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Old 05-03-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default Anyone using Firefox 4?

I have been resisting Mozilla’s urges to download Firefox 4 — mainly because of all the personalization being touted. I’m getting tired of personalization. I think we need apps that can be de-personalized, neutered, even!

But that’s obviously just pique. Personalization is clearly the way of the times.

Practically, however, do these adjustments and add-ons slow the browser down? It does seem that Firefox gets choked on itself already.

   
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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FF4 seems fine in Ubuntu, but I prefer to use IE9 in Windows.

   
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:32 PM   #3
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kt: I have been resisting Mozilla’s urges to download Firefox 4 — mainly because of all the personalization being touted. I’m getting tired of personalization. I think we need apps that can be de-personalized, neutered, even!
I'm with you on that!

I have installed FF4 but don't use it...I probably will get around to using it more regularly but...remember...I was still using Netscape 7 long after it had died and been buried...and...I still miss it...'-}}

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:45 PM   #4
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I'm with you on that!

I have installed FF4 but don't use it...I probably will get around to using it more regularly but...remember...I was still using Netscape 7 long after it had died and been buried...and...I still miss it...'-}}
Now that I believe!

I don’t mind using various browsers, but this personalization stuff makes me nervous. A browser is not a toy. Or is it?

   
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:13 PM   #5
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kt: but this personalization stuff makes me nervous. A browser is not a toy. Or is it?
I think it's become one...I find that each new version makes changes that drive me nuts under the guise of "improvements"...

I'm considering installing Chrome as I've heard good reports but I've not gotten around to it...

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I think it's become one...I find that each new version makes changes that drive me nuts under the guise of "improvements"...

I'm considering installing Chrome as I've heard good reports but I've not gotten around to it...
I like Chrome. It is biased toward Google, of course; but you can use other search engines if you want. It can get itself jammed up with lots of tabs without going under (unlike Firefox, which gets jammed up and freezes periodically).

   
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Ah, you've been lucky then. I did like Chrome ... not sure why it started to get jammed up on me. May have been something other than the multiple tabs, I suppose.

Firefox and Chrome seem to handle multiple tabs differently. When I go into Task Manager, only one enormous bloated instance of Firefox shows up. As for Chrome ... I saw the lovely small file and was mightily impressed -- until I noticed that there was not one, but perhaps a dozen instances of Chrome listed! I didn't count to see if the number of instances matched the number of tabs but it was a little scary.

   
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The latest version of Chrome (11) has some issues with Flash, although that probably won't bother you too much unless you use lots of Facebook apps.

   
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LOL - no, I don't use any Facebook apps, actually.

   
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:48 PM   #10
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The browser is not a toy, but a lot of the personalizations can add real functionality. And, while I'm not so into the eye candy, I see nothing wrong with it - and it sometimes proves quite useful as well.

Some of FF's best add ons are now available on other browsers, but many are not. For instance, AdBlock is now available for Chrome, but I'm pretty sure it's not available for IE (any version). I won't consider any browser for main usage, if it doesn't have that, or something similar.
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