Firefox 4 release delayed until early 2011

Firefox 4 release delayed until early 2011.

[newsimage][/newsimage]The Mozilla Foundation will not release Firefox 4 next month because of development and programming delays leading to a delay until early 2011.  Firefox fans were excited to be a few weeks away from the final release of Firefox 4, but Mozilla doesn't want to rush the browser.

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I would have a working browser then a flaky browser.

I have even been using IE 9.0. May pet peeve with Firefox is the extraordinarily long time that it takes to launch the program - IE, and Chrome are much, much faster. There are some sites that are not rendering correctly in IE, but this is a Beta release and these will hopefully be fixed in the final.

I have another peeve with Firefox which I have had since the first iteration, and which has never been addressed. When I click on a URL link in my Outlook program and my default browser, which has been Firefox is not open, I get the following error message:

“Windows cannot find “<URL or path to file>”. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.”

Following this, the browser opens to he correct web page, but it is a (admittedly a minor) pain to have to close the message box each time. The way to prevent it the following (for Vista and Win 7 - for XP - go to the URL below):

Go to “Start -> Run” (or press the windows key+R) then type regedit and click OK
Use the directory tree hierarchy to navigate "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec"
Delete the “ddeexec” registry key
Repeat for “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTPS\shell\open\ddeexec” (and any other protocols you want to fix)
Repeat for "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\ddeexec"
Repeat for “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec”

Unfortunately, each time a new update is released, the problem returns and I have to repeat these steps. The problem and the solution are documented at:

So one would think that it would have been fixed by now. It does not occur when either Chrome or IE is set to be my default browser. This has been a problem with Windows XP, Vista and 7, and with Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010.

Well if you have that much problem with FF why aren’t you switching your default mail program to IE? That would be the smarter way to go. Opening takes a long time?? That doesn’t make sense since you gave nothing to compare to?? You gave us very little info to go one as to your setup and computer to know what is really going on with your system. Outlook has never worked well with FF as it was a M$ program and it was made for IE to begin with and for one to use Outlook without IE is just making matters worse. You do know a company like M$ can make their program work better with their broswer then others if they like to and one can’t do much to change that but use the broswer that is supported by Outlook features.

My IE8 opens and loads my homepage in about 5 seconds where as Firefox takes
almost 10 seconds to do the same and Firefox keeps crashing on certain sites all
caused by Adobe Flash I just hope they address that in version 4 if not then I’ll
just stick with IE8 and no IE9 for me not after I tried the beta not until all of the
bugs are all worked out and fixed. :disagree: