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Firefox web browser popularity wanes

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    False alarm. The supposed count includes mobile devices--of which Google's Android outsells Apple 4-1. Restrict the picture to the 1.5 billion or so Windows PCs in use every day around the world, and the picture is far different (where the FF share is much greater.)

    In fact, the last one I saw in which computers alone were tallied, FF was leading Chrome by a healthy margin.
    where are you getting your numbers?

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  2. #22


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMCE


    Each Browser has it's perks.

    I use FF because the adblock is also on my top list. The downside is I use a lot of plugins to give it the IE tweak that I like.

    Wish IE would be so darn fussy.
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  3. #23


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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
    Each Browser has it's perks.

    I use FF because the adblock is also on my top list. The downside is I use a lot of plugins to give it the IE tweak that I like.

    Wish IE would be so darn fussy.
    Back during the IE8 days, I'd installed Firefox to see about it. Something happened to IE8, royally screwed up and would barely run. I tried everything I could Google to fix the problem. Even tore IE out and reinstalled. Still wouldn't work. That's when I said "screw it" and switched full time to Firefox. At that time, IE didn't include spellcheck. You had to add a 3rd party fix to get it. Firefox had it built in. I also liked the plugins that I could get for Firefox, something that IE didn't have.
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  4. #24


    I am still using Firefox but am getting fed up with the constant updates and add ones that no longer work. I used forecast fox weather and it no longer works without jumping through so many hoops. I am looking for something else and will probably go and try Pale Moon.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
    I am still using Firefox but am getting fed up with the constant updates and add ones that no longer work. I used forecast fox weather and it no longer works without jumping through so many hoops. I am looking for something else and will probably go and try Pale Moon.
    Just use the ESR version that is good for a year that is what i use
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by JoeShades View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
    I am still using Firefox but am getting fed up with the constant updates and add ones that no longer work. I used forecast fox weather and it no longer works without jumping through so many hoops. I am looking for something else and will probably go and try Pale Moon.
    Just use the ESR version that is good for a year that is what i use
    Thanks for that, as a long time Firefox user I am surprsed I have never seen this or never even heard of it. I'll try that.
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  7. #27


    Somewhere in USA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I just went full IE! No more memory leaks!
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  8. #28


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    Windows 8.1


    I used to use both Chrome and Firefox. I got rid of Chrome after it automatically disabled addons that were not from the market.
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  9. #29


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
    Thanks for that, as a long time Firefox user I am surprsed I have never seen this or never even heard of it. I'll try that.
    Shortly after Mozilla introduced their new "hourly update" policy they realised (or read the complaints from business users) that the constant updates needed testing before they could be deployed in production networks.
    Mozilla then created/released the ESR version.

    Pale Moon is based on the ESR version of FF (I don't know about the other FF forks).
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  10. #30


    As a long-time FF user I recently experimented (again) with using Chrome. On the PC that's fine, but I like to keep the PC and Android browsers bookmarks, history etc sync'd, and FF does that really well. Chrome does it too... but unfortunately on Android the Chrome browser absolutely insists on using the mobile version of any site. On a Note 3 I'm much happier with the desktop version. Apparently Chrome can only be made to use the desktop version of a site by using the User Agent Switcher, and that requires root access. Or it can be selected every single time...

    So for me FF still wins, but only because the main competitor messes up in another area.
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