User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  5
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 36

Thread: Firefox Version 4 !!! It's excellent!

  1. #1
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,633
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Firefox Version 4 !!! It's excellent!

    I've been running Firefox 4 (beta versions, now beta 11) and it's excellent, also very fast.
    Edit: I'm now running the Beta12 'candidate' build. 25/Feb Beta 12 next week and RC soon after

    The new layout with tabs on the top (Windows Aero) is a big improvement re: vertical screen space.

    If you're not technical then stick with V3.6 for a few months until all your plugins are upgraded.

    If you're a techie then go for it now! Use the Nightly tester Tools to override plugin compatibility.

    The final release is due around the end of February March.

    For the early adopters, use the British dictionary as the Aussie one needs upgrading.

    See: http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ips_and_Tricks

    Upgrade:
    Install the FEBE plugin to backup your cookies, bookmarks, passwords etc.
    Then uninstall Firefox 3.x (and delete all personal data)
    Install Firefox 4
    Install FEBE (the V7 beta that is Firefox 4 compatible)
    Restore your bookmarks, cookies and passwords.
    Install the other plugins you need

    __________________
    My plugin set:

    1. Adblock Plus — Ads were yesterday!
    2. British English Dictionary — British English Dictionary R1.19 for Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey by David Bartlett.
    3. Color Inspector 3D — Shows all colors of an image in a rotatable RGB-color cube.
    4. DOM Inspector — Inspects the structure and properties of a window and its contents.
    5. DownThemAll! — The mass downloader for Firefox.
    6. Exif Viewer — Extracts and displays the Exif (Exchangeable Image File), IPTC-NAA/IIM (International Press Telecommunications Council / Newspaper Association of America / Information Interchange Model), and IPTC Core (Adobe XMP, Extensible Metadata Platform) metadata, as stored by digital still cameras, in both local and remote JPEG images.
    7. FEBE — Backup your Firefox data
    8. Firebug — Web Development Evolved.
    9. FxIF — View EXIF data in image properties
    10. Histogram Viewer — Generates the histogram of a selected image.
    11. IE View — Open pages in IE via Firefox menus
    12. Net Usage Item — Displays your internet usage on the toolbar.
    13. Nightly Tester Tools — Useful tools for the nightly tester.
    14. SQLite Manager — Manage any SQLite database on your computer
    15. Tab Mix Plus — Tab browsing with an added boost.
    16. ViewSourceWith — View page source with external application
    17. Web Developer — Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
    18. deskCut — Create desktop shortcuts from the context-menu. Windows, Linux and Mac supported.
    Last edited by Kym; 25-02-2011 at 7:25am.
    regards, Kym Gallery Honest & Direct Constructive Critique Appreciated! ©
    Digital & film, Bits of glass covering 10mm to 500mm, and other stuff



  2. #2
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,633
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sample: (IF full screen the tabs move up to the same line as 'Firefox')

    Capture.PNG
    Last edited by Kym; 12-02-2011 at 10:28am.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    05 Aug 2007
    Location
    Paralowie, South Australia
    Posts
    545
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks good Kym, can't wait till full version, shame the plugins don't work straight out of the box, but I guess thats the effect of moving forward.
    Andrew.
    comments and criticisms are always appreciated.
    Unless I post into the "NOT FOR CRITIQUE" section then the above doesn't apply.


  4. #4
    A royal pain in the bum! arthurking83's Avatar
    Join Date
    04 Jun 2006
    Location
    the worst house, in the best street
    Posts
    7,701
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm checking it out now.

    Can't say it's all that much faster ATM, considering my three plugins are now disabled.

    One problem tho, the text quality is 'bad'. The default font looks less clear.. like clear type is turned off or something.

    The actual font is nicer tho. I recently tried Ubuntu on a stick, and noticed that it's firefox version used the same font, which seems nicer, but the text quality on Ubuntu was more clear, than it is now on Win7.

    Another point.. colour management is 'not supported' or something like that. That was the message I got when I opened FF4 for the first time, so it disabled it.

    anyhow, if any locals want to give this beta a try too, download it from the AARNET server(monstrously quick). it came through at 1.9Mb/s(crikey! I didn't know my connection was even that quick!).
    I'm going into the configs to play with different font types to see what's going on there, otherwise it don't look too bad.

    wish I could get FF running on my mobile phone(Samsung S8003-Jet) tho.
    Nikon D800E, D300, D70s
    {Nikon} -> 50/1.2 : 500/8(CPU'd) : 105/2.8VR Micro : 180/2.8ais : 105mm f/1.8ais : 24mm/2ais
    {Sigma}; ->10-20/4-5.6 : 50/1.4 : 12-24/4.5-5.6II : 150-600mm|S
    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC


  5. #5
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,633
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    on the font issue.... its actually a M$ bug... and can be worked around...

    http://www.manast.com/2010/09/10/how...efox-4-beta-5/
    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewto...f=23&t=2060933

    This issue was not present in the previous Beta releases but now the fonts look badly rendered due to the use of Direct 2D on Windows.

