Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 released

clevin

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Caleb531

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I'm really looking forward to Firefox 4.

the theme on the 2nd pic is sexy, whats it called?
It's not a theme, it's a Persona. I don't know what that one is called, but here's the repository:
http://www.getpersonas.com

I'm not really a fan of Personas, but that screenshot looks much nicer than what I've seen (the Persona actually blends with the title bar like it's supposed to).

UPDATE: Installed and using the new beta. It's pretty nice; I think I might stick with it for now.
 

JasonZ10

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Yeah, I installed it too, it seems like Safari is faster though.. :S

EDIT: I'm using that exact persona on Firefox right now :)
 

reubs

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Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but what's the best way to run the FF 4 beta alongside the latest stable FF? I love using FF (when I'm not using Safari), but I also rely heavily on extensions.

Would it be as easy as renaming the app in the DMG to something like Firefox 4?

Thanks for any info!
 
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OMG. Firefox 4 with personas looks like sex :eek:

Although, does anyone know what persona this is?

 

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Michaelgtrusa

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Who has made flash work with this release?

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but what's the best way to run the FF 4 beta alongside the latest stable FF? I love using FF (when I'm not using Safari), but I also rely heavily on extensions.

Would it be as easy as renaming the app in the DMG to something like Firefox 4?

Thanks for any info!
Multifirefox will let you run 2 versions. http://davemartorana.com/multifirefox/
 

clevin

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It doesn't work if you use the 64 bit version. Flash is 32 bit only (at least for OS X). So if you want to use Flash, you have to use 32 bit Firefox.
its the same on window 7 too, adobe says they are working on 64bit flash plugin now.
 

ergdegdeg

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The compatibility reporter only lets you enable them, it does not make them work. That's the developers' responsibility and Firefox can't really do something about that, unfortunately.
 

clevin

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you can create new entry in about:config and set name to extensions.checkCompatibility.4.0b with value as false

It doesn't work in all cases, but most should work.
 

David.

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Why is it that they can't put the tabs truly on top like they were in the Safari Beta a while back? It bothers me that there is all that space above the tabs on the top. I don't care about the title bar! Same thing with Google Chrome (which is what I have been using). I just wish I could remove that little space at the top between the tabs and the top of the browser.
 

clevin

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Why is it that they can't put the tabs truly on top like they were in the Safari Beta a while back? It bothers me that there is all that space above the tabs on the top. I don't care about the title bar! Same thing with Google Chrome (which is what I have been using). I just wish I could remove that little space at the top between the tabs and the top of the browser.
Many users need title space to move the window around, dragging title space also perform a set of functions in windows 7. Previous safari style tab on top cause significant problem in that area.

Im sure google, opera and mozilla performed investigation before they reach the conclusion. Which I happen to think is the right one, a 20px viewing space is not worth the function loss and usage debacle.
 

Discaciate

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I'm an old time firefox user and newbie to the Firefox + Mac combo.
Loving it so far, and this beta only made me love it even more!

One question: is it possible to move the "Close Tab" button from the right to the left? That would keep it consistent with the whole Mac OSX experience. Just like in Safari.
 

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