Finally Time To Say Bye Bye To FireFox?

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Just upgraded to the latest version of Firefox.

After you upgrade they then tell you which plugins won't work (yet!) with the new version.

In the past it was usually a short list of 2 or 3 plugins - this time all but one of my plugins are useless.

Hmmm.

Plus, as with all previous upgrades, Firefox is crashing regularly.

Time for Bing and Chrome, methinks.


Martin
#bye #finally #firefox #time
  • Profile picture of the author design2convert
    I am still using firefox 3.6 and it is the best, it is best for SEO purposes. and very fast too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by design2convert View Post

      I am still using firefox 3.6 and it is best for SEO purposes.
      Why is one version of FF better "for SEO purposes" than another?

      :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author Psst
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        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        Why is one version of FF better "for SEO purposes" than another?

        :rolleyes:
        I think he meant older versions support many SEO plugins that don't work with the updated versions of Firefox.
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  • Profile picture of the author webapex
    The plug-in makers will probably catch up, they have been going FF version numbers rather quickly lately.

    My light collection of 8 or so plugins had just a divx video adapter dumped, the 3 SEO plugins I use still function with the new FF 6.

    Version 7 already in alpha testing is said to address the long standing memory leak issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author esskay85
    Thanks for the heads up Martin....Was just about to go to the new upgrade, won't bother now, I seem to be doing just fine with what I have now.......so I guess its a case of "if it ain't broke........"
    Thanks again
    Sarah

    P.S. Hows the weather up there in the North Pole....lol
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  • Profile picture of the author imdomination
    I upgraded when it first came out, immediate downgraded back and won't change for a long time I don't think.
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  • Profile picture of the author dreamyhost
    i am using maxthon3. its good enough
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  • Profile picture of the author FaisalReza
    I use multi internet browser for different use. (it use for different email login too :-D ). I always use Firefox for main (default browser). But the best and fastest browser is Google Chrome.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    For a moment I thought you will come with new browser . Plugins will catch up. I don't think we ever going to say good bye to FireFox, simply because i don't believe Chrome or IE are even in a close competition to FireFox,
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    Surprisingly, this update didn't break my fingerprint scanner plugin.

    However, every other previous major update did, and that's precisely one of the reasons why I abandoned FireFox recently.

    Well, that and the fact it lost my toolbar bookmarks every 3rd or 4th reboot. And the fact that the WarriorForum fonts and spacing looked all messed up.

    I can't stand Chrome, and neither that nor Opera supports my fingerprint scanner anyway.

    So these days I am back to using Internet Explorer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michelle Stevens
    I'm using Firefox version 5 and it's constantly crashing. How can I revert to a previous stable version?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sweely99
    Firefox has become too slow for the masses.

    I used to use FF all the time a few years ago — but as of today, I only use Chrome!

    Chrome is not only fast — but lightweight, easy and stable

    Loving it.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnapo
    Firefox is still a nice browser and use it in sites that Opera which is my default can't display them properly.

    Opera now has also SEO features with their build in DragonFly option
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    I'm beginning to HATE FF! The last couple of releases have been nothing but crash dummies for my computer, and my system is brand new.

    Tons of plug in container issues that cause FF to stop working, just a big pain!
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    • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
      FF has gone to a faster update schedule. And I agree about the crashing problem. I've reverted back to 3.6 and don't plan to update again.

      FF has some real handy plugins which make it worthwhile for specific purposes, but for every day use I'm looking for something else.

      And that's too bad. It is was nice to have a good alternative to Microsoft / Google.

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      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
        Hi Martin,

        Here -

        Firefox 3.6
        Old version of roboform
        Windows XP

        No iphone, just mobile phone for texting (free skype/landline for calls)
        No ipod, just cheap MP3 player
        Don't watch TV, just useful and positive DVDs
        No facebook/twitter etc

        Old reliable car, without computerisation or sealed units (had one, got rid)

        (Not an exhaustive list)

        Call me old-fashioned, or call me smart, either way I don't care what you call me, I'm stress-free as much as possible and have loads of time for the fun, natural, useful, profitable things in life.

        I left the technology race behind (to a degree) along with the rat race, because it's momentum is caused by marketers keen to sell more products to rabid consumers, not due to useful innovation.

        Perhaps there's a lesson here for those who might want it.
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        • Profile picture of the author jb3715
          Firefox has been sucking more and more memory lately. It gets really bad when you open and close a lot of tabs. I'm constantly restarting it so it doesn't eat up 800+mb of RAM.

          Going to try out Chrome more now.
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          • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
            Originally Posted by jb3715 View Post

            Firefox has been sucking more and more memory lately. It gets really bad when you open and close a lot of tabs. I'm constantly restarting it so it doesn't eat up 800+mb of RAM.

            Going to try out Chrome more now.
            Try Memory Restart It's an open-source Firefox add-on that allows you to quickly restart Firefox if memory usage is too high. Firefox users can see the memory usage in the add-on bar or the toolbar tool-tip. If memory usage reaches a certain threshold, the add-on bar display and the toolbar icon will turn red.

