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Windows 7: Abandoned Firefox for Chrome

27 May 2012   #1
bobland

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
 
 
Abandoned Firefox for Chrome

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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27 May 2012   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You might try disabling/uninstalling add-ons that you don't use, and even uninstalling/reinstalling firefox itself. I used firefox exclusively until IE9 came out and have stuck to it. It comes preinstalled and is just as good as any other browser despite claims to the contrary. I don't like installing needless things, but would prefer firefox to chrome, cause chrome is just ugly.
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27 May 2012   #3
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Standard reply for starting to repair Firefox:

Standard diagnostic - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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27 May 2012   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i too went from Firefox to chrome. love the sync feature in chrome. i have no privacy concerns with Google. i love the the simplicity of the chrome interface. i am perfectly satisfied.
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28 May 2012   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Firefox also has sync now.
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28 May 2012   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ Going to have to try the Firefox sync again. It was just coming out when i bailed, and it wasn't working great then. Technically it worked, but it seemed like changes took some time to get to my secondary machine. When I played with Google Chrome at the time, it seemed like changes were almost instant to my second machine.
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29 May 2012   #7
sonshi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobland View Post
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.
lol, seriously. Who do you think you are? Google wouldn't give a rat's ass about what you do on the internet.
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31 May 2012   #8
shmO

x64 Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
i too went from Firefox to chrome. love the sync feature in chrome. i have no privacy concerns with Google. i love the the simplicity of the chrome interface. i am perfectly satisfied.
I have issues with my privacy and google..but thats just me.



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.
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01 Jun 2012   #9
darkfriday

Windows 7 Home Prem x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Not Myself View Post
Standard reply for starting to repair Firefox:

Standard diagnostic - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

TY
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01 Jun 2012   #10
exoTron

Windows 7
 
 

I use FF but you cannot deny that speedwise Chrome is much better (only take startup times for instance - FF has always been grind-slow at starting).

There is a Russian produced Chromium-source based browser called Iron which excludes the privacy-questionable features of Chrome. Here is a comparison between the two browsers: SRWare Iron - The Browser of the Future
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