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2022-01-19 12:20:08 PM  
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2022-01-19 1:23:31 PM  
Buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo buffalo.
 
2022-01-19 1:43:15 PM  
Ahh, so that's what happened

It really flummoxed me as to why it wasn't working in FF but it did in Chromium
 
2022-01-19 1:52:40 PM  

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You must click in Russian.
 
2022-01-19 1:57:28 PM  

FrancoFile: Sin_City_Superhero: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 632x878]

You must click in Russian.


I tried to compute like a Russian, but the vodak bill was insane.
 
2022-01-19 2:07:29 PM  
Yo dawg I hear you like browser breaking issues? So we added telemetry that causes browser braking issues while monitoring your browser breaking issues.
 
2022-01-19 2:21:27 PM  
Here's where you can turn that telemetry bullshiat right the fark off:


about:preferences#privacy

Just drop it into the address bar and scroll down to Firefox Data Collection and Use.
 
2022-01-19 2:45:17 PM  
Firefox on my home PC has been doing something where it uses up enormous amounts of RAM for no reason that I can see, basically making the whole machine useless.  Meanwhile, Firefox on my work PC is only using, like, 400 MB.

I dunno, man.
 
2022-01-19 2:45:20 PM  
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2022-01-19 2:47:42 PM  
It's good to hear they're listening to their users and focused on adding telemetry instead of fixing the performance  of the piss-poor JavaScript engine and the fact that you can't open dev tools and have it load to find out why only Firefox is affected when it falls behind and starts crawling.

Didn't even bother to install FireFox on my move to a new desktop. If you're using FireFox then any performance issues on my website are now your problem.
 
2022-01-19 4:09:30 PM  
I've noticed enormous improvements in Firefox over the last months in terms of how long it can run before performance degrade to the point that I need to exit and reload (and if ignored crash). This was every day or so and now it seems like a week or longer.

The bug caused behavior matches problems I had around that time. I even put a warring in this post because I thought certain links might be causing it.
https://www.fark.com/comments/12050423/146307428#c146307428

Firefox provides native MathML support which is one reason I continue to use it. I don't know if it behaves as well on a machine with less than the 12GB my machine has.
 
2022-01-19 4:10:58 PM  
I've been using Firefox as my personal browser for a couple years now, but I find it frustrating as major websites often do not load correctly, forcing me to switch to another browser like Chrome.
 
2022-01-19 5:39:10 PM  

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Phew. Done in one.
 
2022-01-19 5:39:51 PM  

FrancoFile: Sin_City_Superhero: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 632x878]

You must click in Russian.


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2022-01-19 5:40:19 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Firefox on my home PC has been doing something where it uses up enormous amounts of RAM for no reason that I can see, basically making the whole machine useless.  Meanwhile, Firefox on my work PC is only using, like, 400 MB.

I dunno, man.


in Linux, Firefox is a sweet fox.
 
2022-01-19 5:41:42 PM  

Coredatum: I've been using Firefox as my personal browser for a couple years now, but I find it frustrating as major websites often do not load correctly, forcing me to switch to another browser like Chrome.


like it or not, Firefox is the most secure and private of the mainstream web browsers.

been using it since 2008 and hope i never have to go elsewhere.
 
2022-01-19 5:51:19 PM  

HairBolus: Firefox provides native MathML support which is one reason I continue to use it. I don't know if it behaves as well on a machine with less than the 12GB my machine has.


I have used it for years on machines with less than <= 4GB of ram without issues.

/I do close tabs when I'm done with them so that might help
 
2022-01-19 5:53:01 PM  
Good old autoupdate, which I note you cannot shut off any more, dumped 91.4.0ESR on my OpenSUSE system like a turd from a tall cow. It trashed most of my cookies, many of my passwords AND it cannot play anything from twitter AND their fix doesn't make any difference.  This is on top of all the other video systems that haven't worked on firefox for years with "fixes" that do not fix anything.

Good thing I prefer reading to video, but it makes browsing reddit.com annoying.
 
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