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Topic # 6605 8-Feb-2006 21:58
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I know its beta and all... but its finally got me off Firefox due to some recent additions. Namely the ability to block content like those annoying streaming ads and the big ads on stuff.co.nz.

The javascript limits are quite neat too.

Has anyone else had the chance to try it out (Linky)?

If you've tried it, what do you think of it?





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Reply # 28122 9-Feb-2006 23:42
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Trying it now. Dont like the UI, slow to render pages, much slower than IE7b2. I would have to rank based on first impression below firefox, which doesnt measure up to IE7



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I found it was comparable to Safari on the Mac. Much quicker than Firefox particularly with the back and forward buttons.

On Windows (Window XP home, Chinese), I found it was faster and used less memory than IE or firefox.

One thing that put me off earlier versions was the UI, lack of adblock/flashblock, lack of javascript permissions and keyboard shortcuts. Yes, it was possible to change the keyboard shortcuts with ease but the other features just made Firefox more attractive.
They changed the default keyboard set up in version 8 which I tried for a while and went back to Firefox (nightly) but then the beta came out and it was good.

Somethings still take time to adjust like the focus of the new tabs - cmd-click will create a new tab on the link you click but change the focus to the new tab.... shift-cmd-click will create a new tab in the background. Automatic switching to the new page in a thread when you reach the end is also a neat thing.

The inclusion of a Bittorrent client is neat too but one probably already has their more advanced clients. Firefox has one as an extenstion but last time I heard it wasn't in a working state.




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I found it was comparable to Safari on the Mac. Much quicker than Firefox particularly with the back and forward buttons.

On Windows (Window XP home, Chinese), I found it was faster and used less memory than IE or firefox.

One thing that put me off earlier versions was the UI, lack of adblock/flashblock, lack of javascript permissions and keyboard shortcuts. Yes, it was possible to change the keyboard shortcuts with ease but the other features just made Firefox more attractive.
They changed the default keyboard set up in version 8 which I tried for a while and went back to Firefox (nightly) but then the beta came out and it was good.

Somethings still take time to adjust like the focus of the new tabs - cmd-click will create a new tab on the link you click but change the focus to the new tab.... shift-cmd-click will create a new tab in the background. Automatic switching to the new page in a thread when you reach the end is also a neat thing.

The inclusion of a Bittorrent client is neat too but one probably already has their more advanced clients. Firefox has one as an extenstion but last time I heard it wasn't in a working state.




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