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Discussion in 'Technology' started by bfun, May 20, 2011.
Whats everyone think of Firefox 4? I like it. I think Firefox is a contender again.
It's pretty nice. I had been using Chrome more than anything for awhile, but now I'm back to mostly using Firefox.
Is Firefox 4 as good as Chrome then?
I think it is. Seems about as fast and I like their add-on manager. Sometimes I get a little carried away with the add-ons.
I'm all for Firefox 4. They eliminated many of my complaints about 3. I had switched to Chrome briefly, for some reason I ended up going back to Firefox 3, I don't remember why, but FF4 is definitely one of the best browsers.
I like how they organized the minimalist interface, its much easier to access all the options than in other browsers with reduced interfaces.
If you are not on Chrome or Firefox, you are a fool. I'm giving Firefox the nod in this battle.
FF4 is heavily Chrome influenced, and it's a good thing. FF3 had a lot of downfalls, but I just couldn't part with it because it still had many benefits that generally made browsing better. I'm glad they've come back and that I didn't have to switch, Im still unsure about FF's future when HTML5 video using H264 becomes standard.
Does Chrome have as many add-ons as Firefox?
I don't like adblock in chrome. It misses things, especially on torrent and porn sites. Firefox is better than chrome when you're doing something shady.
I use it at work because it's simple to clear all the privacy info and passwords when it shuts down.
Firefox has the ability to write cached files to RAM instead of the hard disk.
To change the cache location to RAM:
Open Firefox -> Type about:config into the address bar -> Enter -> double-click browser.cache.disk.enable to set the value to False -> Right-Click anywhere -> New -> Integer -> Preference Name "disk.cache.memory.capacity" -> value memory size in KB. Enter 32768 for 32MB, 65536 for 64MB, etc. -> restart Firefox
Should speed things up right?
Any disadvantages? Memory becomes full, games start to use the pagefile more, slower loading times, etc?
It's supposed to be faster and I don't think any other browsers can do it. Haven't heard of any disadvantages but there could be some. Firefox does actually give you a warning about voiding the warranty but I think it's a joke. Might as well try it if your system has over 4GB. I set mine to only use 64MG which is just a small amount really.
Oh I guess one disadvantage might be that your cache gets cleared every time you shut off your PC.
lol who does that anymore (me)
Yeah that's a minor party pooper. I would get 0 advantage out of this 50% of the time plus those sites I only visit once a week (pvcf) would never get cached at all. I'd say it'd help maybe 25% of the time... for me. Unless it's SUPER fast I don't think it'd be on my list of things to do.
But be sure and tell me how it goes~~
Are you talking about Chrome of FF4? I strictly use Chrome Incognito at work. Except today, today I finally tried FF4. It's very nice, but I've gotten really used to Chrome.
FF4. It's easy to set it to clear all passwords after it shuts down. Probably a good idea for any PVC admin.
do they have a psn compatible version??
Is there an Apple mac version?
Is there a X360 version?
Is there a WebOS version?