reply to red2
Re: Firefox 13.0.1 Released On one of the 3.6.x builds of Firefox, it had the habit of launching plug-ins, at least flash video(while fullscreen), in a separate process. (or was it window?) It ended up eating up more RAM than before with 3.5.x. It didn't last long before it was nuked and I reverted back to the previous version.
If only we had the choice to upgrade or not with Chrome. I've tried to disable the ever-annoying auto-update, but no dice.
If you install it in a limited user account and not for all users on the computer, it may fail to update. I recall having a problem with that way back when I did that very thing. This might not work that way in Vista or Windows 7. It did work that way in XP. I ended up reinstalling Chrome because I wanted it to update and I wanted it installed for all users. Of course, it might be just your luck that they have fixed this in more recent versions of Chrome.
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reply to FF4m3
Can't watch Flash vids in Firefox? It's not just you:
The latest update to Adobe's Flash has been crashing Mozilla Firefox users on Windows since last week, but the firms behind the products are still searching for a fix.
"We are aware that some users of Firefox on Windows updating to Flash 11.3 encounter issues watching videos ... We are working with Adobe on a fix," a Mozilla spokesperson told The Reg late Friday.
Reg readers said that Flash was crashing the Firefox browsers, or if the browser didn't crash, videos were freezing or not displaying properly after the update.
"Some Firefox users on Windows Vista and Windows 7 are experiencing problems when viewing videos in Adobe Flash Player 11.3, released on June 8, 2012," said Mozilla.
"Adobe and Mozilla are working closely to diagnose and address these issues. In the meantime, Firefox users experiencing problems viewing videos in Flash Player should try the workarounds listed in this help article," Mozilla advised.
reply to FF4m3
said by FF4m3 :Personally - not a huge fan of add-ons - the fewer the better... said by CylonRed:
Any way to move the major buttons?
There are also numerous addons that enable major GUI, interface, menu, etc. customizations. You can pretty much do whatever you want.
I swore I did that before and nothing happened. It would be nice if there was a visual clue that the buttons can be moved.
Just right click the bar and click Customize... From there you can drag icons around to where you want.
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reply to LondonOntGuy
Chrome is scary, there are some backdoor processes in that product, not just related to the stealth updates with updating off! For example it routinely 'tries' to change your search engine back to Google. Chromium does the same thing. Srware Iron is a bit better in this regard, but still suffers from the 'random' attempt to restore Google as the default search engine. So at the very least, run IRON rather than Chrome because quite a lot of spying is removed by SRware. It's a pity it still acts funky, because all incarnations run really good on Linux, better than anything else. On Windows, Opera-Next w/Hardware Acceleration and tweaks is much better.
In encourage windows users to try opera-next, tweak it up a bit, enable hardware/webGL, and it really is the fastest, most stable browser;
Also some fantastic privacy settings, and other tweaks in the options that other browsers don't come close to. Sadly, for Linux, it appears Chromium-Sourced browsers still operate a bit faster due to their higher I/O.
reply to CylonRed
said by CylonRed:Yep, suit yourself.
Personally - not a huge fan of add-ons - the fewer the better...