Anyone else ditched firefox recently?

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  1. silvasrt4

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    As a loyal firfox user for many years the other week i found myself HATING it!. The first thing that happened with it was i would open it and it would come up and a second later crash, so i figure, plugins were to blame. ran in safemode with no plugins it worked great. so i begain installing them one by one to see what caused it.... got them all installed and it worked fine!!! until a few days later. i opened her up again but this time i have no connection. so i ping google through command promt and i get a reply... weird. open up IE, and it connects just fine... went into firefox, messed with about:config a bit, chjanging my ipv6, nothing worked, so i finally said that was the last straw, ditched firefox and became a chrome user again!(i had tested chrome and really liked it but it wasnt the best for downloads when i first tested. got a lot of check sum errors and currupt files.) so has anyone else ditched the ole firefox for something else? and why?

    on another note, im about to check out IE9, looks pretty promising. even though i have hated IE for many years, 9 looks legit!
     
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    Google Chrome is the only way to surf.
     
  3. mountainbikermark

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    I tried fire fox, found it didn't do what I wanted, went back to IE7. Haven't tried Chrome yet but an looking at it for its sync to my phone capabilities

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  4. ROMBOMTHEMAGIC

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    i use chrome for everything except for watching streams, use firefox with that just for adblocker
     
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    firefox+adblock plus=the best thing ever.
     
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    I have never had the issues the O.P. is talking about. I'm running 3.6.10 with no issues whatsoever. And, I have several add ons that are working just great. I won't use Chrome or IE because of the fact they don't have the add ons that I use with ham radio.
     
  7. PolyOlefin

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    Chrome is superior to everything but not superior at everything. The reasons are too long to list here.

    Specifically relating to your problem, Chrome is the only browser that launches a new process for each tab, so a crash does not close the entire browser.
     
    #7 PolyOlefin, Sep 18, 2010
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    Ditched firefox when a friend told me about chrome, like two years ago. Chrome was just snappier, and still is in my opinion, but IE9 betas are really starting to catch up IMO.
     
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    I always liked ff but I switched to chrome the day they announced chrome to phone and yes I know it works in Firefox but I just figured that I've always love gmail and I have a google phone that I love so I owed google a chance to win me over in the browser game. Truth be told I had no idea how impressed I could be by a browser but it'll take a lot to make me switch again.

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    i was thinking the same thing!! i've used firefox my entire pc life, but i recently moved to chrome and love it. it's just simple. i'm running the firefox beta and ie9 beta. they both look very promising. now only if stumbleupon was on chrome...
     
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    Both StumbleUpon and AdBlock are available on Chrome.
     
    #11 PolyOlefin, Sep 20, 2010
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