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Am I missing something obvious? Where's my "save and close" option when I close Firefox with multiple tabs open and want it to go back to those tabs automatically next time I run the program?

Actually, that is missing. Good point

 

That feature was really handy

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Am I missing something obvious? Where's my "save and close" option when I close Firefox with multiple tabs open and want it to go back to those tabs automatically next time I run the program?

 

Options > tabs "Warn me when closing multiple tabs"

 

Options > general "when firefox starts....."

 

 

p.s. here's a list of all the new features: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/features/ buggered if I can find a site that tells you how to find and activate them?

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I found under Options > Advanced a checkbox for (something like) "Tell sites I don't want to be tracked".

Any idea what that feature actually does?

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Wow, yes, much faster. Probably on par with Chrome imo.

 

FireFTP needed an update but did so automatically.

 

No Aussie dictionary for v4 yet, but the UK one will do me for now.

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Cool, looks more and more like Opera every release :P

I'm grateful they didn't do the crappy version of tabs-on-top where you see less tabs because of the window OS gadgets, at least : P

 

 

Yeah it does look nice. i wonder if there will be a 64bit version out soon.

There's been one available for a while, the issue is usually a lack of 64-bit plugins.

 

http://nightly.mozilla.org/ if you really want to give it a go.

 

 

EDIT: Hey check it out, are you guys getting a resize grabby thing in the bottom right of the reply boxes on this forum? What a neat idea! Resize your forms!

Yeah, it was one of the nice things about the alphas, as unstable as they sometimes were :>

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Am I missing something obvious? Where's my "save and close" option when I close Firefox with multiple tabs open and want it to go back to those tabs automatically next time I run the program?

 

Options > tabs "Warn me when closing multiple tabs"

 

Options > general "when firefox starts....."

 

Hey thanks - that'll do. Doesn't do the "save and close" thing, but just automatically goes there next time you run Firefox.

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Am I missing something obvious? Where's my "save and close" option when I close Firefox with multiple tabs open and want it to go back to those tabs automatically next time I run the program?

Do this:

 

One change in Firefox 4 is to by default stop Firefox displaying the warning message, but it can be turned back on by changing some preferences.

 

Type about:config into the location bar and press enter

Accept the warning message that appears, you will be taken to a list of preferences

Locate the preference browser.tabs.warnOnClose, if its value is set to false, double-click on it to change its value to true

Repeat this for these 2 preferences browser.warnOnQuit, browser.warnOnRestart

Starting with beta 12 there will be an additional preference that needs to be set to true - browser.showQuitWarning

That solved it for me.

 

Also, if you have lots of tabs open (like myself) you can set the browser to only load the tabs you're using. So on opening FF the tab you're on is loaded into memory, the rest aren't, then as you click them they load up and use more RAM. Keeps it nice and snappy with lots of tabs going.

Simply change browser.sessionstore.max_concurrent_tabs in about:config to 0

 

 

And by the way, version 2 of my atomic forum menu is now live! Go get it!

 

EDIT: FF has 15 million downloads and counting!

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Yea, just installed it.

 

Agree, the layout is a bit hard to get used to, tho it is now more similar to Opera's.

Though you can right-click on the menu bar at the top and deselect "Tabs on Top" to move the Tabs bar back to being just above the web pages yet below the Bookmarks & Navigation bars.

 

I prefer the Home button over the left hand side where it used to be, rather than the far right hand side now too, just moved it back after choosing "Customize".

 

It found 1 of my Add-Ons to be incompatible & disabled it (AVG Safe Search) and whilst it offered to search for a compatible version it was unable to find one.

 

It also doesn't show (at least by default, cannot find a menu option for it either) the secure page lock icon for applicable pages any longer, wheras Firefox 3.6.15 does down the bottom right hand corner. Apparently on secured pages the company name will appear before the URL with a green or purpley blue box/background which you can then click on for more details. Green is verified certs, purpley blue is unverified certs.

So that works.

 

It also seems to be missing the green progress loading bar down the bottom right that indicated page load progress, I quite like those. Apparently you can install an add-on "Status-4-Evar: Status bar widgets and progress indicators for Firefox 4+" which works for this.

 

I'm reading quite a few reports of relatively blurry text as a result of the new version and suggested tweak involving hardware acceleration or something - text in my setup seems to be a tad crisper than before, if anything.

 

It does seem to fun a little faster, which is good.

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Just updated here, it disabled my mouse gestures and some other goodies, that I was able to re-enable using the Nightly Test Tools extension.

 

So far so good though.

 

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20110325 Firefox/4.0 - Build ID: 20110325101203

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I want to like Panorama, or whatever it's called now. But I just find it easier to group tabs using windows :

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my google search box results are in spanish! Can't be all that hard to tell it to change, can't see where its got that from

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my google search box results are in spanish! Can't be all that hard to tell it to change, can't see where its got that from

Heh, actually something similar happened to me too, but it predates my move to Firefox 4 so that's not to blame.

 

I have a search plug-in that uses ipv6.google.com as the search engine. Lately, Google decided that because I'm in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia), they'd direct me to the nearest IPv6 Google host; ipv6.google.com.hk, and so back came a page full of results in Traditional Chinese.

 

Thankfully I know enough of the interface (and there was no mojibake going on) that I could locate the user preferences link, saw the zh-TW in the URL, changed that to en-AU, then I could set my preferences to English. I have flagged this on their forum though, as my work-around is not really satisfactory. All for Google having a site in Taiwan, and for it to be in Chinese, but clearly I asked for the .com version for a reason.

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I've moved to the new IE since Norton doesn't work with FF 4 :(

 

I've been using FF for years and didn't realise how slow it had been getting...

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Why would you want/need a Norton toolbar for your browser?

Why would one want to load Norton in the first place ...

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Why would you want/need a Norton toolbar for your browser?

Why would one want to load Norton in the first place ...

 

Maybe some people believe their computers run too fast…?

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I've switched from Chrome to FF4. I prefer the UI, tabs on top is nice, and Firefox Sync is pretty slick (Chrome 2 Phone is also cool).

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Why would you want/need a Norton toolbar for your browser?

I have Norton 360 installed on the PCs at home as a level of virus & identity protection. To protect a bunch of PCs at home it's quite reasonable and the identity safe feature is useful. Since I'm no longer running 286 processors, the impact of Norton on the PCs isn't noticable.

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Why do you need a brower-specific toolbar to use the program? I don't use Norton 360; Microsoft Security Essentials doesn't require a browser toolbar. I don't understand what a browser toolbar achieves for a security program. Is it just for filling in forms?

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