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Offline alternativeroute

What Browser do you use?
« on: May 24, 2011, 11:20:03 PM »
For years I have been using Firefox but of late I have been having problems with it... It slows my whole machine to a crawl (machine becomes almost unusable). I force it too close (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and then the computer is fine again.

It has gotten on my nerves so much that I have installed Chrome which is so much quicker... But with less features...

The problem is I need FF as I use firebug quite extensively and the firebug equivelent for Chrome is not as powerful...

I have updated FF and all plugins... I thought it was an XP problem but now I use windows 7 and have the exact same problem. I have two other machines (and a part time laptop) running in the office and they also have the same FF problem. I cannot pick up a real pattern to the problem but I suspect either Java or Flash is causing the slowdown.

Anyone experience the same thing?
« Last Edit: May 24, 2011, 11:41:57 PM by alternativeroute »


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Offline frikkie

Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2011, 11:22:53 PM »
Work machine is on FF4, home PC still on 3.6.9. Very happy with both versions, although I prefer the layout of v3.
Chrome seems to all the rage, but I see no real reason to switch. FF serves me well.

Haven't used IE in years.
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Offline alternativeroute

Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 11:24:38 PM »
Work machine is on FF4, home PC still on 3.6.9. Very happy with both versions, although I prefer the layout of v3.
Chrome seems to all the rage, but I see no real reason to switch. FF serves me well.

Haven't used IE in years.

I also prefer the V3.x.x layout... I cannot find the zoom reset on V4  >:(


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Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 11:35:10 PM »
IE8

I have Chrome but never use it.

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Offline alternativeroute

Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 11:39:59 PM »
As a point of interest here are the browser stats from my site comparing year-on-year...


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Offline Skeeter

Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 11:44:59 PM »
IE9 for me thanks. Not a fan of Chrome and not all websites are compatible with the Fox...but I have used it before for years.

Offline Prince

Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 07:09:26 AM »
-been using Firefox for years. I just cannot live without my Add-ons. On my cell I use Opera-mini, nothing somes close to it on the cell platform!!!

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Offline Hennie

Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 10:02:20 AM »
I also prefer the V3.x.x layout... I cannot find the zoom reset on V4  >:(

With the NoSquint extension you get a zoom reset button.

I use FF 4, (Windows 7, 64-bit). I also used V3.x.x with both XP and W7, but I never had the problems alternativeroute has.

Like Prince I cannot go without my favourite extensions.

Offline GradoMan

Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011, 10:49:46 AM »
FireFox 4 on Win7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Been using ImageZoom add-on since FF3.  Allows you to set zoom text only or both text and images, as well as image\text reset. 

Offline LAV

Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2011, 11:25:02 AM »
I use a mixture of browsers! IE9 has pleasantly surprised me. I also use FF and have tried Chrome, but IE9 works fine for now.
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Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2011, 11:40:12 AM »
also using firefox (4.0.1), and having the same issue that it occasionally slows the system down. zoom works fine with ctrl and + or -
I especially like the tabs, which ie didn't have when I switched.
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Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2011, 11:42:29 AM »
I use Chrome across Mac and Windows, but I have to say IE9 is finally a browser I may be able to put up with if I was stuck on Windows. Safari 5.1 (part of OS X Lion) is showing great promise as well - it uses the new WebKit split process model and is super responsive.

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Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2011, 11:43:55 AM »
-been using Firefox for years. I just cannot live without my Add-ons. On my cell I use Opera-mini, nothing somes close to it on the cell platform!!!

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Offline alternativeroute

Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2011, 11:46:40 AM »
I am so happy that just about no-one uses IE6 anymore... What a PITA for web design...

Any ideas on FF slowing down???


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Re: What Browser do you use?
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2011, 06:12:54 PM »
+1

Opera mini changed my life.

version 6 is especially cool...

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