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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RE[7]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by lvl21ogre on Sat 6th Jul 2013 03:39 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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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lvl21ogre Member since:
2013-07-04

Sure, and sometimes changing is a good way of shaking up old habits and finding a more efficient workflow (esp. if you use a lot of Google services then Chrome might be better for you, for instance).

Just don't be too stubborn about it (like some of my colleagues). Firefox isn't going away, so if you're TOO used to doing things in Firefox-land, you might be better off taking this kind of hit like I did a year or two ago.

Besides, there's no rule that says you have to use only one browser, or that you can't take this opportunity to try a bunch of them out for a week, and find one that's better for your needs (Seamonkey might be a good option, but then so might Maxthon or Lunascape, depending on your tastes/needs).

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