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Friday I "upgraded" from Firefox 3.6 to Firefox 4.

It turns out Firefox 4 is GPU accelerated, and is horribly slow if you are trying to do any surfing while GPU folding.
I'm using the v7 folding client, and surfing with Firefox 4 while folding also caused a MASSIVE slowdown in GPU folding. The combo caused at least one work unit to fail due to an unstable machine error.
This never happened when folding while surfing with Firefox 3.6.

I also absolutely hated the toolbar and tab layout of Firefox 4...

I switched back to Firefox 3.6 a few minutes ago, and all is back to normal.
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post #2 of 12
I have the same problem. My solution to this was to use Chrome while folding. I don't notice any sort of lag or slowness when using. After the WU finishes, I normally switch back to FF.
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Or, turn off GPU acceleration in FF.

IE9 and (I think) Chrome are the same; I just disable them.
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Try disabling hardware accelerator in the option-->advanced tab. I might help a bit.
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zodac View Post
Or, turn off GPU acceleration in FF.

IE9 and (I think) Chrome are the same; I just disable them.
Maybe I should take a bit of advice I usually give to others and RTFM.

Now the big question, is there an option in FF4 that makes the tab layout more like it is in FF3.6?
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Right click near the URL bar (but in the empty surrounding space) and uncheck tabs on top.
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Options > Advanced > Uncheck Hardware Acceleration
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There is a very high likelihood that someone here might possibly know someone who has a link to a method that might work.

I, however, do not.
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post #10 of 12
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Thanks, went back to FF4, turned off hardware acceleration, and got the tabs and toolbars set up how I had them before.
All is well now, just have to get used to a slightly different look.
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