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Can Firefox Be Saved? Two Proposals
Datamation ^ | 4 April 2011 | Serdar Yegulalp

Posted on 04/05/2011 5:06:36 AM PDT by ShadowAce

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To: JaguarXKE
I loaded FF4.0 also but had to uninstall and go back to 3.6.X because my Norton 360 Identity Safe and Web Safe would not work with FF4.0. Norton claims they are working on a fix to integrate with new FF but right not I’m stuck with 3.6

I use windows vista and norton and FF 4 works fine.

51 posted on 04/05/2011 7:31:47 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

This guy sounds exactly like someone who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.


My take as well, PB.


52 posted on 04/05/2011 7:47:59 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: USS Alaska

I am using atomic web on my iPad. It beats safari hands down. Not sure if FF even works on an iPad, but it didnt used to.


53 posted on 04/05/2011 7:53:57 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: USS Alaska

Do you integrate the Norton “Identity Safe” into FF 4.0? Cuz even Norton is saying they can’t do that yet (and I just bought the Norton 360). It’s specifically the Identity Safe that won’t work for me, not Norton as a whole.


54 posted on 04/05/2011 8:04:21 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: UB355
My older laptop is a Dell 1000 with 512,000 limited memory.

My oldest is a Compaq Armada laptop with a crippled Pentium II (Celeron) and 192 MB. FF4 runs pretty well, considering.

55 posted on 04/05/2011 8:10:16 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: abb

My initial load of FireFox is very slow.

I had hoped the new version would come up faster, but it doesn’t.

Once it loads the first time, then it will ‘reload’ faster after that. But no faster then the last version did.


56 posted on 04/05/2011 8:24:13 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: ShadowAce

I still find it unbelievable that the Techies at Mozilla were unable to fix the so-called ‘Java Bug’ for months. I finally had to drop Firefox until it was finally fixed in 4.0


57 posted on 04/05/2011 8:38:38 AM PDT by Larry381 (Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare)
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To: taildragger

I think startup.service is “start faster” now but doesn’t work with XP or Linux. Sigh.

Will try Vacuum.Places. I have done that manually before.


58 posted on 04/05/2011 8:42:08 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: ShadowAce

Chrome really mucks up my computer. It runs duplicate processes, uses more and more processing time, and eventually freezes the whole thing.

I’m not totally happy with Firefox, but I love my addons.


59 posted on 04/05/2011 8:44:45 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("We are an 'entitlement' society and we need to move towards being an 'empowerment' society"-H. Cain)
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To: Grut

Do you know of a way to get the reload button back to the left side on the Linux version? Drives me nuts.


60 posted on 04/05/2011 8:52:52 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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BTTT


61 posted on 04/05/2011 9:06:19 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: ShadowAce

One thing that is “broken” with FF 4.0. I am NOT a mac person at all but I have a secondary computer at work which is a PPC-based Mac G5 that I use mostly for VNC and Web. Anyway, I donwloaded FF 4.0 and installed it (but it has a circle with a line drawn through it) so of course it doesn’t work.

FF 4.0 does not support PPC-architecture for MacOS and apparently never will. So that is broken - at least in my book.


62 posted on 04/05/2011 9:10:56 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: ShadowAce

Somebody get this guy a copy editor. After the 4th painfully bad chunk of English (”launches and browsers”?! WHAT) I could no longer take his opinion seriously.


63 posted on 04/05/2011 9:14:06 AM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: ShadowAce

I don’t know what this guy is talking about. FF 4 works just great on my machine and it is faster than the older version I replaced. Everyone I know who has upgraded to 4 loves it,except for the moving of the refresh button, but that is minor. FF doesn’t need saving, it is doing just fine as it is.


64 posted on 04/05/2011 9:20:42 AM PDT by calex59
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To: ShadowAce

I use Pale Moon, which is a fork of Firefox, which is more lean, it comes up much faster, it may not have all of the bells and whistles, but it does what I need.


65 posted on 04/05/2011 9:23:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ShadowAce

i like the new firefox, but i cannot run yahoo games on it.


66 posted on 04/05/2011 10:18:44 AM PDT by ken21 (dem taxes + regs + unions = jobs overseas.)
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To: JaguarXKE
Do you integrate the Norton “Identity Safe” into FF 4.0? Cuz even Norton is saying they can’t do that yet (and I just bought the Norton 360). It’s specifically the Identity Safe that won’t work for me, not Norton as a whole.

I don't know, because all I did was down load FF4 and the Norton icon lite up and said it was recognized and is safe.

My Norton Security Suite has 4 parts, 1) PC Security 2) Identity Protection 3) Backup 4) Tune up. They all work, and that's as technical as I can go.

I don't buy Norton, it comes with Comcast so I don't know the version of Norton.

