Firefox 2
Aug 29 2007, 2:07 am
By: Forsaken Archer  

Aug 29 2007, 2:07 am Forsaken Archer Post #1



Is it just me or is Firefox 2 crappier than firefox 1? I had to reformat and, as usual, just download everything fresh to make sure everything is updated... and firefox 2 seems like it's the only thing that didn't make improvements, but instead, got worse.

Firefox seems to crash a hell of a lot more, it's a lot slower, seems less css compliant, and I haven't found a way to enable profiles or disable that gay "start new session / old session" box that pops up everytime I just want to load firefox. Forms seem to freeze up, where I can do anything except enter text / submit a form. How weird is that? The tabs, I hate them. I'd rather have "..." for tab names than have my tabs hidden. And I ESPECIALLY hate the fact that quick searches seem to have disappeared by default. I loved typing "php x" to search for function x in php's manual in the address bar. Or just "google x" to search google. Now I have to have google's search bar in my interface to do that? Maybe there's an extension. I just haven't got around to customizing my software yet.


And don't get me wrong, firefox 2 is still better than ie7... but now only like 500 times better instead of 700 times better.



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Aug 29 2007, 2:14 am Excalibur Post #2

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All things Fx suck.
IE is for teh winz.




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Aug 29 2007, 2:14 am who Post #3



The "start new session" option only appears if you log out without closing firefox first. I think there's a checkbox to disable/enable it when it appears.



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Aug 29 2007, 2:16 am Falkoner Post #4



I enjoy it more, and I haven't had any of those problems, and Ex, SeN and most websites work better with Fx than any other browser.



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Aug 29 2007, 2:17 am ToA Post #5

Que Sera, Sera.

I use safari :P




Aug 29 2007, 2:18 am who Post #6



ie often reads code incorrectly - all other browsers that i know of are better
for example - all images in ie have 1.5 spacing, no matter how you code it



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Aug 29 2007, 2:47 am ~:Deathawk:~ Post #7



I don't get those problems using Firefox on Ubuntu :\

And yeah, you can either edit it in the about:config or I think there is an option in the preferences about the last session stuff.
Opera FTW though. Except not on Ubuntu for some reason :\

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Aug 29 2007, 2:47 am by ~:Deathawk:~.



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Aug 29 2007, 2:56 am Lakai Post #8



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Opera FTW though
agreed



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Aug 29 2007, 3:32 am cheeze Post #9



Because Opera is shiny?



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Aug 29 2007, 3:43 am Dr. Shotgun Post #10



Fx 2 is far more bloated. It likes to rape my RAM.



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Aug 29 2007, 3:56 am cheeze Post #11



First: buy more ram.
Second: fix your computer.
Third: stop running windows.



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Aug 29 2007, 4:06 am Dr. Shotgun Post #12



1.1 GB.

2.Computer is fixed.

3. Fx runs fine on Linux, but it was far faster in version 1.

Fx doesn't rape my RAM nearly as bad as Opera, though.



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Aug 29 2007, 10:42 am ~:Deathawk:~ Post #13



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Because Opera is shiny?
No, because Opera is the easiet to browse in.



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Aug 29 2007, 2:58 pm Sael Post #14



The latest version of Firefox uses about 60 Mb of Ram in Vista Home Premium 32-bit with DDR2 800 @ 4-4-4-12 timings (very stable).

Also, I've gotten several of those New/Restore Session boxes recently.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Aug 29 2007, 3:03 pm by Felagund.



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Aug 29 2007, 9:38 pm dumbducky Post #15



Fx2 likes to crash on me a lot with my Xubuntu install. I've used it for about 2 minutes on Windows, so I don't know how that works.



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Aug 30 2007, 7:53 am Pyro-Fire Post #16



Quote from isolatedpurity
Is it just me or is Firefox 2 crappier than firefox 1? I had to reformat and, as usual, just download everything fresh to make sure everything is updated... and firefox 2 seems like it's the only thing that didn't make improvements, but instead, got worse.

