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    Questions for current users of Firefox 3...

    Just wondering what changes were made, and what advantages/disadvantages it has over the previous version. I'm waiting for some of my extensions to update before I switch over.



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    Re: Questions for current users of Firefox 3...

    Quote Originally Posted by Klubber View Post
    Just wondering what changes were made, and what advantages/disadvantages it has over the previous version. I'm waiting for some of my extensions to update before I switch over.
    The most notable (at least for myself) and the biggest reason for making the switch is that Mozilla fixed the memory leak issue. Memory set aside when opening up a new tab didn't tend to be freed up when said tab got closed. This caused a fairly slow internets experience.

    Firefox 3 seems to be running really quick for me so far.

    However, anyone else having issues with Flash? Mine crashes every once in a while when encountering a Flash heavy site (read: ESPN)



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    Re: Questions for current users of Firefox 3...

    I had the same issue with flash sometimes...

    GoogleChrome is awwwweeeessssoooommeeeee



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    Re: Questions for current users of Firefox 3...

    ill give chrome a try after a couple months once all the holes get fixed

    but so far firefox 3 has been working fine. i really like the iowa state skin as well


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    Re: Questions for current users of Firefox 3...

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    ill give chrome a try after a couple months once all the holes get fixed

    but so far firefox 3 has been working fine. i really like the iowa state skin as well
    That is the one drawback...no ISU skin



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    Re: Questions for current users of Firefox 3...

    I like both chrome and FF 3 haven't used them both enough yet to have a favorite.



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    Re: Questions for current users of Firefox 3...

    I think the biggest advance in FF3 is performance. It's faster and uses less memory. Other than that, not much a whole lot better than 2, IMO.

    Chrome is solid too, but it feels quite "beta". I REALLY miss spellcheck in dialog boxes in chrome.


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    Re: Questions for current users of Firefox 3...

    Quote Originally Posted by Klubber View Post
    Just wondering what changes were made, and what advantages/disadvantages it has over the previous version. I'm waiting for some of my extensions to update before I switch over.
    I've been using it too long now to remember the changes/benefits. I believe it loads web pages faster. There was a couple of plug-ins that wouldn't work when I upgraded, but I decided I didn't want those plug-ins anyway.

    I think it has crashed on me maybe 3 times over a very long period of time. It could be related to flash-heavy pages, I don't know. Although 3 crashes over a long period of time is not many, I don't recall any crashes with the earlier version.

    If I had the decision to make again now that I have been using FF3, I would still choose to upgrade.



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    Re: Questions for current users of Firefox 3...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    The most notable (at least for myself) and the biggest reason for making the switch is that Mozilla fixed the memory leak issue. Memory set aside when opening up a new tab didn't tend to be freed up when said tab got closed. This caused a fairly slow internets experience.

    Firefox 3 seems to be running really quick for me so far.

    However, anyone else having issues with Flash? Mine crashes every once in a while when encountering a Flash heavy site (read: ESPN)
    Install the FF extension Flashblock - that should solve your problems with flash.



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