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Yayyy for FireFox 4 :)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ExpertPixels.com, May 6, 2011.

  1. ExpertPixels.com

    ExpertPixels.com Well-Known Member

    Always loved this browser but have always hated having to try to implement 3rd tricks in order to make websites / my designs using a fixed background (sure you all have noticed the laggy scroll on websites using fixed backgrounds)...

    Anyways FireFox 4 has finally addressed this problem :) one less script to run now Yayyyy.
  2. Legend

    Legend Member

    FireFox is soooo last year.
    Vodkaholic likes this.
  3. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Firefox 4 is sooo this year. I love this browser.
  4. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    It's called retained layers and yes, it can speed up scrolling significantly because it reduces the number of redraws and allows for hardware accelerated scrolling - pages with a fixed (non scrolling) background benefit most from this, but generally, the smooth scrolling now works as the name suggests (it didn't even deserve the name in Firefox 3 :) ).

    http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roc/archives/2010/07/retained_layers.html - here are the bloody details, if anyone is interested.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Love the Awesome Bar.
    I use Chrome mostly now.
    But there are plenty of times I wish I was using Firefox as finding pages I've been to is super fast.
    It really helps for navigating xenforo.com.
    I dont need to use xenforo search to find a page I have been to in FireFox ... the awesome finds the URL !

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  6. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Agree :) chrome ftw!! :3
    D.O.A. and Defqon like this.
  7. Ray

    Ray Active Member

    I'm an Opera user and I use Firefox for testing purposes only. If only they would fix the way it handles javascript-heavy websites... The only browser that never crashed on me, other than Opera is Google Chrome.
    kyrgyz likes this.
  8. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    For some reason it's using more memory again. I think it just fluctuates up and down like a yoyo. one day it'll be okay the next it's hungry for memory.
  9. Saeed

    Saeed Well-Known Member

    I actually thought this happens only with me.
  10. Still prefer chrome over firefox
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Firefox 3 was a super large and leaky memory hog for me.

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