Chrome VS Firefox

By on April 29, 2013 11:57:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

kona0197

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I'll admit I have been a long time Firefox user. However I have noticed lately that Firefox has become more and more bloated and still has a memory leak. There are even sites I visit that Firefox will not work correctly. Wincustomize is one, Facebook is another. On Firefox, Wincustomize takes forever to load. On Chrome, a matter of seconds. On Firefox, I have issues when scrolling down my news feed on Facebook. Firefox just freezes up. I thought newer hardware would fix that, but nope. Even with extensions disabled Firefox has issues with Facebook. I have no issues at all with Facebook on Chrome.

So my question is this: Is Chrome better, faster than Firefox these days?

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April 30, 2013 12:29:15 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I had much the same problem, however, after several months of using just Chrome, I notice it is no longer as fast as it was either. Perhaps web browsers slow down with use just like computers? 

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April 30, 2013 3:35:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Think it always has been, Chrome is very fast. I've stuck with Pale Moon because of NoScript and it doesn't track you. Otherwise I would of swapped long ago ...

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April 30, 2013 3:48:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Not sure what you guys are doing to your Firefox...but I've been using it since 2003 and never noticed any slowdown with it...for me it flies anywhere I go...except here some times.

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April 30, 2013 4:03:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I've tried everything available at some point, and Chrome is the fastest most reliable one I have used. I even used tabbed browsing on Chrome, which I never did on any other browser.

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April 30, 2013 9:09:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WebGizmos,
Not sure what you guys are doing to your Firefox...

In this end of the woods foxes are vermin....

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April 30, 2013 9:17:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

LMFAO!

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April 30, 2013 9:19:42 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I used firefox for a long time and refused to use anything, but like you i noticed that it was becoming cumbersome and bulky to use. It's performance wasn't great not bad but not good either. I then tried chrome and initially didn't like it that much but it was a heck of a lot faster. Now i can't even think of going back to firefox, i've been using chrome for about a year now and it's still 10x faster then firefox. The key with chrome and most likely firefox as well is the number of plugins and stuff you have installed. Some of those will kill performance and if you have multiple then your asking for slug speed. 

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April 30, 2013 9:22:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

@ Jafo -  Ouch.

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April 30, 2013 10:14:15 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I prefer Chrome myself--not only for the speed, but also the features. 

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April 30, 2013 10:42:00 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Chrome has been far less stable for me that FF, in the time that I used it. I also didn't like the interface, and missed my tabs on the bottom. So I'm an exclusive FF user.

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April 30, 2013 10:51:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It seems that the latest updates are more stable on my computer

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April 30, 2013 12:21:38 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Jafo,


Quoting WebGizmos, reply 3Not sure what you guys are doing to your Firefox...



In this end of the woods foxes are vermin....

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April 30, 2013 7:44:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

rahal ...I'm not sure the relevance of the image.

My 'end of the woods' is Australia.  Introduced 'vermin' have decimated hundreds of native fauna species.

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April 30, 2013 8:20:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Matopicus,
The key with chrome and most likely firefox as well is the number of plugins and stuff you have installed. Some of those will kill performance and if you have multiple then your asking for slug speed.

The only extras I have installed are "NoScript" & "Adblock Plus" and like I said...no problems here with Firefox at all.

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April 30, 2013 8:39:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Disable all add-ons in both browsers and then compare. 

 

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April 30, 2013 8:42:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Or, you could use a browser that is reliable, well supported, sans bells, whistles and next to worthless problem creating extensions and add-ons. One that doesn't see a version change every week if not sooner and works and behaves like it should. Maybe you've heard of it...Internet Explorer. I prefer #9, but even the #8 variety gets the job done. I'm not  going to say anything bad about #10 but it is a work in progress at the moment and comes in a questionable wrapper.

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April 30, 2013 9:12:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting PoSmedley,
Disable all add-ons in both browsers and then compare. 

I have the same problems even with add-ons disabled. 

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April 30, 2013 9:19:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I've been an avid hater of Firefox for years now. Every single system I ever used it on had a problem with memory leaks and slowdowns. Did I use addons? Of course I did, that is WHY I used it, because it had some cool addons.

For quite some time now I've been using Chrome with Speed Dial 2, Adblock Plus, Roboform, and Photo Zoom for Facebook.

Is it faster than IE10 ? Dunno, but you can bet your ass it is faster and much more reliable than firefox ever was on it's best days.

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April 30, 2013 9:39:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
Maybe you've heard of it...Internet Explorer.

Sorry. I can't use IE. It just doesn't behave like I need it to. It's not fast, has no add ons that I need like ad blocking. 

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April 30, 2013 10:00:51 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Chrome doesn't work properly with Sharepoint sites and Silverlight crashes all the time in it... and IE freezes if you blink at it (no joke--even on a brand new install of Windows in a VM recently, it froze on first run). On the other hand, Firefox actually works... so I can *do* work.

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April 30, 2013 10:34:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Firefox.

The real animal...

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April 30, 2013 10:46:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting kona0197,
It's not fast
It's not as fast as Chrome, no, but even my XP rig with IE8 performs fine. In fact, I have 9 tabs open right now , two with video with no slowdown.... with a wireless connection. IE10 was a train wreck on my 7 rig though.

Use what you like, works for you and has the features you need. You want adblock, I want WB's to skin it. FF has always been my last choice as a browser, but I do use Chrome portable from time to time.

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May 1, 2013 12:02:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

IE10 did something disastrous to FSX....and that makes sense because both are MS proggies....

...so I use IE9 ....and the only issue with that is Canon Webprint doesn't work in it for 7-64bit ...so I can't print from the browser....for that I use Chrome...

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May 1, 2013 12:25:04 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

let me use up some of my saved-up troll cookies with this reply......hehe 

 

IE 10 all the way!   It is the fastest [functioning] browser I've used to date.  

Then again in my experience IE has always been fast (program load and browse times) and add to that the small memory footprint of IE and you've got all 'wins' in my book.......

 

@Jafo   What did IE 10 do to FSX if I may ask (and it's not too off topic...)

 

 

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If I had to choose one or the other, (Chrome or Firefox) it would be Chrome..........

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