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Windows 7: Why has Firefox become so bad?

30 Nov 2010   #61
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Do you block Javascript on those sites by any chance?
-DG


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30 Nov 2010   #62
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

not that I know of - one site was Prof Messer's tutorials and they all just up and disappeared.

gonna check if all my FF plugins are up to date, we'll see
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30 Nov 2010   #63
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
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
Does no harm pointing out the obvious for the inexperienced.
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01 Dec 2010   #64
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
not that I know of - one site was Prof Messer's tutorials and they all just up and disappeared.

gonna check if all my FF plugins are up to date, we'll see
Doubt it has anything to do with FF or your Flash version not being up to date.

I've had that before as well. It was the corruption of flash files, which occurred during the update. I forget what I did exactly but it was one of the following two:
1. uninstall flash completely. then reinstall flash.
2. uninstall flash completely. uninstall firefox. reinstall firefox, reinstall flash.
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01 Dec 2010   #65
bastones

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

It's pretty evident that some long time users of FireFox are switching to alternatives such as Chrome. Perhaps maybe its substantially down to the modern user interface and better user experience than FireFox, but could also be down to how fast it is. Either way, I don't think there is anything wrong with FireFox per se, but there are better alternatives to FireFox and a lot of this to the long term FireFox user is not because FireFox is slower to start up or perhaps takes more RAM but because Chrome has a great UI, is fast and has a more enjoyable user experience using Chrome compared to FireFox and IE.
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02 Dec 2010   #66
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bastones View Post
It's pretty evident that some long time users of FireFox are switching to alternatives such as Chrome. Perhaps maybe its substantially down to the modern user interface and better user experience than FireFox, but could also be down to how fast it is. Either way, I don't think there is anything wrong with FireFox per se, but there are better alternatives to FireFox and a lot of this to the long term FireFox user is not because FireFox is slower to start up or perhaps takes more RAM but because Chrome has a great UI, is fast and has a more enjoyable user experience using Chrome compared to FireFox and IE.
Have you checked out what's to come in the FF 4.0 release? Y'all are gonna be amazed!

In the end, as I have mentioned previously, stick with the browser that works for you and one you are comfortable with. I've found mine, thank you, and it is FF.
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02 Dec 2010   #67
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bastones View Post
It's pretty evident that some long time users of FireFox are switching to alternatives such as Chrome. Perhaps maybe its substantially down to the modern user interface and better user experience than FireFox, but could also be down to how fast it is. Either way, I don't think there is anything wrong with FireFox per se, but there are better alternatives to FireFox and a lot of this to the long term FireFox user is not because FireFox is slower to start up or perhaps takes more RAM but because Chrome has a great UI, is fast and has a more enjoyable user experience using Chrome compared to FireFox and IE.
Have you checked out what's to come in the FF 4.0 release? Y'all are gonna be amazed!

In the end, as I have mentioned previously, stick with the browser that works for you and one you are comfortable with. I've found mine, thank you, and it is FF.
I haven't looked into what will come in the 4.0 release, but I'm quite happy with Firefox at this point.
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03 Dec 2010   #68
devize

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I tried the FF4 beta and although it looks nice (alot like opera, may I add) it is laggy and slow. The new features look really nice, including Panorama, but it is just too slow for me. The actual loading of pages is ok, it is just the ui that is laggy. The animations for opening and closing tabs isn't smooth at all, it gets choppy. Scrolling webpages is slow and sometimes freezes. I'll take another look when the final version is out, until then I'll stick with opera. It could be that I'm not using the most powerful laptop around but I have absolutely no performance issues at all with opera, so why should I expect anything less for firefox?
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06 Dec 2010   #69
Rasfo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i see, firefox is slow... i dont know why... maybe because of many firefox-updates =( i'm waiting on firefox4 fullversion
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06 Dec 2010   #70
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devize View Post
I tried the FF4 beta and although it looks nice (alot like opera, may I add) it is laggy and slow. ...
OK so it's not just me. Tested the latest 4.x as portable and it was unbearably laggy and sluggish. Even without any plugins (besides the default ones) or extensions installed so to speak a "Vanilla version" But I'm confident that the FF Team resolves that until the final release until then back to 3.6.12 which is sufficiently fast for me even with 50+ extensions installed.

-DG
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