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Windows 7: Firefox 15 remembers to forget old memory

29 Aug 2012   #11
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I use Chrome, Opera and IE for testing but I always use FF as my main browser but this constant updating is starting to get to me a lot


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01 Sep 2012   #12
slurp812

windows seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Does anyone think Firefox is better than Google Chrome yet?
It has more addons. I find Firefox to usually work better with none, or very minimal addons. Like maybe 2 @ most. And I find FF better for p0rn! I still use it, but also use the "other" browsers as well...
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01 Sep 2012   #13
slurp812

windows seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigcitycat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Does anyone think Firefox is better than Google Chrome yet?
Only since forever.
Sorry, I believe Chrome is ahead now.They both have some bugs, and are moving ahead rapidly...
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01 Sep 2012   #14
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I run Pale Moon which is basically a modded version of Firefox. Every few months I try running Chrome but I always find something it can't do that I need it to so I'm back to Pale Moon.
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01 Sep 2012   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

When I updated to FF 15 this week, I guess it was Flash that stopped working because I had trouble accessing my baseball sites. Is there a way to stop the updates from automatically taking place so I can just stick with the version that is working?
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01 Sep 2012   #16
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
When I updated to FF 15 this week, I guess it was Flash that stopped working because I had trouble accessing my baseball sites. Is there a way to stop the updates from automatically taking place so I can just stick with the version that is working?
Yep.

Tools/options/advanced/update tab.

I have chosen "never check for updates".

Nor do I update add-ons or search engines.
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01 Sep 2012   #17
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
When I updated to FF 15 this week, I guess it was Flash that stopped working because I had trouble accessing my baseball sites. Is there a way to stop the updates from automatically taking place so I can just stick with the version that is working?
Yep.

Tools/options/advanced/update tab.

I have chosen "never check for updates".

Nor do I update add-ons or search engines.
Thanks very much. I am now "Update Free"
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01 Sep 2012   #18
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Are we talking about web browsers here? That thing that runs in the background while I surf the web? Is someone seriously suggesting that I'm missing something because I'm using the "wrong" web browser? Or are we just splitting hairs over some performance benchmark dreamed up by someone's marketing team?

Please, enlighten me as to why I need to spend any time at all switching to any other browser than the one I'm currently using (Firefox. obviously). I'm not a fanboy - just lazy! I need a good reason!
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01 Sep 2012   #19
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post

Please, enlighten me as to why I need to spend any time at all switching to any other browser than the one I'm currently using (Firefox. obviously). I'm not a fanboy - just lazy! I need a good reason!
I'm more than happy to use Firefox or 2 tin cans and a length of string. Whatever works.

But FF is become increasing annoying--particularly in the add-ons. I use as few as possible. I've turned off all updates for the last 6 plus months, but still have occasional add-on grief.

So, I'm considering a non-add-on browser that provides basic functionality, decent security, and damn little else.

I have not looked at IE in several years.

I looked at Chrome 2 or 3 years ago and was not amused. And I'd prefer not to enable or encourage Google to continue with its plans for World Domination.

So, in reality, it's probably FF or IE.
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01 Sep 2012   #20
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Are we talking about web browsers here? That thing that runs in the background while I surf the web? Is someone seriously suggesting that I'm missing something because I'm using the "wrong" web browser? Or are we just splitting hairs over some performance benchmark dreamed up by someone's marketing team?

Please, enlighten me as to why I need to spend any time at all switching to any other browser than the one I'm currently using (Firefox. obviously). I'm not a fanboy - just lazy! I need a good reason!
I like FF and don't want to change unless I have to. IE is good, but there are a few things that I don't like. I used IE all day yesterday as I was trying to straighten out my FF. I guess it is just a case or preferring FF over IE.
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