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The question is, is FF4 as RAM hungry as Opera?

If so, then I might skip this version.

If it is not, I'm upgrading
   
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post #12 of 22
It is the best design after all... They'd be stupid not to use it. Chrome looks pretty much the same as well.
I can honestly say that right how, FF4 is perfection when it comes to web browsers. I'm curios to see what kind of improvements they bring in the next 6 months.
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
I did notice one omission, actually; Firefox doesn't have a Closed Tabs list button like Opera.
Haha true, it was a selective copy-paste

That "ribbon-inspired" Firefox menu sure got hit with the ugly stick too

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Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
It is the best design after all... They'd be stupid not to use it. Chrome looks pretty much the same as well.
I can honestly say that right how, FF4 is perfection when it comes to web browsers. I'm curios to see what kind of improvements they bring in the next 6 months.
Perfection? Tried it out, and I can say it offers nothing more than Opera does in terms of basic functionality. Opera has tab-stacking too.
Edited by crazyap7 - 3/22/11 at 5:03pm
post #14 of 22
I'm glad other people noticed too. I think FF4 and IE9 ripped Opera. Anyways, I've tried them out and.. I'm still using Opera.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by crazyap7 View Post
Haha true, it was a selective copy-paste

That "ribbon-inspired" Firefox menu sure got hit with the ugly stick too



Perfection? Tried it out, and I can say it offers nothing more than Opera does in terms of basic functionality. Opera has tab-stacking too.
Firefox has Tab Groups, which is better than Tab Stacking if you have a lot of tabs to organize visually.
post #16 of 22
I think there are enough differences
and I'm pretty sure firefox 3.7/4 has been in development for much longer than Opera 11, thus it would be the other way around
post #17 of 22
Looks more like IE9 than Opera...though they all look similar at this point. Chrome and Safari too.

There were definitely some hijacked UI elements from a few places here, but it's not all aesthetics. This is simply a better, more space-efficient layout. I won't complain.


edit: Also, Artikbot, "RAM hungry" is a relative term. These browsers could cache every page you visit in its entirety and you still wouldn't run out of RAM except on long sessions with lots of streaming media.
Edited by Drenlin - 3/23/11 at 11:15pm
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Firefox is RAM adaptive just like Windows 7
i.e. my 8GB RAM system (Hexagonal), a few tabs can eat up 300Mb. No problem, I allow that because 1. Firefox adapts and 2. I used a few tweaks with Fasterfox Lite to purposely allow Firefox to eat RAM but in a way that makes it faster

Now I open my Firefox portable on any other system. Assume all systems have 2GB of memory in them. Some 10 tabs use 200MB. And this is with the disk cache enabled (portable browser), so all that cache has to go into memory only.
post #19 of 22
Well, after finding a suitable theme and extension, I made it look a bit less like Opera...



The problem keeping me from going back to it from Opera now is that it will randomly hang when loading pages, it doesn't matter what's on them. It doesn't happen enough to keep me from occasionally using it anyway, but it's often enough that it gets annoying.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
Well, after finding a suitable theme and extension, I made it look a bit less like Opera...



The problem keeping me from going back to it from Opera now is that it will randomly hang when loading pages, it doesn't matter what's on them. It doesn't happen enough to keep me from occasionally using it anyway, but it's often enough that it gets annoying.
oooo I like! how did you move the Firefox button onto your toolbar?
    
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