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Offline Desert Fox

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Firefox Quantum?
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:06:32 AM »
Anybody use Firefox and what do they think of Firefox Quantum?
Does seem to run much smoother than previous editions although videos seem to be treated differently.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 10:21:31 AM »
This update killed the main reason I still use Firefox, which is the FireFTP extension for handling my website FTP. Bummer.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 10:31:13 AM »
Mostly like it. Some extensions are broken. The last build would crash when I had videos paused in multiple tabs, haven't had that problem yet with Quantum. Was getting fed up with the previous FireFox.

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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 10:52:02 AM »
I havn't used firefox in awhile but heard good things about it. I may try it out but have been pretty happy with chrome.

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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 11:48:35 AM »
This update killed the main reason I still use Firefox, which is the FireFTP extension for handling my website FTP. Bummer.

I have always used an external FTP client. I would wait and see if there is an updated version as well.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 11:53:33 AM »
This update killed the main reason I still use Firefox, which is the FireFTP extension for handling my website FTP. Bummer.

I have always used an external FTP client. I would wait and see if there is an updated version as well.

The company says they are done with Firefox. Too bad, as it was the smoothest way to move files while still in the browser that I had found.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 12:02:37 PM »
I haven’t used Firefox in years, though it was once by far my preferred browser.  I’ll be interested to see how the new version shakes out.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 01:54:21 PM »
A long time ago, in a galaxy not very far away, in fact this very one, I used to use Firefox, and I liked it. Then an update broke my (Windows) computer. I got the computer going again, but switched to Chrome. Someday, perhaps Chrome will break my computer and I'll switch again. But until that time comes, I'm sticking with Chrome. Occasionally a web site won't work with Chrome and then I hold my nose and use Safari.
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 02:06:46 PM »
It will be interesting to see how my Australian Rules Football games look in FireFox Quantum. I admit to using Microsoft Edge all last season because the video never has glitches, looks like a regular television HD broadcast. Whereas Chrome and FireFox had the annoying minor stutter periodically.

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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 02:24:58 PM »
This update killed the main reason I still use Firefox, which is the FireFTP extension for handling my website FTP. Bummer.

I have always used an external FTP client. I would wait and see if there is an updated version as well.

The company says they are done with Firefox. Too bad, as it was the smoothest way to move files while still in the browser that I had found.

Have you tried Fillezilla?
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 02:56:59 PM »
This update killed the main reason I still use Firefox, which is the FireFTP extension for handling my website FTP. Bummer.

The previous update broke my main reason for using Firefox: the Pentadactyl extension, which facilitates mouseless operation of the browser.  I switched to the Palemoon spin-off of Firefox and haven't looked back.  It's noticeably faster than Firefox, and I haven't noticed any limitations with it. 

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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 06:57:45 PM »
I've used Firefox for like forever. I like it but have noticed in th last year it has been a bit dodgy. Is Quantum an upgrade or a separate download?
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 07:09:05 PM »
I've used Firefox for like forever. I like it but have noticed in th last year it has been a bit dodgy. Is Quantum an upgrade or a separate download?

My 64-bit updated itself to Quantum, so upgrade.

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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 03:33:47 AM »
I've used Firefox for like forever. I like it but have noticed in th last year it has been a bit dodgy. Is Quantum an upgrade or a separate download?

I was noticing too that the old Firefox was not acting as friendly as it once was.

One item I don't understand is that Firefox Quantum is Firefox 57. Why not make it Firefox Q1. I think it is a whole new build. 
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Re: Firefox Quantum?
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 09:08:35 AM »
One item I don't understand is that Firefox Quantum is Firefox 57. Why not make it Firefox Q1. I think it is a whole new build.

Because high version numbers are important. That's the entire reason they started changing the major version every 6 weeks shortly after Chrome did

 

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