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Firefox 4 closer to release, reaches Beta 10

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Jan 2011 17:41 User comments (15)

Firefox 4 closer to release, reaches Beta 10 Mozilla has released Firefox 4 Beta 10 this week, within two weeks of Beta 9, suggesting a full RC should be available in the near future.
Little has been added to the browser, but many bugs have been corrected, the browser should be more stable, and Mac OS X users will have better support for Flash video.

Mozilla says it has received over one million "pieces of feedback" since launching the beta, and continues to ask beta testers for more.

You can submit feedback via the "feedback button" in the browser or via Mozilla's site.

Firefox remains the second most used browser behind Internet Explorer, but it has begun facing massive competition from Google's Chrome, as well.

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15 user comments

126.1.2011 17:52

Statusbar or GTFO.

226.1.2011 18:03
dmang
Unverified new user

Originally posted by hikaricor:
Statusbar or GTFO.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/status-4-evar/

Status-4-Evar!!!

326.1.2011 20:48

haha Google were smart on this move... Chrome is younger than firefox that i know, but version 9 beta is already out. hmmm why?
maybe is just me but is the same move M$ did with Xbox360 and not XBOX 2, internet explorer is version 9, so will have to cache up fast...



426.1.2011 20:50

Originally posted by dmang:
Originally posted by hikaricor:
Statusbar or GTFO.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/status-4-evar/

Status-4-Evar!!!
I'm aware of the addon that mimics a feature which has existed since the first days of gui http access. It just simply shouldn't be fucking needed. Sorry mozdevs but if I wanted to use chrome I would simply use chrome.. Chomezilla is not looking very inviting to me.

Originally posted by i1der:
haha Google were smart on this move... Chrome is younger than firefox that i know, but version 9 beta is already out. hmmm why?
maybe is just me but is the same move M$ did with Xbox360 and not XBOX 2, internet explorer is version 9, so will have to cache up fast...
Why are you under the impression that version numbers mean anything at all in reality? I hope you're joking because if not you are a moron.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jan 2011 @ 0:42

526.1.2011 21:29

That is really something to contemplate sarah2011. Never i have such wanted so many baseballs of the giving sensitive.


627.1.2011 1:00

Originally posted by hikaricor:
Originally posted by dmang:
Originally posted by hikaricor:
Statusbar or GTFO.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/status-4-evar/

Status-4-Evar!!!
I'm aware of the addon that mimics a feature which has existed since the first days of gui http access. It just simply shouldn't be fucking needed. Sorry mozdevs but if I wanted to use chrome I would simply use chrome.. Chomezilla is not looking very inviting to me.

No, if it were Chrome there would be no extension to regain the old behavior. TBH, I'm not really upset over their making a previously mandatory component optional, as long as it remains optional.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jan 2011 @ 1:01

727.1.2011 5:29

They didn't make it optional, they removed it completely for no reason..
It also wasn't mandatory before as you could disable it from the view menu.
Just to make this clear the addon doesn't magically unlock a hidden function, it emulates it.
Status-4-Evar is simply an addon that has been made to look and function like the actual status bar.

827.1.2011 9:27

There was a reason. The status bar takes up vertical screen real estate, which is less-than-optimal on the widescreen monitors that currently dominate the market. (Especially little ones like netbook/tablet screens.) Same thing with the menu bar, title bar and tab bar, which you'll notice have all been condensed into one in FF 4.0.

Originally posted by hikaricor:
Status-4-Evar is simply an addon that has been made to look and function like the actual status bar.

So... what's the problem? If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

927.1.2011 14:32
lissenup2
Inactive

Originally posted by dmang:
Originally posted by hikaricor:
Statusbar or GTFO.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/status-4-evar/

Status-4-Evar!!!

Agreed!!!!!!!

Status bar is mandatory and should not need be acquired through an add-on. Gimme an Fing break.


On another note, Chrome is totally and emphatically needless and just sucks. It's ugly, lacks fun add-ons, doesn't ALWAYS work and frankly.............it's just browsing the internet here people. See your page, use a couple extras and close it down when you're done surfing. Chrome is for simpleton MOFOs trying to add complexity to their lives (unless of course you have found only IT works with a certain program).

1027.1.2011 19:34

~duplicate post~

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jan 2011 @ 19:35

1127.1.2011 19:34

Originally posted by nonoitall:
Same thing with the menu bar, title bar and tab bar, which you'll notice have all been condensed into one in FF 4.0.
All of these changes are still optional so your comparison is invalid. Without the use of addons I can separate them back to how they should be by changing a few simple settings.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jan 2011 @ 19:35

1228.1.2011 0:20

So extensions aren't optional?

The whole appeal of Firefox is that, even if the core browser doesn't include something you want, you can easily add the desired feature using its cornucopia of extensions. Take the 30 seconds and install it! I did and I'm no worse for wear.

Honestly, in the time it takes to post a single complaint, you could've installed a status bar extension in FF 4.0 like a dozen times over.


1328.1.2011 1:00

Missing the point entirely still I see.

1428.1.2011 1:37

If missing the point means being satisfied with something that I can easily mold into exactly what I need, then I'm delighted to be missing the point.


1528.1.2011 16:07

Its still a memory hog..... and FF is still the only thing I use. LOL

I am only waiting on 1 add on to work with FF 4.0 and thats multirowtoolbar.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Jan 2011 @ 16:12

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