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Old 28. Jun 2013, 12:09 AM   #31 (permalink)
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That is pretty sad reading... no more add-on bar (aka status bar), limited options for putting buttons where you want them :-(
In Australis, I was able to put NoScript icons in the Addons bar, exactly where I have them now. Anyway, following up Palemoon is not a bad idea.

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Old 28. Jun 2013, 02:34 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Yup....if they do go ahead with their plans and force users to accept the chromish UI without proper addon support, time to seriously migrate to palemoon or any of the other clones that reasonably look and behave like firefox.
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Old 28. Jun 2013, 08:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
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When I do a cold-start of Firefox and it takes 18 seconds to open on my I7 laptop and Chrome opens in less than 5, I get pretty irritated.
I am on an i3 based desktop.. and it only takes 2-3 seconds for Firefox to cold start. There is definitely something wrong with your installation. My guess is that one or more of the add-ons is causing problems.

As suggested by Bo, I will also tell to uninstall Firefox, remove its folders from the system, and then do a fresh installation, and observe the behavior without any add-ons at all.

Before uninstalling though, make sure to backup your Firefox data, like bookmarks, passwords, etc. You can use FEBE for backup... excellent add-on.
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Old 28. Jun 2013, 09:33 AM   #34 (permalink)
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You could always pre-load firefox on windows so it loads faster...
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...fox-preloader/
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Old 28. Jun 2013, 10:23 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Updated to Firefox 22 too. Finally it has got the way I wanted - tabs on the top of the address bar.
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Old 28. Jun 2013, 02:51 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I did try Palemoon a few months ago and like it. In time, I might just make the switch myself. I remember Palemoon resembling the old Firefox more than what Firefox does now. And yes, Tabs under the address bar was default. Thanks Dolphins for bringing this up.

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Yes, I've had the same thought myself lately. I took Palemoon x64 for a spin on my Windows 7 laptop about 4 months ago and I thought it performed fairly well. There was not a huge difference in performance between Palemoon x64 and Firefox x32 at that time. I'm a bit uncomfortable with the direct that Firefox is taking as well. I mean, if I wanted Chrome as a web browser, I'd just install it. But Chrome is not what I'm looking for in a browser.
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I'm liking Ice Dragon alot.........
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I'm liking Ice Dragon alot.........
At the risk of getting off-topic, I downloaded and installed Ice Dragon today. I was hopeful that it would be much quicker than FF. On my system at work, it is not! At least, it doesn't start up any faster on a cold start. It takes about the same amount of time as FF does; over 15 seconds.

That doesn't mean that it might not be faster (hard to tell) once it's running. But, in terms of starting, it is no faster than FF.

Now...off to try Waterfox....
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Now...off to try Waterfox....
Why dont you try Palemoon? Is a nice browser. I am thinking about moving to it (W7).

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Read quite a bit about Palemoon and Waterfox. Waterfox appears, from my research, to be faster and more readily updated.

I'm also thinking about trying a lesser known variant--Cyberfox. There is some info about it over at Wilders.
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