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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Oct-11 20:44:11
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Re: Firefox 7


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yes thats the fault for you thinking the address bar is for searching.


Maybe, but I think it makes sense to have one text box that does both. I thought that what Mozilla wanted, but it never happened
also firefox still searches using Google even if changed.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Oct-11 20:45:01
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Re: Firefox 7


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I'd rather have the two separate on my PC.

But on my netbook I could see the benefit of only having one


Maybe i been using Iron for too long and got used to it.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Oct-11 20:50:13
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Re: Firefox 7


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All this "Firefox crashes....uses tons of memory.....can't do this or that".

TBH - I don't agree. I've been using FF since 3.5 and allowed all the upgrades. It doesn't crash. The only times it will crash is if your installation of Windows in borked. I know this having worked in IT Support for over 5 years and seen FF installed on unstable Windows and stable Windows.

I'm running it on Win7 64 Bit and I get no memory leaks or crashes. I was previously running it on a 4 yr old PC with Win7 32 bit. Again, no issues.

It is still a cleverer browser than IE. IE, quite frankly annoys the hell out of me. Chrome isn't compatible with enough things I do. (It doesn't work with Citrix gateways very well - if you know what that is). It is more configuarable - and allows you more things that you want to do. Not what Microshaft wants you to do.

I like having a removable separate search bar. I hate sharing it in Chrome. Horses for courses though. As for a quick release schedule. Rapid Application Development - allows issues to be dealt with much faster, than IE, which moves like a slow-dinosaur.

It's the choice browser for Linux users. Or rather, the most commonly installed browser there. I don't think this browser is being 'killed' at all.


I was using firefox since it was called Phoenix, so that is a while back, before then i use Netscape. I have seen how Firefox have gone downhill, more so since after version 2 which was fine. Version was okish, but after 3.5 it really went downhill and got worse in 4 not better.


I think Mozilla have lost me as a user to be honest unless they speed it up, stop having compatibility problems with the extensions every time they update the browser and stop it using so much memory,

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 16-Oct-11 00:12:34
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Re: Firefox 7


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In reply to a post by DavidFinbarr:
I'd rather have the two separate on my PC.

But on my netbook I could see the benefit of only having one


indeed, I often have something typed in the search box, ready for a search and it stays there but would be lost if it was also the adress bar.
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 16-Oct-11 00:15:02
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Re: Firefox 7


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The only times it will crash is if your installation of Windows in borked.


stupid comment, that lost you credibility and I didnt read rest of your post.

there is no way you can 100% say ff has no bugs that could cause a crash.
Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Tue 08-Nov-11 19:49:51
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Firefox 8 out now


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FF9 before Christmas. What's the point!

A bottle of white, a bottle of red
Perhaps a bottle of rosé instead.
Standard User nredwood
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 08-Nov-11 20:42:55
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Re: Firefox 8 out now


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Streuth!

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Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Tue 08-Nov-11 22:25:23
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Must be trying to catch up with IE numerically? tongue smile

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 08-Nov-11 23:27:59
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Re: Firefox 8 out now


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FF 226.0 is out. smile

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Standard User JPL
(member) Wed 09-Nov-11 11:13:20
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Re: Firefox 8 out now


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What's in a name? It's actually 6.5-ish, stop worrying about the numbering system.

The only practical importance, except for corporate use, is whether or not your own set of plug-ins remains compatible, and by that measure FF 7 and 8 have been the most trouble-free browser updates ever for me.
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