Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Google Chrome vs. Firefox

02 Dec 2011   #1
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 
Google Chrome vs. Firefox

I have heard both sides of the story. I have always had FF and am reluctant to change even though a couple of people have told me so. I have googled Chrome and there are absolutely all mixed feelings, as I am sure there will be on here. But if I could have some reasons why one if better than another, I would love to hear them.
Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Dec 2011   #2
flemur13013

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I continue to use FF because of the plugins, esp the "All-in-one sidebar", FF has a better GUI, FF is more flexible than Chrome, and there's no real speed difference between the two. Chrome looks a little slicker, but I don't care about that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Dec 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Patti:

I looked through your thread at the Firefox forum.

Ignore that warning you got when you entered "about:config" in the Firefox browser bar.

Enter about:config in the address bar.

Do you then see a screen that looks like what you see below?

If you do, then do this:

Enter general.useragent in the Filter box.

If any of the preferences still displayed are shown as "user set" under the status column, right-click (context click) the preference and select "Reset".

That is what they were trying to get you to do because it seems there is something screwy about your Firefox version information that may relate to its performance on your PC.


Attached Thumbnails
Google Chrome vs. Firefox-untitled-1.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


03 Dec 2011   #4
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

I enterred about:config in the url bar, is that correct, this is the error I get
Google Chrome vs. Firefox-error-message.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

That's correct. That's the error. Ignore it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2011   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I used to use a lot of FF plug-ins, but then found that I really didn't need most of them. I then preferred a faster browser startup.

What has sold Chrome for me is the Sync feature which I think works fabulous. So, my bookmarks, and bookmark bar are synced on my work desktop, my laptop and my home desktop. I know that FF can do the sync, but the Google one just seems to do it a whole lot better.

So, i'm a 7+ year Firefox user convert to Google Chrome in the past 6 months.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2011   #7
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flemur13013 View Post
I continue to use FF because of the plugins, esp the "All-in-one sidebar", FF has a better GUI, FF is more flexible than Chrome, and there's no real speed difference between the two. Chrome looks a little slicker, but I don't care about that.
Was thinking about the same thing this morning, but I use lots of plugins. Speed difference is minimal as pc now days are powerful handle the browser.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I used to use a lot of FF plug-ins, but then found that I really didn't need most of them. I then preferred a faster browser startup.

What has sold Chrome for me is the Sync feature which I think works fabulous. So, my bookmarks, and bookmark bar are synced on my work desktop, my laptop and my home desktop. I know that FF can do the sync, but the Google one just seems to do it a whole lot better.

So, i'm a 7+ year Firefox user convert to Google Chrome in the past 6 months.
Was thinking about that too, but then since google already has my email, my calendar, I'm not going to give my bookmarks to it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2011   #8
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That's correct. That's the error. Ignore it.
do you think I should switch to chrome?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2011   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I have never used Chrome. I doubt that it will cure your ills, in and of itself. You would have to become familiar with it. You may like it. I have no idea.

A better move may be to do a THOROUGH uninstall of Firefox.

Then a reinstallation of Firefox, with as few toolbars and add-ons as you can stand.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2011   #10
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hey Patti!

Ggreg mentioned that Chrome logs a lot of your information (Spyware), and he knows what he is talking about.

If you want my opinion, I would choose Internet Explorer 9 over everything, but if it is limited to those options, I'd go with firefox.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Google Chrome vs. Firefox




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Odd Fonts in Google with IE, Chrome and Firefox?
hey there, just recently i did some of the "recommended" updates on my win7 laptop and just yesterday ive noticed that google fonts look a bit different, in particular the green part of the SERP seems to have another font and looks more "bolder"....i am not sure if it's google testing out new...
Browsers & Mail
Audio problems in Google Chrome/Firefox/Ie...
Hi there. Yesterday everything was fine, sound was working perfectly on Windows and on Youtube etc. However today when I came onto my computer I realised that the sound on the computer still worked, i.e, start up sound, wmp, itunes and VLC, but when I went onto the internet none of the sounds...
Sound & Audio
X64 Version of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox?
Uhm, I have the 32 Bit versions o both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and I was wondering, if there were x64 Versions of those two browsers? I want them so I can have x64 Java running on them. (Its a minecraft issue.)
Browsers & Mail
Firefox 8.0 vs latest google chrome
hi they say that firefox is the fastest browser today,but i actually find the latest stable version of google chrome twice as fast in at least one area,and this is loading gmail,firefox is(I think)more user friendly,but i am starting to get an addiction of google chrome,and when you click on the...
Browsers & Mail
Make Firefox Like google Chrome Performance?
Hello. I tried google Chrome and its Performance is stunning. But I had alot of crashes from this Browser and it doesn't have Ad-Block (I used Privoxy - You can't delete what ads you want). Now i am using FF it's Fast but slow in performance in opening and closing. I found this tutorial 18...
Browsers & Mail
Make Firefox 3 a Google Chrome Clone
This is a link to a page with a flash video, but cannot be placed in the video section of the forum due to invalid link. So you need to go to the page to start the video. DL.TV: Make Firefox 3 a Google Chrome Clone - Video by PC Magazine My Firefox Chrome with added background image -...
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:34.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App