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Windows 7: Goodbye FireFox, Hello Chrome

02 May 2011   #21
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I tried hard to like chrome, it just didn't set well with me. Jumped over to Opera for a while before coming back to FF. IE9 is my backup but I just like FF too much


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02 May 2011   #22
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

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FF crashes are mostly caused by Addons
This is probably true especially of the newest version 4. The addons I use every day are firebug and Internet Download Manager. Given equality of addon support the speed difference becomes a major factor. Chrome is by far the fastest. It uses the Webkit engine and independent speed tests have apparently confirmed this engine as the speed leader.
The IDM addon is a huge cause of crashes btw, so your issue lies in IDM not with FF
Haven't heard of this, I use and love IDM. Never had a single crash in any browser.
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02 May 2011   #23
smarteyeball

 
 

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CHORME ADD ON ARE - SUCK!
I seriously want to give you rep right now. There's far to little dyslexic shouting on this forum
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03 May 2011   #24
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post
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This is probably true especially of the newest version 4. The addons I use every day are firebug and Internet Download Manager. Given equality of addon support the speed difference becomes a major factor. Chrome is by far the fastest. It uses the Webkit engine and independent speed tests have apparently confirmed this engine as the speed leader.
The IDM addon is a huge cause of crashes btw, so your issue lies in IDM not with FF
Haven't heard of this, I use and love IDM. Never had a single crash in any browser.
=>https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/blocklist/ the IDM plugin is a huge cause of crashes
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03 May 2011   #25
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IntelCoreI3 View Post
CHORME ADD ON ARE - SUCK!

I seriously want to give you rep right now. There's far to little dyslexic shouting on this forum
Best post I've read all week!


I'm using 4.0.1 Firefox with a bunch of add-ons, and I don't think it has crashed at all...maybe one time since I updated.
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03 May 2011   #26
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, the best part of this thread is the fact that there are compelling alternatives out there and people can find what works for them.

With regards to FF crashing, as others said, Add-ons are often the issue. I'm running FF4 on 3 different machines and it's almost the only browser I ever use. I only use about 3 plugins and it's been a solid release for me. I'm not sure that I have experienced a single browser cache since moving to FF4....and my experience with browser crashes in 3.6 were few and far between.

But I'm not here to persuade anybody to ditch Chrome. If you like it, fine by me. Use it. But for those on the fence or undecided, I don't want them to think that FF4 is a debacle and should be avoided.
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03 May 2011   #27
The Bum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I use FF3.6 because I hate the UI in all other browsers (including FF4). I will be sad the day FF3.6 loses support.
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