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What do you think of Firefox Quantum?
11-16-2017, 06:03 PM #1
Stiggy Member
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Quote:A new Firefox browser is here that's reportedly twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago. Dubbed Firefox Quantum, the new browser is available on Android and iOS platforms, but also on Windows, Mac and Linux. The most important improvement over any of the previous versions of Firefox is speed.

Quantum is much faster than any Mozilla browsers launched in the past and, according to the developer, and looks better. In addition to improvements under the hood, Mozilla redesigned Firefox's user interface.
More http://www.fox10tv.com/story/36855951/mo...ox-quantum

I'm not sure how many of you guys are on FF, but this latest version is running circles around Chrome in speed tests, plus they finally brought back the forward and backward buttons, reload and home button with no addons.
Like it used to have before they fucked it up a good one. The downside is I used classic theme restorer and it's gone for good. It's always a trade off but the speed diff is noticeable on both my laptops and PC.
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11-16-2017, 06:13 PM #2
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I just dl'd it, not seeing any major differences yet. Seems fast enough.
11-16-2017, 06:20 PM #3
Meh Member
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Faster than Chrome? Sounds good, I used to use it until they took the home button away and messed up the bookmarking a few years ago which made me switch to chrome. I'll d/l after I get home and try it.
11-16-2017, 06:49 PM #4
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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just did the update to Quantum
seems much faster

cool with me

But , I still like Bulgarian Ladies more
11-16-2017, 08:27 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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My tabs are above the address bar...



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11-16-2017, 09:05 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I DLed it when it came out but have only just done anything with it. My problem with FF has been it not wanting to play media. If this one works fine I will probable use it.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
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11-16-2017, 09:49 PM #7
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here be some tricks if you like such:

https://github.com/Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx/issues/2/
11-17-2017, 12:41 AM #8
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Kreeper , it's playing youtube on my shit just fine , any other media I haven't tried yet .

plays this well enough

11-17-2017, 12:20 PM #9
Strigoi Diavolul
Posts:1,784 Threads:92 Joined:Mar 2011
I got the update this morning, much faster page loading and I have a home button again without being in chrome so it's good. I hated that tabs page. It made you do an extra click to get to the home page.

Un Strigoi printre noi
11-17-2017, 01:28 PM #10
Mars Member
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Extreme speed jump for it on this old laptop, as long as it stays like this I'm staying with it. I did try palemoon for a while but had addon problems and it's snail whale compared to this new Fifrefox quantum. +1000 like and stars so far.
11-17-2017, 05:15 PM #11
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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(11-16-2017, 09:49 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  here be some tricks if you like such:

https://github.com/Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx/issues/2/

Whoa , those are some tweaks , my windows '98 is a bit slow .
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11-17-2017, 05:58 PM #12
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lol.gif I miss XP.
11-17-2017, 07:56 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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I really like this version of FF, it's fast as hell on my elderly laptop. beercheer.gif
11-17-2017, 08:27 PM #14
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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(11-17-2017, 05:58 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  lol.gif  I miss XP.

I loved XP , I thought you just couldn't improve on that for an OS ,,

I still have several XP OEM Disk , and a few laptops running it .

it still works .

and yes Octo , this quantum is much faster .

cool deal for free .
11-17-2017, 08:32 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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Just a reminder y'all, remember to check your browser settings after install. It goes back to some default settings such as allowing 3rd party cookies for instance.



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