Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

Something is seriously wrong with either your hardware or your Firefox profile.

Why do you keep blaming Firefox's problems on the user's profiles? Ever think that Firefox is not perfect, and that it is actually not free of bugs and performance problems?

I just updated from version 21 to 22 and now I'm starting to see brief lock-ups in the Firefox GUI in my (so far) brief time with it. Yay. What do you suggest? Delete my profile and create another? At that rate I might as well just switch to Chrome or Chromium and give it a try, because it won't be worth it getting all my settings back to the way I have had them for years. If I'm going to start fresh, I might as well consider the competition.

Then again, I might just consider Seamonkey. For some reason I keep forgetting about it these days, although it's traditionally been a good browser and in my experience has always... *gasp* tended to feel even more lightweight than Firefox, in terms of speed and responsiveness. Ironic, considering one of Firefox's core missions at the beginning was to fight bloat from the original Netscape/Mozilla suite.

Well... I guess on the bright side it appears that the latest version takes up just slightly less memory. Not much, it's still a hog, but slightly.

Edited 2013-07-05 09:09 UTC

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lvl21ogre Member since:
2013-07-04

I suggest trying a profile reset first, because that's usually far less painful for users than restarting entirely. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-p...

Historically, user profiles are an occasional problem in any app. The onus isn't just on the app developer, though. Sadly, it's the price we pay for being able to customize the thing so much. Mozilla do work rather hard on making sure profiles will continue working, but sometimes issues do crop up.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

That doesn't sound too much different than just ditching my current profile and creating a new one, to be honest. What exactly could I expect to lose in the process of doing that as far as my settings go? At this point I'm seriously considering just backing up my bookmarks, and starting completely fresh. And if that doesn't work... hello SeaMonkey or Chrome/Chromium. Can't try the new Opera, because it's not available on Linux yet (as usual...).

I'm really getting tired of playing these stupid games with Mozilla. It's getting ridiculous.

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CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

Do you believe Chrome would be more perfect than Firefox? That hasn't been my experience. This article would seem to back that up.

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