Is firefox now finished as the best browser?

  manrow 08:58 16 Jun 2012

I ask because I have been using firefox as the preferred browser since it first appeared some years ago.

Unfortunately all 4 of my computers were set to auto update and now 3 of them are unusable as firefox 'hangs' after the most recent update. The fourth was saved as I managed to turn off update before disaster happened.

I spent much time yesterday to put things right but so far have failed. All the advice on the firefox site is that downloading an earlier version is not the answer; why not?

I am seriously considering Chrome instead.

  birdface 09:32 16 Jun 2012

Maybe use Revo uninstaller on setting 4 and remove it Completely then reinstall it to see if it makes any difference.

I can't remember having any problems with it and I have been using it for a few years.

Before you open it the next time Open Task Manager then see what is running along with Firefox.

If using MSE turn off the Anti-Spyware part and if using Spybot turn off the tea timer to see if it makes any difference.

  birdface 09:33 16 Jun 2012

If using revo uninstaller on settings 4 it will remove all of your add-ons.

  robin_x 10:15 16 Jun 2012

Old versions at Filehippo

No need to uninstall usually. Just double click the new (old) setup file.

Should you wish to delve further and possibly use Revo, Mozbackup can backup various categories of settings of your current profiles first.

Easy to restore if anything goes wrong.

Personally, I have thought about changing broswer. FF is a tad sluggish for me (but not too bad).

But I really like all my add-ons and how it is setup. Not all add-ons are available or compatible on other browsers. I'll probably stay put for a while.

  spuds 13:23 16 Jun 2012

Interesting that you mention the problem after the latest update.

I had a similar 'hanging' problem, but for some unexplained reason its all returned back to normal.

Perhaps something to keep an eye on?.

would mention that I now use Firefox and Chrome as my preferred browser's, if anything Internet Explorer seems to have lost its edge. There as been a mention of Maxthon, which appears to be an IE clone, which I am now going to try and test!.

  proudfoot 13:26 16 Jun 2012

Since I installed Ver 12 I have had problems with FF Not Responding, particularly if I click on a link on a page or in an email etc.

  Ian in Northampton 13:27 16 Jun 2012

Chrome is the future... ;-)

  birdface 14:45 16 Jun 2012
  SB23 15:58 16 Jun 2012

For me, Firefox is the best!. IE, whichever versions I use, don't respond, Chrome locks my pc, and even my BB supplier Aol, has its bad days, today being one of them. By using my Aol connection, but not its own software, Firefox works every time.

  Mr Mistoffelees 17:15 16 Jun 2012

For me Opera has been the best for years and still is. Browser choice is a very subjective issue though. The best browser is the one that suits the way you work.

  Zurdo 17:43 16 Jun 2012

I always download the latest version of Firefox then install after uninstalling the older version and have never had any problems. It also has the advantage that if the newer version is buggy you still have a copy of the old one.

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