Tag Archives | testing

New Firefox Update Channels

Firefox AuroraNow that Firefox 4 is out in the wild, Mozilla is changing up the way we all test and update Firefox.  Users will now have three different variations of Firefox to download at any given time.  Now, most people will want to download the final release version – as that is the most stable of the bunch.  However, for those of you who like to test Firefox out as the development cycle rolls on – you have some exciting new things to look forward to.

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How to Install Firefox 4 on a Thumb Drive

Install Firefox 4 on Thumb Drive

Everybody seems to be raving about how great Firefox 4 will be, but have you seen it yet? By installing a portable version of Firefox 4 on a USB thumb drive, you too can test it out and see if you like this latest innovation from Mozilla.

Here is a step by step guide on how to install Firefox 4 on a USB thumb drive.

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Firefox Tabs vs Firefox Windows

Which one gives you a better performance? Is it better to have multiple tabs open in one window or just have multiple Windows open? The Firefox Guru did all of the scientific work on this one, and has found out the results for us.

Over on Go Firefox!, an interesting question was posted: Which uses less system resources (memory)?

My theory is using tabs would use less resources then having the same sites opened in separate windows. My reasoning is each window has to load the entire browser interface, not just the page content. So, I did a little experiment. First using Firefox 2.0.0.1 with a clean profile (no extensions, no plug-ins and default theme) and imported my bookmarks from another profile.

+ Want to See the Results? Check Out the Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog!

Nightly Tester Tools

Want to try to install those extensions on the new Firefox 2.0 “Bon Echo” release? Chances are that out of the box, Bon Echo won’t work with them. If you really want to see what Firefox “Bon Echo” looks like with some of your favorite extensions, try out the Nightly Tester Tools. This extension adds a few extras useful to those that regularly test nightly builds of Firefox.