Skip to comments.Firefox 13 - So far, I like it!
Posted on 06/06/2012 10:33:40 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
Just got the update to FF 13. The first things I noticed was when I hit the new tab, it had updated sample pages of a bunch of my previously visited pages. You can click on one, or do your normal url thing. Very cool.
The next thing I noticed was when I got on Free Republic. I use the mouse wheel to scroll down, and it seems a lot smoother. There is a flicker, but the smoothness is worth a little flicker.
Maybe, the scrolling thing is just my imagination. I need to go get some sleep. :-)
Does it it have the optional “revert to previous less buggy version” option?
Firefox left me behind with their endless defective update routine and I haven’t been back. Now using Chrome, which has a couple of issues but they seem more predictable and manageable.
You can use F6 to type into the address bar again. That’s something that got me into Firefox in what, 2003?
I was not aware of 13..I am on 12.
I went to the Firefox web site to sign up for emailed news and updates.
I wonder when they will fix their problem with the “Plugin container” or get it to work with Flash player with out blowing up.
If it doesn’t crash, I’ll be happy. Still won’t give it up though.
So far so good. I’m back to firefox after giving up on weighty chrome.
Try Opera v11.64; smooth, reliable and stable:
I got irritated with FF12 and switched to Chrome. I’ll try FF again if Chrome manages to piss me off.
Choice and competition are great things!
It's gonna take a lot to get me to move from Firefox. I'm reminded at how bad things can really be when I occasionally have to use IE at work.
That new tab thing is the Google Chrome start screen, it is handy, Chrome does it better though. Other than that I don’t notice any differences at all.
I hate the damn “updates”. Every time they “update”, I have to spend the next week figuring out how to opt out of all the changes from the previous version that were working fine before they fixed the stuff that wasn’t broken.
I am still using 12 at work. I just verified that the mouse wheel scrolling is continuous in 13 while jumping in ~5% chunks in 12. Interesting.
They stealth upgraded me, didn’t even notice until I spawned a new tab and saw the Chrome-oid screen. I’d be annoyed but it’s working so I accept it.
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