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Carol
22 Jun 2011

I have not noticed a signficant difference in Firfox 4 vs. 5. My complaint has always been the download time being a bit longer than IE. But I am still expecting this to improve over time.

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joel schuster
22 Jun 2011

I looked into the avg incompatability issue and someone I think who is from avg said this>
"AVG Search-Shield only shows icons when you do search, you are still protected by AVG Surf-Shield.

I would like to inform you that support for Firefox 5 has been added and fix will be released in next program update."

The incombatability issue was with avg safesearch only so I think it means the icons just don't show up even though the virus protection is still on

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Carol Hutton
22 Jun 2011

I updated Firefox to 4.0.1 recently. This version does not have a jump back button, just back and forward. I used this button constantly to go back several pages (ex. for search results) and find it a great inconvenience. Does Firefox 5 have the jump back button? If ao, I'll get it.

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Ray Blietz
22 Jun 2011

i installed firefox 5.0 but the google toolbar is not compatible, at this point. i uninstalled it and reinstalled firefox 4.1. please let us know when this has been fixed. thanks.
ray blietz

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Linda
22 Jun 2011

Well, for me, it wasn't a choice! I did get a pop-up box asking if I wanted to install it. And I think I said "not now" or closed it or something.

Next time I opened Firefox, it said "please wait while we update ..." and now I have Firefox 5!

Haven't seen any differences but then it's only been a couple of hours, and I don't do anything fancy - just move around the web to things I need.

I hope it doesn't do the same thing at home, because I have AVG antivirus there.

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Karen Davis
22 Jun 2011

Upgraded my FF and so wish I hadn't. You can no longer just Save and Quit if you want to keep your tabs. Now you have to exit under the FF tab and then when you open it again, go to the FF tab to History and then click on Restore previous session. Making a function that is important to me take several steps is not an upgrade!!! I wish I could undo the whole thing.

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Lee McIntyre
22 Jun 2011

Heck, I'm still using Firefox 3.6.18. I'm just a casual home user. Do you think I ought to upgrade to version FOUR?

Posted by:

Phyl
22 Jun 2011

Meh, it's 6 of one, half a dozen of the other. One of the add-ons I was constantly (and I mean CONSTANTLY) using does not work with FF 5, but most of the other ones do, and meantime I'm using a substitute for the one that's missing. I do think the performance is better, and I feel safer upgrading anyway. I would say it probably doesn't qualify for the .0 designation, but I'm speaking only as a layperson; I am not a developer although I'm more tech-savvy than the average user. Bottom line, I'm OK with the upgrade but it doesn't blow me away.

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P D Sterling
22 Jun 2011

well, duh! I had to check and I am on FireFox 3.6 and plenty happy with it. one does not want to have to learn anything new and different - why can developers not understand that. bigger and better is one thing, but I quit my job over Office 10 - just too much junk, and, oddly, I viewed my job as "doing work" not "learning new packages."

Posted by:

VOXPOP
22 Jun 2011

Bob
Check your dates...

"Firefox 5 was released on June 21, 2001, just a few months after the debut of its predecessor, Firefox 4."

Posted by:

Gene
22 Jun 2011

The 1st thing I noticed was 5 is more colorful. As for speed, it seems faster than 4. I have no complaints to address.

Posted by:

Ronald Renaud
22 Jun 2011

There is a Roboform upgrade which works fine with version 5

Posted by:

Terry
22 Jun 2011

Bob, I clicked on Update for Firefox, and am sorry I did. I can no longer use my Yahoo toolbar, which I liked,,and can't access or import my Yahoo Bookmarks. Can I go back to older version? Any ideas of how to import my Yahoo Bookmarks. It says it's incompatible now. I sure wish this article came out last week,lol. Just my luck..Thanks so much for your articles. Terry

Posted by:

Michael
22 Jun 2011

I was about to give up on Firefox 4 when 5.0. came. With 3.5 and 4.0, the program would take up to 10 minutes to load; clicking on it again would bring up two copies, eventually.
Since IE9 crashes without exception, I was about ready to switch to Opera; but I liked Firefox's way of giving you tabs across the top so you could maintain several sessions at once. With 5.0, the slow speed problem seems to have been solved. You click on it, and it comes up just as fast as old Netscape used to.

Posted by:

mp3guy
22 Jun 2011

I've been using Nightly (FF V. 7.0a1). Apps are a prob as most do not work with this version. However, there are workarounds to many of them.

Posted by:

Digital Artist
22 Jun 2011

I find FF5 so different from 4 that I am on a learning curve. Grouped tabs, and whatever I left when I quit for the day is right there when I come back. Before I forget what "the old days" were like, it seems like FF 4 always opened with my home page, no matter what I had opened or closed at the prior session. I thought there was supposed to be a twitter toolbar on FF 5, but I haven't seen it yet. I haven't looked too hard, though.

Posted by:

Bill
22 Jun 2011

Roboform works fine and my Google toolbar is back. In gmail the target for the select box now aligns with the box, not to the left of it. Save and quits continues to work as before. For me it is a great improvement over 4.0.1.

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Donna
22 Jun 2011

The only thing I'm not thrilled about is the fact that the Google Toolbar isn't compatible with it.
I have no plans on returning to FF4 though. Will just wait for Google to play catch-up.

Posted by:

Dan
22 Jun 2011

I'm sticking with Firefox 3.6.18 for as long as possible. Tried Firefox 4 and didn't like any of the changes and within minutes I was back to 3.6.

Will wait til they get all the bugs worked out (Firefox (8 or 9)?) and make it compatible with everything that previous versions have/had.

Posted by:

Clive Hawes
22 Jun 2011

I really can't complain. I've been using Firefox for several years now and find it much nicer than the MS equivalent.
I'm on automatic updates and currently Release 5.0 seems just fine. I was previously urged to use Google Chrome and had the Beta versions. I use auto-scroll a lot and Chrome wouldn't run so I dumped it and am happy to stay with Firefox. Oh yes, and the latest AVG came in at 22:42 this evening (22nd June)and all seems just fine.

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