Firefox 4.0 is out and you can download it and install over your old version of Firefox Browser. I installed it and have been using this browser alongside Google Chrome and I cannot tell which is faster.
I was having issues with Firefox 3.0 – 3.6, but since then this has not suffered any of the problems that were happening prior to upgrading to Firefox 4.0. My system was crashing the old browser and it was very slow when it did work, the pages could hardly load and then if there were any graphicsÂ or video on the page, well, forget it!
My computer is a 64bit Windows 7 build with 4Gig of memory, so I know that it was not that which was having issues, just the old version of Firefox. I even tried to run it in Windows XP mode to see if that might help, but no way man it just had a nervous breakdown.
I converted to using Chrome from Google and am glad that I did as they (Google) have built a great browser and they deserve to be recognized to for that. I won’t go into the severe issues that Internet Explorer has and has had for years, they will never get me to use that piece of crapola again.
It looks as if the new Firefox has taken some tips from Chrome in their building of FF4.0 with the look and feel of Chrome too.
Sync your desktop and mobile using the new feature built with FF4.0, I don’t know about you, but I tend to use a lot of websites that require a login so I don’t want to have to look-up a password on some list buried in a pile on my desk somewhere. So, the sync to mobile is very useful when I’m out of the house and need to login to a page that I never remember the password or username for.
The most important aspect of Firefox is the add-ons like the one below:
Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, blur sensitive info, one-click upload to share.
That’s just one of the thousands of add-ons available from such categories as these:
- Alerts & Updates
- Download Management
- Feeds, News & Blogging
- Games & Entertainment
- Language Support
- Photos, Music & Videos
- Privacy & Security
- Social & Communication
- Web Development
So, what’s the downside?
Well, I haven’t found a way to import all of my passwords back into FF4.0 from Chrome like I did when I exported them to Chrome From the older version of Firefox. That is the ONLY thing that has kept me from going back to using it fully, so for now I’ll be happy to use both Chrome and FF4.0 and hopefully find a way to get my details imported back into Firefox.
If you happen to know how to do this then please leave a comment below or shoot an email over to me, I will even give you a Free piece of software for your trouble!If you enjoyed this post or found it useful, please consider my Caffine Level - I drink LOADS of Coffee!