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            • Profile picture of the author jb3715
              John,

              I was indeed using that plugin but it hasnt been updated to work with the latest FF release last I looked.
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              • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
                Originally Posted by jb3715 View Post


                I was indeed using that plugin but it hasnt been updated to work with the latest FF release last I looked.
                It's working fine in my current configuration of
                Firefox ver 6.0 (But I have edited the install.rtf
                file)

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            • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
              Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

              Try Memory Restart It's an open-source Firefox add-on that allows you to quickly restart Firefox if memory usage is too high. Firefox users can see the memory usage in the add-on bar or the toolbar tool-tip. If memory usage reaches a certain threshold, the add-on bar display and the toolbar icon will turn red.

              John
              John,

              Version 1.5 handles FF6 (it says).

              Just one question about the plugin. Do all these sirens and flashing lights mean CPU usage is higher than red?


              Martin
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            • Profile picture of the author Luke Graham
              Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

              Try Memory Restart It's an open-source Firefox add-on that allows you to quickly restart Firefox if memory usage is too high. Firefox users can see the memory usage in the add-on bar or the toolbar tool-tip. If memory usage reaches a certain threshold, the add-on bar display and the toolbar icon will turn red.
              You shouldn't need an addon to tell you when memory usage it too high.... that's spells out just how bad FF really is....
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          • Profile picture of the author CaptnJack
            Originally Posted by jb3715 View Post

            Firefox has been sucking more and more memory lately. It gets really bad when you open and close a lot of tabs. I'm constantly restarting it so it doesn't eat up 800+mb of RAM.

            Going to try out Chrome more now.
            Had the same problem, with Firefox 5. Upgraded to 6, and installed the MEMORY FOX, (not Memory Restart)plugin. Working better now.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
    Since I have been using Firefox for quite some time now, I could say that it is still the fastest and probably because of the tons of plug-ins that are incorporated with it makes it a problem. I mean, there is plug-ins that caused some problems with the computer and in my case; there are plug-ins that won't work when I installed it to my computer. What the heck is that plug-ins for if it doesn't work?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    The plugin and addon providers will release new versions.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishalduggal
    I don't think Firefox is making right move by launching all these new versions so fast.

    They are loosing their reputation.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilSwain
    Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

    Just upgraded to the latest version of Firefox.

    After you upgrade they then tell you which plugins won't work (yet!) with the new version.

    In the past it was usually a short list of 2 or 3 plugins - this time all but one of my plugins are useless.

    Hmmm.

    Plus, as with all previous upgrades, Firefox is crashing regularly.

    Time for Bing and Chrome, methinks.


    Martin
    I switch to Google Chrome and have never looked back. Google Chrome is significantly faster than Firefox in my opinion. The only thing I changed to Google Chrome's default settings is adding the bookmark toolbar since I really like that when Firefox first came out.

    Switch to Google chrome and you'll never have to worry again!


    Cheers,

    Phil Swain
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  • Profile picture of the author FileRev
    Gahh, don't use Bing!
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    I dunno why they're rolling out new versions of FF so quickly. I'm not really a fan of it. That said, I feel like FF has been going down the tubes slowly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reed7
    I use the older Fire Fox 3.6 version, however I am also getting tired of it crashing , in fact quiet a bit. Time to switch to Chrome which seems to work very smoothly, and hasn't crashed since testing for over a week now. Hope there aren't any surprises ahead.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ralf Skirr
      I reverted back to 3.6.

      But I won't stick with that forever. Maybe going with IE or Chrome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Liam Swift
    It normally doesn't take the plug-in developers long to update to be compatible with the newest version of Firefox.
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  • Profile picture of the author MercadeoEspañol
    MMMM I actually thought it was my PC.

    The last 2 months FF has been acting up. Freezing up or crushing on a regular basis. I Love FF so I never thought I would consider moving along to Chrome...

    But it may be that time...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    I personally love Google Chrome and will always stick to it (unless they stop developing it which is close to impossible).
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  • Profile picture of the author djnuttall
    I will be using Chrome more often now.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElmoreMarketing
    I would recommend Google Chrome over Firefox. It has many great features.
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  • Profile picture of the author RanD
    If the loss of plugins is your reason for not liking the new Firefox, then Chrome is certainly not the answer. Chrome may be faster, but it most definitely lacks in functionality.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmynastic
    which ever the reason you might have for this decision i have no quarrel bit i strongly feel that this is not the right decision.
    I have used it for the entire of my SEO life and i can confess that it will never fail you.
    i have also tried other browsers that are very frustrating, in fact i lost much tine on my initial times on such browsers.
    There are some others that are rare but very good like the apple but firefox remain to rock
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  • Profile picture of the author RootShell-vb
    Chrome is the best and the fastest
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  • Profile picture of the author WinXPrize
    If your firefox is crashing a lot it means you have a lot of outdated plugins such as flash. You might need to make a clean install or update certain things to keep it running. I remember I had that problem before, and I fixed it when I updated some stuff.

    Or just use Chrome. It's faster.
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