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Out of the Blue

Fed up with Chrome almost always starting up with a complaint that it hadn't been shut down properly, I did a little Googling to see if the source of this problem could be identified. I found threads on this dating back years, with the most tried and true solution being to uninstall the browser, delete all its orphaned subdirectories, and start from scratch. Not having the time or inclination to subject myself to all that, I tried a secondary solution that involved deleting some .tmp files Chrome seems to have generated somewhere along the way. This seems to have mostly cured things, though I had a single incident since trying it. Hopefully this will stick, as it was a bit of a pain.

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 11:57 Verno
 
Most of my problems with Firefox have nothing to do with Firefox itself and are normally in some way related to Flash being a piece of shit that needs to die. They really tightened the memory usage in FF7 and I don't see memory leaks without extensions (but of course what fun is FF without them?).  
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 11:54 Creston
 
The one thing that really annoys me still in FF is that it just Will.Not.Stop being a fucking resource hog. Right now, I have two tabs open. One to bluesnews, and one to an article on the Atlantic. Mem usage? 296 MB. WTF?

The other day while playing Rage, the game stuttered a bit. So I finally quit to see what was going on. Some kind of FF extension manager (can't quite remember what it was called) was taking up 20% CPU cycles, basically indefinitely. Had to end-task it to stop fucking hogging CPU cycles. And it still memory leaks, even after 3000000 updates. Leave it running for two days and memory usage goes off the fucking chart.

It's possible that it's one of my extensions, but I only use three or so. (adblock, a graphical one, and status-4-evar.)

Maybe I should try Chrome for awhile. Is there an adblocker on Chrome?

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13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 11:50 Verno
 
kanniballl wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 11:35:
It's improved. I think it was
A) First no real plugins
B) Then plugins with limited functionality / browser interaction
C) Much better functionality / interaction

I don't know if it's at FireFox's level... but it eventually got to the point that a real AdBlock plugin could be made.

I don't have many feelings either way... but if I pick one on 1 PC I try to use it on all of my machines. And just settled on Chrome.

FireFox is great now though so I wouldn't mind switching back.

Cool, I'll check it out then. Thanks for the info.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 11:37 nin
 

Hobbes and Bacon was cute at first, but now they're just riding Bill Waterson's coattails...

 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 11:35 kanniballl
 
Verno wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 11:11:
What's the extension situation like on Chrome these days? Whenever I try it out I end up getting frustrated that I can't quite get it like how I enjoyed Firefox. These days the memory/launch speeds of Firefox are pretty much on par with Chrome so I'm not worried about that.

It's improved. I think it was
A) First no real plugins
B) Then plugins with limited functionality / browser interaction
C) Much better functionality / interaction

I don't know if it's at FireFox's level... but it eventually got to the point that a real AdBlock plugin could be made.

I don't have many feelings either way... but if I pick one on 1 PC I try to use it on all of my machines. And just settled on Chrome.

FireFox is great now though so I wouldn't mind switching back.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 11:33 Enahs
 
Blue, When I drag and drop links with FireFox, it uses the Title property and not the link URL.....You must not be dragging and dropping properly!

Or it is finally implemented in the latest version. Or you have something configured oddly.


And since my FF comes up instantly when I click to load it, or loads webpages as fast as my network can provide; I am not really sure what peoples speed issues are. Maybe I just have plenty of extra resources and it is more of a big deal on slower PCs. *shrugs*.

 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 11:11 Verno
 
What's the extension situation like on Chrome these days? Whenever I try it out I end up getting frustrated that I can't quite get it like how I enjoyed Firefox. These days the memory/launch speeds of Firefox are pretty much on par with Chrome so I'm not worried about that.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 11:00 kanniballl
 
Bucky wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 10:44:
It's a surprise that Chrome keeps giving you that error, I've been using it for a couple of years now and I've never seen that. Considering I still haven't broken myself of the habit of closing the browser instead of just minimizing it, you'd think I'd have seen it at least once by now.

Agreed, I've only had the crash-thing come up once or twice... and that was ONLY immediately after Flash crashed the browser so I'd expect it. It didn't keep coming up again and again.

Honestly, the ONLY time I ever have a problem with Chrome is one of my banking sites. I forget which, but on occasion if I have to reset my password, the Social Security Number textbox doesn't work quite right.

I like Chrome a little more than Fire Fox, and only by a little bit since the semi-recent version of FF reduced its UI to look like Chrome. I jumped back-and-forth between them until Chrome got a proper Ad Block plugin.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 10:44 Bucky
 
It's a surprise that Chrome keeps giving you that error, I've been using it for a couple of years now and I've never seen that. Considering I still haven't broken myself of the habit of closing the browser instead of just minimizing it, you'd think I'd have seen it at least once by now.  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 10:43 space captain
 
there has to be an add-on for that, considering there are thousands out there  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 10:41  Blue 
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 10:29:
Not having used Chrom myself - is there a reason to put up with such a problem and continue using it? What are the bennies of using the browser? Looking for input, as Firefox, even though they have fixed the biggest problem of being a resource whore, I need something different/better.

Most simply, the HTML editor I use can create drag and drop hyperlinks from webpages, and while MSIE and Chrome both create a link using the "title" tag from the page, links created in FireFox just use the URL.

So if I want to create a link to Blue's News in my editor using MSIE or Chrome it will come out like this:

Blue's News - All the carnage that's fit to post!

In Firefox it comes out like this:

www.bluesnews.com

And since I do that a million times a day, it's sort of a deal-breaker. Don't know what FF's problem is with this, but it's been present in every form of the browser.

How is this important? It's exemplified by this tweet about a recent story:

Out of 100+ sites, @bluesnewsdotcom was the only one to get the spacing and intercaps of "PC PowerPlay" correct. Cheers!

Also, the several second delay in launching FF to test that this is indeed still the case is another factor. Chrome launched with huge speed advantages over rival browsers, and while they've caught up since being challenged on their wretched performance, Chrome's zippiness had already won me over in spite of that bug.

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4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 10:32 xXBatmanXx
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 10:31 space captain
 
yeh fuck chrome  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 10:29 nin
 


The fix is to use FF.

Problem solved.

 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2011, 10:29 xXBatmanXx
 
Not having used Chrom myself - is there a reason to put up with such a problem and continue using it? What are the bennies of using the browser? Looking for input, as Firefox, even though they have fixed the biggest problem of being a resource whore, I need something different/better.  
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