67 posted on 04/05/2011 12:55:19 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

True dat.


68 posted on 04/05/2011 2:41:49 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ShadowAce

I’ve been using FF 4 since Beta 6 on a 6 months old HP laptop and I have had zero problems. It’s much faster than v3, it hasn’t hung, crashed or not handled things it should handle. It asks to install plugins when appropriate and they work right the first time.

I’ve also got it on an older Gateway desktop running Vista. That one my granddaughter uses when here on weekends and not one single problem with FF on that one either.

This guy needs to know what he’s talking about before he slams an excellent product. If he can’t install it or use it correctly, that isn’t FF’s fault.


69 posted on 04/05/2011 2:49:04 PM PDT by DaGman
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To: USS Alaska
Ok, then we're talking Apples and Oranges. There are parts of Norton 360 that don't integrate with the new Fire Fox (yet). Specifically, the Norton 360 Identity Safe which is used to store all your login info (encrypted) and auto-fill all your log-in fields for web sites like FR, or any others.
70 posted on 04/05/2011 3:02:11 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: USS Alaska
Ok, then we're talking Apples and Oranges. There are parts of Norton 360 that don't integrate with the new Fire Fox (yet). Specifically, the Norton 360 Identity Safe which is used to store all your login info (encrypted) and auto-fill all your log-in fields for web sites like FR, or any others.
71 posted on 04/05/2011 3:02:27 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: steve86
Do you know of a way to get the reload button back to the left side on the Linux version? Drives me nuts.

Right-click on the Menu bar, click on 'customize' and drag the reload button to where you want it. Works fine on Linux Mint 10.

72 posted on 04/05/2011 3:20:18 PM PDT by Grut
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To: CharacterCounts
That bothered me, too, but I found a neat add-on called New tab toolbar button 1.1. It's experimental but seems to work okay.
73 posted on 04/05/2011 3:34:18 PM PDT by octobersky
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To: ShadowAce

Funny I just ran across this thread because I just dumped foxfire after upgrading ?to it’s newest version

Got sick of the stalls, hiccups, freezes, burps

Went to crome tonight


74 posted on 04/05/2011 5:35:06 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: CharacterCounts
revered the "open in New Window" and "Open in New Tab position in the drop down box.

Thank you!! I thought it was just me forgetting where it was found.

75 posted on 04/05/2011 5:48:51 PM PDT by FourPeas (James 3:9-10)
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To: Psycho_Bunny; ShadowAce
A guy who reads the NYT and is pushing Google Chrome? Not for me.

FF 4 is neat and I like it.

76 posted on 04/05/2011 5:50:31 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Grut

That worked, thanks. I had opened customize but didn’t think of dragging the new button duh.


77 posted on 04/05/2011 6:38:53 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: ShadowAce

Better for all 3 machines we’ve updated. All running XP SP3, 2 of them fairly sturdy beasts with 2 GB RAM, another an ancient clunker with 512 MB. No crashes, notedly faster.

I’ll update the Vista box soon also, but for now I have one addon that hasn’t been updated and I’d like to keep it around til it is.


78 posted on 04/06/2011 2:02:51 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: ken21

You need to make sure Java is updated then, and make sure anything like Noscript is set to allow it. I just loaded Yahoogames Literati to check and it works fine here.


79 posted on 04/06/2011 2:08:48 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: Fire_on_High

thanks.


80 posted on 04/06/2011 11:42:05 AM PDT by ken21 (dem taxes + regs + unions = jobs overseas.)
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To: Fire_on_High

i just checked—i have version 6-24, the newest.

noscript i don’t know anything about.


81 posted on 04/06/2011 11:47:20 AM PDT by ken21 (dem taxes + regs + unions = jobs overseas.)
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To: ken21

There are other addons that might potentially cause problems, I’m not sure...ABP perhaps? Or have you permanently suppressed the popup warnings?

I’m trying to remember because honestly I’ve mostly been dragging the same config along for several machines and several years with little more than minor tweaks needed to keep it running smoothly. Best I can offer is that it definitely does work, at least.


82 posted on 04/06/2011 11:58:44 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny; ShadowAce
Considering AdBlock Plus and Flash Block, there's really no reason to use any other browser.

With those and Better Privacy I haven't had a serious infection in over a year on my XP or Vista systems. For me it just works.

83 posted on 04/06/2011 12:08:34 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: ShadowAce

Well, I finally figured out why I was having worse performance and other issues with Firefox like the author. I am running a 64 bit version of Win 7. Many of the plug ins in Firefox, like Flash Player and Adobe Reader don’t work well (or at all) with 64 bit. It works fine with IE because it isn’t a ‘plug in’ browser. I downloaded Adobe betas of the 64 bit add-ons and all is working well now.


84 posted on 04/06/2011 8:36:11 PM PDT by mnehring
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