I still didn't get the update, although I already got an e-mail ad for it from my mail provider. lol
I'm not really noticing memory improvements, but then again I probably have at least half of my RAM unused even when multitasking daily stuff, so I will rarely benefit from that as I never had any trouble with RAM to begin with. However, it does feel more stable and snappier. It makes me eager to get the next few numbered updates.
I think they probably improved HTML5 performance. There's a TRON inspired game used as a test that ran slow on FF4 but it did run properly yesterday. But I'm not completely sure whether I originally tested it on a slower computer at work or at home. Hmmm.
Firefo' sev' o' one now finally also on my system.
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Haven't noticed anything yet.
It has plenty of additions, but they're mostly meant to work under the hood.
Also, they just released a minor patch that fixes rare issues with disappearing add-ons.
FF8 comes out today. Not up yet everywhere, but it does prompt me to upgrade.
It's been available in final form for a couple of days for download but since there isn't anything big feature wise I'm looking forward to, I'm just waiting for it to be pushed for update.
The next 2 updates are supposed to be very nice though.
Once again, it does feel slightly snappier. Other than that, nothing really new.
Again, it's meant to be at least 20% faster than FF5.Code:- Add-ons installed by third-party programs are now disabled by default - Added a one-time add-on selection dialog to manage previously installed add-ons - Added Twitter to the search bar - Added a preference to load tabs on demand, improving start-up time when windows are restored - Improved performance and memory handling when using <audio> and <video> elements - Added Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) support for cross-domain textures in WebGL - Added support for HTML5 context menus - Added support for insertAdjacentHTML - Improved CSS hyphen support for many languages - Improved WebSocket support - Fixed several stability issues
It didn't direct me to the update, but I downloaded it now with the "About Mozilla Firefox" thing.
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The changelog is good, useful stuff.
When I had "use hardware acceleration when available" ticked, tooltips wouldn't pop-up, neither did the scroll icon (when you middlelick), it now works.
Doesn't feel different other than that.
Websites open a bit quicker for me actually. Had some stability issues with 7 anyway, let's see if they will happen too after this update.
Versions 9 (now beta) and 10 (now aurora~alpha) will feature interface changes. Version 9 will be out on December 20, and the first nightly version of FF11 is available.
By the way, the thread title is totally obsolete
LOL, that's the idea I had.
Thunderbird 8 is out too. I'm a user of both.
I use both mail managers. I do have an old hotmail account with some use, as well as other three for junk and occasional work, and Live Mail manages those best. But I use Thunderbird (with dictionary and calendar add-ons) for my main accounts.
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