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I Dumped Chrome Yesterday  
User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

I've got a small application that monitors CPU usage in real time and I noticed on certain websites Chrome would gobble up all my processor's capacity and bring me to a crashing halt. My initial problems with Internet Exploder were more or less the same, so I've installed Firefox 3 and things look fine so far. Of course I'm watching.

Oh, I'm back from the woodshed.

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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12742 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3113 times:

Welcome back!

I hve been running FF3 for a month or so, and have been wondering what took me so long.

The add-ons are what makes FF so powerful.

I've got 20 or so various ones installed, and all make for a better experience.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27125 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3112 times:



Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
My initial problems with Internet Exploder were more or less the same, so I've installed Firefox 3 and things look fine so far. Of course I'm watching.

Me too I dumped it a few weeks ago after sticking and crashing issues.

Quoting Revelation (Reply 1):
The add-ons are what makes FF so powerful.

I've got 20 or so various ones installed, and all make for a better experience.

Could you recommend some ? I only have about two installed. I notice that when uploading to photobucket it wont work with Bulk uploader.


User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

Interesting. I've been using Chrome for a couple of months and haven't had any performance issues yet. Hmmm....

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3010 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Could you recommend some ? I only have about two installed.

Adblock Plus and Download Statusbar are my favorites. Adblock Plus is the well known advertisement blocker. Download Statusbar replaces the separate downloads window that comes up when you download a file with a little bar across the bottom of the browser window.


User currently offlineA330Fan From Ireland, joined Aug 2005, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

In terms of download managers for Firefox, you can't go wrong with Download Them All


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27125 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2932 times:



Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 4):
Adblock Plus and Download Statusbar are my favorites. Adblock Plus is the well known advertisement blocker. Download Statusbar replaces the separate downloads window that comes up when you download a file with a little bar across the bottom of the browser window.

Oh yes I have those . Adblock is great.

Quoting A330Fan (Reply 5):
In terms of download managers for Firefox, you can't go wrong with Download Them All

Thanks  thumbsup 


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

So far, so good. All I'm interested in is a computing experience that is uncomplicated and functional, given the age and decrepitude of my computer-it is now five years old.

User currently offlineMillwallSean From Singapore, joined Apr 2008, 1270 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2808 times:



Quoting Revelation (Reply 1):
The add-ons are what makes FF so powerful.

Very true.

I really enjoyed Opera but the add ons to Firefox makes me use FF these days.
I use adblock like everyone else but I also use PDF downloader, the IE tab and some dictionaries.

My only problem with Firefox so far has been when I have wanted to watch certain streamed TV.
No not porn, proper TV channels usually football matches. Like yesterday it couldn't handle one of the channels streaming Arse vs Burnley. I prefer to watch TV online instead of paying Murdoch and his Sky any money.



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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3790 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2732 times:



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 7):
So far, so good. All I'm interested in is a computing experience that is uncomplicated and functional, given the age and decrepitude of my computer-it is now five years old.

Have you tried to get your hands on IE 6.0? I have used it with XP forever and it has turned out to be the most stable and frugal browser I've experienced. (still far from perfect, though)



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5476 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

FF3 has been a huge pain in the butt for me. It works ok on my brothers vista unit but sucks on my xp machine. It sometimes won't let me log on to sites, (it has a particular hate for yahoo mail). I've done clean installs after uninstalling ff2...twice.

I like the features but it's just not working for me yet. Too bad...I've been a big fan of FF for years but so far it's been too much of a pain to live with.



What the...?
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27125 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2604 times:



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 7):
given the age and decrepitude of my computer-it is now five years old.

Mine also . Im changing my laptop soon but its only for home so I think I will get a standard base unit and monitor , anyone know whats the best base unit that will not cost a fortune??

Basically I want large memory and fast process times.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12742 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2539 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Could you recommend some ? I only have about two installed. I notice that when uploading to photobucket it wont work with Bulk uploader.

Don't do much uploading, mostly do downloading, and as per above, Download Them All is great.

In addition to the above, the ones I can't live without are IE Tab (lets you start a web site using IE, so you never have to use IE's weak user interface) and Tab Mix Plus (lets you control every aspect of tabbed browsing).

I mention a lot of plugins in #29 of this thread:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/non_aviation/read.main/2044448

I also recently have added PDF Download (lets you choose if PDFs will be opened in the browser or in Adobe Acrobat or saved to disk) and ColorZilla (lets you determine what colors a web page is using so you can clone them in your own web pages).

