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Author Topic: Firefox 7.0 update  (Read 2949 times)

UncleUB

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Firefox 7.0 update
« on: September 30, 2011, 07:53:27 AM »

Just updated thinking it was version 7.0.0,but in fact it is showing as version 7.0.1.....(can't keep up) ;D

Click on the orange Firefox icon>help>about Firefox>check for updates


Edit.......All my add-ons that worked with version 6 work with version 7
« Last Edit: September 30, 2011, 07:55:47 AM by UncleUB »
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 10:21:14 AM »

Not sure what they have done, but it certainly loads much quicker, and I thought it was already quick!

Colin
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roseway

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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 11:20:56 AM »

Quick off the mark as usual Phil. :)

I've upgraded, and there's no apparent change here at all.
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 11:37:34 AM »

The update has been on various download sites for a few days now,but my own Firefox is on the 'release channel' and I have it set to 'ask me what I want to do' instead of auto updating.

I was surprised when it updated it was for version 7.0.1,which means they have rolled another update out since version 7.0.0 was released.

Like Eric I have not noticed any difference
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 03:09:05 PM »

Main benefit is to reduce the memory footprint of Firefox, especially memory leaks.  I suppose that translates into faster for me since I leave FF open for very long periods - sometimes days.

Colin
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 03:29:22 PM »

Yes, that's quite possible.
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 05:29:50 PM »

Looking at the memory info (just type about:memory into the address bar) the memory leaks seem to have been stopped.

Colin

PS - the memory used doesn't increase over the day if I take a series of readings with known tabs/urls open is what I meant to say
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 06:41:24 PM »

I hadn't come across about:memory before, so thanks for that. I see there's a link at the bottom of the page which says "More verbose". ;D
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011, 08:05:55 PM »

Even better are GC and GC+CC - hover over the buttons and see what they do - marvellous!

Colin
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2011, 09:59:27 PM »

Even better are GC and GC+CC - hover over the buttons and see what they do - marvellous!
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2011, 10:08:29 PM »

Firefox has just updated itself to version 7.0.1 and browsing has never been faster !
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2011, 10:34:36 PM »

Even better are GC and GC+CC - hover over the buttons and see what they do - marvellous!
? :-\

At the bottom of the about:memory page.
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  Eric

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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2011, 12:05:26 AM »

At the bottom of the about:memory page.
I don't know where that is  :-[
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2011, 07:16:39 AM »

Type "about:memory" into the Firefox address box.
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Re: Firefox 7.0 update
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2011, 09:43:59 AM »

I hadn't come across about:memory before, so thanks for that. I see there's a link at the bottom of the page which says "More verbose". ;D

..... not a chatterbox  ;) , but extends the lines that are shortened.
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