Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

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Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby robin1989 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:52 am

Hey

I've been a Firefox user for the past 4 years, and I've very happy with the browser.
But recently I've switched to Win7 and since then Firefox has been acting like IE ;)
I mean it lagging, opening pages very slow, and slowing my computer witch is running on a i7 by the way.
I am thinking of switching (full time) on the Chrome browser.
What do you think ?
Have you experienced this lag in Firefox recently ?

Regards
Robin

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby pjones235 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:55 pm

Sure. Of course, I only use Firefox when I've no other option. Though Chrome has been somewhat "laggy"... Hmmmmm...

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby Choralia » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:00 pm

Maybe this can help (from http://support.mozilla.com/it/questions/683848):

SOLUTION!!!!!! I was reading somewhere about windows firewall being an issue. I thought I had disabled it, but in windows 7, it's a much more complex program than XP. So as a last resort and desperate act, I opened "Control Panel>System and Security>Windows Firewall".

Up in the left hand corner is a link "allow a program or feature....". Click on it. At the top of the new window is a link "Change Settings". Click it. At the bottom "Allow another program". Click on it. Select Firefox. Then click on "add". Viola!! The magic happens. Firefox has been set free.

For whatever, Firefox requires this, but other browsers don't seem affected. Phew.......

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby cakoh61 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:06 am

Hi Guys,
Switch to Safari, Apple.
You don't have these problems. :roll:

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby tershor » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:43 am

safari in windows isn't such a good combination as the browser is optimized for an apple computer. By all means, try chrome. I tried it a few years ago and never went back to mozilla :)

That said, I suggest you also try other free browsers like opera (I sometimes use it when my connection is slow). Have you tried the latest version of IE? I know IE has got some bad reputation already but I heard the new one is good

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby pjones235 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:19 am

IE is a ripoff. Too impractical...

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby KGill » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:01 am

How can something be a "ripoff" if it comes free with the OS? :? :roll:

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby pjones235 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:56 am

I never noticed anything wrong with Firefox until version 4.0 was released...

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby XKYing2012 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:33 am

Once upon a time I used IE and I always despised the time it wasted me during my studies. Then, I came upon the glorious Firefox, who, not only being much more prettier and personification-able, was much faster. But alas, the fox caught a thorn in it's paw, so my dad took a while to pull it out. While I was waiting, I stumbled upon...THE CHROME!! Whom I have used, will use and most likely will forever use until something much more magnificent comes out. Which I doubt. :wink:

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby pjones235 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:07 am

Haha. I saw the word "glorious" next to Firefox... That scared me. Unless it's used for extensions and junk like that. I'd prefer it in that case.. *gasp*

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby sniddeman » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:20 pm

I have unistalled firefox and run only chrome now.
I dont know why but firefox uses alot of my systems resources.
Firefox used to be the best

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby boas1002 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:00 am

i still use the old firefox. ver. 6.02 and i don't want to upgrade, because the add on dost'n work in new version.

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby tobycarey » Sat May 05, 2012 4:48 am

I prefer Firefox over Chrome. If Firefox is slow for you, you should try getting the latest version. If you're a fan of plugins, Firefox is the best browser :)

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby Alie » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:52 pm

I usually prefer Firefox or Opera browsers. If something is wrong with them I just check for the newest updates... Chrome sometimes is too slow as for me...

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Re: Firefox problem, moving to Chrome

Postby cavemim » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:16 am

I mainly use firefox but I have chrome as a backup.


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