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Windows 7: Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum

3 Weeks Ago   #21
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Gentlemen, Please take a moment to read the forum rules

please pay particular attention to those pertaining to ad blocking and Piracy
I didn't know; I will refrain from these topics in the future.

Update: I deleted the posts in question.


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3 Weeks Ago   #22
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
It is faster, but it made itself the default browser on both my 7&10 machines without any input from me and now I need to figure out how to turn that off.
make another the default, like I did with the ESR .

Tools>Options>General>Startup then check that one, then 57 should have them unchecked then.

next step, if you want it, go into your folder for 57

Other>Source find the ini sample file, copy it into the root of the program folder

delete the comment section {do not mess with the original, only work on a copy}
Change the one parameter AllowMultipleInstances= from false to true

If needed place a copy of that copy into the Data>Settings subfolders or if you find one already there,
usually three lines, change the AllowMultipleInstances=true if two lines, add the AMI=true line in alphabetical order, usually AMI ends up in the middle. then you can run both after launching ESR First.

If not, just go to any other browser make it the default, there should be a selection box within prefs/options my Chrome, that I only use for YT, always complains about not being the default and Opera has a regular settings dialogue but wants you import bookmarks first. I just find it better to work with 2 or more versions of Firefox to make it simple to work with.
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3 Weeks Ago   #23
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Gentlemen, Please take a moment to read the forum rules

please pay particular attention to those pertaining to ad blocking and Piracy
Post edited.
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3 Weeks Ago   #24
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
As with all other versions, for some time now, I use www.startpage.com as my search engine. It's private and safe.
I see the word "Google Enhanced" there on Start Page. To me, that spells "not private." Maybe I'm wrong, but I run as fast as I can from all things Google. Nothing suggests Big Brother to me more. Don't let the Silicon Valley techies take over the world.
Startpage uses results from multiple other search engines and essentially "sandboxes" them so you're invisible to the other engines, including Google. It's perfectly safe.
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3 Weeks Ago   #25
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thanks for the info BlueGuy, I already had a test profile and that one got buggered to and since then I've found that a fresh profile has seemed to unlock the default browser option.

I also had problems on the options tab where the general page wouldn't show and the new profile fixed that to. Once I move a few bookmarks and I have no problems I'll get rid of those two.
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3 Weeks Ago   #26
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
I'm setting up a new system with Windows 7 Ultimate, so I thought I'd just as well install the newest Firefox. I downloaded and installed the new Firefox Quantum, 57.0 and so far so good.

It's not so different from my previous version as to throw me any curves.
It does seem to run well though. I'm expecting NO problems.

Cheers Mates!
TechnoMage
Installed Firefox 57 / Quantum no probs. Then experienced sluggishness today just as I was reading da Sunday newspapers.

When I investigated the matter, Task Manager showed an errant firefox.exe process grabbing 4,5 GB of installed 6 GB physical RAM.
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3 Weeks Ago   #27
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Installed Firefox 57 / Quantum no probs. Then experienced sluggishness today just as I was reading da Sunday newspapers.

When I investigated the matter, Task Manager showed an errant firefox.exe process grabbing 4,5 GB of installed 6 GB physical RAM.
Here is a snip of another firefox.exe, this occassion at 2.2 GB: Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum-firefox-2-2m.png


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3 Weeks Ago   #28
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Have you tried a boot of firefox without any add-ons? - It could be that one of your old add-ons is having a problem with the new design but not enough to completely fail. just to go into a loop that causes a memory leak
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3 Weeks Ago   #29
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

With 4 tabs open, I'm nearing 1GB memory usage. I've noticed the new firefox actually is faster now compared to my daily browser driver (my laptop) which didn't give any difference.
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2 Weeks Ago   #30
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

If anyone is mourning for their lost extensions in v. 57, I'd like to refer you to

forums.mozillazine.org,

where you can get advice on WebExtensions similar to the ones you lost, or css code to add back some of the functionality of your legacy extensions.

Alternatively, you can switch to FF 52ESR and keep your old extensions till next summer, when many of the extensions will have been ported to the new FF.
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