Firefox 4 beta 5 lands, GPU acceleration enabled by default

By on September 7, 2010, 6:33 PM
The fifth beta version of Firefox 4 has landed, marking another milestone for the browser and bringing us a bit closer to the final release. The latest build doesn't add many features, but there are a few noteworthy changes. GPU acceleration, which was introduced in beta 4, is now enabled by default for Windows 7 users, so you don't have to make any changes in about:config -- unless you want to disable it. If that's the case, follow the first three steps here, except set the entry to "false" instead of "true".

Other changes include support for the new proposed Audio Data API, an updated look for the Firefox menu button, HSTS security protocol functionality, and the addition of more languages. You can find a comprehensive list of the changes made to previous Firefox 4 beta builds in our download section -- where, of course, the latest release is also readily available.

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Guest said:

Meh... Firefox Beta 6 will show the real thing. Gecko 2.0 + Jaegermonkey? That's the real competition.

starfreezer said:

I love FF and have used since the beginning. Version 4 marked the first time I wanted to participate in beta testing. Sadly I have dropped it again after a month or so in favour of version 3 because it crashed... a lot. I am still an avid user though

ghost616 said:

looks awesome. can wait for wen it is finished beta testing

Archean Archean, TechSpot Paladin, said:

So far so good with the FF4 Betas ...... but with this latest one, now I also get how many FPS are being rendered, and Techspot came about at 50 FPS at max ............ Although after sometime it may get bit annoying and one would want to turn off FRAPS so you can clearly see the Menu button.

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