Fxtender 1.4 improved a lot
What you mentioned is true, earlier when we disable the plugin site speed was increased by 2-3 seconds. When using Job preview and linked In features but after upgrade its really improved. Best part is making job preview cache-able.
I mentioned in one of my post to your longest fxtender thread
about location search issue when google map disabled. It is now resolved, but i would like to know on which fields query is going now when google maps are disabled. i am using some external import and saving location values in custom fields (geo_country, Short_address etc..).
I am facing problem with country search in location portion. It returns related results if we query city/state but nothing returns for country. Can you please explain about which filed is included for search query, to cover city/state and country?