Firefox vs Chrome

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    I downloaded the latest Firefox...pretty impressed so far...Seems to use about the same amount of memory as Edge with Chrome...Easy to use and it brought in all my passwords and settings...Has much better 3rd party tracking blocking then Edge with Chrome and the web pages come in even a bit faster too! I set it as my default...you may have a Firefox convert here...LOL Will play with it for a few days and see how it goes...
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  2.    #22

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Edge is fine for simply reading PDF files -that's about the only thing I ever use that one for.
    I have Foxit Reader installed and set as my default PDF reader, so Firefox uses that. That arrangement is better than Edge for PDF files, IMO.
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       #23

    Firefox has a built-in PDF reader too that's pretty good. To use it, you have to go to "Set app defaults by file type" in Windows 10's settings app and change .pdf to Firefox.
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    I'm finding both Edge with Chrome and the latest Firefox to both be excellent...I decided to go with Firefox for my main and default browser...I also removed Edge Development....Eventually of course, the original Edge on my installation will get the new Edge with Chrome, of course...However, i think i will likely stay with using Firefox as my main browser... It's fast, snappy in loading in web pages, pretty good on memory and the settings are easy to use as well...and i do like its 3rd party tracking feature...
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    Decided ultimately to go back to Edge with Chrome (Dev)...Both Firefox and Edge with Chrome are excellent...but i figured maybe best to stay with Edge with Chrome which will ultimately become the default browser in Windows 10...

    One advantage of Edge With Chrome, at least on my computer, is i noticed less memory usage than Firefox...Firefox starts out fairly low but increases quite a bit...Edge seems to be better in keeping the memory usage lower over the long term...Both are equally fast and snappy...and both load web pages very quickly...
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  6.    #26

    Put Firefox back on because it's always a good idea to have a back up browser but after using it again for a while, i made it my default...Since re-downloading, the memory seems to be pretty under control now....so why not use it?

    I will keep the Edge with Chrome Dev...continue updating and keep it on until microsoft makes it the default for the general public on windows 10...I'll have it as my back up browser...Think i will be staying on Firefox now
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       #27

    Hi there
    The main reason I discounted Edge etc is that I still like menus which you can enable in Firefox, also I like the bookmark toolbar which is much easier to use if you have a few sites say up to 5 that you visit regularly.

    Performance of browsers themselves these days is pretty academic as their performance is far more limited by external factors e.g efficiency of code that the remote website runs, Internet speed (yours and the load on the remote server) etc rather than the actual browser itself.

    Choice therefore should be made on how you like the interface or features of one over another -- sometimes though you have to use another one - for example some corporate software and database sql query stuff still uses IE so that's not going away any time soon.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8.    #28

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there
    The main reason I discounted Edge etc is that I still like menus which you can enable in Firefox, also I like the bookmark toolbar which is much easier to use if you have a few sites say up to 5 that you visit regularly.

    Performance of browsers themselves these days is pretty academic as their performance is far more limited by external factors e.g efficiency of code that the remote website runs, Internet speed (yours and the load on the remote server) etc rather than the actual browser itself.

    Choice therefore should be made on how you like the interface or features of one over another -- sometimes though you have to use another one - for example some corporate software and database sql query stuff still uses IE so that's not going away any time soon.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    That performance can also be limited by internet speed and latency. OK, so today's internet is helluva faster nowadays but old thinking about browser speed is still persisting. Yes, on 14400 modem it could make a difference of few minutes to finding and downloading a single page but now it's down to waiting one second or two. I can honestly say that I can't say that one modern browser is perceptibly faster than another one when difference is within statistical error in opening/downloading same page with same browser twice in a row.
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