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  • Spanky 29 Jun 2010 12:44:15 14,528 posts
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    I'm going by the w3c, so you're a pedant about being wrong, well done :D

    Plubs

  • SG 29 Jun 2010 12:45:38 1,896 posts
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    It goes without saying that FF is far superior to IE but now that Chrome is coming along I am considering switching and going through the process of learning all of the different aspects.

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  • ProfessorLesser 22 Aug 2010 18:20:08 19,358 posts
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    I have a suspicion that Firefox is destroying my computer. Everything seems to run slow as shit, I get all these funny drops in video and graphics processing (even while typing), thay I've been perennially unable to fix, and I think I just noticed that it doesn't happen in IE.

    Is there any way to optimise Firefox to make it stop being shit? If not, what do I replace it with? I love the extensions :-(

    I'm running 3.5.11 because it's the last version which had a stable extension for my finger-print reader. So no, I haven't updated. I am tempted to fully un-install and reinstall, though.
  • dominalien 22 Aug 2010 18:48:23 7,021 posts
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    rename your config directory (on Windows? it'll be in your user directory, folder used to be called Mozilla back in the day) and start FF to see if it's your config (bad extension?) or the program itself which runs like shit.

    Edit: what's the extension for the finger print reader?

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  • ProfessorLesser 22 Aug 2010 18:55:53 19,358 posts
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    Uhh come again? What do I do?

    The extension's called 'password bank'.
  • NBZ 22 Aug 2010 19:01:31 2,372 posts
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    @ProfessorLesser - http://support.mozilla.com/en-us/kb/profiles

    try to remove the old profile to see if that fixes things.
  • dominalien 22 Aug 2010 19:43:22 7,021 posts
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    NBZ, you are so much better at this than I am :-)

    PSN: DonOsito

  • ProfessorLesser 24 Aug 2010 18:40:12 19,358 posts
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    NBZ wrote:
    @ProfessorLesser - http://support.mozilla.com/en-us/kb/profiles

    try to remove the old profile to see if that fixes things.
    Wow, this has actually helped quite a lot, thanks! The trouble is, it took 5 times longer than normal to get to EG because ALL my settings are gone!

    So, how do I diagnose what was causing the problem, while keeping all my useful settings?
  • MrDigital 24 Aug 2010 18:47:56 1,866 posts
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    Every time I reinstall my OS, I use an extension called FEBE which allows me to bring Firefox back to a state it was in before. It works by backing up your extensions, themes, settings, usernames/passwords, browsing history, formfill history and basically everything you need, to a single folder. To restore it to your new installation of Firefox, just install FEBE, and use its restore feature.

    Epic little addon.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • Red-Moose 24 Aug 2010 18:48:28 5,346 posts
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    SG wrote:
    It goes without saying that FF is far superior to IE but now that Chrome is coming along I am considering switching and going through the process of learning all of the different aspects.

    You mean like where the back, stop and reload buttons are?
  • Deleted user 24 August 2010 18:50:58
    I would also like to know where the 'Go' button is.
  • Fab4 29 Sep 2010 20:37:19 6,115 posts
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    Anyone else experiencing crashes with 3.6.10 while viewing the BBC website recently?
  • Dynamize 29 Sep 2010 20:52:22 1,672 posts
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    I haven't had a crash, but earlier it wouldn't load the BBC; waiting ages for "node1" to load, whatever that is. Seems fine now though.
  • Scirvir 29 Sep 2010 21:19:52 253 posts
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    Haven't had any problems.
  • Fab4 30 Sep 2010 07:32:33 6,115 posts
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    Seems to crash with whatever script is running on the auto-updates for the football scores. Probably tinkering in the background, getting ready for their big 'redesign'.
  • Zerobob 30 Sep 2010 09:09:10 1,607 posts
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    mcbi4kh2 wrote:
    I would also like to know where the 'Go' button is.

    It needs to be bigger granted, but do you mean the green arrow to the right of the address bar? It only appears after you start typing though.

    I was watching a Game Trailer video in a seperate Firefox window yesterday and it was fine at first, but then Firefox really started to chug after a while. I did have rather a lot of tabs open though and I was watching a video, so it could have just been a 1-off and so its fairly understandable.

    Firefox is still a whole different world to IE8 though, which seems to slow down after opening a second tab. I constantly have around 8-10 tabs open in Firefox and it runs fine 99.999% of the time. IT JUST WORKS and is completely free of quirks when interpreting CSS and XHTML, unlike IE (any version).

    I find any complaints levelled at Firefox so trivial they are amusing, or just completely unfounded.
  • Deleted user 26 October 2010 12:10:20
    Firefox is freezing so often since the latest update a few days ago. I'm even considering the new IE9 beta trial.
  • Dan234 10 Nov 2010 22:27:18 2,235 posts
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    Firefox 4 Beta 7's out. It's snappier, as they say.

    Not sure I like what they've done with the status bar though.

    And there's a go button.
  • Gland 10 Nov 2010 22:27:42 78,479 posts
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    Still slow as shit.

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  • Deleted user 10 November 2010 22:29:52
    Still works at least.
  • Dan234 10 Nov 2010 22:29:58 2,235 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Still slow as shit.

    Not according to my purely subjective testing.

    It's got the new JavaScript motor in it.

    https://www.mozilla.com/es-ES/firefox/4.0b7/whatsnew/
  • Blerk Moderator 11 Nov 2010 09:33:30 48,225 posts
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    New JavaScript engine seems faster, but could still be better - the revised Twitter is still treacle-slow even on b7. Had a few page loading problems too which I surmise are JavaScript-related, somewhat amusingly I don't seem to be able to access BugZilla. :-D

    I need to be convinced on the status bar thing too, although I'm a little less concerned now that I've noticed that they've moved the URL preview functionality into the title bar. I'd rather they'd done it like Chrome, though - just have the preview pop up in the bottom-left whenever it's needed rather than having a permanent status bar.
  • Dan234 11 Nov 2010 22:43:29 2,235 posts
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    For those mourning the loss of the status bar there's this...

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/235283/
  • mrStones 12 Nov 2010 16:10:16 72 posts
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    Didn't know where to post this but quite a few fake "firefox has been updated" sites are doing the rounds at the moment usually along the lines of www.xxlfirefox blah blah blah. They look 100% legit bar the url and try to get you to "update" your flash player.

    Sorry if old/obvious but i spend most the morning removing nasties from a friends laptop and i found one of these sites in his history, it seems a google search sent him there. Dunno exactly what type of mal it was cos there was tonnes of it on there.
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  • faux-C 1 Dec 2011 21:56:18 9,451 posts
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    Right, so I just went from Firefox 3.6.something to Firefox 8....

    It looks like an ugly version of Chrome.

    Also, why the feck do I have to install an add-on just to have a permanent status bar? Was there really so much demand to get rid of the status bar?

    Grumble grumble. In my day it were all fields round here etc etc.
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