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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 09-Jan-18 04:18:00
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Firefox performance


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Gah! I upgraded Firefox to the latest release (57), only to find that most of the plugins that I use don't work any more. So, I downgraded to 56.x. No it runs like more of a dog than usual. I'm going to switch to Chrome just as soon as I can find usable plugins. frown

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Standard User Mikey2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 09-Jan-18 16:14:01
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Re: Firefox performance


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Firefox has discontinued support for addons that use their native UI components and will only allow newer addons developed as webextensions. So unless the addon developer is prepared to rewrite the addon as a webextension (and who can blame them if they donít, as many are done as a hobby, without any financial reward ) they will no longer run.

Though you probably know all this.

You could try the palemoon browser, as many firefox addons work on this.

Mike
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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 09-Jan-18 16:42:26
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I know. Unfortunately, the developer of one add-on that I use a lot is not interested in converting it to a web extension. Since I've grown rather tired of Firefox, now is a good time to change. I don't really care if the new version is faster or better.

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Standard User Kenneth
(legend) Tue 09-Jan-18 18:43:08
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You may want to look at alternatives - e.g. Palemoon.

Ken

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 09-Jan-18 18:46:05
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Thanks. I have looked at Palemoon and Waterfox in the past, but I decided against them. I can't remember why, so maybe I'll try them again.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
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'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
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Standard User Kenneth
(legend) Tue 09-Jan-18 18:50:59
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maybe try one of the Chromium based ones - I have latest Firefox & Chrome installed on work's PC - Chrome seems quite slow sometimes, but it was a install created by IT, so I have no idea what they may have done to it where as Firefox has problems with proxy (because I haven't setup the work certificates and hence know if they are doing man in middle monitoring)

Ken

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 10-Jan-18 10:53:01
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If you are going for Chrome, then try one of the clones, I use Cent browser, it works fine for me. i looked at the new firefox, but some of the plug ins I use are not supported, not that I am planning to change from Cent to be honest, just being nosy.

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