FireFox 1.5 Beta 1 is fast

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  1. BinaryMadman

    BinaryMadman New Member

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    I downloaded it a day or two ago and it's pretty fast for sites that you have visited while your browser is open. It makes using forums such as these load a lot faster. I'm on dialup so the difference in speed is huge. Haven't run into any errors or problems with my extensions (I only use the popular ones). I can't wait for the official 1.5 to come out this December (i think).:wiggle:
     
  2. JayGee

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    Any screenshots?
     
  3. BinaryMadman

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    FireFox 1.5 is visually the identical as 1.06 so a screenshot wouldn't show much. Although it does add the ability to move the tabs around. That was something that was annoying me in all the previous versions. For some reason I like GMail to be my first tab on the left; before if I loaded it in a second tab it would be stuck there and couldn't drag the tab to the far left.

    Anyone can download it from their site, but it's still in partial Beta so expect bugs.
     
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    Thanks, Dling now.
     
  5. badguy106

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    I noticed it was faster too. but, still like opera better overall. also wish they would add a close button to the tabs in ff.
     
  6. BinaryMadman

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    I think the Tabbrowser extension adds those little red 'x''s to the right side of each tab. Doesn't work in the beta version though.
     
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    The page rendering speed, which is a major problem with 1.0X, has been improved. But... it crashed within 3 minutes on my iBook, so I stopped using it. :(
     
  8. Samdog

    Samdog mmmmmm, turbo.....

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    Click a tab with your middle mouse button, that closes it
     

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