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Windows 7: Why has Firefox become so bad?

13 Nov 2010   #51
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Chrome is the only stop-gap solution, which is fast, that I know of and have at the moment... until Firefox gets its frickin act back together. I hope Firefox does so soon.
All the Firefox 4 versions pror to Firefox 4.0.b7 have been slow but the latest version seems fast enough.
Opera is another browser thats fast.
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14 Nov 2010   #52
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
All the Firefox 4 versions pror to Firefox 4.0.b7 have been slow but the latest version seems fast enough.
Opera is another browser thats fast.
no they haven't, been faster if anything.
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14 Nov 2010   #53
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Firefox is very easy to mess up, particularly when installing other browsers alongside it. I uninstalled all my browsers, except for IE, then reinstalled Firefox. I made sure all of them bits left from the uninstall were wiped as well. After doing this, Firefox ran great again.

Chrome is the fastest at executing JavaScript at the moment, but that position is always changing.
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14 Nov 2010   #54
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I recommend you use portable versions of browsers you'd like to test.
It wouldn't mess with your settings plus you could have as many parallel as you have HDD space

-DG
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14 Nov 2010   #55
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
I recommend you use portable versions of browsers you'd like to test.
It wouldn't mess with your settings plus you could have as many parallel as you have HDD space
-DG
Thats what i do there are lots of advantages for portable software easy backup, always available if windows crashes. I haven't been able to think of any reason not to use Opera portable all the time now its part of the installer.

Firefox 4 b7 is a lot faster on my PC than previous 4 betas starting & loading tabs but the Peacekeeper scores have hardly changed.
And now I've found the
Hide Caption Titlebar Plus (Smart) 2.1.0 add on it will be useable on my laptop
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28 Nov 2010   #56
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
I recommend you use portable versions of browsers you'd like to test.
It wouldn't mess with your settings plus you could have as many parallel as you have HDD space

-DG
What do you mean by portable version? There's a portable version of firefox released by mozilla?
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28 Nov 2010   #57
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I mean portable like in "put it on a stick and use it wherever you go-portable" .
And NO it's not released by mozilla but from a trusted supplier of portable Applications (PortableApps.com)
After all what's the big difference between install and portable versions?
It's not like that's a complete new program. Mainly a few config changes as to where to keep the profile/extensions and where/how to use the cache function.
Unzip to a directory of your choice instead of some installation process.
The main advantage is, that due to those config changes the browser wouldn't mess with the system default settings for browser/HTML protocol etc. To "uninstall" you just delete the folder it resides in and you're golden...no garbage leftover files, no superfluous registry entries.
I always have a portable version of almost every browser at hand

Get your actual last stable version here:
Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition | v3.6.12

and your last Beta of the next branch here:
Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 4.0 Beta 7 and Gecko Layout Engine Test Versions | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives

-DG
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28 Nov 2010   #58
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
SledgeDG
"I mean portable like in "put it on a stick and use it wherever you go-portable"
If you do install to a USB Flash Drive (stick,thumb drive,compact flash card , Memory stick)
When you run it using a USB flash drive it will be very slow & only really good enough for checking a a few sites.
If you install it to a folder on your own or a friends hard drive you get full speed.
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30 Nov 2010   #59
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I don't run it from a stick...I just use the stick for transportation purposes
If you're allowed to do so it surely makes sense to copy the whole folder to the computer first and then run it from there. That's basically self understood, isn't it.Only on PCs where you're not allowed to install/save anything to the local harddrive one would run it from the stick.

-DG
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30 Nov 2010   #60
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

Firefox 3.612 is holding out well for me with a few extensions and a ton of bookmarked sites

I do backup my bookmarks on occasion

anyone know why embedded youtube videos cannot be seen though?

my flash appears to be up to date
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