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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 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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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When I first put my website up many years ago; over 95% of the browsers viewing it were MS browsers.

Today many people use FireFox and I recently did my site over to make it viewable on both MSIE and Firefox.
There is a slight difference. Not much, but on some other browsers, it is so bad you can't straddle the difference.- tom

21 posted on 03/23/2011 3:16:02 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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Thanks for the reminder. I had already seen the update, but held off until this afternoon.

Thanks to some tips, I moved the tabs bar to the previous layout.

As SB said, there is no reload button. It also looks like they've removed the "Stop Page Load" button.

I understand there might be keyboard shortcuts for these things, but when I browse web sites most of my activity is with the mouse. I don't want to use the keyboard for something I used to do with a click. Unless the option is buried somewhere, someone really goofed on the User-Interface.

28 posted on 03/23/2011 4:43:03 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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Well I’ll be, since FF 4 is out why the heck is my FF 3.x.xx downloading another 3.x.xx+1??????

Didn’t know 4 was out, you’d think that 3 would at least mention it or something.


30 posted on 03/23/2011 5:08:42 PM PDT by thatjoeguy (Wind is just air, but pushier.)
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I switched to Chrome a few months ago and it has turned out to be the best browsing experience I've ever had. At first, it seemed kind of sparse but once I got the hang of it, I came to appreciate the simplicity of it. It's fast and seems to load every page properly.

I'll have to check out FF4 however.

31 posted on 03/23/2011 5:18:55 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 30 days from outliving Brandon Tarkikoff)
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I switched to Chrome a few months ago and it has turned out to be the best browsing experience I've ever had. At first, it seemed kind of sparse but once I got the hang of it, I came to appreciate the simplicity of it. It's fast and seems to load every page properly.

I'll have to check out FF4 however.

32 posted on 03/23/2011 5:18:58 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 30 days from outliving Brandon Tarkikoff)
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I’m likin’ it. Seems to be a bit quicker (then 3.x) on page loads.


33 posted on 03/23/2011 5:24:17 PM PDT by thatjoeguy (Wind is just air, but pushier.)
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I have been a Firefox user since 1.0. Been happy with it. Rarely use anything else. I've tried Safari and a few other browsers - not happy with them. Back to Firefox.

Yesterday, my auto notice informed me that a Firefox upgrade, 3.6.16, was available. I did the upgrade.
As soon as it was finished a screen came on that pretty much demanded that I should upgrade to the new, improved, faster, funner 4.0.
I did....and the trouble began. 4.0 SUCKS...SUCKS BIG TIME

I lost all my add-ons....All my bookmarks...all my 'helper' links in my tool bar. GONE!

I use these items extensively...EVERDAY...ALL DAY.

Then the long process of trying to get back to where I was began. XP has its 'restore' feature....yeah...I used it. Finally, after 3.5 hours of lost time, I got 3.6.16 installed and operable....BUT STILL NO ADD-ONS, BOOKMARKS AND HELPER LINKS IN MY TOOL BAR.

I still like and use Firefox...but 4.0.....FUHGEDDABOUTIT FOR NOW!
37 posted on 03/23/2011 7:33:29 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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Wonder if FF4 fixed the fatal memory leaks that have continuously worsened with every version? No matter what I do mine eventually consumes over 500MB and then drops dead after about 30 minutes of intense browsing. Tried every trick in the book. Nothing works. Nothing.

I wouldn’t even consider using FF if it wasn’t for a hand full of extremely useful addons.


42 posted on 03/23/2011 8:47:23 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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Every time I upgrade I get new problems. This time things won’t full load, sometimes I get odd fonts until I refresh again, and it’s constantly crashing.

I tolerate the problems because of the addons, though.


47 posted on 03/24/2011 12:41:36 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("We are an 'entitlement' society and we need to move towards being an 'empowerment' society"-H. Cain)
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