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Windows 7: Firefox 27: Faster, more secure and more social

05 Feb 2014   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Firefox 27: Faster, more secure and more social

Quote:
Mozilla has released Firefox version 27.

As detailed in the release notes, the major new feature is support for the Firefox SocialAPI. Mozilla describes the SocialAPI as "a new API to make it easier for web browsers to integrate with social media services. Once a social service provider is implemented for Firefox, it becomes possible for the browser to display in-chrome user controls and information related to that service."

Three SocialAPI plugins are available today: Facebook Messenger for Firefox, Cliqz, and Mixi (Japan only). In the screen grab below of Facebook messenger for Firefox, you can see how the Facebook Messenger pane stays up and running while the main browser window is on another site.
Read more at: Firefox 27: Faster, more secure and more social | ZDNet


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05 Feb 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The "more social" part is driving some users away.

Pale Moon has opted to leave that social stuff off.

64bit version: Pale Moon - x64 builds

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05 Feb 2014   #3
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Agreed

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The "more social" part is driving some users away.

Pale Moon has opted to leave that social stuff off.

64bit version: Pale Moon - x64 builds
Agreed.
I can't stand Chrome or IE, so I've swapped to Palemoon 64 as a (feeble) protest against worthless fluff features.

Also, Mozilla refuses to fix the:
  • Bookmark Manager (in fact it has gotten worse)
  • Session Manager (to be fair, that could be an AV related problem though)
They seem to have plenty of time for useless fluff though.
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05 Feb 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Some sites look better via IE (on the right);

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edit:
...and I had to download/use my own files from this post:
Need help removing google chrome
because a Chrome install barffed on this laptop.


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05 Feb 2014   #5
PaulGo

Windows 7 64 SP1
 
 

What about Waterfox 64?
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05 Feb 2014   #6
Callender

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Ditched Waterfox

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
What about Waterfox 64?
Hi, I ditched Waterfox some time ago although the portable version wasn't bad especially if you just wanted to try out the browser. I stopped using it because it wasn't updated quickly by the developer.

If you take a quick look at the Cyberfox download page you'll see that it's already been updated. Just checked Watefox and it's still the old version.

https://8pecxstudios.com/?page_id=43660 Cyberfox AMD optimized version 27.0.0

https://8pecxstudios.com/?page_id=52 Cyberfox INTEL optimized version 27.0.0

Waterfox - The fastest 64-bit variant of Firefox on the web still lagging behind - latest version available is 26.0
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05 Feb 2014   #7
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Some sites look better via IE (on the right);
My comparison looks different:
  • Palemoon (custom settings - Calibri font)
  • IE 10 (default settings)
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08 Feb 2014   #8
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Mozilla Firefox is dying I'm sure. I've been using it for years and slowly but surely, with every update it has got slower and s.l.o.w.e.r. Daily, I was getting "not responding" and finally bit the slug and deleted it. Back to IE (I know, I know), but at the minute it's doing the job one whole lot quicker than MF. Unless they improve it markedly....which on form I doubt, it's RIP Firefox.
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09 Feb 2014   #9
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lffoar View Post
Mozilla Firefox is dying I'm sure. I've been using it for years and slowly but surely, with every update it has got slower and s.l.o.w.e.r. Daily, I was getting "not responding" and finally bit the slug and deleted it. Back to IE (I know, I know), but at the minute it's doing the job one whole lot quicker than MF. Unless they improve it markedly....which on form I doubt, it's RIP Firefox.
Sometimes those issues are caused by corrupt files in your FF profile.
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09 Feb 2014   #10
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Tried resetting, disabling addons, even stopped Avast and MBAM to see what happened. No effect
Must confess, I miss ol' FF, too many little gripes with IE.
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