See also https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox especially the "most popular" tab on the right.



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2487 times:



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 9):
Have you tried to get your hands on IE 6.0? I have used it with XP forever and it has turned out to be the most stable and frugal browser I've experienced. (still far from perfect, though)

I do use IE6 when called upon, but it had some of the same processor hogging episodes that let me to want to try Chrome.

The utility I use is called Cacheman XP, and it has a little window on the lower bar that shows you exactly how much of the processor is in use. When you see something hogging the processor you can click on the icon and see exactly what file is doing the dirty deed.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
Mine also . Im changing my laptop soon but its only for home so I think I will get a standard base unit and monitor , anyone know whats the best base unit that will not cost a fortune??

I have been using the same desktop for five years, because I really do not like laptops very much and because I am opposed to planned obsolescence. I use laptops when I have to and I even own one but I let the Dragon Lady use it.

Mine is a Dell Dimension 4600 with a 2.8ghz P-IV processor and 1.5 gb or RAM. It's been remarkably trouble free, too.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27125 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2472 times:



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 13):
I have been using the same desktop for five years, because I really do not like laptops very much and because I am opposed to planned obsolescence. I use laptops when I have to and I even own one but I let the Dragon Lady use it.

Thanks , I find that the screen is starting to go on my Fujitsu/Siemens which I paid €1500 for. Sometimes I have to open and close the lid to make the screen come on.

I have a Dell at my office desk which I am typing on now and its never given me any trouble over the last year that I have had it. Might have a look at Dell , maybe there are some deals these days.


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2415 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
Thanks , I find that the screen is starting to go on my Fujitsu/Siemens which I paid €1500 for. Sometimes I have to open and close the lid to make the screen come on.

I had a Toshiba laptop for a couple years, cost me about $1,400 and one day I was sitting there watching the tube and idly trolling the web and *pop*. The mother board died right then and there. I ended up selling it for parts. It had never been abused or neglected.

Right now I've got an HP not because I wanted to but I need it for my work if I go out on the road I have to be able to teach classes from remote locations.


User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5476 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

I've been lucky. I've had 2 Dell laptops that never failed on me. I had the first for 3 years and was still working when I gave it away and my current unit is a 4 year old xps. I've had to replace a cooling fan.

Both laptops have hundreds of thousands of miles on them, having been bashed through aircraft and airports around the world on a regular basis.



What the...?
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27125 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2374 times:



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 15):
Right now I've got an HP not because I wanted to but I need it for my work if I go out on the road I have to be able to teach classes from remote locations.

For travelling I got an Eeepc and Im happy with it for basic surfing and checking email. Also good to watch when Im on a flight if I download a movie or music videos etc.. The small size of screen does not suit everyone though but for me its ok.


User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Glad I checked this thread. I actually have Chrome installed and I hardly use it. I think I'll go home today and uninstall it.
Thanks for the first hand reviews...


User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4365 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2340 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Could you recommend some ?

A really great one if you use Gmail is "Gmail Redesigned". It's a great window dressing for Gmail's very bland interface.

More info here:

http://www.globexdesigns.com/gmail/



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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

I seem to, when installing the latest update of Itunes, acquired Safari.

Have only been using it a short time, but really do like it. Im not getting the anet errors I was with Chrome which were driving me a little nuts, and its more user friendly then IE.


User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

If I posted this a week ago I would have said I loved Chrome. However, after reading all the responses and downloading some add-ons for Firefox I don't think I'll ever go back. Thanks for showing me the light.

User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Just as a followup, I've been monitoring Cacheman for excessive processor sucking, and Firefox is behaving very well so far.

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2004 times:



Quoting MillwallSean (Reply 8):
I really enjoyed Opera

While a few websites give problems with my Opera under XP, the same websites are okay when using Opera under Ubuntu ...
In any case, FF3 is a very good alternative for both OS's.
In the end it comes down to personal preference ...
-HT



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27125 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1999 times:

My Firefox is working perfectly now since I downloaded the Add ons. Thanks for the info guys .

25 Dougloid : My installation does not seem to be as eager to gobble up all my processor's capability and bring things to a crashing halt. Which makes me happy.
26 Lumberton : If you use multiple computers, Foxmarks is absolutely indispensable for synching bookmarks between the machines. I also have installed DownloadHelper
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