Firefox 5

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    Jun 22, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    It doesn't seem like much of change. Seems fast enough, and I like the tab apps. What do you think?
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    Jun 22, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
    I stopped using it long ago because it became too bloated and slow. Also, I submitted bug reports on a memory leak that could easily be created, but they were too stubborn to admit there was a problem and kept on closing them. I'll give the new one a shot to see what's changed, but I'll never use it as my main browser any more.
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    Jun 22, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    Actually, Firefox 5 seems faster than 4.
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    Jun 22, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    FF5 is all internal bug fixes and performance improvements. The external stuff like user interface and features are pretty much the same as FF4.
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    Jun 22, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    I don't like it
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    Jun 22, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    I've been a firefox fan for many years. I love it. If you go to tools>Options>Advanced> and clear your cache from time to time firefox should run as expected. IE tabs suck bigtime but firefox is never a problem. The difference between the different versions of Firefox is rarely a big deal. Just their way of keeping customers I guess. Anything is better than anything "MICROSUCK"

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    Jun 22, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    I dont see much of a difference though the pin as add tap feature seem very neat and convenience. Too bad I have slow computer it take too long to open up at the beginning.
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    Jun 22, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    After seeing that it would only disable one, easily replaceable extension, I went ahead and did the FF5 upgrade. Honestly, I don't notice any difference.
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    Jun 22, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    Firefox 4 was a massive resource hog. I'm using Chrome now. Not sure they can convince me to go back.
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    Jun 23, 2011 2:01 PM GMT
    I don't know what Firefox's deal is. It started off as the slimmed down version of Mozilla, but now it got all fat. And now they've decided that proper versioning is overrated and that they will be releasing major versions every four months (firefox 6 is due in four months)
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    Jun 23, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidActually, Firefox 5 seems faster than 4.


    Firefox 5? Already? Didn't Firefox 4 just come out? Did they fix the memory leak?
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    Jun 23, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    IAmDestr0n said
    q1w2e3 saidActually, Firefox 5 seems faster than 4.


    Firefox 5? Already? Didn't Firefox 4 just come out? Did they fix the memory leak?


    Yes. And no. See the above post as to the fact that Firefox has decided that major versions don't need to be important.
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    Jun 26, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    firefox is my porn browser
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    Jun 26, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    I use Chrome and love it because its so minimal. Plus, all my porn sites open in "incognito mode" as soon as I type in the URL. I find it faster than FF. I have FF too, but Chrome integrates with my Android phone (can text message directly from Chrome), and FF cant do that. I know FF has more extensions available, but all the good ones are on Chrome too.
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    Jun 28, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    I love FF, but version 5 doesn't let me use my beloved Google toolbar.
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    Jun 29, 2011 3:10 PM GMT
    like some have commented above, i migrated to Chrome and not going back.
    it's like FF sabotaged everything that made it superior to IE : fast, easy, light and safer.
    while i'm sure it's still superior to IE, i just like the light, speedy feeling of Chrome.
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    Jun 29, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    do you guys know if firefox supports syncing across devices? With chrome I access my computer at work and all my bookmarks are synced, even suggestions, form passwords, etc. As soon as I authorize a computer with my gmail account all my stuff is there.
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    Jun 29, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    charlitos saiddo you guys know if firefox supports syncing across devices? With chrome I access my computer at work and all my bookmarks are synced, even suggestions, form passwords, etc. As soon as I authorize a computer with my gmail account all my stuff is there.



    Yep, it started doing that with FF5.
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    Jun 29, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    Yeah, it's gonna take a lot for me to go back to Firefox, as charlitos mentioned Chrome's syncing features are too convenient, and I use my Google account for many things. That and the Chrome to Phone plugin/app, awesome.

    I have to say though, I love FF's Tab Candy/Panorama feature they recently added and that almost made me switch over. II think it's just a tad too bloated and clunky still.
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    Jun 30, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    BlackLabSD said
    charlitos saiddo you guys know if firefox supports syncing across devices? With chrome I access my computer at work and all my bookmarks are synced, even suggestions, form passwords, etc. As soon as I authorize a computer with my gmail account all my stuff is there.



    Yep, it started doing that with FF5.


    What account does it use for this?
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    Jun 30, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    BlackLabSD said
    charlitos saiddo you guys know if firefox supports syncing across devices? With chrome I access my computer at work and all my bookmarks are synced, even suggestions, form passwords, etc. As soon as I authorize a computer with my gmail account all my stuff is there.



    Yep, it started doing that with FF5.


    What account does it use for this?


    U can use any email address and then u just enter the code into ff that ur device provides
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    Jun 30, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    The bookmark/profile sync was available in FF4 as an official Mozilla add-on. But they implemented it as a standard feature in FF4.01 and FF5.

    If you're going to try it, make sure you backup your bookmarks. When I synched between two computers, a few were missing/removed. And later my bookmarks were re-ordered. Luckily I had a backup and was able to restore.
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    Jun 30, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    The major change between 4 and 5 is better support for HTML 5.

    It's definitely an update worth making.
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    After my upgrade, all Youtube videos are just these black boxes -- nothing's rendering. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    spiffy saidAfter my upgrade, all Youtube videos are just these black boxes -- nothing's rendering. icon_sad.gif


    Do you have AdBlock? Check the AdBlock settings when you're on the Youtube site.