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I wanna know when web pages are going to be formatted properly formatted for 16:9/16:10 monitors. At 1920x1080 I have to squint my eyes just to read most text on web pages. And the giant chunks of white spaces to the left and right don't help either.
one of the features i love opera for is the ability to restore the tabs within the opera window and resize them however you want. no more dead space.
    
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It's about time.
    
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one of the features i love opera for is the ability to restore the tabs within the opera window and resize them however you want. no more dead space.
Oh wow! I had no idea opera could do that.
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Well it's 2011 so this decade has just begun so FF5 will be released before 2020.
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okayyy....?
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I was using Firefox, browsing normally, couple of tabs open, when I wonder if it still have those damn memory issues that plague it. I open up System Monitor, and lo and behold, it's literally <100MB away from topping 1GB. 1GB of RAM. Now tell me, is that necessary?
Necessary? No. By design? Perhapsh. I remember reading somewhere that Firefox will use more RAM if more is available and less if less is available. Apparently it's ok if Windows uses up lots of RAM when it's available, but not Firefox. That said, I've not seen 1GB of RAM usage on my system... ever. I've seen up to around 500MB with quite a number of tabs open. The Linux builds seem to use more in general, and are always slower. Firefox has unfortunately been over-optimised for Windows.

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So, I use Chrome. Though one thing I wonder about Chrome is, when are they going to slow down in version numbers? Will we have Chrome 42 by this time next year?
Big number changes make it look like something big is changing each time. Mozilla has obviously realised that in order to compete with the perception that Chrome is pumping out features like crazy they also need to stop with the minor version numbering and just go for major versions. It basically makes versioning meaningless.
    
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post #47 of 55
Problem is, 99% of Firefox's add-ons are still in 32-bit.
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Problem is, 99% of Firefox's add-ons are still in 32-bit.
And I'll wager it will be months after F5 that they are ported.
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post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by Remix65 View Post
lies.
Or maybe not a lie...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20030846-264.html

Second source quoting an acceleration in FF version numbering (which makes sense... FF calls it another beta release, Chrome calls it another version - Chrome wins)
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post #50 of 55
FF 4.0 beta11 x32 tomorrow:

http://groups.google.com/group/mozil...21fe6e488e955#

I do run 4.0 prebeta12 x64 myself.
x64 will be supported in 5.0
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