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Firefox Quantum
Posted: Posted November 20th, 2017
Edited November 20th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

So this is basically the newest version of firefox which is hyped by the developers and it seems to be intended to challenge chrome.

Now personally as someone who hasn't strayed much from firefox after leaving another browser (coughmaxthoncough) when they no longer suited my needs as well, I like it and I like the design and I like how they're trying to make it so that future plugins won't break ever.

The downside is, plugins have to be updated specifically for the new version of firefox, which means a bunch of old plugins may get lost. This is part of why I keep an old version of firefox with different profiles set up but other than that it's good.

What do ya all think of it if anything?

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I haven't noticed many changes. I don't use a ton of add-ons but the ones that I do still work.

Posted November 20th, 2017 by Vandy

Ya I don't know much about it other than what I already said except it's supposed to have a speed boost.

Posted November 20th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

Just had a look...

Speed feels on par with Chrome, last time I properly used Firefox (couple months ago, I use it all the time for small jobs at work but never enough to make judgements on it) it felt a bit sluggish by comparison. So there's definitely an improvement here.

UI still sucks. I really like the minimalist approach of Chrome. I suspect the "customise your UI" stuff will let me replicate this to an extent, but out of the box the Firefox UI still leaves a lot to be desired for me. I also dislike how the border to help separate the top UI from the webpage is a bit too faint, makes the two blend together too much for me. Ok so I just went in to mess with the UI and I really like the flexibility of it & I feel this merits removing my complaint about the UI. I still think the default UI needs some work though.

Bonus points for it not complaining to me about not being the default browser by default. I hate that Chrome and IE do this!

Edited November 21st, 2017 by Moonray

Nice. Good to see you approve. Partly because I don't like chrome and I don't get why chrome is such a big deal.

Posted November 21st, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

I was fine with Chrome until I saw how much memory it was using.

The only reason I keep Chome installed is for its chromecast functionality.

Posted November 21st, 2017 by Vandy

Firefox Quantum is shit.

The update finally dropped for me and now half my add-ons don't work. I apparently can't have a bottom toolbar for any reason, can't adjust my UI in a way that doesn't suck, can't have a multi-row bookmarks toolbar, etc.

Posted November 24th, 2017 by Xhin
Nature is beautiful

On the plus side though youtube doesn't crash anymore so I shouldn't need to use Chrome anymore.

Posted November 24th, 2017 by Xhin
Nature is beautiful

Ya I just use an old version of firefox as well for the plugins that don't work anymore with 2 different profiles set up. It was a bit of a pain to get it so it doesn't update but I figured it out eventually. Other than that it's perfectly fine for me.

Posted November 24th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

So far so good here. I, much like everyone else, lost some plug-ins but a quick browse in the Add-On Library fixed that problem pretty quickly.

I didn't use a large group of plugins though the speed seems much better.

Posted November 27th, 2017 by Forte Lambardi
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