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

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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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

By the way--too late to edit my previous post--anyone know if there's a way to find out when a Firefox profile was created? I'm just curious how old mine actually is before I do anything...

Edited 2013-07-06 03:23 UTC

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lvl21ogre Member since:
2013-07-04

I don't know of any way more reliable than searching for the oldest file in your profile, but I suppose that might at least give you some ballpark estimate.

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lvl21ogre Member since:
2013-07-04

The link goes into detail on what you'd lose and what's saved, but for most users the big bite will be having to reinstall add-ons, reopen your windows/tabs (login/cookie info/history are kept intact though) and re-add more advanced things like custom search engines, mime settings, and custom toolbars/user styles.

I'd personally just try a new profile first, since that won't touch your old one (close Firefox entirely, run it with -p, create a new profile, and try browsing with your usual session for a while to see if it's better). https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remo...

If that worked, then it's worth trying a profile reset since it's far less intense than a completely new profile (you can delete the test one easily enough). I'd only start from scratch if the new profile worked, but resetting your current one didn't. Of course I always advocate backing up your profile before tinkering with it to reset it/etc.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I'd personally just try a new profile first, since that won't touch your old one (close Firefox entirely, run it with -p, create a new profile, and try browsing with your usual session for a while to see if it's better). https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remo...

I think I will just do that and hope it works well. Meanwhile I will back up my current profile, and possibly move it back over if there are problems. Thanks for the suggestions. I am not anticipating the "Firefoxication" or "De-Chromification" of my settings though... it it gets to be too much of a pain in the ass, I might have to give Firefox a goodbye.

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