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I generally like FF but getting a little bit frustrated with it on some things, perhaps some of you out there can help.

Running W7 and afaik latest FF.

Problem 1. Tried editing my contact list on Outlook this morning but when you click " People " it just gives a blank page in a new tab. Had to resort to IE to do it in the end.

Problem 2. Wont open " Sponsored " Links such as when doing a google search for car parts etc, just ends up with the Blank page in a new tab. It's OK on non sponsored links.

Problem 3. On most sites when you enter a password for the first time it asks you if you want it to remember the password, which for most sites is just what I want it to do. However on other sites it doesn't offer and I can't see how to force it.

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It's started getting as greedy as IE for using RAM, especially if ANYTHING is vaguely Shockwave based. I liked Firefox as it was respectful of RAM, but now like many programs, it seems to take liberties with memory.
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It's started getting as greedy as IE for using RAM, especially if ANYTHING is vaguely Shockwave based. I liked Firefox as it was respectful of RAM, but now like many programs, it seems to take liberties with memory.
I've started using FF recently on my work's computer and noticed that many times when looking at a page with Shockwave on it tends to crash and I've come across a few other problems that I never did with Chrome
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Used it many years ago, it was one of the few alternatives to IE, but you could not purchase or send money to some merchants, so it was kicked to the kerb.

My alternative to IE is Chrome or Safari, don't bother with much else.
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Thanks for all your replies folks, seems that I may have to think about this again. One thing is for sure - not going back to IE !
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Have all 3 installed at work but rarely use Chrome - don't like it as it's more memory hungry than either IE or FF. I have a few addons with FF that make browsing more pleasurable and regularly have many, many tabs open without issue. I recommend installing Ghostery, NoScript, Flashblock and (most importantly) AdBlock Edge. I do like maintaining control of what I see. Also use Lightbeam which is eye opening to see who is tracking you. Haven't tried the latest built-in feature of Firefox Hello yet... Not sure if I will!
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I'm using Firefox and Safari. I'd been having issues with Safari just 'hanging' when I asked it do do anything, so I went to Firefox. It's been fine (I run Adblock Edge and Flashblock too) but last week it was really playing up, taking ages to load anything up, so I returned to Safari. Safari is still buggy though. I think it no longer likes my aging MacBook.

I'm back on FF today. I use its sister TenFourFour on my old eMac.
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Thanks again folks.

I do have Adblocker, which works very well, not tried the other ones suggested yet, will have a look at them and see what I think.

Just got a message today to update FF so I'll probably give that a try and see if the main problems I have ( sponsored links and the Hotmail snags ) are resolved.
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I had a few probs with FireFox and Flash eating all the RAM. I found a recommendation to check that hardware acceleration was enabled (use graphics card instead of CPU), fixed my issues.
I like Dolphin browser on my mobile, keep meaning to try it on the desktop.
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I downloaded Opera yesterday - what a revelation No crashing or slow page loads, just internet
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unfortunately opera is based on chrome now, it really did used to be something different and pioneered new things in the browser world. the bloke who sold it has just gone back to creating a new product called vivaldi. think even that is based on chromium too.
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I'm on Opera Beta (Mac) - not sure if that makes a difference?
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To be fair, IE used to be horrible compared to many other browsers. I think it would be a little unfair on MS to go IE bashing too much merely because it's a Microsoft product, I think they have upped thier game a lot since the Windows XP versions. I think a lot of the time is that websites and not the browsers tend to be at fault. Inefficient HTML coding and as mentioned before, people taking liberties with Shockwave combined with silly amounts of advertising (which is nearly ALWAYS prioritied over the page content) tends to cause a lot of issues.

To be fair to IE, Firefox and Chrome; when you are having to constantly upgrade to defend your software against the sad people hacking thier way though the Internet, they will get clogged up with all kinds of crap for defensive purposes too.
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