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Posted on 08/17/2011 4:46:57 AM PDT by ShadowAce
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Does Firefox's own Bookmark Sync work better?
I recently started using the FF Sync. It does an excellent job of keeping my FF bookmarks synchronized over 3 computers.
I just wish it would also sync the add-ons.
LOL Yes, we all had to take that first step...
I’m still on Firefox 3.6.3 as one of the 4.0 version kept crashing. With this rapid release cycle, I never upgraded to 5. I’ll try 6 after I read more reviews.
Mozilla is really starting to annoy me with these rapid releases. About half my browser add-ons are non-functional, again. Thankfully the privacy add-ons still work, but now one of my security tabs is out of commission.
Downloaded Chrome a couple weeks ago and liked it quite a bit.
So, has any of the releases of FF stopped the memory leaks that bloat FF to a gig of RAM after a few clicks along with periodic 100% CPU grabs?
Oh, silly me. That’s right. It’s Flash that does that or Addons. Or something. Anything that’s not FF’s fault. The Mozilla project is starting to become the Obama of software development.
BTW, I love FF for what it should do, but hate if for what it actually does do.
The difference between 3 and 4 is huge, and so is the difference between 4 and 5. I’d suggest upgrading.
But from 5 on, what would have been a dot release gets a whole number version change. You’re not likely to see any serious differences for a few versions now.
Weird, we’ve got 3 machines that are kept meticulously up to date and they’ve all been stable with FF for ages. I think *once* I had an issue restoring my full session after a power outage, and even then merely had to click through the error dialog to make it try again.
I’ll say that on OLDER gear it’s really noticeably faster loading.
Check your addons, be sure they’re all up to date and see if any are widely reported to have issues or conflicts. Also, check for malware...the last truly unstable FF (not one offs on a particular version that were ok with the next update) I saw was due to a malware issue.
no more lexmark;same here,they seem to work ok if you use them constantly,but do not let them sit idle for a week to a month,as they will clog up.my canon mp530 outlived 2 lexmark all in one’s and still going.