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Author Topic: FireFox 4.0 64 bit  (Read 17794 times)
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« on: January 01, 2011, 10:12:02 AM »

For you 64 bit users out there, take a look at FireFox's 64 bit beta (4.0 beta9) I have been running it for a while and it is much faster than 32 bit version on a 64 bit machine. It goes under the name "Minefield" which they name their beta pre-release browsers. I always run multiple windows and multiple tab in each window and 32 bit Firefox would leak memory and get in a background loop and get slow and require browser relaunches. 64bit version does not do this. For what it is worth:)
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 10:03:36 PM »

Thank you. That's something I'd like to play with.

However, I've just been all over mozilla.org and firefox.com, and I found nothing about a 64-bit version. It was hard enough to find the Firefox 4 beta page, and I only found that from Google.

A link to the 64-bit FF 4 beta download page would be appreciated. :-)
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 10:10:14 PM »

I'm using the latest 32-bit version of FF under Windows 7 on this laptop. I've found that when FF stops responding, often it's another program that's actually to blame. For example, kill HPMSGSVC in Task Manager, and FF takes off again.

I've also seen Adobe Reader and the Adobe Reader update checker crash FF, and even the whole OS on a couple of occasions. They still haven't got the bugs out of that, but it is better than it was.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 08:32:25 AM »

Yes, please. If you have a link to Firefox Beta 9, please post it. Tnx.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 08:49:37 AM »

Sorry about not providing a link for you. (I am used to looking this stuff up and know how to find it) You can find latest nightly build at link below. Select Windows 64 bit from page. I have been using various nightly builds for many years and this 64 bit one is a keeper.

http://nightly.mozilla.org/
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011, 04:04:20 PM »

Wow, cool version!  Thanks.

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 10:09:08 AM »

It seems they are slowing down on nightly 64 bit builds which means code is getting close to public beta. Latest 64 bit version is Beta 10pre dated 1/12/11. Link above is still valid. Also Firefox has now released a public beta of FireFox 4.0 32 bit. No public 64 bit yet.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011, 07:21:53 AM »

New build as of Jan. 21
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 07:39:59 AM »

You will find that when the beta stops updating itself it is because the current version (like  4.0 b10) it is because there is a new beta version (is like 4.0 b11) that will require a fresh download from nightly builds.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2011, 04:31:07 PM »

It is now up to Beta 12. I have had no problems with beta 11 but did see some stability issues with a nightly beta 10 build.
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 01:01:13 PM »

I finally downloaded and installed the latest 64-bit Firefox beta (4.0b12pre). Wow!

 I've heard others talk about how good, fast, and stable it is (for a beta) and I fully agree. I feel like a kid with a new toy. :-)

Those guys think of everything! Among other things, the interface has been slightly rearranged, in a way that it should have been before. I thought my current version of FF was good, but this one is GREAT. I'm running it under Windows 7.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2011, 05:13:13 PM »

It is up to 4.0 beta 13 now. I have recently been using 32 bit version on 32bit machines and it works well there too.
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2011, 05:42:45 PM »

I just love it the 64-bit Windows 7 version! The only complaint I have is that the Flash plug-in doesn't work yet.

Any ideas?
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2011, 07:01:56 PM »

I just love it the 64-bit Windows 7 version! The only complaint I have is that the Flash plug-in doesn't work yet.

Any ideas?

I have been using flash for close to a year with 64 bit.  You have to did around Adobe site to find their 64 bit beta support as they have had it for some time now.
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2011, 08:32:08 PM »

Oh really? I just let Firefox automatically "install missing plugins" when it offers to, but it doesn't work with this 64-bit Windows 7 beta version.

I really don't miss the Flash feature. I don't watch many videos on the Web. But it would be nice to have.
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