Mozilla: Firefox 5 coming on June 21, Firefox 6 on August 18

Rick

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I downloaded Firefox 4.0. When I installed it I was horrified at the interface. It was like a whole new learning process. Practically none of the addons were functional and except for may be 2 or 3 no compatibles ones available. I quickly uninstalled it and went back to 3.6.16

I will now seriously consider Chrome as alternative !

Interestingly, moving to Chrome won't solve the "whole new learning process" or addon compatibility problems you're experiencing. Just a thought.

Give it a chance, update your addons or find new ones that work similarly. You will be rewarded because FF4 is definitely better than FF3 in many ways.
 

Zen

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I'm no Internet Browser guru or wizard or wise guy or anything of that sort, but I do know when I like something! And even through all kind of debate that could take place in regards to what browser is better, side by side comparisons and which version numbers are better, it all means nothing if I don't like the thing. In regards to the recent upgrade that Mozilla offered, that being version 4, I really like it. Firefox 4 to me feels sleeker and more user friendly that the previous versions.

Also with the previous version Firefox was suffering some of it's own crashes, to date, with Firefox 4, no crashes, no hick ups, no nothing......other than pure smooth browsing!

The only minor complaint I have with Firefox 4 is that they put the "home" button on the far right side of the bar, I miss it being clumped together on the far left with all the other function buttons. Other than that, it's a-ok to me!
 
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captaincranky

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The only minor complaint I have with Firefox 4 is that they put the "home" button on the far right side of the bar, I miss it being clumped together on the far left with all the other function buttons. Other than that, it's a-ok to me!
This is easy enough to work around, just use the "bookmarks toolbar". I don't know if this is turned on natively in FF4. (If it's not, just go to "View" > "Toolbars" in the main menu bar to turn it on).. Just set your homepage next to the "latest headlines{" fly out menu. That way, you don't even have to mouse up as far as the original start button location.

For me, the bookmarks toolbar nicely takes the place of the "speed dial" function in Opera, as you have about 7 pages available with this function.

Also, you might try right clicking on any blank portion of any page, as you can access other browser controls from the fly out menu. That said, I don't always use that method. But, I do usually launch a new "FF start page" from the bookmarks toolbar. (Which in my own boring way, is still my homepage).