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Tuxman

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2012, 06:12:29 AM »
No, Fx. :P
Or Ff if you are too fucking lazy to type "x" after a "F".

Oh well.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2012, 07:36:05 AM »
This thread has been Fx'd beyond recognition. NM, FF 16 will be here soon enough. :P

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2012, 09:20:30 AM »
Do I smell a thread being moved to the Basement? :P ;D

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2012, 09:49:15 AM »
It's The Basement and not the Basement. Get your terminology straight, Renegade! :mad:

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2012, 09:54:53 AM »
Oh pFFt. There I go again, mucking things up. You'd think taht i'd lurn 2 tipe all redy.
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2012, 10:03:36 AM »
Slight offtopic: v15 is slow as shit, I'm going back to 14.
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2012, 10:07:09 AM »
Slight offtopic: v15 is slow as shit, I'm going back to 14.
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Agree.

It would be really cool if they'd stop trying to dazzle us with it and just sit down and fix the parts that aren't working that well.
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2012, 01:48:14 PM »
I upgraded to 15 the minute I heard it was out.

Previously I'd needed to restart the browser about 2x per day. It's been two days since the upgrade, and I only just restarted it for the first time. So it's definitely better at memory leaks for the stuff I'm using. And no stability problems for me so far.



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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2012, 01:57:38 PM »
I'll just leave this here*:

www.opera.com

*For shits and giggles

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2012, 02:56:52 PM »
edit: hmm, mistake updating LastPass. Messed up Opera so it wouldn't even load. Had to do restore point. Turns out I don't see any big memory savings anyway. Back to 14.01 for me.
Thanks very much for the updated info.  I was about to update Firefox, but I care a LOT more about LastPass and Opera than about whether Firefox is at version 15.  For some time now, Firefox has not been my browser of choice but rather the least of evils.  If more software developers cared about their programs working with Opera, I'd happily make Opera my browser of choice.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2012, 03:10:10 PM »
Slight offtopic: v15 is slow as shit, I'm going back to 14.
/offtopic

Depends, I'm on day 2 and I'm not getting that dreaded "cpu spike" bug I posted about a while ago. So for me F15 is a nice upgrade.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2012, 03:24:02 PM »
Shameless bump because it makes a pretty pattern in the Recent Posts thread.  8)
« Last Edit: August 30, 2012, 03:30:52 PM by TaoPhoenix »

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2012, 03:30:54 PM »
I sometimes open 30-40 tabs simultaneously using my bookmarks manager. The difference between versions becomes pretty apparent then. I also run a whole lot of addons... with something like FF, mileages will always vary. Good to know your problem's sorted though. :)

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2012, 03:38:56 PM »
At least for this week!

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2012, 04:44:44 AM »
I'm trying to switch over to FF/Fx/whutchamacallit, but it doesn't seem to like embedded Vimeo video much. Anyone else notice that?
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2012, 05:27:42 AM »
I clicked on this one and it played fine. I'm running v.14 though.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2012, 05:50:32 AM »
Bah. F FF. Or F Fx. Whatever. Sick of it. Damn thing froze on me while trying to scroll down the page. The mouse was already sluggish inside of it. I can't be bothered to fart around with it anymore.

v15.  :down:
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2012, 05:58:38 AM »
I'm trying to switch over to FF/Fx/whutchamacallit, but it doesn't seem to like embedded Vimeo video much. Anyone else notice that?

Working ok for me at the quietearth.us website which can and has been fussy under FF in the past. Page for the tested Vimeo that worked here.

It also handles general embedded video ok. This trailer of Sightseers provided by the Manchester Guardian worked fine too. I couldn't get it to run under FF14 previously. Page here.

Luck!

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P.S. @Ren - check out that second link. Does that movie look like it's going to be good in a "sick but still funny" way or what? Shades of 1982's Eating Raoul! :up:
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2012, 06:00:58 AM »
Bah. F FF. Or F Fx. Whatever. Sick of it. Damn thing froze on me while trying to scroll down the page. The mouse was already sluggish inside of it. I can't be bothered to fart around with it anymore.

v15.  :down:

It was doing that on me yesterday under Linux. But it's since stopped. And I agree. I almost dumped it yesterday because of that. However, there were several updates to Nix that took place this morning. None of them were directly related to FF, so I'm guessing something else was actually responsible for my scrolling problem.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2012, 07:25:50 AM »
^ Both those links looked pretty fun~!

But then again, I loved "Watch Alice Bleed" as well. ;)

The link I tried was here:

http://articles.merc...tes-food-system.aspx

I tried again just now, and it seemed sane. Only 1 tab though.

I'll give it a shot again tomorrow though. For now, back to farting around with some WPF stuff. :)
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2012, 07:56:19 AM »
Firefox 15 just shines!  :-*

I've always worked with about a dozen addons and it is a well known fact that Adblock Plus is the major resource hog (a sacrifice i'm willing to make).

This latest version is just superb!  :Thmbsup:

Firefox is the most configurable browser and i sure hope it will stay that way.

Check GHacks for user reviews.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #46 on: September 01, 2012, 08:31:58 AM »
I'm not too sure about Adblock Plus (if there are copies with the same name), but there are a billion "Adblock" plugins, and some are better than others. Some do a good job of filtering out, but hog so much CPU as to make surfing either painful or impossible. I have ABP in Chrome, and it works nicely. Had others, nightmare. I'll sacrifice a little CPU (I have a beast of a machine, so I have TONNES of CPU power), but I won't tolerate some plugin that thinks it's the only thing on my machine.
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2012, 08:38:24 AM »
Something ugly about the Waterfox variant of version 15. By default it wanted to install an antivirus program (AVG) including a toolbar that it said only works in 32-bit browsers (Waterfox is 64-bit), I hate bundleware, and not expecting to see it in something downloaded from Sourceforge. All versions of Firefox freeze like crazy these days to me, I hope this is better.
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2012, 08:54:15 AM »
Something ugly about the Waterfox variant of version 15. By default it wanted to install an antivirus program (AVG) including a toolbar that it said only works in 32-bit browsers (Waterfox is 64-bit), I hate bundleware, and not expecting to see it in something downloaded from Sourceforge. All versions of Firefox freeze like crazy these days to me, I hope this is better.

I can understand them bundling AVG. They need to pay the bills. The programmers need to get paid. I like opt in rather than opt out, but I'm not super-uber-ultra-against opt-out. I do not use opt-out in the 1 program where I use installer ads.
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2012, 09:16:25 AM »
I wanted to give Waterfox a spin and encountered same issue as daddydave.
Even worse, i think opting out from installing the "adware/toolbar" i was unable to even run the browser.  :(
I've got Windows 7 Home Ed. 64 bit at present time so it should work just the same no?

I wouldn't mind donating to different devs for their great work (ex. the addons i use on Firefox) but would have to spend a day to make $5 donations.

It would be nice if Mozilla could make it a one shot deal and that they distribute their donations according to popularity of addons.
They could leave the option to donate to single addons for those who want to give greater tips.