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Windows 7: Am I running Waterfox 64bit?

18 Jun 2012   #11
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A restart could make it easy


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18 Jun 2012   #12
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How about an OS reinstall?

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18 Jun 2012   #13
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Waterfox: V13 PL1, 6 Jun [Firefox 64-Bit]

Have a pleasant visit and a long read! (From page 200 to the current 269.) Most are embedded quotes within embedded quotes and so on. There is also an FAQ on the first page. The answer to "Is it Waterfox or Firefox?" is somewhere in there. An answer to "... is still running ..." is also in there.

I use as default PaleMoonx64 and, as standby, Waterfox. During one of those standby moments, I had to start Firefox, close Firefox, wait a second or two and then start Waterfox for it to take.
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18 Jun 2012   #14
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks...that website takes forever to load a page...it's horrendous...or maybe my Firefox is just starting to suck more.

Jesus...who would have thought a simple browser could be such a bitch.

If Waterfox doesn't have a water-tight download then they can get stuffed.

I'll persist with FF until something that works out of the box comes along.

thanks
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18 Jun 2012   #15
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

If Waterfox is installed correctly under the Help > About menu Waterfox should resemble the image pictured below.

Am I running Waterfox 64bit?-waterfox.jpg


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Double-check to see that the icons are pointing to the correct executable. Also when Waterfox/Firefox is open, open TaskManager and see if you can find the Waterfox executable under the processes tab.

Regards,
Golden
Image of Taskmanager under processes tab as per Golden's quote above from post #2.

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Before installing Waterfox I first backed up my extensions, themes and bookmarks in my current Firefox installation using the FEBE extension which is a firefox add on.

I then completely uninstalled Firefox & all customizations and also the Firefox folder in C:\Program Files x86.

I then installed Waterfox and installed the FEBE add on after searching for it under "Get add ons". After FEBE was installed in Waterfox I restored my saved extensions themes & bookmarks.

Bookmarks can also be natively exported from current firefox to a file & imported into Waterfox.


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18 Jun 2012   #16
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just tried to install Waterfox on my work computer which is essentially the same as my home rig (though nowhere near as powerful haha)...and it installed no problem...without uninstalling Firefox or anything.

It may be something to do with the fact that I had not shut my home computer down for a few days. Also not sure if I opted to have Waterfox as the default browser during the install at home...which I did do here at work.

So anyway...Waterfox is running fine on this work computer. I'll try again at home later.

Waterfox seems alright. I use browsers in purely vanilla mode anyway...no plugins...at least no weird, special plugins

thanks
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18 Jun 2012   #17
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well I came home for lunch and installed Waterfox successfully. I suppose my computer needed a reboot.

Anyway...don't notice much difference yet between FF and WF
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18 Jun 2012   #18
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
Well I came home for lunch and installed Waterfox successfully. I suppose my computer needed a reboot.

Anyway...don't notice much difference yet between FF and WF
Glad to hear you have had success hello people I didn't notice much difference either except that Waterfox is a 64 bit browser and the only plugins used by Waterfox are Java, Flash and Siverlight plugins whereas regular Firefox was also using related plugins from other programs installed on my computer.
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19 Jun 2012   #19
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

all waterfox is another browser that is over hyped

I downloaded it and it runs hella fast but nothing i would loose sleep over if i didnt have it

By the way the icon is set in my task bar i could also set it on the bottom it works fine


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19 Jun 2012   #20
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've just been noticing a few ever so slight frustrations in Firefox lately...that's why I wanted to look at another option.
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