Skip to comments.Can Firefox Be Saved? Two Proposals
Posted on 04/05/2011 5:06:36 AM PDT by ShadowAce
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I use windows vista and norton and FF 4 works fine.
This guy sounds exactly like someone who doesnt know what hes talking about.
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.
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.
My oldest is a Compaq Armada laptop with a crippled Pentium II (Celeron) and 192 MB. FF4 runs pretty well, considering.
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.
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
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.
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.
Do you know of a way to get the reload button back to the left side on the Linux version? Drives me nuts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
i like the new firefox, but i cannot run yahoo games on it.
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.
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.
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.
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
Thank you!! I thought it was just me forgetting where it was found.
FF 4 is neat and I like it.
That worked, thanks. I had opened customize but didn’t think of dragging the new button duh.
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.
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.
i just checked—i have version 6-24, the newest.
noscript i don’t know anything about.
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.
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.
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.