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Old 13. Jun 2013, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Here’s Why Firefox is Still Years Behind Google Chrome

"Here’s Why Firefox is Still Years Behind Google Chrome" is the title of this article. I have a soft spot in my heart for Firefox because it gave us an option to the terrible Internet Explorer. But in recent times I have been using Chrome. Of course, with Chrome you have Google tracking you. I know a lot of forum members are Firefox users. What is your opinion about the contention that Firefox is outdated? It's still a single process browser. I know that the multiple processes of Chrome take more memory but everybody should have a lot of RAM these days.

Incidentally, Internet Explorer 10 is pretty fast but it of course it lacks all the extensions and add-ons that Firefox and Chrome have.
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Old 13. Jun 2013, 07:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have 32 bit Win 8 so no matter how much ram I put it I'm still stuck with less then 4gb available So memory is still a issue and I like to keep 20-30 tabs open all the time and chrome uses a lot more memory then Firefox (I'm using Palemoon & Ice Dragon) in this situation and I can't get use to those tabs all the way up there at the top..just weird
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Tomshardware does browser tests and Firefox performs well in those tests. But, Opera hasn't done so well recently. It's tough for Opera and Firefox to keep up with the deep-pocketed Google. (Opera recently surrendered and is dumping their code to use code from Chrome.)

Firefox is nearly as fast as Chrome:



However, if you have low-memory computer, or a 32-bit OS (practically everyone with Windows XP), you might consider this:

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Old 14. Jun 2013, 12:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I used to use Firefox then went to Opera....now I'm back to firefox(Ice Dragon), but what I have on my computer is Firefox, Slimboat, greenbrowser, Chrome, Comodo Dragon, Qupzilla, Midori, Pale Moon, Opera Next, Opera, Ice Dragon,
I have tried most browser out there that work on Windows..
My favorite today is Ice Dragon

For me it's about memory usage, add-on's, and ease of use..
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....I can't get use to those tabs all the way up there at the top..just weird
Me neither. I don't like tabs on top. Personally, I prefer my browser to look and have certain function as they did 10 years ago, Firefox allows me to have it that way. I don't care about Speed, memory or security regarding my browser but I care about being able to use tabs at the bottom, being able to get rid of the search bar and also being able to open bookmarks using the left Window. That and NoScript are the reasons I wont change Firefox.

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I can't get use to those tabs all the way up there at the top..just weird
I am surprised by both CASD and Bo's comments about tabs. I have never, ever had tabs anywhere else but on the top of the browser. I can't even imagine them anywhere else.

I wonder where everyone else keeps their tabs? Maybe I'll do a poll or something. It seems odd to me to even consider them on the bottom of the browser....
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Apart from features, as can be seen, it also comes down to personal preferences. Chrome may have that little extra speed, and sandbox, but I do not get that feel when I am on Chrome, or any Chrome based browser.

With Firefox, I feel quite comfortable. I have tried different browsers, but I keep coming back to Firefox. It has all that I require, the proper look and feel, the required add-ons, the speed, everything.

Also, I do not like how different tabs and plugins, and extension, all are treated as different processes, and they end up taking more memory. Yes, you can argue that nowadays RAM is not a problem, but still that does mean that a program should be taking so much memory. I am happy that Firefox has not taken up to different tab and different process technology yet, nor would I want it to. I am happy with the way it is. Regarding speed too, I don't think there's much of a difference between Chrome and Firefox. Even if Chrome is a few miliseconds faster, I don't mind that difference. I find Firefox way of opening pages much more better than Chrome's.

Overall, I am quite happy with Firefox. But frankly, I am not happy with Firefox taking after Chrome interface, or similar release cycle. Still, am happy that functionally, Firefox hasn't changed, and continues to be my choice amongst the browsers. I will be sticking with it.
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Old 15. Jun 2013, 01:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What I mean on the top....
Chrome tabs above address bar
Firefox tabs below address bar.....
Both are at the top....but I meant "at the top" I don't like(above address bar)

K-Melon was one of my favorites before firefox but it just started to get outdated and wasn't being actively updated
So I guess I'm more comfortable with Mozilla based browsers
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I don't like(above address bar)
I know what you mean CASD. I feel the same way, I dont like tabs above the address bar.

To users that might prefer it that way: if you change "browser.tabs.onTop" to false in about:config, the option to have tabs under the address bar will appear in View>Toolbars. Just need to untick "Tabs on Top".

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I am surprised by both CASD and Bo's comments about tabs. I have never, ever had tabs anywhere else but on the top of the browser. I can't even imagine them anywhere else.
Look at the picture to see what an old fashioned browser (with Tabs under the address bar) looks like.



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