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A better Firefox Browser

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Adam Howard, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    So I've heard a lot about how people use to love Firefox, but can agree the latest copies of Firefox are slower and use more resources. Firefox also does not yet have a 64bit version.

    To this I say, Water Fox (Waterfox).

    http://waterfoxproj.sourceforge.net/

    Faster, uses less resources, 64bit support, and works with all your normal Firefox add-ons.
     
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  2. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    I've only just heard about Waterfox the past week or so myself, and looking forward to giving it a try when I have a couple hours to get acquainted with it.
     
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think WaterFox will soothe the people who feel burned by FireFox.
    IMO.
     
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  4. 3c

    3c Active Member

    I've gotten so used to Chrome since leaving FF that I'm not sure it's worth bothering with...lol

    the first question is whether Firebug works with it since that's the only reason I crank up FF anymore.
     
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    The major exception to this rule is don't use WaterFox when you have the GreaseMonkey addon installed.
    Waterfox will just spread the Fire. You'll need BakingSodaFox. IMO.

     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Firebug is no longer necessary and has stopped being developed.

    There is a built in inspection tool now.

    FFQ.png
     
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  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Yea. I like Chrome now.
    I do miss the Firefox Awesome bar.
    I could find URLs that I haven't visited for 9 months in 3 seconds - just remember a few words in the thread title or the page name. Worked soooooo well.
    Not the same in Chrome.
     
  8. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member


    When did it stop being developed on? They just released a version 8 days ago.
     
  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    YES and faster & easier loading too
     
  10. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    The last 3-4 versions of Firefox have been buggy for me... lots of freezing and crashing. I don't have any speed complaints, though.
     
  11. Jura

    Jura Member

    I switched to Opera years ago back when Opera was a competitive browser in terms of innovation and usability. I've settled with Safari for its speed, simpleness, and appearance. Chrome is good too in those areas, but I wasn't impressed by Firefox when I gave it another try a year or so ago. They seem to like changing things around just to be different and its fans over praise it in its abilities.

    I doubt Waterfox would change anything for me, but thanks for revealing its existence.
     
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  12. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Try Waterfox, you'll find it to much more stable.
     
  13. Trekkan

    Trekkan Well-Known Member

    I switched to Chrome a little over a year ago when FireFox got slow and bloated. Never looked back and the only reason I load FF (like IE) is to check website rendering. There's just no reason to even try anything else at this point, at least for me.
     
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  14. avi

    avi Active Member

    Chrome all the way !
     
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  15. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    Reducing the number of ways by which Google tracks your online habits is one good reason.
     
  16. Trekkan

    Trekkan Well-Known Member

    As long as it's anon, I really don't care. Most of what I do online bores the hell out of me, I can't imagine anyone else is overly interested.
     
  17. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Waterfox requires Vista or newer.
     
  18. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

  19. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I think it just needs to be a x64 (64 bit not 32 like the standard editions) version of windows 7 vista or XP

    That's unfortunate to hear..I have nothing against the built in tool, but firebug has helped me a bunch and I would like to continue to be able to use it, I have both on the right click menu right now but I pretty much always choose firebug :-/


    I am going to try out waterfox though...I hadn't tried yet but will today for sure.
     
  20. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Nope. I tried to install it and got that message - Vista or higher. No thank you!

    I went and got a load of personas skins) for my ff which I love so no problem for me. ff10 is good anyway.
     

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