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Windows 7: Done with Firefox...

15 Jul 2010   #11
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Even a handful of people complaining about something on the Internet does not make something a common issue. Remember, those with problems are always the most vocal.
Of course they are. Why would anyone not having problems be vocal to complain about something?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
While I don't doubt that you are experiencing issues here....it could be something on your box, your setup, or some particular sites that you go to exposing this issue.
Please understand that I am not a noob with computers. I am well aware of variables that can cause problems. It's not my "box" or my "setup". Even Mozilla's KB doesn't point in that direction. My Firefox is pretty much a vanilla install. The only extension I use is Adblock Plus.

I use my browser for a LOT of things. If Firefox cannot handle that without bad memory leaks or high CPU usage then it's not a viable solution for me to use.

This isn't some browser competition nor does telling me, "I don't have any problem," or, "Works fine for me," help in any way, shape or form. That is the worst statement that anyone can make. Maybe when FF4.0 comes out I will give it another round and see if it can hold up without taxing resources.


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15 Jul 2010   #12
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I was done with Firefox when 2.0 came out. For some reason after installing it, I could no longer login to any website. This coupled with the fact that it always bugged me while doing school work anything else I considered important about updates for it having to install. I could look at useless crap for days with no issue. First time I actually needed to look something up, I'd get a pop-up. After that I switched between various browsers until Chrome came out. Never going back.
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15 Jul 2010   #13
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I had a look at Chrome but found it too basic, does not seem to be able to do much. Maybe I just did not play with it long enough
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15 Jul 2010   #14
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Glad to hear that. I searched Google and found that I wasn't the only one with the problem though. Which means it is a common issue (see the link I added to my post). Mozilla's fix seems to be don't browse websites with plug-ins or scripts. Sure, let's go back to 1994 and basic HTML websites.
Even a handful of people complaining about something on the Internet does not make something a common issue. Remember, those with problems are always the most vocal.

While I don't doubt that you are experiencing issues here....it could be something on your box, your setup, or some particular sites that you go to exposing this issue.

Great news is that there are choices when it comes to browsers. We don't all have to use, like, endorse, or support the same one.
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15 Jul 2010   #15
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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15 Jul 2010   #16
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtRider View Post
I had a look at Chrome but found it too basic, does not seem to be able to do much. Maybe I just did not play with it long enough
Yes, I don't like it's download manager interface at all.
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15 Jul 2010   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

When chrome first came it out was rather basic. Now its in par with firefox in terms of features, and it uses a different process for every little thing. So if a plug-in crashes, I can usually keep doing what i'm doing as if nothing happened. Chrome eventual restarts the plug-in on its own. or I can just hit refresh and it restarts the plug-in when the page refreshes. Makes for a pretty smooth experience.
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16 Jul 2010   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Just out of idle curiosity, why do people leave their browsers open for days?

PC's on 24/7 I understand (and do) but not browsers.

I open and close browsers like it's going out of fashion... admittedly it's a habit that harks back to the days of using low resource rigs, but still - is it really necessary to leave a browser open for days?

It's not like they take forever to start. It also avoids these major memory leak issues with some browsers.
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16 Jul 2010   #19
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Just out of idle curiosity, why do people leave their browsers open for days?

PC's on 24/7 I understand (and do) but not browsers.

I open and close browsers like it's going out of fashion... admittedly it's a habit that harks back to the days of using low resource rigs, but still - is it really necessary to leave a browser open for days?

It's not like they take forever to start. It also avoids these major memory leak issues with some browsers.
If you have 8-10 tabs open and want to visit them later, why close the browser? I know that Firefox has a setting to save tabs upon close so they can all re-open when you launch the browser again but why do that if they are already there?

Browsers shouldn't have memory leaks. That's an application and security flaw.
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16 Jul 2010   #20
dood

Win7/XP
 
 

I've heard about runaway memory usage with firefox...
Personally, I've never experienced it. For the record I use adblockplus noscript and cslite.
If its a scripting thing, that could be why I've never been hit with runaway memory usage. I globally whack all scripts allowing only what I want.

Ya...browsers have their problems.
Yet..on the whole? I'll stick with FF. IE is still the junk it has always been. Opera...nice browser, but lacks the plugins I enjoy.
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