Firefox 1.5 Beta 2--anyone using??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fjs08, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2003
    I've been running Safari lately without any problems, but I just noticed that Firefox has their 1.5 Beta 2 available. Anyone using it and how buggy is it?
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    It's my backup browser (after Safari), and it seems fine. There's even some old extentions (like AdBlock) that has survived going from Firefox 1.0.3/4, via DeerPark (Firefox alpha 2) and Firefox Beta 1, and still works just fine in Beta 2... :)

    No major bugs, that I've discovered, only one real annoyance: Cannot scroll down one page with the space bar, which I'm used to in Safari, older versions of Firefox and most other browsers... :(
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I do have it installed on my Mac but I don't use it very much. I like Safari better. On my Windows and Linux machine, I have it installed. It works great. Seems very stable and fast.
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    i'm using 1.5 beta 1 (havent had any problems so i didnt upgrade to beta 2) are there any new features in beta 2?
  5. Sogo macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2004
    I have been using firefox 1.5 beta 2 for about a week now. Its been nice, my only real problem is on my bookbar, i cant see what i have highlighted. Its must my cursor over the text.

    Sorry, but no new stuff in beta 2, its just a more stable release.
  6. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    I'm using it at my work machine (because I'm eventually going to re-install from scratch anyway, and I don't really care what happens to it). Seems to work fine, just as good as 1.07, if not better. Still has a few glitches, but nothing too noticable (tells me it crashed if I close it with open tabs, even though it didn't, I closed it... might be an XP thing). Some extensions work for me as long as I update them. It's free, give it a try.

    I have a friend using the G5 optimised version of 1.07 though on his iMac, and it's really nice. If you have a G4 or G5, I'd stick with that for now. Unless you can find a Gx optimised 1.5.
  7. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I tried it, but Safari is still my default browser as it's a bit more stable. The problems I had were that Firefox 1.5 inexplicably had no horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the page, which drove me crazy, and it sometimes timed out on my network, or went extremely slow. I don't really have any problems using it on my Windows machine though, although I rarely use that computer.
  8. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    I've been using Beta 2 and I'm pretty sure it starts up a lot quicker when you open it, and it uses just a little bit less memory (compared to Beta 1).
  9. slimflem macrumors regular


    Sep 10, 2005
    Beta 2 is problems here. I think its a huge leap past the 1.0.x versions on Mac. It now has a nice native look to it and does not look like a Windows program. I think its great and have had 0 problems. I personally don't see the big deal with Safari and I think its page rendering speed is too slow. I never use it.
  10. Dave the Great macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2004
    FF 1.5b2 is my primary browser. I love it!!
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.

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