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    Default Firefox 5 Released!

    Just months after the final version of Firefox 4 reached final stage, Firefox 5 is now out. This version is the first in Mozilla’s new release cycle of smaller, more frequent upgrades, as opposed to huge ones every few years.

    Don’t be fooled by the major version upgrade: Firefox 5 looks identical to its predecessor. The only visible change is the addition of a "Do Not Track" features which, if turned on, informs websites not to collect any information from the user. You can enable this feature by going into Firefox menu > Options > Privacy tab > select "Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked". This feature is virtually useless as of yet, since not that many websites recognize it (nor are they obliged to by law).
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    Well that's rather..........anticlimactic.

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    All they add is the new "Do Not Track" feature and call it Firefox 5 lol It looks like they are getting lazy .

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    Ya, it should be called 4.1, not 5.0.

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    I cant watch ESPN Adobe Flash videos with Firefox so I don't use it, I like Google Chrome.

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    Don't like Chrome..

    It's lacking in basic browser functions.. I know the deficiencies make chrome the fastest browser available today. The more you add to it the slower it will run. That's why they didn't include toolbar support etc

    Some folks may think the "old style" menus are bloated or unneeded... FINE, you don't have to have them. I'm just asking to have a UI OPTION.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    All they add is the new "Do Not Track" feature and call it Firefox 5 lol It looks like they are getting lazy .
    More info on features;

    A post on the Mozilla Blog claims that the new version introduces over "1,000 improvements and performance enhancements," including new add-ons for users and developer resources such as CSS animation support.

    Mozilla notes that its "Do Not Track" privacy feature, which lets the user block advertisers from tracking her browsing habits and preferences, will now be available for the mobile browser, as well as for desktop. "Firefox [is] the first browser to support Do Not Track on multiple platforms," Mozilla claimed in its blog post.

    Firefox 5 also lets the mobile user tweak her privacy settings directly from her mobile device. The settings page is laid out simply and presents only the essentials so the user can see exactly which options are on and which are off.

    The new Firefox beta is also slightly faster than previous releases, according to Mozilla. Based on benchmark tests performed by Digitizor, Firefox 5 boast a speedy JavaScript engine and boot time, better support for HTML 5, and "minimal RAM usage" (even with 25 tabs open at the same time).
    "Rather than reinventing the wheel," writes Mashable, "Mozilla has added better support for web standards, fixed some bugs, made performance enhancements and added a few additional code touches."

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    Firefox is the best one for me but I’m still using Firefox version 4.

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    FF5 has a lot more snap to it that is use noticeable compared to FF 4 [IMO]. had both FF4 and the new FF5 on a Linux boot [Debian Sid] with the newer FF5 built from a source tarball.checked the memory usage with htop between the 2 versions much better in FF5.copying and pasting is also improved in various formats over FF4.. about the same speed as Chrome 12 overall and the mem usage is about the same when loading a bunch a flash vids.FF5 responds more like FF3.6 and the improvements made are much appreciated here.
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    I've been using it (FF5) now for about a week. I sorta like it. It is a little quicker, but I've had it freeze a couple of times though, but will clear itself after waiting about 30 sec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    ....had it freeze a couple of times though, but will clear itself after waiting about 30 sec.
    Have you tried any of the Firefox about::config 'tweaks' ? re: pipelineing ,maxrequests etc ?

    Right-click anywhere
    Select New-> Integer.
    Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0″.
    This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.



    just thought to share that one and from looking at your avatar thought you may have already applied several of the other FF 'tweaks' that have been around a while


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