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Windows 7: Abandoned Firefox for Chrome

01 Jun 2012   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shmO View Post
Another browser that you might want to give a try is Waterfox.. Its the 64x vs 32x (FireFox) im pretty sure. I had installed it and used it only last night after I did a fresh install of windows. The browser is great. I dont have any issues or complaints. Just had to download Silverlight, Flash, Java and the links should be right on the download page. Im over Firefox, Chrome, and IE.
Thanks for the suggestion, but it's alright. I'm 100% satisfied with Google Chrome. There is nothing that is missing from Firefox which I actually miss at this point.


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02 Jun 2012   #12
bobland

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
 
 

I gave Chrome a run for a while, tried Opera, which I like, and IE9. In the end I missed FF and decided to give it another try. I uninstalled it since I had my bookmarks in Chrome. Once reinstalled, everything worked and worked quickly so I'm back in the fold with FF.

What I didn't like with other browsers was the tabbing. FF lets me open links in a new tab and then open that tab. Couldn't figure out how to do that in the others.

While I am a frequent user of a browser, I don't need a lot of add-ons, extensions or sync so FF satisfies all my needs (so far).
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03 Jun 2012   #13
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Well done. Chrome is nor the most extensively used web-browser and it has overtaken Internet Explorer according to some reports.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobland View Post
I've used FF since its initial beta but lately its become useless. I can't view videos from Wall Street Journal, certain sites lock up FF completely, YouTube buffers endlessly and I can't use KeyPass because the quickkey wanders all over the screen.

I began using Chrome just for these particular "features" but finally just stayed with Chrome. I'm not happy using Chrome, what with all the issues of Google privacy, but I don't browse or email anything controversial in the least. At least I hope that's the case.

Anyone else have similar problems?

Thanks,
Burt
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03 Jun 2012   #14
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sounds like you are happy with FF. I am personally an Opera man. It has many tab options.

Opera Help: Advanced Preferences: Tabs

A Guy
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04 Jun 2012   #15
mart44

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobland View Post
What I didn't like with other browsers was the tabbing. FF lets me open links in a new tab and then open that tab. Couldn't figure out how to do that in the others.
Chrome will open links in a new tab. 'Right-click > Open link in new tab' or middle-click (mouse-wheel) the link. I think what can be deceptive is the fact that the new tab opens in the background. If you don't notice the appearance of the extra tab in the Tab Bar, it's possible to think that nothing has happened.

Firefox has an option to switch to the new tab immediately when links are clicked but Chrome doesn't have this. It can be done but an extension is needed for it. 'Tabs to the front!' is the one.
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04 Jun 2012   #16
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

There is a Chrome extension which brings new tabs to the front. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...khggjmacjlacla
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04 Jun 2012   #17
w1dpc

windows 7 x64 pro sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
There is a Chrome extension which brings new tabs to the front. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...khggjmacjlacla
thanks for this. i used FF from 3.6 till 10.0. they still have a major issue with flash. i now use chrome and love it
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04 Jun 2012   #18
kado897

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No worries w1dpc. I have been using it for so long I almost forgotten it.
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05 Jun 2012   #19
bobland

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
 
 

What I've found is Ghosterly was the source of all my problems. In the 3pes tab, enabling the Advertising, Analytics and Widgets options caused the reported problems. Once I unchecked them, FF behaved normally. Now that some of these posts have addressed other problems I will probably go back and revisit these browsers. I kinda liked Opera but found it difficult to find particular options.
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05 Jun 2012   #20
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

So I suppose this is the "finis" and the thread is solved.
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