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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Quantum is released today

    Still not liking it.
    Crap logo
    Crap UI
    Stop and Refresh buttons merged
    Address bar in the middle
    Loading is now ...'s instead

    I tried installing an older Firefox but damn thing auto-updates on first launch !!!

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Quantum is released today

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    I tried installing an older Firefox but damn thing auto-updates on first launch !!!
    You can use the ESR (long term support version, which won't auto update,) here.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Quantum is released today

    Opening the menu and telling firefox to not auto-update also keeps the older version, although note that you'll have to select this option before you install the old firefox.

    I tried it, and it's unacceptable in the current state. All bar one of my addons are incompatible with the new fashion, so I'll stay with the out of date version until I can be bothered to look for a different browser.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Quantum is released today

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    Opening the menu and telling firefox to not auto-update also keeps the older version, although note that you'll have to select this option before you install the old firefox.

    I tried it, and it's unacceptable in the current state. All bar one of my addons are incompatible with the new fashion, so I'll stay with the out of date version until I can be bothered to look for a different browser.
    You might want to do the same as I did and go with Waterfox. Apart from the icon you'll probably not notice much difference compared to the Firefox you knew. Switching should be as easy as copying (recommended) or moving your profile folder to the Waterfox profile folder (usually \Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Waterfox) and also copying/editing profiles.ini. And you can immediately continue working as you used to. You can even "restore" a previous session if you closed Firefox with open tabs.
    Last edited by azrael-; 16-11-2017 at 09:55 AM. Reason: Clarification

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Quantum is released today

    not sure why everyone is complaining about memory usage, if you look in the settings tab for FF you'll see it states that it will adapt to the available resources on the machine it's running on. I.e. if you've got 4/8GB RAM you'll likely have low memory usage, higher amounts of RAM means it will actually make use of it *audible gasp*

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Quantum is released today

    I never complained at all - just showed my memory useage. I'm pleased it grabs memory when I use it, I'll have say 10 tabs open and move between them whilst I work
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Quantum is released today

    Wait what? They've removed XUL etc? Isn't that the reason that Firefox was created and took over from Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey?

    I use SeaMonkey at home, and addon support is iffy, and there are some stupid bugs but otherwise it's way faster than Firefox.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Quantum is released today

    opera for pc and dolphin for android.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Quantum is released today

    opera used to be great . . . then they switched and now it's basically re-skinned chrome.

    As to the new firefox, no complaints about ram usage, but I didn't have one with the old version, it does seem a little more stable.
    However it's broken the one thing I loved, classic compact http://blog.environmentalchemistry.c...c-compact.html
    I loved that, it let me really slim down the size of the UI and maximise the active window.
    This seems to be part of an overall UI trend atm, making UI's "cleaner" but bigger.

    I've set the density to compact but the buttons and icon are still too big for my taste, I buy larger higher res monitors so I can have more useful space, not to be filled in with bigger UI

    If anyone has found a way to reduce the UI please let me know.

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