Firefox 4 Beta Incompatible with Gmail

Firefox 4 Beta doesn't work well with Gmail, or at least Gmail as I have it configured with various Google Labs add-ons like "Send & Archive."

Public Service Announcement:  I installed Firefox 4 Beta yesterday on my two main computers, hoping to take advantage of the new sync and tab management features.   Alas, there’s a HUGE bug:  It doesn’t work well with Gmail, or at least Gmail as I have it configured with various Google Labs add-ons like “Send & Archive.”

Several times, I’ve drafted a reply to a message and it hangs up when I hit either “Send & Archive” or even “Send.”  Oddly, the messages are going through but the window hangs.   Very annoying.

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Comments

  1. sam says:

    God hates you for running Windoze.

  2. sam says:

    Try Opera for Windows, it syncs, they invented tabs, etc. You might be pleasantly surprised.

  3. Dave Schuler says:

    Just as a reference point Opera is my primary browser.  I prefer it over IE or Firefox.

  4. Michael says:

    Welcome to the exciting world of beta-testing.  I hope you filed a bug report on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/!

  5. Michael says:

    Also, for everything but Javascript & CSS debugging, I’m loving Chromium.