Firefox 4: In general, is it a good time to upgrade? & Will these addons work?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by doxavita, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Has anybody upgraded to Firefox 4 (for Mac)?

    In general, do you think it's a good time to upgrade?

    I currently run these addons:

    AdBlock Plus 1.3.3

    LinkVisitor 3.3


    Scrapbook 1.4.3

    SearchPreview 5.0.1

    Session Manager 0.7.5

    Tab Mix Plus

    Are they all compatible? Checking the addons page I see some are compatible like this: up to 4.0.* and others 4.2a1pre, what's the difference?

    Is everything working properly and the same between OS X and Windows?
    Would you update right now, or wait a bit (how much?)
    Any possibility of glitches too?

    thanks very much!
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I would upgrade to Chrome ;)

    I upgraded to 4.0 on Firefox, but it disabled half of my extensions
  3. balsagoth007 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2011
    Many extensions are not compatible, it will come with time.
  4. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    I checked the addons website and I think all my addons are compatible, but I see some are compatible up to 4.0.* while others show up to 4.2a1pre.
    I still haven't gone ahead and upgraded, I just need to know if everything should work fine.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I installed it on one machine, but not happy with losing half the extensions. I use Chrome most of the time, so it's not a big deal.
  6. you-of-eh macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010
    I love firefox 4.0. I'm using a 13" MBP so screen real estate is a big issue. With a few adjustments firefox can be set up to use an extremely small amount of screen space. The choppy video issue seems to have been fixed also.
  7. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    I love Firefox 4. It is very fast. I don't use the extensions.

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