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    Question Strange happening with FF4

    I already had Firefox 4 Beta on my Desk Top, with no problems, so when it was released I installed it on my Laptop in a new folder, keeping the FF 3.6.15 which worked well. When I tested the new FF4 it would not display 'png' graphics, the 3.6.15 was the same having been corrupted by FF4. Opera, IE9 and Chrome were normal.

    As the FF4 is Ok on the desktop, I surmise that the two versions are allergic to each other. Both computers are running W7 Pro.

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    Default Re: Strange happening with FF4

    FF4 has a lot of problems, mines still crashing on the occasional site, completely random. Other browsers work fine. Had several customers call up complaining its causing crashes since installing, and multiple other problems on various sites. Got a few service calls to remove the rubbish and put back the older version.

    My FF4 was upgraded (or should that be downgraded) from 3.6. something.
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    Default Re: Strange happening with FF4

    I have Firefox 4, it displays .png just fine.

    I can't see any googles about FF4 not showing them.
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    Default Re: Strange happening with FF4

    Favicon Picker can cause problems and should be uninstalled. Addons are often the cause of problems and not FF itself so if you are having problems disable them one by one until you find the one causing the problem.
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    I too have Firefox 4 so far so good everything working well,I don't know how many plugins most people use I have (10) and the only one that's not compatible is google gears which I can live with.....

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    Default Re: Strange happening with FF4

    Have been running FF4 for the last week, and have just gone back to 3.6.16

    I could get used to the new layout, but the weird behaviour made me ditch it. Hard to describe - pages not found, then loaded on retry; some pages don't load at all, but OK on my laptop with 3.6.

    Just now I found a trashed Google homepage. Managed to get it mostly back by going into the Google settings page, but why all this hassle?

    Maybe 4.1 will be better.

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    Default Re: Strange happening with FF4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayess64 View Post
    Have been running FF4 for the last week, and have just gone back to 3.6.16

    IMaybe 4.1 will be better.
    To Quote Scotty from a Start Trek movie - "the more complex you make the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain". "

    Quite simply put, they try to make FF4 faster, better, and end up making it unstable for quite a few, and easy to break.

    You'd be surprised how many people have called me this week asking whats wrong with FireFox since they went to 4 ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    To Quote Scotty from a Start Trek movie - "the more complex you make the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain". "

    Quite simply put, they try to make FF4 faster, better, and end up making it unstable for quite a few, and easy to break.

    You'd be surprised how many people have called me this week asking whats wrong with FireFox since they went to 4 ??
    and it amazes me how many times it is an addon that is causing the trouble. A lot of people are too quick to condemn FF without even testing to see if it is an addon causing the trouble.
    With three different instances of FF4 I have not had any trouble nor with the one beta.
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    Default Re: Strange happening with FF4

    Well one in a workshop PC has NO add-ons at all and gives more trouble than any other browser I have ever used. Lockups, pages not loading correctly, generally slower than 3.6 -- so cant go blaming add-ons in that one, and 3.6 was working nice and smooth.

    Several customers are the same, no add-ons, just stock standard as it comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebartnz View Post
    and it amazes me how many times it is an addon that is causing the trouble. A lot of people are too quick to condemn FF without even testing to see if it is an addon causing the trouble.
    With three different instances of FF4 I have not had any trouble nor with the one beta.
    There may be some truth in this, but one of the features touted for Firefox is the large choice of add-ons available for it. However, if Mozilla don't exercise adequate quality control for third party add-ons (think Apple) they end up shooting themselves in their collective foot, since, from the user's point of view, it is the browser that breaks, regardless of the cause.

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