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6. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 30, 2017, 08:50 Verno
 
Shok wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 21:28:
Switched to Firefox over the weekend and it was a surprisingly easy transition from Chrome. Besides reauthorizing banking websites, etc. it really wasn't much of a hassle. I also had to install the Flash plugin since it's not built-in like Chrome but no biggie.

Passwords and favorites imported from Chrome and everything just worked. It uses less memory and runs faster too. ublock origin plugin enabled as well (except on blues).

I've always been a Firefox guy but they nuked a lot of the more useful, esoteric plugins by switching to WebExtensions and there are some serious memory leaks in it now. They've got some work to do, I just caught a tab using 2GB of memory for an 10 line iframe (lol iframe).

Also Mozilla is really weird and sort of directionless. All of this dumb shit like Pocket and Firefox Hello over the years has been really grating. All of the wasted resources on Firefox OS alone *cringe*
 
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5. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 30, 2017, 05:18 Asmodai
 
I originally ditched FF after trying to do dev work in Service Now, the crashes and performance were appalling vs Chrome (and IE was a non starter /spit). Given the changes though, might have to give the Fox another shot...  
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4. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 30, 2017, 03:50 Rigs
 
I'll second (third) that Firefox Quantum suggestion, been using it for about two weeks now and I'm very happy with it. Coming from Chrome after a few years, it's nice to get back to the Mozilla ecosystem. I originally dropped it because of the excessive RAM usage and Chrome had the added spice of being logged in to my Google account, which I could access on my phone as well. Now with FF Sync, I can do the same thing and have been. Chrome is just way too resource hungry anymore. And it's insistence on canning Flash and Java is a PITA. As long as you have them updated, I don't see why they can't be included. Just run a check to make sure you have the latest version and if not, insist on downloading it otherwise deactivate it, don't throw the baby out with the bath water, especially with Java.

Anyway, even with like five or six tabs open, Chrome was getting out of hand and when I've seen people have 50, 70, 100(!!!) freakin' tabs open at a time, I don't see how. I have 14gb of RAM and even when I had 20gb, it still ground my desktop to a crawl with more than 10 tabs open, especially if it was a resource intensive page. You people are nuts! Performance seems much better with FF Quantum now and I think I'll stick with it until Chrome steps up it's game. They have valid competition now, which was sorely needed...

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3. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 29, 2017, 23:02 HorrorScope
 
Firefox Quantum is a huge leap forward for Firefox and variants. Got the main addons back in and somethings you had to work for a little bit. Makes the PC feel brand new.

Chrome vs Firefox 2 weeks ago, isn't the same as Chrome vs Firefox today.
 
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2. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 29, 2017, 21:49 xXStellarDadXx
 
I do prefer Firefox 64bit over Chrome...Some peeps like Chrome...I has both but just prefer Firefox..its just a preference...  
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1. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 29, 2017, 21:28 Shok
 
Switched to Firefox over the weekend and it was a surprisingly easy transition from Chrome. Besides reauthorizing banking websites, etc. it really wasn't much of a hassle. I also had to install the Flash plugin since it's not built-in like Chrome but no biggie.

Passwords and favorites imported from Chrome and everything just worked. It uses less memory and runs faster too. ublock origin plugin enabled as well (except on blues).
 
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