Windows 10: Mozilla Firefox 64-Bit Developer Edition Launches on Windows

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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       06 Mar 2015 #31

    waltc said: View Post
    I'm very leery of Google because of Google update and some other things--whereas with FIrefox I can choose when to check for updates and many other things, Google insists on doing all of that automatically whether I like it or not. Google update, for instance, runs every time your system boots and if you run msconfig and tell the program not to start on boot--well, it runs *anyway*--just like nasty malware...
    For troublemakers like Chrome, I locate the updater file and rename it (i.e. add a # to the start of the file name).
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  2.    07 Mar 2015 #32

    This is good news guys. I've been using x64 Nightly for ages, always running it alongside either x86 FF or x64 Pale Moon (on different machines). I never had any problem with either of them, but it surely feels better to run a "stable" version rather than Nightly that is in principle changed on a daily basis (although I always have automatic updates disabled and update it only every now and then).

    Add-ons work for me in all of those browsers, in fact I've always thought that the "argument" that Mozilla put up for not offering a 64-bit version of FF (that is, add-ons don't work, mostly flash and java) is complete BS - Java has had a 64-bit version for ages and Adobe caught up already years ago. Most other add-ons work on Nightly or Pale Moon without a problem, even the ones we're not supposed to talk about.

    I was however rather happy to run two different browsers side by side with different profiles. That way, whatever traces various websites leave on my machine (and they do, no matter how hard I try to avoid that)are at least separated (I do not visit my bank's site from the same profile used for general browsing, for example). Hopefully this new version will run alongside Pale Moon as well.
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  3.    07 Mar 2015 #33

    Just installed it on this 10. Works fine!
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  4.    07 Mar 2015 #34

    task scheduler


    I find that most automatic updates are prompted via the task scheduler so i remove them there.

    Roy
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  5.    07 Mar 2015 #35

    I took the dive and I'll play with the 64bit nightly build of FF.. looks good so far.
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    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86
       07 Mar 2015 #36

    Hmm, even though I chose Custom Install it installed the Maintenance Service without asking. It didn't seem any faster than 32 bit FF 36.01 to me. Also on a Laptop that dark theme is unreadable. I took it off.
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  7.    13 Mar 2015 #37

    Winuser said: View Post
    I've been lucky so far. All my add-ons still work in Pale Moon.
    Same here. Besides, once having gone down the Pale Moon route, I haven't looked back. Good support forum too, and it runs more stable than Waterfox in my opinion.
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  8.    13 Mar 2015 #38

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    Same here. Besides, once having gone down the Pale Moon route, I haven't looked back. Good support forum too, and it runs more stable than Waterfox in my opinion.
    Updated today to version 25.3.0 and my add-ons are still working.
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  9.    14 Mar 2015 #39

    Winuser said: View Post
    Updated today to version 25.3.0 and my add-ons are still working.
    Hi Five Winuser. One interesting thing though. I tried AdBlock Latitude, and I find regular AdBlock Plus 2.6.6 works better (at least in that it renders pages faster on Pale Moon with the "unsupported" AdBlock.
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  10.    14 Mar 2015 #40

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    Same here. Besides, once having gone down the Pale Moon route, I haven't looked back. Good support forum too, and it runs more stable than Waterfox in my opinion.
    Welcome back there Big Guy. . .long time no see. . .
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