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Firefox 13 - So far, I like it!
vanity | FreeAtlanta

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. :-)


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Dimensional Doorway
KEYWORDS: browserwars; firefox; internet; mozilla
Any other options on the new Fire Fox?
1 posted on 06/06/2012 10:33:56 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta

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.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 10:43:51 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: FreeAtlanta

You can use F6 to type into the address bar again. That’s something that got me into Firefox in what, 2003?


3 posted on 06/06/2012 10:54:21 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: FreeAtlanta

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.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 11:03:00 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: FreeAtlanta

I wonder when they will fix their problem with the “Plugin container” or get it to work with Flash player with out blowing up.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 11:34:38 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: FreeAtlanta

If it doesn’t crash, I’ll be happy. Still won’t give it up though.


6 posted on 06/06/2012 11:42:40 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: FreeAtlanta
I had that samples thing on a new tab...one time only.
Then it, the sample pages, disappeared. Now just a blank new tab.
I like FF 13 though. Works pretty darn smooth & fast.

Thunderbird also updated. I can now send larger files via it hook-up with "Send-It."

Looks interesting. Although, I use Drop-box for things like that.
7 posted on 06/07/2012 2:50:06 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: FreeAtlanta

So far so good. I’m back to firefox after giving up on weighty chrome.


8 posted on 06/07/2012 3:34:15 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Try Opera v11.64; smooth, reliable and stable:

http://www.opera.com/


9 posted on 06/07/2012 4:21:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I got irritated with FF12 and switched to Chrome. I’ll try FF again if Chrome manages to piss me off.


10 posted on 06/07/2012 5:42:48 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Caipirabob
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.

11 posted on 06/07/2012 6:44:29 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
i just got Force Fed 12 tonight when i started FF... i NEVER told it to upgrade but it did
12 posted on 06/07/2012 2:48:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
i had to close FF and when it reopened, i got FORCE FED 13!!!
13 posted on 06/07/2012 4:00:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FreeAtlanta

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.


14 posted on 06/07/2012 4:02:10 PM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

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.


15 posted on 06/07/2012 9:42:47 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: discostu

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.


16 posted on 06/08/2012 7:17:40 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

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.


17 posted on 06/08/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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