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 Post subject: Firefox 5 is out now?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:31 pm 
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So, this isn't so much of a question, but I was a bit surprised that Mozilla now has v5.0 out??? Seems like v4 was somewhat short-lived... Is there any major enhancements in v5.0???

I've always noticed that ever since v2, Firefox seems to more or less use a fair amount of memory... not as bad as FF2 did, but still a considerable (and noticeable) amount. It may be related to the number of add-ins I"m running, but stil even without any (or with just NoScript) after a while it seemed like memory usage was creeping up beyond 100MB of memory usage... even with just 2 or 3 tabs open.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 5 is out now?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:45 pm 
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Seems like they are trying to parallel Chrome. In any case, memory usage for me has never been crazy high. What I've seen is most of that memory is used as a cache to load images/pages quicker. I see no issues with that even if it hits 500mb or more.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 5 is out now?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:33 pm 
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That seems to make sense that they would parallel their rivals (just like Netscape skipped v5 to keep up with IE). Now that I have it installed, I don't really notice a difference, which I guess is a good thing in a way.

And for the memory problems... well, they're not really problems so much, as it is in slowing down the browser... but now that I'm thinking about it, it may be because the Adobe flash player doesn't always shut down when you leave a flash-enabled page, which I've seen several times after spending an hour or two watching that uses Flash.

I will say that the memory issues are much less (no where near what they were in FF1 and FF2).


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 5 is out now?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:40 pm 
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FF4 had a lot of leaks for me.

I browse with lots of tabs open (40+) and usually 2 or 3 browser instances open. 3 runs great for me, mem usage tops out about 1.5 gigs after the machine being on and firefox open for about a month.

With FF4 mem usage was up to almost 3gig in under 24 hrs. I went back to 3....


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 5 is out now?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:06 pm 
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I had a lot of problems with FF4 as well. It has gotten a lot better this year though. FF7 seems pretty stable.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 5 is out now?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Hi, Firefox is a grate and fast tool to brows internet and its many versions are released day by day but at present time Firefox 8 used mostly.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 5 is out now?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:02 am 
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The Firefox older version not a bad but in those version not much features were available. Firefox version 8 is very nice It is very use full to people because in this version many features are available compare to older version.


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