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  • 4.0 stars

    "Faster than before"

    March 22, 2011  |   By guitarjoa

    Pros

    Faster than earlier versions

    Cons

    Higher memory usage
    Hard to make GUI like previous versions
    Can't use trackpad to zoom

    Summary

    I think this version is better than the previous ones, but I had a hard time configuring it like I want it. I really hated the standard favicons in the bookmarks-bar, a waste of space and a distraction, so after trying several things i got rid of them with the add-on 'bookmarks-deiconizer'. Besides that I can't use my MBP's trackpad anymore to zoom, now only command +/- works. I also had to find out that the tabs could still be placed down instead of on top of everything (rightclick besides the tabs and uncheck).
    Apart from these remarks it's much faster than the last version and the customability is still unparalelled. Still needs some work but I like it anyway.

    Updated on Mar 22, 2011

    About the higher memory usage: I've never seen FF go beyond 700mb for an average session, but now it does, very easily....

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