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Mozilla releases Firefox 4 Beta 9

By Emil
Jan 14, 2011
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  1. Mozilla has released Firefox 4 Beta 9. The new beta build comes less than a month after the Beta 8 release, and includes faster start-up time, bookmarking, and smoother complex animations.

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  2. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Running Beta 9 now, so far no problems with any of my favorite web sites. The start-up portion is definitely faster than it was on Beta 8.
     
  3. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Enthusiast Posts: 343   +20

    Same here. I had some unusual behavior where it would pause for about 5-10 seconds at startup, which is now completely fixed under Beta 9. Whatever they're doing, they're on the right track. I hope the final release is super stable as I am enjoying the hell out of the GPU acceleration.
     
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    I had that same problem with pauses that are gone now. I'm happy with this version.
     
  5. yowanvista

    yowanvista TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Loads much faster than B8
     
  6. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 158

    I just installed Beta 9, and the text (everything other than the orange Firefox button in the top left), looks blurry to me and not as crisp as other browsers. Reminds me of when i tried Safari browser for the first time. Same type of text and same blurry effect. I used to use Firefox as my default for a while, then went to Chrome for speed and function, but if the text doesn't look right, then thats a killer for me. I will post this comment as feedback to the Mozilla team as well.

    The browser is fast, Sync is nice, and the UI is clean, but even all that cannot make my eyes ignore blurry and unclean looking text.
     


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