    To fix this issue:

    • Open Mozilla Firefox 4, go to the address bar and type about:config
    • Search for the property gfx.direct2d.disabled
    • Double click on it to set it to True.
    • Restart Firefox
    Last edited by Kym; 12-02-2011 at 1:55pm.

  6. #6
    A royal pain in the bum! arthurking83's Avatar
    Join Date
    04 Jun 2006
    Location
    the worst house, in the best street
    Posts
    7,701
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks Kym.

    will do now and post back.

  7. #7
    A royal pain in the bum! arthurking83's Avatar
    Join Date
    04 Jun 2006
    Location
    the worst house, in the best street
    Posts
    7,701
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OK.. done, and done well.

    Thanks Kym. (I knew I wasn't imagining it)

    While I was there I also enabled clear type font for something like content or whatever.
    (I hope I don't break something)

  8. #8
    A royal pain in the bum! arthurking83's Avatar
    Join Date
    04 Jun 2006
    Location
    the worst house, in the best street
    Posts
    7,701
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OH!

    the other thing I was going to ask.

    you said uninstall the previous(3.6.13 for me) version, whereas I kept it installed.

    Is there(was there) a reason you mentioned to uninstall the previous version Kym?

    As far as I can see, they both work fine installed at the same time.
    The only thing I did was to only install a linky to FF4 onto my desktop, and so kept the toolbar quick link to FF3 safe.
    I can't run both versions at the same time, but I can close down which ever version is running at the time and then switch to the other version.

  9. #9
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,633
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I find that if you don't un-install old settings can sometimes cause issues.

    So the method I recommend is the safest, especially for Beta software.

  10. #10
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,633
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Think IE9 is going to be good?

    Compare IE9 (in Beta/RC mode) and Firefox 4 (in Beta/RC) mode...

    http://people.mozilla.com/~prouget/ie9/ie9_vs_fx4.html

  11. #11
    Ausphotography Veteran
    Join Date
    18 Aug 2010
    Location
    shepparton
    Posts
    2,682
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    kym
    i took your advice on firefox 4 and it is way better than any of the other firefox versions over the years
    cheers macca

  12. #12
    Amor fati! ving's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Jun 2007
    Location
    St Helens Park
    Posts
    7,275
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks, I'll have to tell cheryl.

  13. #13
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,633
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Arthur et. al. This may help fix the Direct2D issue (M$ bug) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2488113

  14. #14
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    05 Jan 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Trying it now....first thing I noticed is I am missing the recent pages drop down....I use that a LOT! But seems good otherwise....bit weird not having the bottom bar though....but good!

    Thanks

    Roo
    Call me Roo......
    Nikon D300s, Nikon 35mm 1.8 DX, Nikkor 50mm 1.4 Af-S, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Nikon 70-200VRII 2.8, Sigma 105 Macro, Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM, Tokina 12-24mm, Sb-600, D50, Nikon 1.7 T/C, Gitzo CF Monopod

  15. #15
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,633
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rellik666 View Post
    Trying it now....first thing I noticed is I am missing the recent pages drop down....I use that a LOT! But seems good otherwise....bit weird not having the bottom bar though....but good!
    Check your settings, also look at the way you can configure your tool bar.
    Bottom bar can be configured.

  16. #16
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    05 Jan 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I tried looking it up...apprently it has been removed from V4...... Trying to keep the clean look I suppose.....but I have fed it back to Mozilla....

  17. #17
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    05 Jan 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Found it.....am really stupid me....all is good!

    Except whenever I log in I find it has logged me out of everything....It keeps my passwords but I have to log back into AP, facebook, google etc....very annoying...any ideas why?

    Roo

  18. #18
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,633
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rellik666 View Post
    Found it.....am really stupid me....all is good!
    Except whenever I log in I find it has logged me out of everything....It keeps my passwords but I have to log back into AP, facebook, google etc....very annoying...any ideas why?
    Roo
    Mine are all there. Check your security settings (Options/Security). "Remember passwords for sites" and the exceptions list.

  19. #19
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Threadstarter
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,633
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Things I like a lot!

    a) More vertical screen real estate
    b) Resizable text boxes (drag the botton right corner)
    c) Speed

  20. #20
    Bird Nerd Richard Hall's Avatar
    Join Date
    06 Jan 2007
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    5,107
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    Use the Nightly tester Tools to override plugin compatibility.
    Another way around it, is to turn off extensions compatibility check...

    1. In Firefox 4 Beta, type about:config into the address bar, and hit Enter or Go.
    2. Click on I’ll be careful, I promise! button at the warning prompt.
    3. Right click on the window, and select New -> Boolean.
    4. Enter extensions.checkCompatibility.4.0b as the preference name.
    5. Set its value to False.
    6. User can now install or re-enable incompatible extensions.
    Note: It’s important to understand that not all extension will work perfectly in new version of Firefox, especially when it’s been tagged as incompatible.
    www.richardhallphotography.com


    Atheism is Myth-understood

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •