Mozilla Firefox Version 57 Released with Security Updates (and support end for legacy add-ons)

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  1. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

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    i don't like the "pocket"- feature....i have made it invisible. Now i wanna try to uninstall this crap
     
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  2. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Level 8

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    I thought that was for Google Chrome only but didn't know that you could get it in FireFox unless it different from Chrome version.
     
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  3. TerrakionSmash

    TerrakionSmash Level 16

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    It's built-in on Firefox. It was an addon.
    Save to Pocket addon not the Pocket App for Chrome.
     
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  4. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Level 8

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    I just have a quick look and it the same as Chrome but it built into FireFox. I tried it out and didn't like it.
     
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  5. Slyguy

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    32GB of ram is totally pointless unless you run multiple HyperV instances or something (and you don't). 32GB would be if you run a lot of HV's, professional rendering, CAD/CDL, GIS, multiple enterprise apps with large data sets, etc. I try to tell this to people all of the time who never seem to understand utilization principles. Also since NVME 3,000/4,000MB/s drives are common in current new builds, extra ram becomes even more meaningless because the swap speed is so ludicrously high.
     
  6. nastavnikhe

    nastavnikhe Level 9

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    Just installed. It looks good but ram usage is high. More than Chrome.
     
  7. AtlBo

    AtlBo Level 22

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    I understand but 8 GB is a good amount to have. For me, the problem is over long boots of say a week where the PC goes into standby rather than being shut down. This is where RAM creep takes over on PCs I have here. Chrome with the same tabs and same config will slowly use more and more RAM and virtual memory too until after about 8 days the PC will crash with an out of virtual memory error if the PC isn't rebooted. I raised the virtual memory allotment to 12 GB and that helped some but not fully. It will use that up too.

    Chrome is not the only program showing this behavior (security programs like Zemana, Qihoo 360, Malwarebytes also), but it should be fixed whether it's a Windows fix or a program by program fix. That's what interested me the most about this Firefox update. Looking forward to seeing how it does over a long boot. If, when FF is closed at points over a long boot, it will continually restore the RAM to its state before it was opened, that would be a good indicator for me that there has been some serious work by Mozilla in the area of application memory management...
     
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  8. RejZoR

    RejZoR Level 7

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    It's fast and that's nice. Too bad I went to Opera in between and fell in love with it. I don't think I'll be returning back to Firefox :(
     
  9. crezz

    crezz Level 3

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    Yes Opera is very good- I quite like the in-built "VPN" feature. There's no way of automatically deleting browsing history on exit as far as I can tell.
    As its not a very common browser I also think that it might be less vulnerable to security attacks than the mainstream ones.
    Opera will remain my default for a while- but I'm also going to give this new Firefox a try in the meantime. I like the sound of it.
     
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  10. Paul.R

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    No , Opera "VPN"is a preconfigurated proxy and that protect only your traffic between browser and only Opera.
     
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  11. RejZoR

    RejZoR Level 7

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    Yes, Opera VPN only protects browser content and nothing else.
     
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  12. RejZoR

    RejZoR Level 7

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    Click on three dots button in the URL bar and right click on "Save page to Pocket" and select "Add to address bar". Pocket icon will appear in your URL address bar again. It's nice to see Firefox being so configurable again after going the path of Chrome which is as static and stiff as it can get. Which is why I hate it.
     
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  13. Telos

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    #33 Telos, Nov 15, 2017
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    I toyed with 57 for 2 hours and uninstalled, primarily due to extension availability. Page loading seemed pretty snappy, but otherwise, no compelling advantage to switch from Chrome for me.
     
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  14. Garzaman

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    #34 Garzaman, Nov 15, 2017
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    It's fast, very fast, except when it stays frozen. :rolleyes:

    Today I installed it and I hope to see it improving, sometimes it consumes 95% CPU. Is it a bug? or does this just happen to me? :(

    [​IMG]

    Greetings
     
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  15. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

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    Pls share your system specifications.I have an i7 3770 and no high usage with 4-5 open tabs.
     
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  16. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    Privacy issues aside, is there any compelling reason to switch from Chrome to Firefox?

    This may sound silly, but if you can't get your custom extensions anyways, so why not just use Edge, which is really fast and really secure?
     
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  17. Garzaman

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    Pls share your system specifications.I have an i7 3770 and no high usage with 4-5 open tabs.[/QUOTE]

    Hi @amico81 :)

    i5 2320 3 GH, 8 Gb RAM . It is not the best machine, but Yandex, Opera, Chrome ... anyone, they work perfectly and without problems.

    Thanks for answer

    Greetings

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

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    Too many addons installed? And your windows version?
     
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  19. Garzaman

    Garzaman Level 2

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    No, no too much. v. 56 run very fast, but v.57 doesn´t. This example is with 3 tabs and 5 extensions. I think it will be solved in a few days, it will be solved in a few days, or I will continue very happy with Yandex and Opera. Thanks @amico81

    Greetings
     
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  20. TerrakionSmash

    TerrakionSmash Level 16

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    Edge doesn't have download video extensions yet and Chrome can't direct download on youtube
     
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