Goodbye, Firefox

loocas | miscellaneous,opinions | Saturday, July 21st, 2012

I got really sick of all the shit that Mozilla started doing with Firefox lately. It kept on freezing, crashing, updating all the time, the Flash was basically unusable in Firefox (though I blame Adobe for that), but mainly it became bigger, bloated and slower with each micro-release.

This drove me to, again, evaulate Chrome (as I can’t stand Opera in general, so I won’t even bother trying it out). And to my surprise, they removed those annoying little bits I didn’t like last time I was trying it out and added a few handy features I appretiate.

The smooth scrolling is still a far cry from Firefox, though, but it’s snappy, feels lightweight and doesn’t get in my way as I basically just want to browse the web, not admire the software that does the rendering for me.

So, as of today, after a few days of trying Chrome out, I made Chrome my default browser and I hope it won’t be pissing me off as much as Firefox has in the past few weeks.

This, Mozilla, shows how easy it is to lose user base.

4 Comments »

  1. Been using it for a year exclusively and not looking back or missing it.
    Set up a profile to carry all your bookmarks automatically.
    The following extensions I use extensively, Smooth Gestures (great with wacom), Stylish (maxscript online help file), Type-ahead-find (type in the page to find the text).

    Flash does crash on chrome though, especially flash in forgotten tabs, that where open for days…

    Furthermore mozilla is really loosing its edge in my opinion, only have thunderbird left, which I’m happy with.

    Comment by Johan — August 2, 2012 @ 12:39

  2. LOL :))))
    speaking of wonderfull Firefox……..its its brother Thunderbird is gettign even worse recently.
    Crashes all the time, asks for email maintenance after every mail deleted, spam filter are a laugh…
    …any tip for a good email client?

    and please dont say MS OUTLOOK :))))

    Martin

    Comment by Martin Zmeskal — September 5, 2012 @ 08:28

  3. sorry for hijacking the post but that’s a good question, I was thinking about changing Firefox AND Thunderbird but I don’t know a good w-mail client either, any suggestions?

    Comment by Javier — October 4, 2012 @ 06:11

  4. I’m actually still sticking with Thunderbird as I haven’t found any other good, lightweight, free e-mail client alternative to it. Unfortunately.

    Comment by loocas — November 27, 2012 @ 23:01

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