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Old 21. Dec 2010, 08:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I meant people (Like me) are not migrating to Chrome for one reason, there is no substitute for ABP (there are few but not good enough) and NoScript...
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Old 21. Dec 2010, 11:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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NotScripts is a substitute for NoScript on Chrome.
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Old 22. Dec 2010, 12:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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AdBlockPlus is coming to Chrome. A beta of the extension has already been released.
Yeap, AdThwart got auto updated to ABP beta ....though anyways I would have done it myself.
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Old 22. Dec 2010, 12:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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NotScripts is a substitute for NoScript on Chrome.
I have not used it, but I saw few negative comments and that its not easy to use...
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Old 22. Dec 2010, 11:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Firefox 4.8b available.
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Old 23. Dec 2010, 06:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Firefox 4.8b available.
Its Firefox 4 beta 8.

4.8b would mean something else.
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So, i'm beta testing Firefox 4 and will give my impressions

Firstly, i've not beta tested anything before, but i have used Firefox for quite a long time now so am very familiar with it, as are most of us here i expect. In fact, Firefox is the only browser i use (apart from the horror that is IE, and only then if there is no choice) so i can't give any comparisons to other browsers.

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Downloaded and installed with no issues with a file size of just over 11mb.

What i wasn't expecting was instant compatibility with all my addons bar one....KeyScrambler, but no doubt this will be rectified once this comes of of beta testing, and all will be well.

The addons it did install are as follows: AdblockPlus, BetterPrivacy, NoScript and WOT. It also happily imported my gloss black theme and i gotta say, it looks really very nice. Stunning in fact. I'll come back to that.

Without further ado, i'll get to the bit i know you want to hear.....how long to start up? This thing is smoking fast, i kid you not. I didn't time it because i didn't need to.

Like i said, this browser looks seriously good, and so clean. It's actually displaying my theme better, and i mean way better than it was before. I'll attach a screen shot later. It's definitely instantly among the best looking freeware i've seen, but i expect that counts for nothing if it doesn't work properly and falls down a lot. I am going to give it some serious hammer over the next couple of days and update this as i go but so far it seems to render pages faster than before and i haven't been anywhere near about:config yet. Possibly it may have imported my settings but i will find out later. If about:config has reverted to the default then there is a lot more to come from this browser yet.

to be continued.
I was also playing around with the beta and it seems to look good. I'm waiting for addons like secure login to get updated to the new version..
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Old 02. Jan 2011, 06:27 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hi,
KeyScrambler's latest version says it's compatible with Firefox 4 beta 8 and later, but haven't tried it yet myself as I had stopped testing the betas some time ago, but have downloaded the latest and will take it for a whirl.
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KeyScrambler's latest version says it's compatible with Firefox 4 beta 8 and later, but haven't tried it yet myself as I had stopped testing the betas some time ago, but have downloaded the latest and will take it for a whirl.
I've switched back to the regular version temporarily to remind myself of the differences. I have to say though that while i've been running the beta i haven't encountered anything i can recognise as obvious bugs and my initial impressions (excluding startup time, which is still a little pedestrian) remain. A good looking browser with everything neatly laid out and easy to find, and very fast page rendering times. Looking good
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Hi garth,

Last time I tried Firefox beta (can't remember the build), my custom userChrome.css and userContent.css files didn't work with it. Lets see if that has changed.

The faster rendering times is good news. About the startup times, do you mean cold or subsequent ones?
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