it directed me away from the FF3 link somehow.


9 posted on 03/23/2011 3:01:31 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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Go to View—Toolbars, uncheck tabs on top. I just downloaded FF4 and it seems fast.


10 posted on 03/23/2011 3:02:32 PM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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Biggest problem with Firefox is the same problem with every other browser in the world other than IE. They do not run ActiveX.

That's a feature!!!

11 posted on 03/23/2011 3:03:17 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: fuzzybutt
Biggest problem with Firefox is the same problem with every other browser in the world other than IE. They do not run ActiveX.

ActiveX is also a ginormous security hole. I have a number of network cams, and I agree that it's a pain that they're only supported by IE but the problem is with the cam people, not firefox. I'm glad FF doesn't support activeX.

12 posted on 03/23/2011 3:03:58 PM PDT by Malsua
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Speaking of the forms on here, do you use the user script addon for FreeRepublic? It makes posting much easier.
13 posted on 03/23/2011 3:06:50 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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Thanks!


14 posted on 03/23/2011 3:07:40 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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Techlist Ping!


15 posted on 03/23/2011 3:07:40 PM PDT by CedarDave (Democrats believe in democracy when they have the votes; when they don't they believe in thuggery.)
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"I downloaded FF4 and still have no idea how. Unless it directed me away from the FF3 link somehow."

You mean your FF3 "magically" upgraded itself to FF4? That would be strange. I had to actually go the the FF site to download it, even though I have automatic updates enabled.

16 posted on 03/23/2011 3:07:43 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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"Speaking of the forms on here, do you use the user script addon for FreeRepublic? It makes posting much easier."

I do not. I will try that out. Maybe it will solve my incredibly annoying problem. Seriously, it's hard to even see what I'm typing.

17 posted on 03/23/2011 3:09:17 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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The other thing is they transposed the ‘open link in new tab’ and ‘open link in new window’


18 posted on 03/23/2011 3:09:49 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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When you right click on a hot link.


19 posted on 03/23/2011 3:12:38 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: OldDeckHand

as a developer, I have to use FF. However, I find it a memory hog. Does FF4 address this?


20 posted on 03/23/2011 3:13:39 PM PDT by jimjohn
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