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Old 17th March 2011
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Default Firefox 4 to ship March 22nd

Chris Blizzard, a Mozilla director, said they were ready to ship on Twitter. PC Magazine has an article about the date.
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Aaaaaaaaaand we're there.
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OK people, place your bets. I wonder how long the download servers are going to hold. Let's see if history repeats itself.
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Firefox 4 available in FreeBSD ports already
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12 hours and almost 4 million downloads. Twice what Microsoft was bragging about IE9 doing in 24 hours.
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Well, it built here on v8, and v9. Howsoever, the first two sites I tried to
load just stayed "loading" or did not complete the page load. It's welcome
page load, however, did load fine. Those two sites load OK in opera which
I usually use (Load almost instantly...)
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Most sites load fine. Browser is speedy; howsoever I am not used to the menus.
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I backed up .mozilla per UPDATING but it appears to not have been necc.
VS the other instructions which helped...
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FYI on CURRENT I found it wise to rebuild the following to fix console error messages:
/graphics/swfdec/
swfdec-plugins
npapi-xine all of which maybe one might want to upgrade before Firefox.
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I installed it from ports on a new 8.2-RELEASE installation without issue.
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I'm running it now. The one thing that really irks me is the drop-down menu on the Forward and Back buttons now must be reached by awkward mouse click, rather than being visible as before. Is there any way around this?

If not, I'll probably stick with 3.6.15, as 4.0 isn't any faster on my setup.
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It's about to reach 10 million downloads.

STATS: It appears Europe is #1 at downloads with over 4 million requests and Germany is top of the list.
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IdOp, maybe it's just me, but my FF 4 looks remarkably like FF 3.6. I have normal buttons, and a normal menu bar at the top (File, Edit, etc.), and I can customize the buttons like before.



Oh, and yes:



I installed it using a regular portmaster upgrade of the www/firefox port on FreeBSD, and re-used the existing ~/.mozilla directory. No other things were tweaked.
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Hi DutchDaemon, thanks for your post. I didn't explain as clearly as possible. First, with ff 4.0 the green Forward and Back arrows look just like in the image you posted.

OTOH for ff 3.6.xx there is a drop-down menu button (small black downward-pointing arrow) beside them which you can click on to get a useful fuller history list. It looks like this:



The problem I have is that in ff 4.0, to get that same useful history list, you now have to "right-click" on an Forward/Back button, as opposed to just a normal click on the visible list button as in ff 3.6.xx. Since I use the list a lot (to go more than 1 step forward or back), I find it inconvenient to access it via the mouse button that happens to be on my scroll wheel (a binding I'm not willing to re-map). It's also easy to hit the wrong mouse button, which opens a new tab you don't want.

This problem was discussed here where I found out about the right-clicking. I don't know if this can be changed via configuration --- at least I couldn't find a way yet.

Thanks for trying to help.
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Hold the left mouse button down over the back button to get the history list.
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Hold the left mouse button down over the back button to get the history list.
Ah-ha, thank you! That should be workable. (Strange I didn't notice that, must have tried just about every other combination.) It would be nice to have the same black button for the list as before though ... I'm resistant to change .
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