Firefox seems to crash a hell of a lot more, it's a lot slower, seems less css compliant, and I haven't found a way to enable profiles or disable that gay "start new session / old session" box that pops up everytime I just want to load firefox. Forms seem to freeze up, where I can do anything except enter text / submit a form. How weird is that? The tabs, I hate them. I'd rather have "..." for tab names than have my tabs hidden. And I ESPECIALLY hate the fact that quick searches seem to have disappeared by default. I loved typing "php x" to search for function x in php's manual in the address bar. Or just "google x" to search google. Now I have to have google's search bar in my interface to do that? Maybe there's an extension. I just haven't got around to customizing my software yet.


And don't get me wrong, firefox 2 is still better than ie7... but now only like 500 times better instead of 700 times better.

to have that users thing show up you have to run it with a certain command (dont know it now) and then you get the profile editor... use google for the command ;o



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Aug 30 2007, 11:18 pm Doodle77 Post #17



Quote from Felagund
The latest version of Firefox uses about 60 Mb of Ram in Vista Home Premium 32-bit with DDR2 800 @ 4-4-4-12 timings (very stable).

Also, I've gotten several of those New/Restore Session boxes recently.
New/Restore Session happens whenever Firefox is closed by something other than itself (i.e. shutting down/logging out with fx open, fx crashing, killing it)<br />You can still get firefox 1.5 if you prefer it here



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Aug 31 2007, 4:33 am Falkoner Post #18



Ya, that restore session thing kinda pissed me off, because I got a thing for my startup that preloads Fx so that it doesn't take as long to start up, and it kept trying to restore the session, even if I wasn't using Fx



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Aug 31 2007, 3:08 pm Aoe325 Post #19



Quote from isolatedpurity
Is it just me or is Firefox 2 crappier than firefox 1? I had to reformat and, as usual, just download everything fresh to make sure everything is updated... and firefox 2 seems like it's the only thing that didn't make improvements, but instead, got worse.
Never had any problem installing it on many computers from win98 to vista. Maybe it's just you :O
Quote from isolatedpurity
Firefox seems to crash a hell of a lot more, it's a lot slower, seems less css compliant, and I haven't found a way to enable profiles or disable that gay "start new session / old session" box that pops up everytime I just want to load firefox.
I dont know for the crashing but the start new session / old session function only appears when you close Firefox the bad way, and in my opinion it's the best feature Firefox has to offer! Say you were typing a loong post or navigating trough many tabs, several of them are sites you took alot of time to find and all of suddent there's a power outage/your computer crashes/ a gorilla with a hat closed your computer uppon reopening EVERYTHING will be back as it was! Even information you entered in forms, or scripts you were running! It logs you into every site you were logged and more! If you visited a site that crashed firefox it will even take you to the site before it! Maybe you simply never had a chance to actually use it! Oh and when you install a program or anything and it restarts the computer and you werent ready, well guess what you lost nothing!

Quote from isolatedpurity
Forms seem to freeze up, where I can do anything except enter text / submit a form. How weird is that? The tabs, I hate them. I'd rather have "..." for tab names than have my tabs hidden.
If you mean the fact that the tabs eventually end up in a list to the right well if the only thing you had to figure out which tab is which and there's 20 of them "..." isnt going to help you. I think its good that the names still display

Quote from isolatedpurity
And I ESPECIALLY hate the fact that quick searches seem to have disappeared by default. I loved typing "php x" to search for function x in php's manual in the address bar. Or just "google x" to search google. Now I have to have google's search bar in my interface to do that? Maybe there's an extension. I just haven't got around to customizing my software yet.
There's a google/wikipedia/whatever you want it to be just right of the adress bar, its not hidden too much.
As for the extensions here is one you MUST have (if using Windows) : IE tabs. It let you use Internet explorer inside of firefox, really useful for internet explorer only sites.
Quote from isolatedpurity
And don't get me wrong, firefox 2 is still better than ie7... but now only like 500 times better instead of 700 times better.
Firefox does indeed pwn ^^

Post has been edited 6 time(s), last time on Aug 31 2007, 3:12 pm by Aoe325.



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Sep 3 2007, 4:06 pm Syphon Post #20



Quote from ToA
I use safari :P

Safari sucks and so does your face.

I don't know where these Fx bugs come from. Fx2 never crashed for me, and even Fx3 is more stable than IE7.



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