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Firefox 4 downloads break 8 million

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Mar 2011 12:05 User comments (12)

Firefox 4 downloads break 8 million In just one day of availability, Mozilla's Firefox 4 has been downloaded 7.818 million times, and will break 8 million likely by the time this article is published.
Microsoft broadly boasted of 2.3 million Internet Explorer 9 downloads in the first 24 hours when it released its updated browser but it seems Mozilla has blown out that number.

You can check the Firefox download tracker here: http://glow.mozilla.org/?loc=interstitialskip

The browser adds App Tabs, better WebM and HTML5 support, "do-no-track" privacy, hardware acceleration and JavaScript improvements.

You can read more about the updates here at AfterDawn: Firefox 4 is here

Download Firefox 4 here: Mozilla Firefox 4 at AfterDawn

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12 user comments

123.3.2011 12:19
lissenup3
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Not surprised but that is impressive!

What isn't impressive are irrational, bad decision-making Finnish people.

223.3.2011 13:06

Not one to complain but why does the slick animation above feature farting zeppelins?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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323.3.2011 17:19

lissenup3, are you going to be a good boy or do i have to keep banning you?

423.3.2011 23:20

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Not one to complain but why does the slick animation above feature farting zeppelins?
Because farting helicopters didn't look as funny.

Nice to see Microsoft getting spanked around by Mozilla.




524.3.2011 4:11

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Not one to complain but why does the slick animation above feature farting zeppelins?
Because farting helicopters didn't look as funny.

Nice to see Microsoft getting spanked around by Mozilla.


Thanks for clearing that up KB. :D

And ditto on the spanking.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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624.3.2011 11:56

I had to go back to 3.6.16. I can't stand to surf without Adblock Plus, Flashblock and NoScript.

Hopefully they get updated for 4.0 sometime soon.

724.3.2011 12:02

Originally posted by skeil909:
I had to go back to 3.6.16. I can't stand to surf without Adblock Plus, Flashblock and NoScript.

Hopefully they get updated for 4.0 sometime soon.

Eh ?, i have Adblock Plus & Flashblock working fine under 4.0 across (so far) 4 machines. I don't use NoScript anymore so can't comment on that one...




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824.3.2011 12:27

Originally posted by creaky:
Originally posted by skeil909:
I had to go back to 3.6.16. I can't stand to surf without Adblock Plus, Flashblock and NoScript.

Hopefully they get updated for 4.0 sometime soon.

Eh ?, i have Adblock Plus & Flashblock working fine under 4.0 across (so far) 4 machines. I don't use NoScript anymore so can't comment on that one...

Yipe! Thanks for clearing that up Creaks.

I can't cope without Adblock Plus & Flashblock either.

I was under the impression that addon makers were given plenty of time to update for the FF4 release. Addons are what make FF in many ways so they would want to get that sorted beforehand imho.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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924.3.2011 13:36

Originally posted by creaky:
Originally posted by skeil909:
I had to go back to 3.6.16. I can't stand to surf without Adblock Plus, Flashblock and NoScript.

Hopefully they get updated for 4.0 sometime soon.

Eh ?, i have Adblock Plus & Flashblock working fine under 4.0 across (so far) 4 machines. I don't use NoScript anymore so can't comment on that one...

Strange. It disabled them and they won't update or reinstall. Guess I'll have to uninstall everything and try from scratch.

Thanks for the info.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Mar 2011 @ 13:37

1024.3.2011 19:05

Originally posted by skeil909:
Originally posted by creaky:
Originally posted by skeil909:
I had to go back to 3.6.16. I can't stand to surf without Adblock Plus, Flashblock and NoScript.

Hopefully they get updated for 4.0 sometime soon.

Eh ?, i have Adblock Plus & Flashblock working fine under 4.0 across (so far) 4 machines. I don't use NoScript anymore so can't comment on that one...

Strange. It disabled them and they won't update or reinstall. Guess I'll have to uninstall everything and try from scratch.

Thanks for the info.
It's installed perfectly well for me too. And heck FF4 is so much quicker! (And with AB+ even quicker.) I know what your problem may be skeil.

Installing from scratch I noticed a new "addon bar" at the bottom of the screen when I installed AB+. You may have missed this. It can be closed/opened through View>Toolbars. The red ABP icon is at the bottom right. You can move the icon back to were you used to have it via Customise but I don't think you can shift toolbar itself.

I had to install from scratch because I ticked that bloody do this with all files like this in the download prompt. And all the internet instructions to reset the curesed thing amounted to bollocks.



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1125.3.2011 10:16

im using ff4 and its seems so kid friendly.still havnt found the refresh button???(anyone know where it is).seems slightly faster.got it about 2am yesturday.


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1225.3.2011 15:03

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
im using ff4 and its seems so kid friendly.still havnt found the refresh button???(anyone know where it is).seems slightly faster.got it about 2am yesturday.
It appears in most browsers on the far right side of the "Awesome (Address) Bar". It's also the Stop button now. You can shift it by selecting "Customise" then you will see two buttons appear which you can reposition. If you keep the Refresh/Reload button to the left of the Stop button they will merge together into a single button when you exit Customise.



I am loving FF4 sick now. I've managed to lose about +75% of the clutter! Many things are a single extra click away but it's worth it. It doesn't have to be like that it's just my personal choice. Down to a minimal button sleek two bar look now but packed with features. Full Screen (F11) is really workable now I've addoned Movable Firefox Button and Personal Menu to restore the useful Tools menu into it ~ Tho I'm buggered as to how to get the Place toolbar-buttons and bookmarks toolbar items inside Firefox Menu feature of PM to work.



PS: Try the Tab Mix Plus addon- it has awesome features.



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